Prince Harry Will "Absolutely Do His Utmost" to Attend Prince Philip's Funeral

The Queen’s husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, sadly passed away this morning at the age of 99. And while Buckingham Palace has yet to reveal details about his funeral, it’s expected to be a private family service.

As royal reporter Rebecca English notes, plans for Philip’s service were made in consultation with him decades ago. However, given safety protocols surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, some of these plans will likely be changed—and it remains to be seen if Philip’s grandson, Prince Harry, will be able to fly from California to the United Kingdom to lay his grandfather to rest. But he certainly wants to.

A source close to the Sussexes tells the Daily Mail that “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.”

Individual members of the royal family haven’t made any personal statements on Philip’s death yet, but Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing his passing and saying that the royals are mourning his loss:

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