Meghan Markle will be absent from Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday as she is expecting her second child – a girl – with her husband Prince Harry, and according to a report on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II “understands why” Harry had to travel home to the United Kingdom alone.
“It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing,” a California source told People magazine, adding that after Philip’s death the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “were in contact with the Queen.”
“Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment,” the insider added.
Markle, 39, was tasked with staying behind under doctor’s orders as she “has been advised by her physician not to travel,” a source relayed to the publication on Monday. Markle remains in California with the couple’s son, Archie, who will turn two in May.