Here's How Meghan Markle Paid Tribute To Prince Philip

The Duchess of Sussex was unable to attend the ceremony, as she is pregnant and was advised not to travel.

Meghan Markle honoured Prince Philip in her own way on Saturday, as the Duchess of Sussex was not cleared to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor Castle.

The duchess, who is far along in her pregnancy, was unable to travel to the UK on the advice of her doctor.

Though she couldn’t be there in person, a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry confirmed to HuffPost that Meghan was watching the funeral from home. She also sent along a handwritten note to accompany a wreath that she and Harry commissioned for the funeral.

Meghan Markle attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service in 2018.
Meghan Markle attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service in 2018.
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Harry and Meghan chose florist and stylist Willow Crossley, whom they’ve worked with before for son Archie’s christening and their wedding reception, to design and make the wreath.

The flowers used for the wreath all signified important times, moments and virtues that Prince Philip held dear.

Included among the flowers, which were locally sourced, were the national flower of Greece, called bear’s breeches; sea holly to represent Philip’s beloved Royal Marines; and roses to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s birth month of June.

It was pictured in St. George’s Chapel during the funeral service, alongside other family wreaths:

Wreaths from members of the royal family lie against the pews during the funeral.
Wreaths from members of the royal family lie against the pews during the funeral.
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At the funeral, both Harry and Prince William publicly reunited for the first time in over a year.

The two remained at a distance after Harry and Meghan’s royal step back and move to California, and the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince William, left, walks in the funeral procession near Prince Harry, right.
Prince William, left, walks in the funeral procession near Prince Harry, right.
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Harry, William and Kate were all seen speaking with each other at the conclusion of the funeral:

Last week, both the brothers released heartfelt statements to remember their grandfather. The Duke of Cambridge called Philip “an extraordinary man” and said that he felt “lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.”

Harry referred to the Duke of Edinburgh as “a man of service, honour and great humour” who “was authentically himself.”

“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage,” Harry said. “And while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!’”

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives, mask on, for the funeral.
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Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince William, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Prince Harry and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence before the funeral.
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Members of the royal family follow the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin before his funeral on Saturday.
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard, is seen on the Land Rover that he had helped modify for his funeral.
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Princes William (left) and Harry walk in the procession.
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Ponies pull the Duke of Edinburgh's driving carriage at Windsor Castle.
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Prince Charles cries as he walks behind his father's coffin.
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The queen arrives for the service.
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Queen Elizabeth takes her seat.
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The coffin is carried into the quire during the funeral service.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton at St. George's Chapel during the service.
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The Duke of Sussex sits alone, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, as he attends the funeral service of his grandfather.
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Images of the queen and the duke are displayed on screens at Piccadilly Circus in London while the funeral is held at Windsor.
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Princess Beatrice of York (right) and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, at St George's Chapel.
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, needs a tissue.
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Wreaths from members of the royal family lie against the pews during the funeral.
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Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank pictured in the pews.
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The Duchess of Cornwall departs after the funeral.

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