KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle and her son, Archie, talked to Queen Elizabeth ahead of Prince Philip's funeral, a report says
  • Markle and Prince Harry reportedly were in touch every day after he flew to the U.K. for his grandfather's funeral
  • Markle, who is pregnant with their second child, was advised by doctors not to travel to the service

Meghan Markle was not able to come to Prince Philip's funeral Saturday, but the duchess made sure to reach out to Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the service, a report says.

While Prince Harry flew to the U.K. last week for his grandfather's funeral, Markle, who is heavily pregnant with their second child, was advised by her doctor against traveling during this time and could only watch the broadcast of the service from their California home. But though she was not present, Markle made sure that the Queen knew she was there for her, an unnamed source told People.

"Meghan spoke with Harry before his grandfather's funeral," the insider said. "Meghan and Archie also spoke with the Queen earlier this week."

Prince Harry arrived in his home country two days after Prince Philip's death on April 9. He then spent the next five days quarantining at his and Markle's home in the U.K., Frogmore Cottage. But according to the People source, the couple talked to each other constantly while the Duke of Sussex was in England.

"Meghan and Harry have been in touch every day," the source added. "She knows the trip to England has been difficult for Harry. He didn't want to leave Meghan and Archie alone. Meghan has insisted to him every day though that they are fine. She hasn't wanted him to worry."

A royal source told the outlet that it "has been a very difficult time" for the royal family following Prince Philip's passing. "The Duke was the head of the family, and if there were any time they were going to come together, it's now," the insider added.

Despite Markle's wish to join her husband during the trip back to the U.K., she and Prince Harry have been taking precautionary measures very seriously after she suffered a miscarriage last year.

"Meghan will be staying in California. She can’t go on doctor’s orders," an unnamed source previously told Us Weekly. "She is too far along to fly and it’s recommended she rest in the final months."

"They’re taking this precaution seriously because she miscarried before. Doctors don’t think the stress of it all is worth her risking losing another baby," the insider added.

Prince Harry and Markle are expected to welcome their second child, a baby girl, in the summer.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son Archie are residing in Los Angeles, California. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan took their baby son Archie on the tour of southern Africa. Photo: POOL/HENK KRUGER