Questions have been raised about whether Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will attend Prince Philip's memorial service due to their security issues. And while the couple's attendance is still up in the air, a royal expert stated the duo shouldn't make an appearance — regardless of security or lack there of.
As previously reported by OK!, the late royal's memorial service will take place sometime this spring to celebrate the life of the Duke of Edinburgh. Philip passed away in April 2021 at the age of 99.
The Duke of Sussex recently sought an appeal after the British government denied his request to pay for police protection in the U.K., but royal commentator Neil Sean suggested that it may be for the best if the Sussexes do not attend the memorial.
Neil offered that Meghan and Harry could record a video message instead but noted it doesn't need to be aired in Westminster Abbey, which is where the service may be held. "This may be played privately at a function afterward, we believe possibly at Windsor Castle," Neil reportedly speculated. "I think this will be the best way forward for the ex-royals simply because they know that day shouldn't be about them."
He added that the occasion should be about remembering Philip and giving Queen Elizabeth II the opportunity to mourn her late husband, rather than allowing it to turn into a "media circus."
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"This is the best idea moving forward," Neil stressed, according to the publication.
He noted that it's not clear whether Prince Andrew will be attending the event either, but he may have his own memorial for his father in private. This comes as the Duke of York's bid to have Virginia Giuffre's civil lawsuit axed was rejected, and he was stripped of his military titles, as well as his royal patronages.
As previously reported by OK!, Meghan and Harry's relationship with the royals may be on the mend following their controversial 2020 Megxit. An insider spilled that Harry has been speaking to his father, Prince Charles, ahead of his grandmother's Platinum Jubilee in June. The Prince of Wales is even said to have invited his youngest son to stay with him if he returns to the U.K. for the event.
Harry's return over the pond seems to all come down to whether he'll be granted security for him and his family.