Prince Philip could have formally retired from his royal duties in April following his hip alternative operation, however he nonetheless manages to make an look each every so often to household occasions, together with grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage ceremony.
Although, with one other royal marriage ceremony on the horizon this fall, the prince could find yourself skipping the event all collectively. When his granddaughter Princess Eugenie walks down the aisle to wed Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Fortress’s St. George’s Chapel—the identical place Harry and Meghan bought married—it is a good chance he will not be part of the celebration, in accordance with sources.
Why would you attend one grandchild’s marriage ceremony and never one other’s you could ask? Nicely, it goes again to household drama that stems from the ’90s. Philip apparently has been on not-so-good phrases with Eugenie’s mom Sarah Ferguson since she separated from Prince Andrew in 1992.
“He does what he desires,” mentioned a royal insider to People. “He made a supreme effort for Harry. I’d be very stunned if he did go, as a result of he’s so estranged from Fergie. I believe he’ll resolve on the 99th hour.”
Along with Harry and Meghan’s marriage ceremony, Philip has additionally joined his spouse, Queen Elizabeth, at a number of polo matches over the summer season. He even flew 190-miles to Romsey, in Hampshire, for a christening ceremony of a relative he has change into godfather to on the Mountbatten aspect of his household.
Confirmed friends at Eugenie’s marriage ceremony will embody Princess Charlotte and Prince George, who’ve official roles as flower woman and web page boy respectively. We’re assuming their mother and father Kate Middleton and Prince William shall be within the pews, as properly.
We’ll be preserving a watch out for Philip and the Queen on Eugenie’s large day on October 12.