MARKLE SKIPPING PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL TO AVOID BEING ‘CENTER OF ATTENTION’: REPORT

From NYPOST.COM

Meghan Markle isn’t going to Prince Philip’s funeral partly because she “doesn’t want to be the center of attention” — although the final decision was Prince Harry’s, a report said Monday.

Markle didn’t want to become the news at such a sad time, as furor continues over her and Harry’s explosive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey last month that raked the British royal family over the coals, her pals reportedly told the Daily Mail.

Markle also sees the funeral as a chance for her husband to try to privately heal his rift with brother Prince William and father Prince Charles without her in the picture, they said.

“Meghan said this is the opportune time for Harry to mend his relationship with his brother and his dad — she doesn’t need to be there for that,” a friend told the paper.

A royal spokesman said last week that the heavily pregnant Markle had been “advised by her physician not to travel” to Saturday’s private service.

The Mail reported that Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was insistent that her daughter not fly to England to attend because of health concerns — but ultimately, the decision on whether his wife would attend the funeral was left up to Harry, the pals said.

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