Meghan Markle Honors Prince Philip From Home, Prince Harry's Wife Sent Handwritten, Personalized Note & Wreath For Duke's Funeral
Meghan Markle honored Prince Philip while she was home in California. The former actress — who couldn't travel because she's pregnant — provided a wreath to be laid for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at 99 years old, in addition to a handwritten note, Today reported.
The wreath was designed by Willow Crossley, who arranged the flowers for the evening celebration of Meghan and Prince Harry's 2018 wedding, in addition to Archie's christening.
Some of the flowers that were featured on the wreath came from the designer's personal garden. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also included Acanthus mollis, the national flower of Greece, where the Duke was born, and Eryngium to represent the royal marines.
The wreath also featured Campanula, which represents everlasting love and gratitude, rosemary to signify remembrance, lavender for devotion and roses in honor of June, the month Philip was born.
The pair honored Philip with a sweet tribute on their Archewell website. “In loving memory of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021. Thank you for your service … you will be greatly missed.”
Earlier this week, Harry shared a touching message about his grandfather.
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“My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next,” the red-headed royal said.
“He will be remembered as the longest-reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end.”
“You will be sorely missed, but always remembered — by the nation and the world,” Harry added. “Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.”