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Here's How Meghan Markle Paid Tribute To Prince Philip From California

The Duchess of Sussex was unable to attend the ceremony, as she is pregnant with the couple's second child and was advised not to travel.

Meghan Markle honored 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 U.K. on the advice of her physician.

Though she couldn’t be there in person, a spokesperson for Meghan and Prince 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.

The Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph on Nov. 11, 2018, in London.
The Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph on Nov. 11, 2018, in London.

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.

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.

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!’”

  • The Duchess of Cambridge arrives, mask on, for the funeral.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives, mask on, for the funeral.
  • The Foot Guards Band are seen marching into position ahead of the funeral.
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    The Foot Guards Band are seen marching into position ahead of the funeral.
  • Prince William seen leaving Kensington Palace, heading to Windsor for Prince Phillip's funeral.
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    Prince William seen leaving Kensington Palace, heading to Windsor for Prince Phillip's funeral.
  • Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince William, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince E
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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.
  • The bearer Party found by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, carry the coffin of Prince Philip to the
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    The bearer Party found by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, carry the coffin of Prince Philip to the purpose-built Land Rover hearse.
  • Princess Anne, pictured during the Ceremonial Procession.
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    Princess Anne, pictured during the Ceremonial Procession.
  • The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal follow the Land Rover Defender carrying the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin
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    The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal follow the Land Rover Defender carrying the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin
  • Members of the royal family follow the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin before his funeral on Saturday.
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    Members of the royal family follow the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin before his funeral on Saturday.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard, is seen on the Land Rover th
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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.
  • Princes William (left) and Harry walk in the procession.
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    Princes William (left) and Harry walk in the procession.
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the funeral.
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    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the funeral.
  • Ponies pull the Duke of Edinburgh's driving carriage at Windsor Castle.
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    Ponies pull the Duke of Edinburgh's driving carriage at Windsor Castle.
  • Prince Charles cries as he walks behind his father's coffin. 
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    Prince Charles cries as he walks behind his father's coffin. 
  • The queen arrives for the service.
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    The queen arrives for the service.
  • Queen Elizabeth walking into the chapel.
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    Queen Elizabeth walking into the chapel.
  • Queen Elizabeth takes her seat.
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    Queen Elizabeth takes her seat.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, arrives at St George’s Chapel carried by a be
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    The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, arrives at St George’s Chapel carried by a bearer party found by the Royal Marines.
  • The Duchess of Cambridge waiting at St. George's Chapel.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge waiting at St. George's Chapel.
  • The coffin is carried into the quire during the funeral service.
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    The coffin is carried into the quire during the funeral service.
  • Queen Elizabeth II watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of Prince Philip.
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    Queen Elizabeth II watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of Prince Philip.
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton at St. George's Chapel during the service.
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    Prince William and Kate Middleton at St. George's Chapel during the service.
  • 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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    The Duke of Sussex sits alone, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, as he attends the funeral service of his grandfather.
  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex, needs a tissue.
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    Sophie, Countess of Wessex, needs a tissue.
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles sit during the funeral service.
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    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles sit during the funeral service.
  • 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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    Images of the queen and the duke are displayed on screens at Piccadilly Circus in London while the funeral is held at Windsor.
  • Princess Beatrice of York (right) and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, at St George's Chapel.
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    Princess Beatrice of York (right) and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, at St George's Chapel.
  • A general view as members of the royal family attend the funeral at St. George's Chapel. 
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    A general view as members of the royal family attend the funeral at St. George's Chapel. 
  • Wreaths from members of the royal family lie against the pews during the funeral.
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    Wreaths from members of the royal family lie against the pews during the funeral.
  • Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank pictured in the pews. 
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    Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank pictured in the pews. 
  • The Duchess of Cornwall departs after the funeral.
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    The Duchess of Cornwall departs after the funeral.