- According to a pair of royal experts, Meghan Markle embarrassed Prince Harry by announcing to the rest of the royal family that she was pregnant with their son, Archie Harrison, at his cousin Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018/
- In Royals at War (opens in new tab), Andy Tillett and Dylan Howard describe the incident, which they call a "huge social gaffe."
- Tillett and Howard also allege that Meghan made Princess Eugenie and her mother, Sarah Ferguson, "furious" by sharing the news on Eugenie's big day.
Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) had to do a lot of adjusting very quickly when she joined the royal family. For the most part, her transition was seamless, but apparently she did make one pretty big faux pas during the first year of her marriage to Prince Harry (opens in new tab).
According to royal authors (opens in new tab) Andy Tillett (opens in new tab) and Dylan Howard (opens in new tab), Meghan embarrassed Harry (opens in new tab) in a big way when she announced her pregnancy to other royals at Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank (opens in new tab) in October 2018.
Tillet and Howard recount the incident in their new book, Royals at War (opens in new tab), and claim that Eugenie and her mother, Sarah Ferguson, were "furious" that Meghan shared the news 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," they wrote, according to The Sun (opens in new tab). "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.”
The Royals at War account contradicts earlier reports, in which royal sources denied that Harry and Meghan broke their pregnancy news at Eugenie's wedding (opens in new tab). Eugenie's wedding (opens in new tab) was held on October 12 and the Sussexes (opens in new tab) announced the pregnancy to the public on October 15, just before embarking on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
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October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings (opens in new tab).
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).