Prince Harry is mourning the loss of his grandfather, Prince Philip, who passed away on Friday at age 99. The Duke, who currently lives in California with Duchess Meghan Markle and their son Archie, is reportedly “really upset” about Philip's death, with a source telling Us Weekly that “Harry feels guilty for not being there to say goodbye to Prince Philip in person."
Funeral arrangements are currently being planned for Prince Philip, and another source told Us Weekly that the Queen is hopeful Prince Harry will be able to attend. “The Queen wants Harry to be there,” the source said. “Harry is hopeful that he’ll be able to return home to honor his grandfather, who he had a close bond with.”
This echoes what a previous insider told the Daily Mail, saying "Harry will absolutely do his utmost to get back to the UK and be with his family. He will want nothing more than to be there for his family, and particularly his grandmother, during this awful time. Meghan is obviously pregnant so she will need to take advice from her doctors about whether it is safe for her to travel, but I think Harry will definitely go."
Yesterday, Harry and Meghan released a statement on Prince Philip's passing through their Archewell website, writing “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for your service...you will be greatly missed."
Buckingham Palace also released the following statement announcing Prince Philip's passing and saying that the royals are mourning his loss:
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
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