Meghan Markle watched Prince Philip’s televised funeral from her California home

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle watched Prince Philip’s televised funeral on Saturday from her California home.

According to reports, Markle’s absence from the Duke of Edinburgh’s royal funeral was known for several days before the event took place. Prince Harry went to the United Kingdom solo.Meghan was advised by a doctor not to go because she’s pregnant and hence stayed behind with the couple’s just about two-year-old child Archie.

The couple settled down in Santa Barbara, California, a year ago, months after they declared their choice to step back as senior members of the royal family.

Despite the distance, Meghan tried to watch on as her better half rejoined with his royal family members for the first time since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial interview Oprah Winfrey.

The couple provided a wreath that included flowers such as the national flower of Greece to represent Philip’s heritage, and Sea Holly to reflect his ties to the navy. The card was handwritten by Meghan.

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