PRINCESS Eugenie was left upset after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry broke the news they were expecting a baby at her wedding, it was claimed today.
The explosive allegations were detailed in the new biography Finding Freedom, with it claimed the decision "did not go down particularly well".
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Meghan and Harry told friends and family that the duchess was pregnant at Eugenie's big day at St George's chapel at Windsor in October 2018.
But authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said in the biography: "A source said [Princess Eugenie] told friends she felt the couple should have waited to share the news".
It was claimed that Harry, 35, had previously always been close with Eugenie, saying the pair were the "closest of friends".
And it was the 30-year-old who was one of the first to find out about Harry's relationship with Meghan.
Finding Freedom claims revealed today include:
- Meghan felt people wanted her to serve her child "on a silver platter" after Archie was born
- The Sussexes had to let go of Archie's nanny in the middle of her second shift
- Prince Harry was "delightfully surprised" when Meghan reportedly peed in the woods on their luxury camping trip in Botswana
- The duke started to scout for an engagement ring just six months after dating Meghan
- Harry was stunned after Meghan's estranged family gave a series of interviews criticising the duchess
- Meghan had to undergo SAS kidnapping training after an unusually high number of threats
- She fell for Prince Harry after seeing him play with pal Jessica Mulroney's kids
- The Duchess of Sussex saw Prince Charles as a "second father"
Finding Freedom claimed: "Eugenie who'd long wanted to see her cousin settle down and be happy, told friends she loved Meghan and thought she was 'just the tonic' for Harry."
The book claimed Harry and Eugenie had been on many nights out in London – sneaking into clubs like Mahiki, where her partner Jack Brooksbank was once manager.
It was claimed the pair "downed shots from Mexican skull-shaped glasses" on the nights out after growing close over a bond over struggling to carve out a role.
And once Harry settled down with Meghan, it was reported the couple went on a number of double dates with Eugenie and Jack.
Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie's mum, made a series of pointed tweets to celebrate her daughter's wedding as news of the royal baby was released.
The Duchess of York, nicknamed "Fergie", made sure to keep her focus on Princess Eugenie – tweeting out the congratulatory message to her daughter barely 40 minutes after Kensington Palace shared the baby news.
The Duke of York himself also failed to mention Meghan and Harry's big news as he celebrated the wedding.
And earlier this year, it was claimed Meghan and Harry had made a hidden dig at royals Eugenie and Beatrice as they announced they were quitting the Royal Family.
After Megxit details were thrashed out, the couple released a statement, saying: "While there is precedent for other titled members of the Royal Family to seek employment outside of the institution, for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a 12-month review period has been put in place."
A royal source claimed it was clear it was in reference to the Queen's grand-daughters, who have been working.
It comes as the biography, released today, claimed that Harry felt like he and Meghan had been "thrown under a bus" to protect members of the Royal Family.
It was claimed the 35-year-old got upset as his reported feud with brother Prince William was played out publicly.
A source told authors Omid Scobie and Caroline Durand: "Harry was upset that it was playing out so publicly and that so much of the information being reported was wrong.
"There had been moments where he felt people working with his brother had put things out there to make William look good, even if it meant throwing Harry under the bus.
"It was a confusing time, and his head was all over the place—he didn't know who or what to believe, and he and William weren't talking enough either, which made everything a lot worse."
After spending Christmas in Canada, Meghan and Harry released the bombshell announcement they were quitting the Royal Family in January this year.
The couple then conducted their last few Royal engagements in the UK – pictured at Westminster Abbey with Kate and William barely speaking.
Following the service, Meg booked the first flight to Canada feeling “emotional bruised and exhausted.”
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