• Prince Philip's memorial service was held on Tuesday
  • Many members of the royal family were in attendance
  • Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan among those not present

Prince Philip's spring memorial was an opportunity for the royal family to come together and honour his life once more. As expected, Queen Elizabeth II attended Tuesday's service at Westminster Abbey to mourn her late husband along with many important royals— but there were some royals who didn't make an appearance. 

Harry and Meghan among royals who skipped service

Prince Harry may be Philip's grandson, but he wasn't there to pay his respects. A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex confirmed earlier this month that Harry would not be travelling overseas for the service, presumably due to security concerns. It's hardly a surprise then that Harry's wife Duchess Meghan was also absent, with the couple choosing to remain at home in California with son and daughter Archie and Lilibet.

William, Kate, George and Charlotte at Prince Philip's Memorial Service 2022

There haven't been official statements made on behalf of the other royals who did not go to Philip's service, but there has been some speculation about why they chose to skip it. Princess Charlene recently returned home to Monaco following a lengthy health battle, so the royal is thought to be still recovering. However, her husband Prince Albert chose to make the trip to London for the memorial himself.

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And while Sarah Ferguson's daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attended with their husbands, she was not there herself! Her former husband Prince Andrew even surprised onlookers as he attended the service alongside the queen. The Duchess of York presumably stayed at Royal Lodge, minding her grandchildren since their mothers are at the service. Despite the few royals who were missing, the event was no less memorable.