Did Meghan Markle steal Prince Eugenie's thunder by announcing pregnancy news just days after the wedding?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly announced to the royal family that they were expecting their first child together at Princess Eugenie's wedding
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child together in the spring of 2019 and chose to share the happy news with the royal family at Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank which took place on Friday.
Many believe that Meghan Markle stole Princess Eugenie's wedding thunder by announcing the baby news only days after Princess Eugenie's special day. It is reported that Meghan could have easily held on to the good news for a week to give Princess Eugenie her time to enjoy her special day in the spotlight. Given that Princess Eugenie is not a working royal, does not mean she does not fulfill duties for the queen, it only means that she is not in the spotlight as much as her cousins Prince Harry and Prince William.
Considering that Eugenie and Jack already once postponed their wedding for the convenience of Harry and Meghan, the least the latter could've done is to let them have their share of the spotlight.
As reported by Vox, unlike Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie's wedding was not broadcast on all TV networks. In Britain, the wedding was aired by ITV and not BBC which is considered to be a major snub given that BBC traditionally broadcasts royal weddings. It is also reported that BBC did not think that enough viewers would tune in for Princess Eugenie's wedding.
Perhaps the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could have waited for just a week and let Princess Eugenie be in the spotlight for a bit. The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson took to Twitter to share a picture from Eugenie and Jack's wedding less than an hour after news of Meghan Markle's pregnancy broke. Alongside the picture, she wrote, "So proud of Eugenie and Jack #wedding" and also shared the picture to her Instagram page.
Fans took to social media to share whether they felt that Meghan stole Eugenie's thunder. One fan commented, "Meghan couldn’t let Eugenie be center of attention for long could she," while another added, "So the Duke & Duchess of Sussex told the family on Friday they are expecting a baby in the spring. Like there was nothing else happening on Friday. It's really rude to steal the bride's thunder. No wonder the Yorks feel like second-class royals."
A third fan shared, "Meghan and Harry announce baby news to family at the royal wedding on Friday... way to go for stealing Eugenie’s thunder lol."