MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry “upset” Princess Eugenie with a wedding-day snub – raising questions over whether they will attend her sister Princess Beatrice’s upcoming royal wedding.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry are currently away on family leave with their son Archie. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are widely expected to return to the UK and once again take up royal duties in the new year. However, questions remain over whether they will attend Harry’s cousin Princess Beatrice’s upcoming royal wedding.
Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi this summer, and her royal wedding is set to place in Spring 2020.
However, after Harry and Meghan “upset” Princess Eugenie with a snub on her wedding day, it is unclear whether they will celebrate with Beatrice.
Last year, after the princess October wedding, a source told The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey that Eugenie was “upset” that the Sussexes did not attend the evening reception.
The couple reportedly attended the champagne reception immediately following the wedding ceremony, but Meghan did not come to the evening celebration.
Prince Harry reportedly did not stay for long, only popping into the evening party for a drink.
Ms Tominey added: “The Cambridges, meanwhile, ‘made a night of it’, according to fellow guests.”
She reported how the St George’s Chapel service “also proved a little problematic for Meghan, who appeared to admonish her husband during the ceremony”.
The royal correspondent continued: “William and Kate – not usually prone to public displays of affection – appeared much more at ease as they held hands throughout the service.
“The Sussexes were later criticised for sharing news of their pregnancy at the champagne reception afterwards.”
Harry and Meghan publicly announced their happy news on October 15 2018, after touching down in Sydney on royal tour.
However, reports emerged that they had broken polite etiquette by sahring the news with the Royal Family on Eugenie’s big day on Friday October 12.
A differing report appeared in Harper’s Bazaar that month, which stated: “The 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 hadn’t seen the Sussexes in person until Friday—making the wedding the first time these members of the royal family could congratulate the couple in person.
“It’s unclear whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge knew ahead of time.
“But altogether, most people at the wedding didn’t know about Meghan’s pregnancy, a source says.”
Eugenie and Jack’s nuptials, although not on the same scale as Prince William’s or Prince Harry’s were nevertheless broadcast on a special ITV This Morning special.
Accoridng to royal correspondent Tom Sykes, The Duke and Duchess of York were behind the demands for broadcasters to televise their daughter’s big day.
Mr Sykes wrote last month: “After some hectoring from the Yorks, commercial channel ITV agreed to run the wedding live but the BBC declined to follow suit, declaring there wasn’t sufficient public interest.
“The Yorks were believed to be pushing for a similarly grand, semi-state affair for their older daughter Beatrice.”
The Daily Mail also reported in October 2018: “Palace sources said it was the Duke of York who insisted his daughter take a carriage ride through Windsor, mimicking Harry and Meghan earlier this year.”