Meghan ‘did her bit’ for Philip’s funeral with poignant wreath, friend says
Meghan Markle “did her bit” for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service by sending a handwritten note and a wreath with a special meaning behind it, a friend said.
The Duchess of Sussex was advised against flying to the UK to attend the funeral by doctors as she is heavily pregnant.
Instead, she watched the moving service on a video live stream from the Sussexes’ LA home with their son Archie.
Omid Scobie, a friend of the Sussexes, reportedly said on ABC’s podcast The HeirPod that Meghan had “done her bit” by sending the handmade wreath as a tribute for Philip.
He said he thinks everyone will be happy with the input they’d had and that all family members have been involved in their own way this week, The Sun reports.
“We’ve also seen signs from those that haven’t been able to attend,” he said.
“Of course the Sussexes were represented in full at the funeral.
“A wreath was provided by both Harry and Meghan and laid for the Duke of Edinburgh that was handmade by a florist that they’d used for Archie’s christening at Windsor Castle, and for the evening reception at Frogmore Gardens – again something that took place at Windsor.”
A handwritten note from Meghan Markle was placed on a wreath at Prince Philip’s funeral.
Meghan and Harry personally chose the locally-sourced flowers for their wreath, and each of the beautiful flowers has a special meaning.
It includes Acanthus mollis (Bear’s breeches), which is the National flower of Greece and Eryngium (Sea Holly), in a nod to Philip’s much-loved Royal Marines.
The wreath also features Campanula for gratitude and everlasting love, Rosemary to signify remembrance, Lavender for devotion, and Roses in honour of June being Philip’s birth month.