Meghan, the Duchess of SussexMeghan MarkleMeghan wins last copyright claim over letter to father Meghan announces children's book inspired by Prince Harry and Archie The Hill's Morning Report - Biden to take stock, revive push for big government MORE, sent a handwritten note and a wreath to be laid for Prince Phillip at his funeral service in the UK Saturday following news last week that the duchess would not be attending due to her pregnancy. 

While Meghan watched the funeral service from her home in California, she sent the note and wreath with her husband, Prince HarryPrince HarryQueen's cousin and associate accused of 'secretly trading on their links' to Putin, monarchy for profit Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Biden to record video message for 'Vax Live' concert MORE, to lie at St. George’s Chapel for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week at the age of 99. 

Meghan, 39, is expecting the couple’s second child, a daughter, this spring. 


ABC’s “Good Morning America” reported that the wreath was handmade by floral designer Willow Crossley, who also put together floral arrangements for Harry and Meghan’s wedding, as well as the christening of their son, Archie. 

The wreath reportedly includes flowers to signify Philip’s Greek heritage, his military service and his birth month of June, according to ABC. 

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said last week that while Harry would be attending his grandfather’s funeral, his wife would not attend, adding that she “has been advised by her physician not to travel.” 

Harry during the funeral service Saturday stood alongside his brother, Prince William, as well as other members of the royal family as they walked in a procession behind Philip’s coffin, which was placed in a personalized Land Rover designed by the duke himself. 


The funeral was limited to just 30 people, excluding clergy and pallbearers, due to safety restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Harry’s presence at the funeral marks his first return to the UK since he and Meghan stepped down as full-time working members of the royal family last year. 

The visit also comes after the couple’s bombshell interview last month with Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyOprah interview with Meghan, Prince Harry grew subscriptions for Paramount+ Meghan announces children's book inspired by Prince Harry and Archie Oprah Winfrey says Harry and Meghan interview 'powerful' because of couple's openness, vulnerability MORE

Meghan, whose mother is Black and father is white, revealed in the interview that before her son was born in 2019, there were conversations within the royal family about "how dark his skin might be."

The couple paid tribute to Philip last week on the front page of their charitable foundation’s website. 

"Thank you for your service," the Archewell website read. "You will be greatly missed."

Harry later posted a eulogy for his late grandfather on the foundation’s website, calling Philip "a man of service, honor and great humor."

“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 36-year-old royal family member said.

Harry added that Philip would "always hold a special place" in his, Meghan’s and his family’s hearts.