Australian television host Edwina Bartholomew has urged Meghan Markle to “shut up” after news sources claimed to know why she was not attending Prince Philip’s funeral.
Markle had not travelled to London because she “doesn’t want to be the centre of attention” at the service, her friends reportedly said.
Channel 7’s Sunrise host Edwina Bartholomew told viewers: “That just really gets my goat.”
“I’ve reserved judgment about those two for quite some time, but if that is true, it just makes me so angry.
“I still liked Harry and Meghan, I just, I just feel I’ve turned now.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman clarified that the pregnant Duchess of Sussex had been advised by her doctor not to travel to the UK for the funeral.
However, an alleged friend of the actress said the Duchess was worried she might steal the spotlight at the televised service.
Prince Philip’s funeral will be held in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
“Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry. She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral,” the friend reportedly told Mail Online.
Edwina Bartholomew said she wished Markle would “just shut up” while the royal family grieved the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
“If she had gone, there would have been a lot of attention on her and it would have distracted I think,” she told viewers.
“But just for them to say that out loud … just go with the Palace line would you? For once!”
Prince Philip died aged 99 on April 9.
This article originally appeared on Over60.