THE Queen reportedly “understands” why pregnant Meghan Markle hasn’t flown to the UK with her husband Prince Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral.
Meghan, 39, stayed behind in the £11 million California mansion she shares with Harry, 36, and their son Archie.
A source told People that both Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen” soon after Philip’s death.
The source said: “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing.
“Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment.”
Her understanding comes despite Meghan reportedly saying she had “decided to forgive” the Royal Family after Prince Philip’s death and “wants to put their differences aside”.
A pal told the MailOnline: “Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry… she said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral.
“Meghan said it’s during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one.
“She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she’s willing to forgive and move forward.”
It comes as Piers Morgan said self-pitying members of the Royal Family should stop whinging and follow Prince Philip’s example.
Without naming any names, the former GMB presenter urged younger royals to “park the ego, don’t whine, work hard, shun Oprah and remember you owe your fame to the job and public support”.
It will be the first time Prince Harry comes face to face with other members of his family following the bombshell tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired last month.
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