Princess Beatrice’s pregnancy announcement was a ‘total dig’ at the Sussexes

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Should I take it as a compliment or not that practically every dumb royal commentator agreed with me yesterday? When we first saw Princess Beatrice’s pregnancy announcement bright and early on Wednesday morning, May 19th, my first thought was “wow, on the Sussexes’ anniversary? That’s not a coincidence.” I still believe that it was not a coincidence. Everyone in the British media says the same: the Yorks were taking some kind of misplaced “dig” at Harry and Meghan, part of the Yorks’ long-standing beef with H&M.

The timing of Princess Beatrice’s pregnancy announcement was a “total dig” at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, royal insiders believe. Beatrice chose to announce that she was expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi early Wednesday — on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s third wedding anniversary.

The Sussexes revealed that they were expecting their son, Archie, at her sister Princess Eugenie’s wedding on October 12, 2018, and a highly placed source speculated of Beatrice’s announcement: “It was a total dig at Harry and Meghan. They stole Eugenie’s thunder on her big day, after all, and it appears that has not been forgotten.”

Robert Jobson, author of “Prince Philip’s Century,” added, “In life, timing is everything. And it seems that after Harry and Meghan stole the headlines and world attention by announcing that Meghan was pregnant with Harry, taking the limelight away from Princess Beatrice’s wedding, that she didn’t forget. Announcing her own pregnancy on the Sussexes third wedding anniversary may have been a coincidence, but I don’t think so. What goes around comes around.”

Another royal watcher with close links to the palace mused that the cousins all get along — hence Eugenie, her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their baby son, August, currently living at the Sussexes’ UK home, Frogmore Cottage. But they added: “Beatrice and Eugenie do really like Harry and Meghan, but Beatrice must have known what the timing would look like, surely?”

Another royal source said Beatrice delayed her pregnancy announcement until after her grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, which took place on April 17.

Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden also tweeted: “Interesting coincidence that the #royal baby news was announced on Harry and #Meghan’s wedding anniversary. Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, was said to have been surprised that Meghan chose to announce that she was pregnant to guests at her wedding in 2018.”

The princesses’ mother was believed to be “furious” at the Sussexes’ pregnancy reveal timing. As Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett wrote in their book “Royals At War,” “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. 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.”

[From Page Six]

I saw some Sussex squaders get their backs up at the idea that this was some kind of petty tit-for-tat aimed at wounding Harry and Meghan. That’s not exactly my interpretation? Like, I never said Harry and Meghan would be or are bothered by this kind of thing, and they probably chuckled at the pettiness of Beatrice, while also being happy for her. It’s not even like Beatrice was the only one trying to “steal the thunder” of the anniversary – Kate stepped out for her one event a week (looking like a jackass), the Queen did a Zoom call, Charles did an event. And none of them publicly wished Harry and Meghan a happy anniversary on social media. It was all very pointed and obsessive from the Windsor clan, and I bet Harry and Meghan noticed it, shrugged and continued living their best lives in Montecito.

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  1. mindy_dopple says:

    They don’t care!! I bet they’re hoping to get all kinds of stories in the US mags and rags about how hurt they are and blah blah blah but they won’t. The Sussex didn’t even make a big deal about their own anniversary!

    • Kalana says:

      The Sussexes announced the new kitchen on their anniversary, right? So on the one hand you have the dysfunctional royal family continuing to tie their work to fighting with Harry and Meghan, and on the other hand Harry and Meghan actually just doing works of public service. Harry and Meghan are playing the long game which you think the British royal family would understand how to do well and yet they’re struggling.

      • Victoria says:

        Exactly. This is so pathetic. Of course it was an intended dig, and guess what BRF, BM and Lemmings, no one gives a flying crap about it! Like, seriously. Harry and Meghan do not care about you trying to upstage them, because that’s not what it is about for them.

        But the rest of us petty bitches will point out that no one in that family could EVER upstage them dead or alive, with the exception of Diana, for all the obvious reasons. No shade but all tea on Beatrice’s announcement. No one is all that concerned about her baby. Beatrice hasn’t done a single relevant thing for the world in service with all the privilege she has that we would care about her pregnancy. Good for her and we move on. All eyes are on Meghan and the baby girl on the way.

        And wow, how classy of them as usual; out here promoting good works and public services on their wedding day. Makes sense, since Meghan said they understood their wedding date was a day that was not for them but to be shared with the world. Of course they would use the day to promote helping others.

    • Christina says:

      H&M have escaped the middle school verbal brawls. That’s what all of this sounds like, feels like. Why on earth would they care? They are just happy she is happy, I’m sure. They know how the game is played. It’s why they left. And I don’t believe that Bea and Edwardo had much control over how this would play out.

      Someone here said that the BRF view themselves as government when the world, especially Americans, think about them like Hollywood movie stars, sort of marketing for Great Briton. This crap is entertainment. And people from GB frequently comment here that most of the British don’t care, either. The Piers Morgan types care.

      Babies are great! I am happy for princess Bea and her hubby, and I hope that they are all happy.

    • Louise177 says:

      If the announcement was to steal their thunder it failed miserably. Beatrice barely got coverage. What little she did get talked more about the Harry and Meghan than the baby, including comments. Besides it’s not a significant anniversary. Even the Sussex’s didn’t acknowledge it.

      • Detnow359 says:

        Agreed! No one really covered her announcement so whatever the Yorks were planning failed. She certainly wasn’t showing at the funeral so bitter Fergie probably orchestrated her announcing in her first trimester just do do it on H & M’s anniversary.

        Beatrice has always played second fiddle behind her sister and of course Diana’s children. No one cares about Beatrice. Heck, even a poster here, with personal knowledge previously said her husband treats her more like a sister, which made me wonder if IVF was used for this pregnancy.

    • Vavavoom says:

      But they do care. We just found out that Meghan was crying in her pillow before the Oprah interview aired. They are human and this sort of thing hurts no matter what. They are obviously loving emotional people and the Royal Family knows it would hurt. I’m sure it hurts Harry more than Meghan that his family wouldn’t publicly wish them a Happy Anniversary, but she will be hurt for him.
      It’s just sad all around. Ugh.

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I find the RF’s behaviour shockingly immature and déclassé. Grow up, you bunch of bloody jessies.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      What does a “bloody Jessie” refer to?

      • anotherlily says:

        In British English ”Jessie” is a derogatory term for an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man.

        In British slang,” bloody” means something like “very.” as in ”That’s bloody brilliant! ”

      • BABSORIG says:

        Maybe bloody Jessie is same as “f-ing wuss”?

        Secondly, I feel like we need to keep screaming this till those in the back hear. The Sussexes did NOT announce their pregnancy at Eugenie’s wedding; at least according to the BRF themselves the pregnancy news had already been shared on the family whatsapp. But I guess the facts and truth don’t fit with this Beatrice dig at Sussexes narrative so….🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

      • Yvette says:

        @Babsorig … I seem to recall hearing something like this as well, that the Royal family already knew, and several of them simply congratulated Harry and Meghan in person.

      • Jaded says:

        @Babsorig: Also, Meghan was not drinking at the wedding and had a bit of a tummy – normally she has a very flat, toned looking mid-section so it was a bit of a dead giveaway that she was up the duff.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        A jessie is a twit, a nitwit, a poseur, a vain preening idiot, a nasty little lummox…

    • aftershocks says:

      @Andrew’s Nemesis, I think it’s more the palace courtiers and the British media stirring the pot. These are the reprehensible factions who need to grow up. But obviously they never will.

      Honestly, M&H are the money makers, but they left and their American operation doesn’t have any leaks. The BM are struggling for Sussex stories. And as we have constantly seen, every story about the royals always includes references to M&H. Sigh, the palace and U.K. media skullduggery is just getting so old, bland and laughably annoying, as opposed to the former frustratingly annoying.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Aftershock Right? Whoever is responsible (and I detect the sticky fingers of PWT and Wiglets on this also, because they literally cannot think of anything better to do; they’re like an endless episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills without any of the glamour, but equally awful wardrobe choices and celebration of dumb males solely because they’re in possession of a penis) is trying to manufacture drama. Drama pays. The tabloids are disconsolate. They pissed off the golden geese so much they decamped from the UK and now they simply don’t know what to do with themselves. And perhaps the Men in Grey are equally disconsolate because without M&H’s infectiously charismatic presence they are stuck with the Other Brother, the York girls, a Queen who has checked out and the paedorapey friend of Jeffrey Epstein.
        I’d pay good money to be a fly on the wall of KP.

      • Christina says:

        Precisely. It’s all so dumb and transparent. They won’t allow themselves to learn because of the entitlement.

  3. Chill says:

    What kind of a family is upset about a pregnancy announcement? Who cares when it is announced. We are all happy. Stealing thunder? Really? How petty.

    • Cecilia says:

      Even if eugenie was upset because meghan and harry announced it at her wedding (which i think is a lie tbh) she should have gotten over it by now because they are kind enough to let eugenie and her hubby stay in their house.

      • Ginger says:

        I mean, Mike Tindall said the family knew before the wedding through WhatsApp and they just congratulated them in person at the wedding. But we won’t let facts get in the way of a certain narrative to paint Meghan an attention seeker.

        No one really cares about the York sisters. This isn’t the “got” they think it is. No one is talking about it.

      • Jais says:

        I’m just questioning everything cuz there are so many lies. The Meghan made Kate cry story went on for years. Mike Tindall corrected the pregnancy announcement but it keeps getting repeated. Like sure Fergie could have been furious or what if maybe she wasn’t? Mildly annoyed maybe? At this point, they can say anything and family members aren’t correcting so the BM is like how can we use Fergie to make this story sound juicier. Who’s gonna ever correct that?

      • Cecilia says:

        @ginger do you remember where you heard/read/saw that? Like so you have a source? Because i keep reading comments saying that mike tindall said they announced it a few days before the wedding but when i tried to look it up i couldn’t find it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, Ginger, Mike did admit that, but the Meghan haters don’t like knowing it.

  4. Calibration says:

    If there was tit for tat, it wasn’t the Yorks. And well maby the parents but not the kids. I think though no one gives a fuck really. And that could be worse. what’s trending?

    • Robyn says:

      Free Palestine is dominating social media right now and the BRF decides *this* is the narrative that needs attention. So gross.

      • Christina says:

        Yes, girl! Palestine needs consideration and a statement from the BRF. If they want to be taken seriously, they should do serious things instead of this BS.

    • Chelsea says:

      THIS. If there was a tit for tat being played yeterday i dont think it was from Beatrice. As was mentioned the Queen, Willieleaks, etc were all out yesterday. Look at the “experts” quoted: Charles’ mouthpiece Jobson who started the smear campaign against Meghan and W’s mouthpiece at the Fail Eden.

      This feels like they are just trying to put it all on the Yorks when i highly doubt there is any actual feud between Beatrice and Eugenie and the Sussexes. I mean maybe the York girls can get a little petty and messy like their mom but i just cant see them being genuinely resentful towards H&M over an announcement from 3 years ago.

    • Elsavita Williams says:

      I think that it is Daily Mail reporsters making it up. Prince Harry and his cousins Beatrice and Eugenie get along very well and have always done so, Notice Fergie attended H&M’s wedding whereas she was NOT invited to William’s.

  5. Haylie says:

    If a thirst tree falls in the forest, and no one cares, is it really a dig?

    No one cares about Beatrice and Count Chocula.

    • Jegede says:

      Exactly.

      Here it only made the front page of one paper – the metro.
      Shocking for a royal pregnancy.😮

      The national newspapers cared not a wit.😄😄😄😄

    • nemo says:

      THIS!

    • josephine says:

      Exactly. Sadly, the only thing people ever cared about with Beatrice is what crazy outfits/hats she and her sister were wearing or to make digs at her looks or her parents. She leaves no impression whatsoever. Maybe she’s a decent person but she has not been allowed to have any sort of personality come through (except for the crazy and ungly outfits).

      • missskitttin says:

        Those sisters have never done anything, or said anything of importance, of weight. They are known only for their looks.

  6. Kalana says:

    Enjoy your shady husband, Beatrice. That’s what you should be concerned about.

    That being said, we know that the dynamic in the BRF is to use the lower ranked members of the family to embiggen the heirs and “service” to the Crown is agreeing to go along with this. Beatrice is playing the game to fit in with her toxic family.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      @Kalana
      This. Absolutely this.: the lesser royals are used to embiggen the heirs or cvr their wrong-doings. And the lesser royals cant say or do anything abt it.
      This is what Harry vowed would NEVER be Archie’s fate. He has first-hand experience of it and he made sure to cut it off at the knees when he saw it happening to his wife.

    • bamaborn says:

      Maybe it’s just me, but, that guy always looks like he can barely stand to look at her. But, I guess that gravy-train was too tempting to pass up. Lol

      • minx says:

        I agree, it like he’s gritting his teeth while he’s looking at her. Like he knows he has to make some imitation of a besotted groom…but he’s failing.

  7. FancyPants says:

    Unmarried person here- is somebody else’s wedding anniversary supposed to be sacred to everybody else? I get it, they’re the British royal family, everything they do is steeped in symbolism or something, but seriously- if they kept some master calendar of all 300 birthdays/anniversaries/death dates/etc there wouldn’t be any “acceptable” dates left.
    P.S. H&M are probably happy for their cousin, probably already knew, and probably couldn’t care less when she made her announcement.

    • Becks1 says:

      No, it’s not sacred, at least not in my opinion. I never would expect anyone to hold any news back or anything based on my anniversary. Can you imagine? But with the royals, everything is about optics, and if Beatrice had announced this on Will and Kate’s anniversary, heads would roll.

      • Roo says:

        Becks, I completely agree. It’s not sacred and it’s never a win-lose situation. If someone announced a big event on my anniversary, I’d be happy for them, congratulate them and privately consider it a wonderful gift to find out on my anniversary.

    • Anners says:

      Haha! I said the same thing further down. Wish I’d seen your comment first. Totally could see the RF being petty AF, but also…who cares? Isn’t your wedding anniversary for you and your kids? Like outside of my parents, I have no clue when anyone was married and I don’t celebrate it. Major milestones might be different.

      • Cecilia says:

        If they really tried to make this into a competition its even funnier because her baby news made absolutely no noise.

    • Snuffles says:

      With the exception of my parents 50th, none of us kids ever acknowledged their anniversary. They always did something on their own to celebrate. I also don’t do boo to celebrate my brothers or cousins anniversaries. As far as I’m concerned, it’s between a married couple.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Same! My 84 year old mother still sends anniversary cards to us, and I always feel that it is odd, because celebrating our anniversary is just for us?

      • ShazBot says:

        Totally.
        I always text my brother and SIL on their anniversary because it’s the same day as my husband’s birthday so it’s easy to remember, but that’s about it.

    • Eurydice says:

      If H&M’s anniversary were sacred, then you’d think the RF would have congratulated them – so, no.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I have to be honest, I was in my cousin’s wedding (and it was lovely) but I couldn’t even telly you what month it was. I only remember my sister’s b/c I make a calendar each year and put birthdays and anniversaries on it or I’ll forget. They aren’t coordinating calendars any more and this is what happens (shrug emoji)

    • Dollycoa says:

      Exactly. Who apart from the couple care about someone else’s 3rd wedding anniversary? 10th maybe, then silver, golden etc but 3rd? Who cares? Beas husband has done the baby stuff before and dumped his girlfriend soon after for Bea. I think she has more important things to worry about regarding her pregnancy.

    • josephine says:

      Maybe because those other two made such a big deal out of their anniversary with their propoganda video and stupid photo shoots, they assumed it would be a massive slap in the face to have Beatrice announce it on H&M’s aniversary? Meanwhile there is no way H&M care at all

    • Belle says:

      I agree with this! It’s a third year anniversary. I don’t believe every moment needs to be reserved for each and who determines what’s enough time?

      Peronally, they are all petty with their news annoucement if indeed it is a competition. These people have so much going on, all of them, even the ones who don’t work as much. How are they suppose to coordinate so effortlessly and seamlessly? I don’t even believe these people are within communication as much as we think. Maybe a headsup here and there, but I hardly doubt there is some coordinated effort or schedule that each gets of what the other is doing.

      What happens when Meghan gives birth to her second child, should the RF then stop, what about when Beatrice gives birth, should HM stop?

  8. Neners says:

    It’s a testament to just how not on the Sussexes’ level all these people are that I never thought to care if they were trying to draw attention away from their anniversary or not. They couldn’t and they didn’t. The royals can do their thing and Harry and Meghan can do theirs. It won’t make any difference.

  9. Wiglet Watcher says:

    I was a defender of Bea when Kate was mercilessly mean girling her, but she’s shown herself in recent years. She leans hard into the Financially protective womb of the queen Like a tick. With exception to Eugenie, who seems like a Fergie. Meaning she goes wherever is most beneficial. Not because she’s a leech, but how she was raised in that toxic family.

    The York’s can all earn their own way.

    • Lyds says:

      I’m so curious about these Kate mean-girling York sister stories. I know if I look online I’ll find nothing (because rarely anything negative exists of Kate nowadays in the BP) and I’ve heard things like Kate ignoring/being cold to them but nothing specific, so if anyone could supply some, I would love to know!

      • Kkat says:

        It’s online. It won’t let me post links here
        But Harpers Bazaar is one of the sites that has an article on it.

        One instance was Kate threw a Roller Disco party for Charity
        Beatrice wasn’t invited.
        When kate finally invited her at the last minute she “neglected” to tell Bea that it had a theme and a dress code.
        It was 80′s neon
        So Bea showed up to find she was the only one not in costume.
        And scuttle butt at the time said Kate said something snide to her and made Bea cry.
        Bea was 19 to Kate’s 26 at the time

      • notasugarhere says:

        Reporters found Bea in the ladies crying, and a couple others witnesses Kate swearing Bea out at the bar. So much about Kate was whitewashed after the engagement announcement.

  10. VS says:

    if that was the goal, they all failed………can you imagine so many royals out and still no one cared? I wish there was a way to have people pay attention to the other royals, that way, the petty jealousy would disappear

    It seems to me, yesterday was heavily dominated by Billy Porter, deservedly so….his message was more important and of course politics

    • Myra says:

      No offense to both ladies, I am sure they are wonderful but I have a hard time telling them apart. Not by their faces, but by their names. I am sure they are each interesting people all on their own, but there’s just no way anything they do will take the spotlight from the Sussexes. It’s not even limited to them, it’s the whole royal household. They can choose the Sussexes anniversary dates or birthdays to announce their events if they want to, but they are only doing a disservice to themselves.

  11. Becks1 says:

    LOL, of course it wasn’t a coincidence. I don’t know if it was payback for “stealing Eugenie’s thunder” (since Mike Tindall confirmed that all the royals knew in advance of the wedding and they announced it officially three days after her wedding) or just an attempt to distract from the Sussexes in general. My guess is more of the latter but I also think its funny because….no one cares about Beatrice? And I say that nicely.

    I mean on here we are talking about her but I don’t think I saw one US outlet mention the news yesterday, if they did it was brief. And even with all the royal announcements and events – if Harry and Meghan had so much as gone for a walk on the beach they would have completely stolen the spotlight from the royals. They genuinely don’t care about that though and I think, if anything, that was a factor in why they were unhappy as working royals – always so much discussion about who can announce what when and who can work when and make an appearance etc. They didn’t care about that, they just wanted to do their thing.

    • Cecilia says:

      Do you have a source where mike tindall says it was after eugenies wedding? Im genuinely asking because i saw a tweet saying the same thing and tried to look it up. But came up empty.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think he mentioned it in his podcast that they all knew? He’s mentioned the royals WhatsApp group a few times (apparently that’s also how he learned of Archie’s birth.) Probably if you go back through old posts on here from the time of Eugenie’s wedding there’d be a link or a direct quote.

      • windyriver says:

        @Cecllia – assume you really mean, where Mike Tindall says the family knew BEFORE Eugenie’s wedding?

        The official announcement to the public was the Monday after Eugenie’s wedding – which was, in fact, an entire weekend of festivities, including a big outdoor carnival – when H&M started their Oceania tour. H&M were only at the Friday ceremony; don’t recall if both of them were at the Friday reception, or only Harry.

        I always suspected it was Andrew who started/kept the rumor going about H&M upstaging Eugenie’s wedding. IIRC lots of fuss and pre-event publicity from the Yorks about the wedding, and in addition to the weekend of events, I think he/Fergie were looking to continue the PR, as afterwards they’d started to release BTS photos about the cake, flowers, etc. Any interest remaining after the weekend got cut short with the double whammy of Meghan’s pregnancy and the Oceania tour.

      • Ginger says:

        And let’s not forget Andrew was being super shady towards Harry and Meghan during the lead up to Eugenie’s wedding. Saying she had more friends than Harry and Meghan, etc etc. He was probably mad that only 1 station would air Eugenie’s wedding.

        And let’s face it, even if Meghan wasn’t pregnant at the time, their tour would have overshadowed Eugenie’s wedding anyway. And yes, I think he confirmed it in a podcast but no British media picked it up because they wanted to smear Meghan.

      • Kkat says:

        I googled “mike tindall said family heard of pregnancy on WhatsApp” and multiple articles came up on it

    • Aud says:

      Meghan went out of her way to hide the pregnancy at the wedding by wearing a heavy coat to conceal it.

      • Kalana says:

        Ah, but by hiding it, she was actually calling attention to it so… checkmate?

        Basically, no matter what Meghan did, the Derangers would flip out.

  12. Sure says:

    Would B have the authority to dictate the timing of this announcement or would that ultimately rest with the grey goons.

    • equality says:

      Since it was announced on the royal family SM, I would say it wasn’t up to Bea. Charles also congratulated her on his twitter but KP didn’t, same as when August was born.

      • Cecilia says:

        That is a recurring theme. Me thinks that the Cambridges (kate) still don’t get along with the yorks.

      • Jais says:

        Yeah I just don’t know if Bea decided this timing. I mean she could have but I still have a feeling it was some pretty person in the palace. Ever since the whole family knew it was Kate that made Meghan cry and no one was allowed to say anything, I just really wonder who is deciding these things. Has Jason left yet? Maybe this was his petty parting gift?

    • Nic919 says:

      I think since the rest of the family ignored the anniversary that the timing of the tweet was determined by someone other than Beatrice. They would have known she was pregnant for a while as it was certainly hinted at in the weekend article about being broody and looking to get a new home.

      • Sure says:

        What an evil family to use (once again) a pregnant woman to further their PR/payback agenda.

  13. Anners says:

    I see both sides. The royal family are petty AF and would totally “steal thunder” on someone’s anniversary.

    But…do you celebrate someone else’s wedding anniversary? I mean, I celebrate my parents’ because I was directly affected by it, but I have zero clue what my cousins and siblings wedding dates are. Should I?

    • Robyn says:

      I don’t think so? I don’t know anyone else’s either. I look at a wedding anniversary as a private celebration for the couple and possibly immediate family only, unless it’s a giant milestone.

    • Lizzie says:

      I’ve asked the same question. The rf was salty about any Sussex news the entire week of Bill and Cathy’s recent anniversary. Also if they release any news around Cambridge kids birthdays then they are called attention seekers.

  14. Zaya says:

    But does Beatrice gets to decide when it’s announced or does a courtier or whoever runs the account decide?

  15. Ariel says:

    Young Elizabeth saw her family as grand, aspirational, chosen by god.
    Ha!
    Small minded, petty, can’t see past their own inbred faces.
    Bless their hearts.

    • Kalana says:

      Of all the families in the world, imagine thinking the Windsors would be chosen as special and set apart by God? Elizabeth has travelled the world, surely she should know by now that this is just not possible. Or perhaps she thinks the ways of the Lord are a mystery indeed.

  16. The Hench says:

    Hey, look, I managed to forget my own first anniversary. Did Beatrice even realise that it was the Sussexes’ third? Or maybe she dropped it to step on Kate’s first appearance as a Christmas sausage? If anything, that makes more sense. We know there’s no love lost between the York sisters and Kate….

  17. Gina says:

    Well, it doesn’t look good. Real or not, but it looks petty and vindictive about nothing. Exactly like all Winsor clan is petty and vindictive. She poisoned her own joy too, using it as a revenge tool.

  18. Cat C says:

    I think H&M would be pleased to have the BM talking about something else. A baby is a good distraction.

  19. Nomegusta says:

    …if she didn’t do it on the wedding anniversary, that announcement wouldn’t have had the reach it did.

    I know it’s mean, but no one cares.

    Honestly, after her last boyfriend wasted like 10 years of her life without a ring, it just seems like she’s trying to play catch-up with her sister and cousins.

  20. Sunshine says:

    Isn’t her sister and her family living in Frogmore cottage on the Sussexes’ dime?

  21. Phoenix says:

    And did they steal it? Lol
    Harry and Meghan living their life in Montecito, we are living our lifes too and this petty asses are competing about…something. Its sad, ya know

  22. Seraphina says:

    I really think H&M could care less about when a pregnancy is announced. And with a family this big I think these things happen. Now if the happy expecting couple did it on purpose, shame on them for being so immature. And that only adds to how important H&M are in their minds: Let’s try to take away coverage of a third anniversary. Plus, 3 years is not a biggy. But I guess since they thought this couple would not last every year H&M are together may boil their blood.

  23. equality says:

    The silly BM, as usual, trying to start something that doesn’t exist. KP had Kate at a museum. CH had C&C’s tour and an article about Sandringham. The World Kitchen announced about a new kitchen in India with Archewell. I don’t think H&M were concerned about their official anniversary. BP announced the pregnancy; Bea didn’t. Eugenie seems to be the member of the family who gets along best with H&M and Mike Tindall said the announcement was not at the wedding. This is just the BM doing what it does best, lying and stirring the pot.

  24. Tanesha86 says:

    Sorry but do people actually care about Beatrice being pregnant? I personally just shrugged at the news 🤷🏾‍♀️

  25. swirlmamad says:

    I still think I’m in the camp that this wasn’t totally Bea’s doing. As in, maybe the palaces/courtiers USED Bea and her news to dig at the Sussexes….I just don’t think she’s “important” enough to wave a wand and say — put this info out specifically on May 19th to steal attention away from Harry and Meghan. Plus I just don’t get the sense she’s knives out for them like that. We know that Eugenie and the Sussexes are close (she is living in their house, for God’s sake), so I would assume that Bea, being close to her sister, would have a similar relationship to Harry and Meghan though we don’t hear about that connection as much. Maybe it’s Andrew and Fergie driving this, but I’d say Andrew has got enough on his plate to be worrying about shading someone else — if so, his priorities are all f*cked up if he pushed this (oh, wait…..).

    • Becks1 says:

      I think it was more the courtiers than Bea as well, but it was still definitely meant to distract from the Sussexes (which, lol, the other royals could never.) I don’t think she thought “this will show Meghan” but I’m sure it was a calculation by someone at BP.

    • Harper says:

      Bea is really showing now, according to a pic I saw of her yesterday, so this pregnancy was not news to the family or the comms teams, obviously. Maybe they were going to announce it earlier, perhaps last week, but when Harry’s podcast dropped they held off because it would have been completely buried. Then it was too hard to resist making mischief by dropping it on May 19. Either way, we know that nothing has changed. Will and Kate probably laughed at this, too, as they are in full-on competition and their recent anniversary was treated as a holy day.

  26. Osty says:

    As if Beatrice can take attention from harry and Meghan 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀. Also the sky is too big for more than one star and I’m sure Meghan and harry were not bothered.
    Also they didn’t announce their pregnancy at that wedding and the world got to hear about their pregnancy 3 days after the wedding and the media would have moved on on monday even if there was no pregnancy news.
    But most importantly when will these idiots realise we can consume more than one news and if they feel harry and Meghan are attention seekers then they should ignore them

  27. Amy Bee says:

    This is just further justification for the monarchy to be abolished. I’m positive Harry and Meghan didn’t care that the Palace made this and other announcements on their anniversary.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      Agree 100% – the monarchy is long past due and there is no way Harry and Meghan were anything but Jimmy Crack Corn about Beatrice’s announcement on their anniversary.

  28. TigerMcQueen says:

    Since the whole baby news at Eugenie’s wedding is false, I think this is the work of some petty courtier just jumping on the baby news at Eugenie’s wedding falsehood they started in the first place.

    If we want to point out public digs, let’s talk about Bea’s toilet seat bow hat at Mean Keen G & Cain’s wedding. THAT was deliberate.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I am SO onboard with the theory that they wore those atrocious hats to troll Kate for being such a bitch to them.

      • Becks1 says:

        I completely think those hats were on purpose, especially Bea’s, because her actual coatdress was actually really pretty.

      • So, your theory is, they deliberately looked awful and made fools of themselves to ‘get at’ Kate? Those photos and the endless memes of Beatrice will be around forever. If that was their thinking, they are both quite stupid.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        @Lowcountry Lady, I agree it wasn’t well thought out, as seen by Bea’s reaction to the insults after.

        BUT the hats did take a lot of attention away from Mean Keen G. Quite a bit of attention, in fact, was focused on the hats (and Eugenie’s wasn’t nearly so awful as Bea’s, but paired together, well…). That was their goal, IMO. And as far as deliberately looking awful, they didn’t care even before the wedding if they conformed to some standard. Their style in those years was def, um, ‘unique’.

        Back when it happened, I just thought they just had bad taste and were dumb, like REALLY dumb. I didn’t understand how they didn’t realize how ugly the hats were (I mean, they had bad taste but not THAT bad). And if they did understand, why they’d do that at their cousin’s wedding, but then reading about how horribly Mean Keen G treated them while she was waiting on Cain, it made a lot more sense. I cannot look at Bea’s hat and think it didn’t cross her mind that she was wearing a toilet seat on her head and thought it was a funny FU to her future mean girl cousin-in-law.

    • Amy Too says:

      Bea and Eugenie wearing those atrocious hats to shade Kate’s wedding might have inspired Kate to wear that horrifically ugly Christmas paper towel tube dress to protest/shade the Sussexes’ anniversary + Bea’s announcement day. I think there’s an ugly protest-clothing thread here that we could pull to see where it goes. Bea and Eugenie attempt to protest Kate on her wedding with their ugly hats; to Kate attempts to protest Meghan’s wedding by wearing white; to Kate protests the Sussexes’ anniversary by wearing that monstrous, first year design student’s design details sampler dress with ALL THE DETAILS ever created: weird neckline, huge collar, massive covered buttons, puff shoulders, garish pattern in off-season colors, tight fitted bodice, dropped waist, flounce skirt, pleats.

    • equality says:

      Beatrice sold that hat for 80,000 pounds and donated the proceeds to Unicef and Children in crisis.

      • swirlmamad says:

        And TBH, I slow clap her for that. A symbolic FU to Mean Girl Kate and she raised money for charity on the back of it to boot. Nice work!

  29. Midnight@theOasis says:

    The BM and other gossip rags have to have something to opine about. All of the BRF seemed to be out and about yesterday so why shouldn’t that be the focus of the BM reporting? Wedding anniversaries aren’t sacred and the only ones who care that Bea’s pregnancy was announced on May 19 are the racist haters and gossip mongers…cause they’re just that damn petty. Outside of Great Britain nothing any of the Royals did got hardly a mention. The BRF don’t rate global news coverage like the Sussexes.

  30. Caitriona O Reilly says:

    Seriously, do the royal family not see how pathetic they look to everyone, l mean everyone, lm laughing to myself here, l find them totally astonishing

  31. Willow says:

    Royal reporters are the best fiction writers on the entire British Isle. Only they could take a birth announcement and turn it into a family wide, 5 event coordinated conspiracy, all to send a snub across the ocean, to those upstarts, living in that country of rebels who selfishly didn’t want to pay for castles and jewels anymore!

  32. NCWoman says:

    H&M announce a new community kitchen in India to celebrate their anniversary, and the BRF engage in high-school level pettiness. You want to look good on a global scale, folks? Do something with tangible positive results, not a visit or a zoom call or another well-photographed PR stunt. There is no PR battle because the BRF aren’t even on the same playing field.

  33. Catherine says:

    The Sussexes were the ones trending yesterday. No one from the BRF was. I actually think everything they did yesterday was a planned attempt to try to compete with whatever they thought the Sussexes might do on their anniversary. It was poor planning on their part though because what they ended up doing was taking attention from each other and it made it clear that all that talk about the family working together and coordination is BS. Charles and Camilla on tour, the Cambridge’s announce a tour, Kate’s out on and engagement, the pregnancy announcement. It was all very please look at us. Not a good look at all. It demonstrates their desperation and their fear.

  34. ABritGuest says:

    As I said yesterday the announcement was just the work of a petty courtier for headlines like this. gets Bea attention she wouldn’t normally & another way to drag H&M with the lie that their 1st pregnancy was announced at Eugenie’s wedding- gotta feed the beast after all & the press love the feud talk.

    I doubt Beatrice, eddo care & really don’t think the Sussexes are checking for BP announcements with the time difference & assuming they already knew this news. Didn’t seem like H&M fans were that bothered from what I could see.

    Interesting that the Cambridges won’t be asked if they passed on their well wishes to the Sussexes but the Sussexes always get asked when it’s the reverse.

    Intl press seems to tag on other royals to H&M news and i think the BRF are leaning into this as strategy to get attention for some of the others.

  35. Sofia says:

    I said it yesterday that the Sussexes probably do not care so if the courtiers are thinking Meghan (and Harry) are looking up to the sky and screaming “Curse you Beatrice!!!!!!” then they’re wrong (I’m exaggerating I know). Plus for the Sussexes the vows they exchanged 3 days earlier seems more meaningful to them personally than the wedding on the 19th so the 16th is what they personally celebrate.

    Also Beatrice didn’t really make a splash even the UK. She trended for a few hours on Twitter but that’s it. Besides the Metro and Scottish Daily Mail, Bea didn’t make a single front page.

    • FancyPants says:

      It’s so ridiculous when you spell it out like that, but yes that’s probably exactly the reaction they were hoping for! I picture something more like:
      Harry & Meghan sit on their veranda, sipping cups of tea after relaxing morning yoga. Meghan scrolls through her secret social media accounts and sees Beatrice’s announcement. “Oh, she finally announced it publicly, good for her,” Meghan says. “Yes, I’m so happy for her, I know she has wanted a family of her own for a long time,” says Harry. And then they happily move on with their day.

      • Lady D says:

        I think the S’s knew about the impending announcement, too. It probably went exactly as you described, FancyPants.

  36. Over it says:

    I say let her have the announcement, I mean no one really cares what they do so might as well let them enjoy their 5 minutes of fame because unfortunately that’s all they will get.

  37. GuestWho says:

    This f’ing story about announcing at Eugenie’s wedding again.

    “They were willing to lie to protect other members of the family, but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”

  38. S808 says:

    Idk I don’t think was a dig from the York’s. I mean…..do they really think this would’ve pulled any focus from the Sussexes’s wedding anniversary? H&M didn’t even say anything publicly about their anniversary.

  39. Sam says:

    There’s this one sided competition that family has with Harry and Meghan which is hilarious because the sussexes don’t care! They are in a different timezone and have their own lives to worry about. The family can continue to brief the media on how they are trying to shade Harry and Meghan but they are the ones coming across as pathetic. At this point,all Harry and Meghan can do is laugh. Imagine living rent free in a nation’s head

  40. J ferber says:

    For the life of me, I cannot tell who is who with Beatrice and Eugenie. Just when I think I’ve mastered it, I find I’m wrong again. I could have sworn that was a picture of Eugenie. So the one with redder hair and more popping eyes is Beatrice. But I just know I’ll be wrong again next time.

  41. paranormalgirl says:

    I think William might have been incandescent on my anniversary and stole my thunder. Not sure.

  42. Meime says:

    I don’t think this was really Bea’s doing honestly, not that the Sussexes would even care. I don’t think Meghan and Harry care if anyone remembers or celebrates their anniversary except for them.

  43. Lovesitinnm says:

    I don’t think there was a great time to make any public announcement when H&M were pregnant. Doing so before the wedding would have stolen all of the lead up attention. Attending the wedding as vip guests and family it just happened to coincide with her showing and them being okay with people knowing. That’s all.

  44. Alexandria says:

    This family, firm and dumb British Media really can’t celebrate anything without dragging Harry and Meghan in? Stop talking about them. Do I have to draw a flow chart or something?

  45. Smices says:

    Petty Betty’s petty genes live on.

  46. MaryJo says:

    … hmm, who is this Beatrice?

  47. smee says:

    They can dig all they want – she will have to live with pix of that fug dress forever!

  48. TheOriginalMia says:

    It’s Page Six. Murdoch’s paper. A dig at someone is meant to sting, and Beatrice’s news wouldn’t do that to Harry & Meghan. They wouldn’t be insulted by the release of her news on their anniversary. They’d be happy for her and wish her and Dario well. This mindset that there can only be news about 1 senior Royal a day is ridiculous and reeks of the Grey Men’s bs.

  49. KW says:

    So, if memory serves me here Meghan and Harry announced to the family first on WhatsApp. Then they announced to the world before she went to New Zealand. However, Meghans outfit at the wedding of Eugenie had left the world and media guessing/assuming … and that’s where they were bitter, the York’s. It took away the attention of the media …. same media they are in bed with. Now they are making moves to announce her pregnancy on the anniversary and still nobody cares. What are you going to do? They aren’t interested!

    What the York’s should be worried about is this Bill Gates divorce because his wife is spilling Epstein tea and maybe has some receipts on Pedo Andy. I hope so. And anytime the York’s try to pull focus on themselves, I will always comment on Andrew because he should be prosecuted and we need to remind everyone every time they try to play the media …. where’s your father Beatrice? Why is he hiding?

  50. Mcali02 says:

    I thought the York girls were tight with Harry. This sounds like garbage.

  51. tempest prognosticator says:

    Since when can you not make big life announcements (like a pregnancy) on someone’s anniversary? I get that you don’t do it at someone’s wedding, but their anniversary? Their third anniversary, at that? I don’t think they used the exciting (for them) news of their first pregnancy as a weapon.

    • Haylie says:

      If we’ve learned nothing, it’s that the Windsors are petty and mean. Meghan got papped taking Archie to school on a whole other continent and the press/royalist stans got mad because it was “taking away attention” from Louis’s birthday photo.

      I’m sure Meghan and Harry aren’t even thinking about their anniversary in relation to Bea’s pregnancy announcement and have wished her well. But let’s not act like the Sussexes wouldn’t be getting dragged if the shoe was on the other foot. And a third anniversary becomes a big deal when courtiers, tabloids and Senior royals called Meghan a “degree wife” and did everything they could to make that a reality.

  52. Jewel says:

    I’m sure her pregnancy announcement had no impact what so ever on Harry & Meghan other than them taking a few seconds to text her congrats.

    Seriously , I only really recognize who Beatrice (aka Ariel) is compared to the sister because her huge eyes and red hair remind me of the little mermaid.

  53. Mel says:

    This is crazy. I don’t wish my brother and sister happy anniversary, I don’t even remember the dates, I get along with them just fine. I also didn’t realize that only one family life event can happen per day. Harry and Megan aren’t there, I’m pretty sure that they weren’t desperately scrolling through social media to see who got the most attention. IF this is how this family operates, always trying to one up each other/ seeking public attention no wonder they’re so messed up.

    • Lady D says:

      Anniversaries don’t even make the list of things to remember.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Same. After the first year, and the big milestones, I don’t pay attention to anniversaries. My sister is on her 2nd marriage and I don’t remember when the date is because they got married abroad and I don’t remember anything unless it’s in my calendar. I can barely remember my own anniversary and there are some years when you do something big, and others when you have other things going on. It’s not that big a deal.

    • Curious says:

      this is true. but the royal family traditions tends to use birthdays,anniversaries, weddings ,births ,engagements to make a mark in the press. even the queen dogs gets headlines. no one wished Harry/Meghan happy anniversary publicly. who knows maybe they called them and had a zoom chat.lol. anyways lets see if they stay this quiet when Harry/meghan daughter is born.

  54. Harla says:

    Personally I don’t believe that Bea pushed out this announcement, on this day, as much as Andrew did. I did notice how there wasn’t any outrage about Bea upstaging Kate’s engagement or vice versa so apparently the royals can announce several things in one day as long as all participants are white.

  55. Rai says:

    This is one of those times I give the royals a pass… this is the BM being stupid.

    Bea announces her pregnancy to overshadow H&M 3rd anniversary? So we can focus even more on their 3rd anniversary? Which the BM is talking about to say it was ignored? What? That makes no sense unless you’re grasping at straws for a headline

  56. lunchcoma says:

    Harry and Meghan should consider this a positive development, even if the intentions are petty. Only royals would expect an entire extended family to coordinate around a non-milestone anniversary. It’s very silly, and dropping it for Harry and Meghan is petty but also gets them closer to normalcy.

  57. Imara219 says:

    Bea doesn’t really dictate when the public message is made. I’m sure she told family and left it at that. If anything this shows how the curriers are petty people and they are the ones doing silliness. Why would anyone think Bea truly cares about this is beyond me. Also, so what if it was announced on H&M anniversary date. It wasn’t even a milestone anniversary. The SussexSquad can be just as bizarre and obsessed as the CambridgeCrew.

    By the by, Sussexes was trending yesterday on SM. I woke up to see an oddball (totally made up) tweet thread devoted to a back and forth convo between Harry and Megan that went over how they first met and how he proposed.

  58. Borit says:

    I think timing was due to petty courtiers.

    My favorite Beatrice story was her hat at W&K’s wedding. I had read that she wore the crazy hat on purpose to take some of the thunder away from wedding – in retaliation for her mother not being invited. It worked. Got tons of press

  59. Amy Too says:

    What the heck is this:

    “Robert Jobson, author of “Prince Philip’s Century,” added, “In life, timing is everything. And it seems that after Harry and Meghan stole the headlines and world attention by announcing that Meghan was pregnant with Harry, taking the limelight away from Princess Beatrice’s wedding, that she didn’t forget.”

    Meghan was pregnant with Harry? Do they mean Archie? Meghan’s pregnancy announcement stole the limelight from Bea’s wedding? Do they mean Eugenie? Do these royal reporters have any idea what they’re talking about? Ever? They’re always doing stuff like this, mixing up their princesses, forgetting dates and timelines. How is this their profession?

    And “In life, timing is everything.” Can we be any more vague? That’s a nonsense sentence. It doesn’t mean anything, it just fills space. “In life” timing is everything? I’ve heard “in business” or “in real estate,” or “in public relations” but I’ve never heard this extremely vague “in life timing is everything” lesson.

  60. Athena says:

    I asked this yesterday but I’ll ask again here, this whole Meghan announced her pregnancy at Eugenie’s wedding has been going on for 3 years. It’s similar to Meghan made Kate cry. Why haven’t the Yorks, specifically Eugenie deny it and put this story to bed? They could have “a friend” to refute the story.

    Outside of the U.K. and maybe Australia do people know who Beatrice is or care? So for anyone whether it’s the Yorks or a palace courtier to think this would over shadow the Sussexes seems naive.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I think this didn’t happen that way and is becoming urban myth.

    • notasugarhere says:

      It may be that Harry and Meghan don’t care, think it is unimportant. They all know that the family was told long before the wedding, which was outed by Mike. Maybe to Harry and Meghan, they’ve spoken to Eugenie, no hard feelings, and no one feels the need to bring attention by issuing a statement.

  61. JP says:

    “Kate stepped out looking like a jackass”…you owe me a new keyboard, mine now has coffee all over it!

  62. qtpi says:

    I feel bad that these sisters think anyone gives a hoot about them. If anything she ended up getting more attention because they attended the wedding. Maybe they should be grateful H and M came at all. If attention is all they care about.

    • qtpi says:

      Also I hope the BRF know how PETTY they look ignoring the anniversary. Basically proving H and M’s point about the dysfunction.

    • L4frimaire says:

      They should be happy they can go about their lives with little scrutiny while enjoying all the perks and advantages their HRH and connections give them. No one will ever question them, their life choices ( maybe their questionable fashion sense), and they know it, so they shouldn’t complain when their cousin gets all the attention, because they get all the smoke as well. There are whole institutions whose life goal now is to scorch the Sussexes, but go head with a pregnancy announcement to get in on the action too and get a bit of attention.

  63. L4frimaire says:

    Overall, it wasn’t that big a deal and a lot of people have no idea who Beatrice is. Also, is every member of the royal family going to structure their life events and announcements around how it will be a dig at the Sussexes or to try to get some of the Sussexes attention from California? Kids first day of school, so you delay until the Sussexes do something? Need to get an appendectomy, delay until a Sussex birthday? It’s ridiculous and not exactly healthy. The Sussexes chose to use the attention for their anniversary was announce opening another World Central Kitchen hub in Mumbai. PETA made a bigger deal about their anniversary than they did.

  64. Emmitt says:

    1. I don’t believe Beatrice herself had anything to do with this. The Palace obviously would have known beforehand to be able to make an announcement like this. This is all on the Palace, not Beatrice. The Palace could’ve announced it on the 18th or the 20th but they chose to do it on the 19th.

    2. I don’t believe the female Yorks are at war with the Sussexes. Otherwise, Eugenie wouldn’t be living in Harry’s house and Meghan wouldn’t have claimed she was cool with Fergie in the Oprah interview.

    3. Beatrice’s news didn’t steal the Sussexes’ thunder, because nobody cares about Beatrice. Even with her announcement, the Sussexes’ anniversary and announcement of their Mumbai kitchen dominated the news.

    4. Can you make an announcement about something that is obvious? Meghan is tiny and was visibly showing at Eugenie’s wedding. No announcement was needed. If Meghan was 7 weeks pregnant and not showing and announced she was pregnant, that would be one thing but she was visibly showing. The annoyance is not that Meghan “announced” the pregnancy at Eugenie’s wedding but that she was at Eugenie’s wedding in the first place and not hidden away in the scullery where she belongs.

    • CC2 says:

      I don’t think Meghan is cool with Fergie. They simply don’t have a relationship. Fergie was probably salty over Eugenies wedding and I don’t trust that B given her current relationship/friendship with Andrew and how she reached out to Piers after that dreadful day.

      • Emmitt says:

        Meghan had nothing bad to say about Fergie or the York girls during her interview. So, I will take Meghan’s word for it. I don’t think there’s a war between the female Yorks and the Sussexes. Again, if there was, Eugenie and Jack wouldn’t be living in Harry & Meghan’s house.

        2, we don’t know in what context Fergie reached out to Pus Morgan or if she really did reach out to him. Pus isn’t exactly a champion of the truth. Fergie’s not a senior royal and Pus indicated it was a senior royal cheering him on. It’s easy to dump on Fergie because she’s shady & corrupt. If a York did cheer on Pus for harassing Meghan, it was Andrew…not Fergie, Beatrice or Eugenie.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Meghan was in a difficult place. If she’d announced it a few weeks before the wedding, she’d have been attacked for stealing thunder from Eugenie’s wedding.

      IMO she’d hidden the pregnancy as long as she could, but they left for tour that Sunday, 1-2 days after the wedding. Changes had to be made in the tour schedule to keep her away from Zika zones, so the pregnancy had to be announced.

  65. EviesMom says:

    Meh. This feels like a tempest in a York teapot…. I doubt H&M are bothered by the announcement. Which might ironically drive Beatrice bonkers … but it won’t impact anyone else. Happy Anniversary to the couple who make everyday look like a celebration AND happy pregnancy announcement to the other guys. Thanks for not burning a neighbourhood down with your announcement.

  66. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I think Andrew is the only one with a beef against the Sussexes. I don’t think Beatrice is as close with the Sussexes as Eugenie is but this doesn’t seem like her style. I also think this was coordinated with all of the palaces and honestly, I agree with this strategy. I think that the less the palaces talk about the Sussexes, the better.

    Let the media think it’s a snub but if I were a Communications Secretary for any of the palaces, I would tell them to stop publicly announcing anything having to do with Meghan and Harry because it’s clear the Sussexes want distance from the palaces. They need to get used to the idea of not coordinating with Harry no matter how painful that is. No more public happy birthday or anniversary announcements for them. Just keep it private. Both Harry and the palaces need to move on from each other and stay out of the other’s business.

    • Emmitt says:

      Right, either you’re “in” or you’re “out.”

      When people quit a company, the company doesn’t mention them anymore. They don’t mention their birthday or any news about them. They don’t exist for that company anymore.

      Harry & Meghan quit The Firm. The Firm should not be mentioning them, gossiping about them, briefing on them etc. They’re gone. Act like it and move on. The Sussexes have.

      • JodieP says:

        But they haven’t really

      • notasugarhere says:

        Harry and Meghan have moved on. They shut down the UK arm of their charity, MWX (formerly had Sussex in the name). They have massive deals with Spotify and NetFlix. They have their charity, with no Sussex or royal attached to it.

        There are plenty of people who think Harry and Meghan are not allowed to live their lives. That if he what, does a program about his own mental health, he’s not allowed to mention the factors of that health? To those people I say, get the F over yourselves.

  67. Kelley Bentley says:

    I look at it as if the Yorks are manufacturing a “controversy” with H & M. Without the drama no one would probably notice/care that Bea made an announcement re her pregnancy.

  68. Bella says:

    Or, as they all get along, they can all be in on the joke that the RR would go crazy over it

  69. ennie says:

    I don’t think M&H cared negatively about it whatsoever.
    I neither care about vaccines for the whole RF, or their timing.
    good for them, but it is not bad to do that in front of the press so those crazy reactionaries among their followers go and get theirs instead of blaming the moon or whatever on a vaccine that should be available for everyone.

    The whole of the RF cannot overshadow them, only bad news about Lizzie would overshadow them, and still, the tabloids already have headlines prepared for that case about the Sussexes and poor old granny, but you know that already.

  70. Liz version 700 says:

    This is kind of sad. It is like Beatrice isn’t important enough for an announcement, it has to be done to spite the Sussexes. I doubt this was done by Beatrice, but no doubt her parents/BP had a hand in the timing.

  71. February-Pisces says:

    I think this is definitely salty courtiers and the British media trying to make some sort of rivalry between the York’s and the Sussex’s. If the baby news was announced via the palace then they would have decided when to release it. I doubt there is rivalry given that eugenie is living in the house the Sussex’s paid for.

    Also remember when Eugenie had her baby, and a few days before Meghan announced she was pregnant, the Keens announced they were ‘trying’ for baby no4. Even though there was actually no news to announce, they just had to announce to the world they were raw banging. But of course Meghan actually being very very pregnant is ‘stealing eugenies thunder‘. Anyway I remember hearing that Kate put that they were ‘trying’ for no4 because she wanted to upstage eugenie out of jealousy, but I don’t know if that’s true, but it probably is.

  72. Shazze says:

    So nice to get to follow all the petty bullshit coming from this Royal Family that’s supposed to inspire and set an example. I think they are really overpaid and should get (bad) performance reviews.

  73. lucylee says:

    Discounting all the Sundays in a year, each of the Magnificent 7 can only make one appearance every 45 days, so they don’t overshadow each other.

  74. Lizzie says:

    Are the palace courtiers all 12 years old. That’s what I get from this.

  75. Tessa says:

    The fake news of her “ruining” Eugenie’s wedding is repeated to the point of absurdity. Harry could have even called Eugenie and told her before hand. This article does make Bea look spiteful and is a bad reflection on her. But I doubt it’s true story.

  76. Tessa says:

    I think basically the ones who manufacture the story of Eugenie did not want Meghan at the wedding in the first place.

  77. Tessa says:

    It’s amazing how Meghan and Harry are accused of “rushing” into the marriage when Bea dated a man who had just broken up with his fiancee who gave birth to his child.

  78. FlowerG says:

    Yes but announcing that you’re pregnant at someone else’s wedding is a pretty crap thing to do sooooo

    • Tessa says:

      I was at a wedding where a relative of the bride announced a pregnancy and people cheered, even the bride. This makes the Windsors look dysfunctional.

    • Calibration says:

      Flower g but they didn’t

  79. Rapunzel says:

    My guess: Bea found out she was pregnant, Philip died, and she was told to wait a month after his funeral on April 17th to announce due to some archaic mourning protocol. It was almost exactly 30 days after his funeral.

  80. Hildegarde says:

    I don’t get this claim. How would that be a dig. Meghan announced her pregnancy several months ago. She isn’t really in the news for any specific projects or personal milestones or events right now so while there’s always going to be some attention on them, it isn’t particularly focused right now. They’re just pregnant at the same time and they’re not even in the same stages of their pregnancies.

    • Curious says:

      its not about they are pregnant. someone decided to tell the world about it on Harry/Meghan 3rd yr wedding anniversary . i am sure if Harry still talk to his cousins, Harry/Meghan already knows Bea is pregnant when he came for his grandfather funeral. the thing is there is a time difference .so when this was told Meghan and Harry was maybe still sleeping. so it did nothing.plus Harry/Meghan used their wedding anniversary to help others. Bea child is still in running to be king/queen. the only thing that is stopping it, is a bunch of people and their families have to die before that happens. so not a chance in hell.

  81. Curious says:

    I guess if it is a dig at Meghan. Bea at least got some attention on Harry/ Meghan 3rd wedding anniversary. by announcing she is pregnant on Harry/Meghan wedding anniversary, she actually put their 3rd anniversary in the press..Bea is not getting any younger, so most women around that age want to start a family. for me, i don’t care about if she has 10 children. that guy is not in love with her. but he will hang around and see what benefits he can get out of it . I am sure by him marrying a royal it helps his business.

  82. Tashiro says:

    None of this is true. This story is nothing but a load of crap.