Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Honor Prince Philip With A Short & Sweet Tribute — See The Post
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry honored Prince Philip with a short and sweet tribute on Friday, April 9 — a few hours after it was revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away at 99 years old.
The couple posted a message on their Archewell website, writing, “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Thank you for your service, you will be greatly missed.”
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Earlier that day, Buckingham Palace confirmed the sad news about Philip, who was set to turn 100 in June. “It is with deep sorrow that her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement said. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Palace. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family will join people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Meghan and Harry recently didn't hold back when speaking about the royal family to Oprah Winfrey during their tell-all interview. Despite dropping multiple bombshells, the red-headed royal will be returning to the United Kingdom for the funeral.
“Harry was extremely close to his grandfather,” a royal source told The Post. “He will, of course, be there, no matter how difficult relations are between the Sussexes and the family.”
It's unclear if the former actress, 39 — who is pregnant with their second child — will attend.
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In February, Harry revealed that he's super close with his grandparents and frequently keeps in touch with them, despite being many miles away.
“We’ve Zoomed them a few times,” he told talk show host James Corden. “They’ve seen Archie running around.”
However, Harry couldn't help but give his grandfather a hard time when he wants to end the call.
“My grandfather instead of pressing ‘leave meeting’ he just goes ‘doof,’” he said while showing how his grandfather closes his laptop. “So, we’re like, ‘OK, bye.’”
Philip underwent heart surgery in March, and a few weeks later, he was released from the hospital after a 28-day stay. He had been recovering at Windsor Castle ever since.