Duchess Meghan Honors Prince Philip With Wreath and Handwritten Card

Duchess Meghan Honors Prince Philip With Wreath and Handwritten Card Duchess Meghan Honors Prince Philip With Wreath and Handwritten Card Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019 in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

By Nick Koutsobinas | Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:40 PM

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, sent a handwritten card and wreath to be laid at the late Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday. Meghan was unable attend the event because she is pregnant with her second child and due sometime this summer. The wreath, according to ABC, contains flowers signifying Prince Philip's Greek heritage, his military service, and his birth month of June.

Her husband Prince Harry and his brother Prince William, followed behind Phillip's coffin, separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips.

Coronavirus restrictions limited the funeral to just 30 people, excluding pallbearers and clergy.

The procession also marked Harry's first return to the U.K. since he and Meghan stepped down as active members of the royal family last year. According to The Hill, members of the royal family had commented on the birth of Meghan and Harry's son about "how dark his skin might be."

Archwell, the foundation created by the Duke and Duchess, listed Harry's eulogy to Philip on their website, stating, "My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next."

He then added, "Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered—by the nation and the world. Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."