Wedding etiquette can be exhausting. There’s the issue of not wearing white on the day and sitting wherever the seating chart says you should.
However, Prince Harry was reportedly left ‘embarrassed’ by a faux pas Meghan Markle made at his cousin, Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018, with the whole thing being dredged up again in a new book.
Authors Andy Tillett and Dylan Howard, who wrote Royals At War: The Inside Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split With the House of Windsor, claim Harry was shocked when Meghan decided to tell the rest of the royal family she was pregnant on Eugenie’s big day.
“Meghan put her foot in it when she decided that it would be the ideal moment to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child,” the book claims.
“This was a huge social gaffe, even if you were not a royal – stealing the limelight from Eugenie, who was furious, as was her mother, Sarah.”
One the same day the palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan were expecting their first child Fergie went on what some might consider a ‘petty’ Twitter spree to draw focus back to her youngest daughter’s wedding.
Eugenie’s mum Sarah Ferguson appeared a little miffed about the timing of the announcement, taking to Twitter to share multiple photos from her daughter’s big day.
Over and over she tweeted how “proud” she was of Eugenie, at the exact same time as Kensington Palace tweeted the pregnancy announcement.
While Princess Eugenie never addressed the controversy, in September 2019, when her sister, Princess Beatrice announced her own engagement, many accused her of upstaging the Sussexes, who were on an official tour of South Africa. at that time.
In fact, some Twitter users went so far as to say Beatrice’s timing was ‘payback’ after it was widely reported that the Duchess of Sussex announced her pregnancy back in October, at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.
“Convenient for Beatrice to announce her engagement while Marry and Meghan are on tour. Great timing I must say,” on person Tweeted.
A fan wrote: “Payback for what she did at Eugenie's wedding!” while another person mentioned the news came just one day after Archie’s ‘reveal’.