KEY POINTS

  • Prince Harry is already missing wife Meghan Markle and Archie after he flew to the U.K. for Prince Philip's funeral, a report says
  • He reportedly calls Markle "a few times a day" because he "worries about leaving her when she's so far along in her pregnancy"
  • The Duke of Sussex will be staying for one week in his home country

Prince Harry immediately flew to the U.K. after hearing about his grandfather Prince Philip's death, but a report says he is also worried about his wife and son, who stayed behind in California.

The Duke of Sussex arrived in England Monday for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away Friday at age 99. He is reportedly quarantining at his Frogmore Cottage home but regularly calls wife Meghan Markle, who is heavily pregnant with their second child, to check on her, Us Weekly reported.

"He’s already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check in," an unnamed insider told the outlet. "He actually speaks to Meghan a few times a day because he worries [about] leaving her when she’s so far along in her pregnancy."

Prince Harry is staying in the U.K. "for a week," the outlet noted. The Duchess of Sussex was not able to join Prince Harry on the trip as her doctors advised her against traveling as a precautionary measure, especially after she had suffered a miscarriage last year.

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

Meanwhile, Prince Harry paid tribute to Prince Philip Monday, just shortly after his older brother, Prince William, also shared his own commemorative message for their grandfather. The Duke of Sussex fondly remembered the late royal as "my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter and cheeky right ‘til the end."

"My grandfather was a man of service, honor and great humor. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next," Prince Harry wrote.

"He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end."

The duke thanked Prince Philip for his "service, your dedication to Granny and for always being yourself." He added that his grandfather will be sorely missed and that he and his family will always "hold a special place for you in our hearts."

Prince Harry released the statement days after he and Markle dedicated the homepage of their non-profit organization Archewell's website to Prince Philip. "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for your service... You will be greatly missed," the royal couple wrote.

Prince Philip's funeral will be held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday. The service will be closed to the public amid the pandemic. The late royal reportedly had a hand in planning the funeral, which has a focus on family.

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