“Her mind is very much on the situation over here.
“We know that she’s supporting Harry in this very difficult week for him.
“But she’ll also be sad because this is also the loss of a family member for her.”
He added: “It’ll be a sad day for her.”
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Prince Harry left his heavily pregnant wife and young son at home in California to make the 5,400 mile trip back to the UK alone.
Meghan, 39, had been advised by doctors not to fly, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said.
And a source in California told People magazine that the Queen, 94, “understands” why the duchess was unable to attend the funeral.
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The source added: “Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”
Meghan sent a handwritten note to the funeral which was placed on a floral wreath inside the church.
Flowers from members of Europe’s other royal families were also lined up inside the chapel ahead of the ceremony.
As well as the traditional dressing of floral arrangements and family wreaths, bottles of hand sanitiser – a familiar mark of the coronavirus pandemic – sat next to a door in the vast nave area of the church.
It made for a royal funeral unlike any other.
Harry walked into the chapel behind the coffin in a poignant moment that may have brought back happy memories.
Philip was present in the chapel in May 2018 as Harry exchanged vows with Meghan.
But at yesterday’s event the nave, which was packed with family and friends at three royal weddings in recent years, was an empty space filled only with the sunlight streaming in through the magnificent stained glass windows.
There were four singers, a conductor, Royal Marine buglers and state trumpeters.
There were no rows of pews packed with mourners, but instead, the sparse floor lay bare, allowing for the handful of singers and musicians to carry out their roles in a socially distanced manner.
During the national minute’s silence before the service began, only the soft sound of birdsong could be heard in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK