Meghan Markle “embarrassed” Prince Harry after disclosing that she was pregnant on Princess Eugenia’s wedding day “in a huge social gaffe” that left the bride and her mother Sarah Ferguson “furious”, according to a new book.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, was said to have revealed that she was carrying her first child when she celebrated Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding with the rest of the royal family on October 12, 2018.
But the announcement by the former American actress did not go well with the 35-year-old Duke of Sussex, according to investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, in their new explosive book Royals At War.
“Meghan stepped on it when she decided it would be an ideal time to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child,”
Meghan Markle “embarrassed” Prince Harry after disclosing that he was pregnant on Princess Eugenia’s wedding day (pictured along with the event), according to a new book
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, was said to have revealed she was carrying little Archie, now one, when celebrating the wedding of Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (pictured above) with the rest of the royal family on October 12, 2018.
“This was a huge social gaffe, even if you weren’t a steal – the spotlight on Eugenia, who was furious, as was her mother, Sarah.”
The authors say the announcement left Prince Harry, who currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son, feeling “embarrassed”.
Meghan and Prince Harry told the public that they were expecting their first child on the eve of their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand on October 15, 2018.
At the time, some fans criticized the couple for making the announcement so close to Eugenie’s wedding.
The news of Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy was revealed at 8:40 am on October 15, 2018 – and at that exact time, Eugenie’s mother Sarah, Duchess of York, posted a tweet on her daughter’s big day.
“If Harry and Meghan actually told their baby’s royal family at Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, it’s pretty shady,” wrote one person, while another added, “Thunder theft.”
However, a source previously told BAZAAR.com that Prince Harry and Meghan did not report the news to their family at the wedding.
They claimed that Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Eugenie and Jack all knew about Meghan’s pregnancy before the wedding, but the big day was the first time they saw the couple in person to congratulate them. .
They added that it was not clear whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge knew in advance.
A representative of Kensington Palace later said that the royal family was “happy for the couple”.
She posted three more messages (above) saying she was “proud” of her daughter and new son-in-law Jack – but made no mention of Harry and Meghan
However, rumors of bad sentiment went into crisis when Princess Eugenia’s mother tweeted a photo of her royal wedding dress at the exact moment when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would have a baby.
Kensington Palace officially revealed the pregnancy at 8.40 am on 15 October 2018, on the occasion of the 59th birthday of Eugenia Sarah Ferguson’s mother, Duchess of York.
And at the exact moment of the announcement, Sarah published a tweet thanking the stylist of her dress for the outfit worn on her daughter’s big day a few days earlier.
She then posted three more messages saying she was “proud” of her daughter and new son-in-law Jack – but made no mention of Harry and Meghan.
Eugenie’s father, the Duke of York, who wished his ex-wife Sarah a “very happy day” for his birthday, also retweeted one of Sarah’s tweets with Eugenie and Jack.
Even Prince Andrew made no mention of the news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.