But who is this family member that Meghan Markle has kept in touch with? While she and Prince Harry left the royal family, Meghan Markle would continue to develop a friendship with Princess Eugenie of York.
Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie of York, “an unlikely duo,” is how the friendship between Prince Harry’s wife and his cousin is described. Indeed, a source close to the British royal family confided to Us Weekly about the relationship between the two young women, “who have stayed in touch” despite the recent decision of Meghan Markle and Harry to leave the royal family.
“Eugenie is really the only member of the royal family who is still close to Meghan,” the same source added. It must be said that the American actress and her cousin by marriage have a lot in common. In addition to having both had a boy as their first child, Princess Beatrice’s sister Beatrice and Meghan Markle gave birth to August, who is three weeks old, and Archie, who will celebrate his second birthday next May, in the same hospital. They were also both married in St. George’s Chapel, a few months apart in 2018.
Princess Eugenie “adores” Meghan Markle
This friendship is also linked to the relationship between Princess Eugenie and her cousin Harry. The book Finding Freedom tells us that among all the grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry and Eugenie have the “most natural relationship”. Accomplices, the two cousins spent many evenings together in London. Thus it was with great enthusiasm that Sarah Ferguson’s daughter welcomed Meghan after Prince Harry announced that he was in a relationship with the American actress. The princess would not fail to tell her friends that she “loves Meghan”, adding that she is really “the one who was missing” her cousin to make him happy.
A huge goof
A friendship that seems to stand the test of time. While Princess Eugenie of York gave birth on February 9, Meghan Markle revealed she was pregnant with her second child only a few days later, on February 14. This completely overshadowed the beautiful event of Sarah Ferguson’s daughter.
The Duchess of Sussex had already bypassed Harry’s cousin by announcing her first pregnancy at her wedding to her fiancé Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018. In private, the young bride would have however very badly lived this episode. “It was a huge blunder because it stole the spotlight from Eugenie, who was furious and cried. She was already stressed by the event, but the fact that the pregnancy was revealed during her wedding did not help,” reported journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett in Royals at War.
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