Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the only members of the royal family to miss Prince Philip’s memorial service, with the Queen, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and the rest of The Firm in attendance
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are aware their decision not to comment on Prince Philip’s memorial service could be seen as “petulant and rude”, a royal expert has claimed.
The couple decided against returning for the UK to honour the Duke of Edinburgh’s life at the emotional Westminster Abbey service.
The Queen, Princes Andrew and Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and little George and Charlotte were among the 1,800-strong congregation yesterday.
However the Sussexes decided not to attend and also opted against releasing a statement or a tribute to Harry’s grandfather to mark the day.
The announcement came amid a row over his security in the UK, with Harry saying it wasn’t safe for him to bring his family here.
Royal expert Ingrid Seward, author of Prince Philip Revealed, tells The Mirror she believes their silence speaks volumes.
She said: “The wall of silence was as loud as if they had shouted from the abbey rafters. The normally verbose duke and duchess of Sussex…