Prince Harry’s close friendship with Princess Eugenie is detailed in an explosive new biography.
The Duke of Sussex, 35, felt the Queen’s granddaughter, 30, “had always been more than a cousin” and they were “also closer friends”, according to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durant, who wrote the book Finding Freedom , released today.
King became one of the first to know about his relationship with Meghan Markle, 39, with the book detail: ‘Eugenie who would have long wanted to see her cousin calm down and be happy,’ she told friends that she loved Meghan and thought it was “just tonic” for Harry.
However, the decision taken by Prince Harry and Meghan to spread the word about their pregnancy at the ̵6;Princess’ wedding did not sit particularly well’, according to the authors.
They explained: ‘A source said [she] told friends she felt the couple had to wait to share the news. ‘
The Duke of Sussex, 35, felt the Queen’s granddaughter, 30, “had always been more than a cousin” and they were “also closest friends” (photo: Harry with Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in 2015 at Trooping the Color )
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told close family members the news in the nuptials because it was the last time they saw elderly kings before heading to Australia for the start of their royal tour.
Just four days later, upon their arrival in Sydney, Meghan and Harry announced they were waiting. Meghan was only 12 weeks pregnant at the time, but the couple chose to notify her earlier than they had the whole tour in the shadows from rumors about the pregnant women, which were already shaky.
The Duchess was also ‘already pointing’, which would be hard to hide.
According to the book, Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie had always had a strong bond.
The authors write: ‘Of all the queen’s grandchildren, Princess Eugenie and Prince Harry have one of the most natural connections. Like Harry, Eugenie is loyal, honest and great fun.
‘The two had many nights together in London, breaking into the entrances of clubs, such as Mahiki, where Jack once was manager, or Tonteria, where in one of the VIP cave areas they descend shots from skull-shaped skull cups and a giant frozen daisies (with many straws) ‘.
Harry trusted his cousin to Meghan in the early days of their relationship. Omid and Carolyn write Beatrice was one of the first members of the royal family to hear about Harry’s young daughter (photo at Eugene’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018)
The authors write that ‘the strong bond between their mothers united them’.
Like Harry, Eugenie also struggled to discover his growing identity.
‘Not being an older role means she had to go out into the world and find her way, which she had done.’
Meanwhile they also detailed how Prince Harry even trusted his cousin early in his relationship with Meghan.
The book reveals that Eugenie was angry about the fact that Meghan and Harry st stole attention ‘at her wedding by announcing the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant
The authors have written: ‘Harry had always believed in his cousin when it came to women in his life.
‘Not only did he trust her implicitly, but friends said she gives great advice and has always been’ beyond wise ‘for her years.
“It is not surprising that Eugene was one of the first in the family to know about his relationship with Meghan.”
These reports are according to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durant, who wrote the new book Finding Freedom
They discover how Princess Eugenie was nothing but encouraging for his new relationship.
According to Omid and Carolyn, Prince Harry and Meghan went on some double dates with the couple ‘.
The Sussexes went to reveal the news about their first child when they celebrated nuptials Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank with the rest of the Royal family on October 12, 2018.
And the decision to reveal Meghan’s pregnancy was told ‘not to go down particularly well’ with Eugenie, with a friend telling her that she felt the couple should have ‘waited to share the news’.
She comes after another biography, written by Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, claimed that Meghan ’embarrassed’ Prince Harry after she split that she was pregnant during Princess Eugenie’s wedding day ‘in a big social blunder’ which left the bride and her mother Sarah Ferguson ‘furious’.
Theifti wrote: ‘Meghan put her foot in it when she decided it would be the ideal moment to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child.’
“It was a big social blunder, even if you were not royal – stealing the attention of Eugene, who was angry, as was her mother, Sarah.”
The authors claim the announcement was left by Prince Harry, who is currently living in LA with his wife and son, feeling ’embarrassed’.
Meghan and Prince Harry told the public they were expecting their first child on the eve of their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand on October 15, 2018.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, has reportedly revealed that she wore little Archie, now one, when celebrating nuptials Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (pictured above) with the rest of the Royal family on October 12, 2018
At the time, some fans criticized the couple who made the announcement so close to Eugene’s wedding.
“If Harry and Meghan had told the royal family about their baby at Eugene’s wedding on Friday, that’s very shady,” one person wrote, while another added, “The Thunder Thief.”
However, rumors of the bad feeling overlapped when Princess Eugenie’s mother tweeted a photo of her royal wedding dress at the exact moment the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were having a baby.
Kensington Palace officially unveiled the pregnancy at 08.40am, October 15, 2018, on what was the 59th birthday of Eugenie Sarah Ferguson’s mother, Duchess of York.
The news of Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy was revealed at 8.40 am on October 15, 2018 – and at that exact time, Eugene Sarah’s mother, the Duchess of York posted a tweet about her daughter’s big day
And at the exact time of the announcement, Sara posted a tweet thanking the stylist for her outfit for the dress she wore on her daughter’s big day, just a few days ago.
She then posted three more messages saying how ‘proud’ she was of her daughter and son-in-law Jack’s young son – but did not mention Harry and Meghan.
Eugenie Duke’s father York, who wished his ex-wife Sarah a very happy day on her birthday, also retweeted one of Sarah’s tweets featuring Eugenie and Jack.
Prince Andrew also did not mention the news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.