Meghan Markle, who is watching Prince Philip's funeral from home in California, has played a special part in the ceremony

Meghan Markle, who is watching Prince Philip's funeral from home in California, has played a special part in the ceremony
Meghan Markle will be watching Prince Philip's funeral from California.Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images, Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • The Duchess of Sussex will be watching Prince Philip's funeral from home.
  • Meghan and Harry have provided a wreath for the duke, with a handwritten note from the duchess.
  • Markle, who is pregnant with her second child, did not get clearance to travel.

The Duchess of Sussex may not be able to attend Prince Philip's funeral, but she has still found a way to pay tribute to her late grandfather-in-law.

Prince Harry is attending the service at St George's Chapel on Saturday, April 17 without his pregnant wife, who did not get clearance to fly from her physician.

Meghan Markle will be watching the televised funeral service from home, a spokesperson for the duchess told Insider on Saturday.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also provided a wreath for the duke, with a card that was handwritten by Markle herself, her spokesperson has confirmed.

The wreath was designed by Willow Crossley, the same florist who designed the couple's flower arrangements for their royal wedding reception in May 2018.

The wreath includes Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches), the National flower of Greece, to represent Philip's heritage, Eryngium (Sea Holly), to represent the Royal Marines, Campanula to represent gratitude and everlasting love, Rosemary to signify remembrance, Lavender for devotion, and Roses in honor of June being Philip's birth month.
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