PRINCESS BEATRICE reportedly clashed with her younger sister Princess Eugenie over an apparent snub of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; the older York sister announced her pregnancy on the same day as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s third wedding anniversary.
Princess Beatrice celebrates her 34th birthday on Monday.
When she was born, the royal was fifth in line to the throne, she is now tenth. The elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson is not a working member of the Royal Family but occasionally attends public events on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. Back in 2020, she married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, whom she shares daughter Sienna Elizabeth with. Beatrice and Edoardo welcomed their first child in September 2021, having announced they were expecting four months earlier.
While it marked an exciting time in the princess’ life, it also reportedly caused upset within the Royal Family. Beatrice is said to have clashed with her younger sister Princess Eugenie over the family’s feud with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It has been claimed that Eugenie, 32, and her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, were upset with Beatrice for announcing her pregnancy on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s third wedding anniversary.
A source told Heat magazine in June last year: “Eugenie is still extremely close to Meghan, as is Jack, and they feel it was really unfair to grab the headlines that day. “Eugenie didn’t approve of the decision to shun Meghan and Harry’s anniversary — she feels that they have been incredibly hard done by.” They continued: “For Beatrice to announce her baby news on that day was uncalled for, in her view.” Eugenie and Jack remain close to the Sussexes and are the only members of the Royal Family who have visited Meghan and Harry in the US.
Back in February, the couple travelled to California to visit their royal relatives across the pond. The prince and princess were photographed attending the Super Bowl at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. And later, the two couples enjoyed an evening out in Santa Barbara, as the royals were spotted sharing a few laughs over dinner. Up until recently, Eugenie and Jack lived in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor — Meghan and Harry’s former royal residence — along with their one-year-old son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, whom they welcomed in February 2021.