The funeral of beloved Prince Philip was a beautiful service with the Royals supporting each other. Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle was unable to join him as she is pregnant, but she made sure to send her love.
Meghan Markle's Touching Gift For Prince Philip's Funeral
The Duchess of Sussex's doctors advised her not to travel during her pregnancy as a precaution. Understandably Harry and his wife would rather be safe than sorry considering they lost a pregnancy last summer and it is still risky to travel during the pandemic.
Although she could not be present at the Saturday service, Meghan sent a loving gift. A few gorgeous wreaths were placed inside St. George's Chapel where Prince Philip's coffin rested for the service. One of them was sent from Meghan.
According to Hello!, the Duchess chose lilac and blue locally sourced flowers that had extra meaning behind them. Meghan had coordinated with Willow Crossley, her favorite London florist, and asked to use acanthus mollis (bear's breeches) which is the national flower of Prince Philip's birth country, Greece. She also requested eryngium (sea holly) to represent The Duke of Edinburgh's time in the Royal Navy.
The wreath (second from the right) had campanula, rosemary, lavender, and roses to signify gratitude, everlasting love, remembrance, devotion, and his birth month respectively. It also featured a hand-written note from the Duchess, brought all the way from Montecito, California.
Meghan Markle put a great deal of thought into the tribute and coordinated with her trusted florist Willow Crossley who also created the arrangements for her and Prince Harry's wedding reception and their son Archie's christening. She and a few other family members were unable to attend but made sure to send their love to Her Majesty The Queen.