Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Won’t Be Attending Prince Philip’s Memorial, and Queen Elizabeth Might Not Either

Here’s what Prince Harry said about him and his wife, Meghan Markle, not attending, and why even the queen may not be there.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II‘s husband, Prince Philip, the palace announced that there would be a memorial service to celebrate his life at some point. The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service was limited to just 30 people due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions at the time, but Prince Philip’s memorial is supposed to include many more. However, a few key people will be noticeably absent.

Marie Claire noted that a spokesperson for the prince released a short statement saying that the Sussexes “will not be returning to the U.K. in late March, but [Harry] hopes to visit his grandmother as soon as possible.”