Users on Twitter are divided on whether Meghan Markle should attend Prince Philip's funeral later this month with her husband, Prince Harry.
His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021. His funeral is scheduled for later this week, and Twitter has been abuzz with users weighing on whether Meghan Markle should attend.
Prince Harry will be in attendance at his grandfather's funeral, which will take place on April 17. Procedures have been put in place, including a several-day quarantine, and he will be tested for COVID-19 ahead of the event.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured official photoshoot to announce their engagement, 2017, London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
Markle, who is currently pregnant with her second child, will not be making the 11-hour flight to the UK in order to attend Prince Philip's funeral, as her physician has advised her not to travel.
Twitter users seem divided on whether she should attend. Many agreed that air travel is a risk for her, as she is 39-years-old and suffered a miscarriage last year. One passionate user tweeted:
"Something about Meghan not going to Prince Philip's funeral that should be remembered is HER LAST PREGNANCY ENDED IN A MISCARRIAGE. "
Markle revealed in an opinion piece that she had experienced a miscarriage with the Sussexes' second child in March 2020. The moving piece shared her heartbreak, the pain it caused as well as other personal details.
It seems many users on Twitter are sensitive to the fact that her pregnancy is high risk due to her age and past miscarriage. Another user tweeted that Markle should not travel as she is already in her third trimester.
The Daily Mail received mixed messages on whether mourners felt Markle should attend.
One user shared all the reasons why it would not be wise for Markle to travel, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They asked whether she would risk the life of her unborn child to attend a funeral.
The poster also added that it was Prince Harry's family and not Markle's, so he is attending. Of course, other users wrote that they believed Markle should be in attendance. One tweet read:
"Out of respect, Meghan should go. They could fly in a private plane."
Another user questioned why Markle could attend a baby shower heavily pregnant and not Prince Philip''s funeral. Others were also quick to point out that Markle attended the baby shower when she was pregnant with Archie.
One user explained that although she did attend a baby shower while she was over seven months pregnant with Archie, she had a miscarriage in between her pregnancies that changed her possibility of flying.
The Daily Mail received mixed messages on whether mourners felt Markle should attend. They asked mourners their opinions on the situation, with many unsure whether she should attend.
The public's consensus in the UK and many Twitter users is that Prince Harry should attend the funeral, and many people are pleased that he will be attending and spending time with his family.