In the midst of a security dispute, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to skip the Prince Philip memorial.

Page Six has confirm that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will miss Prince Philip’s impending funeral ceremony due to his ongoing security fight with the UK government.

“The Duke will not be travelling to the UK in late March,” a Sussex official said, “but wishes to visit his grandmother as soon as possible.”

The Duke of Sussex, who lives in California, has been involved in a legal battle with the Home Office over his safety in his country.

Harry and Meghan were scheduled to attend the funeral of Harry’s grandfather, who died in April at the age of 99, and finally introduce their 9-month-old daughter, Lilibet, to the royal family.

However, as we previously reported, it appeared increasingly probable that the couple will forego the Thanksgiving service.

The Queen will be joined by other senior royals, including Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William — alongside disgraced Prince Andrew.

Harry and Markle have not been back to the UK together since their departure from royal life in March 2020.Westminster Abbey

Last month, Harry declared that his family is “unable to return to his home” because it is too dangerous, his rep said.

He claimed that the government will not allow him to pay for police protection for his family while in the UK.

Despite this, as we reported, Harry could feasibly travel back to the UK as the memorial will be covered by government security, although it looked unlikely that Meghan, son Archie, 2, and Lilibet would join him.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip together in 2016

Harry launched the legal bid after he was chased by a pack of photographers from an event for children’s charity WellChild in London last summer.

The Sussexes have their own security in the US, but sources previously told us that their privately paid-for team has no authority whatsoever in the UK.

One royal source said: “If and when he (Harry) decides to go back to the UK, he needs security.”prince harry and meghan markle

Harry attended his grandfather’s funeral in April 2021, but Meghan — who was heavily pregnant with Lilibet at the time — remained in the US.

Last month, reps for Harry revealed he has twice petitioned the UK government to allow him to pay for his own police security, including a request for a judicial review of the matter in September 2021, so “as not to impose on the British taxpayer.” Both times his request was denied.

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