Meghan Markle’s friend has said that the Duchess of Sussex ‘did her part’ at Prince Philip’s funeral by sending both a handwritten card and a wreath.
Omid Scobie, a friend of Meghan and Harry, made the comments on ABC’s podcast The HeirPod.
Meghan Markle left a handwritten card on a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh in St. George’s Chapel on the day of his funeral.
The Duchess of Sussex – who is about six months pregnant with Prince Harry’s second child – was advised by her doctor not to make the 10-hour flight to Britain for the funeral.
Instead, she watched the ceremony – which began at 7 a.m. Pacific Time – on television from her and Harry’s £ 11 million California mansion while the Duke of Sussex was in attendance.
“I think everyone will be very happy with the input they’ve had in all of this,” said Scobie.
“We spent the week with each family member in their own way.
‘We have also seen signals from those who were unable to attend.
Of course, the Sussexes were fully represented at the funeral.
Harry and Meghan provided a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh that was handmade by a florist and used for Archie’s baptism at Windsor Castle and for the evening reception at Frogmore Gardens – again something that took place in Windsor. ‘
A wreath from the couple had previously been left in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, to show their respect, sources told PA news agency.
Meghan and Harry personally chose the locally produced flowers for their tribute – including Acanthus mollis (the bear pants), the national flower of Greece, to represent Philip’s heritage, and Eryngium (sea lion) to represent the Royal Marines.
The wreath also includes campanula for gratitude and eternal love, rosemary for memory, lavender for dedication and roses in honor of June as Philip’s birth month.
Meghan and Harry personally chose the locally sourced flowers for their wreath (second from right) – including Acanthus mollis and Eryngium. Pictured: Wreaths of members of the royal family lie against the benches during the funeral
The Duchess of Sussex (right) – who is about six months pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s second child – was advised by her doctor not to make the 10-hour flight to Britain for the funeral. Instead, she watched the ceremony on television from her and Harry’s £ 11 million California mansion while the Duke of Sussex (left) was in attendance.
A wreath from the couple had previously been left in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, to show their respect, sources told PA news agency. Pictured: A series of wreaths left next to Prince Philip’s casket in St. George’s Chapel
It was designed and handcrafted by Willow Crossley, who arranged the flowers for Harry and Meghan’s wedding parties at Frogmore Gardens and for the christening of Sussex’s son, Archie.
Next to the wreath is a note from Meghan, known for her skill in calligraphy.
The Queen wiped her eyes today as she accompanied Prince Philip’s casket on his final journey from Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel.
The Royal Family joined her in mourning for her husband at his funeral, with Princes William and Harry walking behind the custom-built Defender Land Rover that carried their grandfather’s body, just feet apart.
It comes just weeks after the Sussexes plunged the monarchy into crisis when they accused the royals of racism and the attitude of not supporting Meghan when she was suicidal in their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
Wreaths of members of the royal family were placed against the pews earlier in the day at the funeral at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Meghan and Harry (pictured in 2020) personally chose the locally produced flowers for their tribute – including campanula for gratitude and everlasting love, rosemary to signify memory, lavender for dedication and roses honoring June as Philip’s birth month.
The wreath on Philip’s coffin (photo) was hand-picked by the queen – it featured white lilies, small white roses and white freesia
The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, who have a troubled relationship, did not walk between them with their cousin Peter Phillips.
Prince Philip’s casket emerged from Windsor Castle when the royal family joined the Queen in mourning for her husband at his funeral
Miss Winfrey’s close friend Gayle King today launched CBS ‘coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral without any mention of Meghan or the devastating interview she gave Oprah, which CBS promoted and aired just one month before Philip’s death.
King went through the order of the day and the order in which the royals will appear.
She said, “Then we’ll see Prince William and Prince Harry … William and Harry, there is no secret about this, have been in a tense relationship, you might say since Harry relinquished his royal duties.”
She then said, during a conversation – former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, that there was a “ family drama ” the world was speculating about.
The queen stood alone, head bowed, in the chapel while her husband’s coffin was carried into the church to rest
‘Are we reading too much in body language? They did not stand shoulder to shoulder when their mother was buried. This was the queen’s design, ”she said.
Harry and William walked behind the custom Defender Land Rover that carried their grandfather’s body just a few feet apart.
King said Harry had been quarantined until ‘this morning’ after flying to the UK without his pregnant wife Meghan.
‘Much has been made … at the end of the day, this is a family in mourning. I suspect all family differences would be put aside for today, ”she said.