Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pay tribute to Prince Philip

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared their reaction to Prince Philip's death on their Archewell website.

DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid their respects to Prince Philip, who has died aged 99

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to Prince Philip, following his passing at Windsor Castle this morning. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently living in California with their son Archie, shared the following statement in response to the sad news on their Archewell website: 

"In loving memory of his Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921 - 2021. Thank you for your will be greatly missed." The sweet message, written in a classic font, takes up the entire page, leaving no space for an image of the late prince. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared their reaction to the duke's death, taking to their social media to honor Prince Philip with a touching photograph.  

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #495101428 with alternate crop.) Prince Harry and Prince Phillip enjoy the atmosphere during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Prince Harry having a laugh with Prince Philip in 2015 

(Image credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Prince Harry is expected to fly back to Britain for his grandfather's funeral by private jet, using a diplomatic exemption to evade the Covid-19 traveling restrictions between the US and the UK. Meghan, who is due to deliver the couple's second baby in July, is unlikely to join him. 

The return will see Prince Harry meet face-to-face with Prince William for the first time since his emigration to the US. The relationship between the two brothers has reportedly been extremely tense since Harry and Meghan's bombshell Oprah interview, in which multiple claims were made against the Royal Family, including allegations of racism

Prince William's conflict with Harry has been said to be the hardest thing he's been through since the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Harry described the nature of their current relationship as distant when speaking with Oprah, but emphasized that the pair will always support each other. 

The duration of Harry's stay in the UK and his accommodation plans are yet to be confirmed. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.