Princess Eugenie & Beatrice went to a Notting Hill pub with Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan launched a hate campaign against the Duchess of Sussex soon after it was revealed that Meghan was dating Prince Harry. While Piers was not alone in his hate campaign, he was one of the loudest, angriest and most racist bloviators on British airwaves for years. Things came to a head in 2021, just after the Sussexes’ Oprah interview aired. Piers, then a co-anchor on Good Morning Britain, called Meghan a liar for saying that she was suicidal during the wall-to-wall hate campaign against her while she was pregnant. When he was called out on his unhinged hatred (by the weatherman), Piers stormed out of the set. He was fired from GMB and his career has never been the same. It’s hilarious to watch him fail, over and over again.

Why this trip down memory lane? Well, Piers still resides in the UK, and he was recently out at a pub with… Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. You know, the same Eugenie who is close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The same Eugenie who lived in Frogmore Cottage for more than a year, likely rent-free. The same Eugenie who visited the Sussexes in California (the only Windsor to do so). She was out with Piers Morgan.

Princess Eugenie showed off her blooming baby bump as she visited a pub over the weekend alongside her sister Princess Beatrice and a host of celebrity friends. The mother-of-one, who is expecting her second child in the next few months, looked effortlessly elegant in a smart blue smock dress as she joined Beatrice at the The Princess Royal pub in Notting Hill.

Beatrice opted for a pretty navy denim dress for the outing, which she paired with a pair of black tights and dark boots.

The sisters were joined at the outing by a number of A-lister friends, including James Blunt and Piers Morgan. Sofia Wellesley, James Blunt’s wife, was seen carrying a cardboard cutout of one of the guests, causing everyone to burst into laughter.

[From The Daily Mail]

In the Mail’s exclusive photos, you can also see Eugenie Beatrice embracing Piers as they left the pub. Disloyal, my God. While I understand that the York princesses play a different game and that they’re in a much different position strategically within the family, it would be pretty f–king easy to avoid hanging out with the worst of the worst – Piers Morgan, Dan Wootton, Jeremy Clarkson. These men have said and written some of the most deranged sh-t about the Sussexes, and they should not be welcome in polite society. But it does show us that the Yorks are always going to look out for the Yorks.

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  1. Jais says:

    Wait. Eugenie was there for sure yes. You can see her walking alone outside the pub, putting her jacket in. But the photo was of Beatrice hugging Morgan. Which is disgusting and I’m still shocked by it. Beatrice hugging Piers Morgan! What the F-?

    • Abby says:

      I saw these photos yesterday and I thought je for sure it was Beatrice hugging piers.

      I didn’t know Eugenie was there. That disappoints me. 😩

    • MrsCope says:

      Agreed @jais. I admit to not liking how it looks, but I’m also not going to let the DM frame a story for me. There were a lot of people there and some sort of cut out. It seemed like a gathering or party? P. (I won’t type his name) and his wife could have been at that gathering or it could have been a “happy” accident. Also the photos show Beatrice hamming it up for the group and Eugenie arriving later (or earlier). Either way there are some scenarios that still preserve Eugenie’s allegiance. I will say the Yorks as a whole have been very visible and very close to each other/loyal to C +C Royal Factory for a bit now heading into the coronation. A long way to say…. the machine is hard for the strongest (Harry and Meghan). We’ll see long term what Eugenie wants to be.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “but I’m also not going to let the DM frame a story for me. There were a lot of people there and some sort of cut out. It seemed like a gathering or party?”

        @MrsCope – EXACTLY! It is not like this was a “York” drinks party and Beatrice & Eugenie personally invited Mr. Piss Morgan.

      • Isabella says:

        One of the sisters is definitely getting a bear hug from Piers. I wonder what he’s got on them? Or maybe they’re protecting their dad in some way. Would have been easy not to hug in front of paps. It is all very weird.

      • Jais says:

        Listen, I can wait to see on Eugenie. It looks bad though. But get that this could be some DM framing. Maybe she left before PM got there idk? I’d like to think that Harry and Meghan love and trust her for a reason. It’s horrifying and heartbreaking to think otherwise. However, Beatrice hugging PM is not something that can be framed. She was hugging Piers Morgan!!! Nope. Nope nope nope.

      • pottymouthpup says:

        for now I will give Eugenie the benefit of the doubt that she is playing nice here since Morgan tends to support her parents & the Yorks perceive themselves to be in a bit of predicament managing loyalties/finances

      • RoyalBlue says:

        I think they set Eugenie up. The DM seek to divide and conquer. They did it with Charles and his sons, Harry and William, the Firm and Meghan, and now anyone who appears close to the Sussexes must be setup.

    • Josephine says:

      My first thought — I guess someone is low on funds. I think all of these people are bought and sold like the cheap, spineless and dishonorable losers they are.

      • SURE says:

        “It is not like this was a “York” drinks party and Beatrice & Eugenie personally invited Mr. Piss Morgan”

        A similar justification was used to excuse Camilla when she happily lunched with Morgan and Clarkson. But seeing B hugging PM leaves no doubt in my mind that the York’s have taken a leaf out of Camilla’s image rehabilitation playbook for the sake of the father.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @SURE – The difference with me is that I believe Camilla invited Jeremy Clarkson and/or gave her official approval to including him on the guest list for the event.

      • Tacky says:

        It may be they were invited to the same party as Morgan, but that is no reason to hug that vile piece of living garbage. I hope Beatrice’s tetanus shot is up to date.

      • CooCoo Catchoo says:

        If I were Harry and Meghan, I wouldn’t trust any member of the BRF. They’re all self-serving vipers, IMHO. I am disappointed, but NOT surprised.

    • Princessk says:

      I am disgusted but not surprised.
      Fergie is very friendly with Morgan, you will have noticed that he doesn’t write nasty things about Fergie and the girls.
      The York women are playing the long game.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Selling out the Sussexes to keep their names out of the columns? Oh, probably.
        And something else, too. Even if Eugenie doesn’t tell any tales on the Sussexes, just the York girls’ proximity to Piers, is going to send a signal to Chucky, that they are willing to play ball with the worst of the tabloid media. It’s well known Beatrice is desperate to be a working royal. If she wants to win points with Chucky, she’s going to have to kiss the ring of the poison media.

    • Moxylady says:

      E had been a constant and loyal friend to both Meghan and Harry for years and years.
      With the pure trash the British media is, I won’t put my trust in them regarding who E is choosing to spend time with and what it means.
      Example from my life.
      I had an abusive relative show up to my aunts funeral. But he was from the other side of the family. He was there purely to troll me. I left after staking my claim and talking to enough people and refusing to acknowledge him.
      I believe she was ambushed and she probably gave h and m a heads up.
      As for B – she might know she has to suck up to the scum and she’s willing to play the game.

    • Princessk says:

      Beatrice made a point of very publicly giving Morgan a huge hug so that the cameras could catch it.
      It was deliberate and calculated. That public hug was given for a reason, let us see….favourable coverage for Andrew?? Morgan is in the Murdoch stable.
      Her husband did not marry her for nothing, Beatrice knows that she has to see and be seen in order to keep herself and her husband relevant in both social and business life.

  2. Kkat says:

    That’s B hugging the shitestain not E

    • Cara says:

      Beatrice has been trained from birth to kiss up to anyone with the power to hurt her mom and dad and sister; it is clearly the role to which she has been assigned. Pride is a luxury when Andrew is your father. That’s probably why she always looks so very sad. She’s carrying the weight of that family on her tiny shoulders.

  3. equality says:

    Bea is the one who was hugging PM and joking with him. Most of the pix of Eugenie were by herself. I wonder if she got roped into this outing by Bea or if it was some sort of charity thing.

    • Ang says:

      I’m sincerely shocked by this. What does it mean? How could E and B associate with that monster who has led the charge against M? Is it all a game? Are they forced to be nice to him to protect their father? How on earth would M&H feel about this???

      • equality says:

        I wonder how damaged B&E have been from their association with the royal cult and their parents. Look how difficult it has been for PH. The big difference is that PH already hated the media because he saw them as being complicit in his mother’s death (and in making her life miserable).

      • Lee says:

        Maybe they really don’t care about any of the Wales versus Sussex issues and are just doing whatever benefits them

      • Lorelei says:

        And it goes back even so much farther than Meghan. Piers was at the helm when all of the phones were hacked, including both Harry’s and William’s. It’s really gross for them to socialize with this POS.

      • FC says:

        This HAS to be some sort of quid pro quo, right? I can’t imagine Eugenie throwing away her relationship with Harry unless her feet were to the fire. My guess is she’s getting 1. Favorable coverage for Andrew to resume royal life/bankrolling and/or 2. A guarantee from Charles that her family can still enjoy royal perks (a long-leased house, maybe?).

        Regardless, this is equal parts sad and gross.

      • Yvette says:

        @FC … This was an exclusive at DM, which means they had advanced notice. The DM has been after Eugenie since they learned she was friendly with Harry. I think she was invited to the event and didn’t invite Piers Morgan. She wasn’t pictured hugging him, her sister was. Beatrice doesn’t seem as close to the Sussexes as Eugenie. Seems to me like ‘someone’ was set up.

      • Yvette says:

        Sorry to double-dip like this, but I just took another look at the photos. Eugenie didn’t come out with the rest, and since the photographer was obviously stationed there, she could have left well before everyone else.

        It is entirely possible that she was invited to the event without knowing who else would be there, and I’ve noticed that Beatrice and Eugenie don’t roll with the same crowd. Everyone turning against Eugenie is exactly what the DM has been after for a while now. I’ll need to be extremely sure before doing so.

      • Decowell says:

        @Yvette, I agree with this. We keep hearing stuff about the Sussexes being close to the York Princesses but it really seems to only be Eugenie. My heart dropped a bit when I saw the headline here but looking at the pictures it’s Beatrice who’s hugging P, not Eugenie. Beatrice fraternizing with P and others like him doesn’t surprise me, Beatrice is definitely playing the game. I haven’t given up on Eugenie being loyal to the Sussexes.

      • Debbie says:

        My first thought after reading this story was: This man is so pathological on the subject of Meghan that he MUST have tried to pump the York sisters for information on her. I know he did. And any system that makes a woman to spend time with Piss Morgan is an evil institution. Whatever dish the Yorks may have disclosed, I hope they leave the Sussexes out of it.

  4. Brassy Rebel says:

    I hope the Sussexes understand that they can’t trust any of these people.

    • Lia says:

      Yes! This whole family is so f*cking sick!! Such disgusting people! You can forget about them all!
      That we live in such a world…

    • Mary says:

      @brassy, I have been saying this for the longest time about Eugenie but keep getting beaten up on here about it. People desperately want to believe that Harry has a friend in Eugenie. Nope.

      In the past she has said and done some pretty pissy things to and about the Sussexes. She was never a support to them after their wedding until, lo’ and behold, she needed a bigger place to stay. I have side-eyed her since she wore the Anya earrings to the Christmas lunch, where Meghan met the greater Royal clan, and I haven’t stopped.

      Yes, it was Beatrice that was hugging Piers Morgan but this was a friendly luncheon that Eugenie attended as well. She is complicit. If Eugenie were a friend and ally of the Sussexes there is no way she would come within a mile of Piers Morgan. Remember him talking about the royal family member that supported him? It’s got to be one or more of the Yorks.

      Also, don’t know if this is true but, I saw someone post on Twitter that Morgan’s wife Celia actually does PR work for Fergie, most recently on her current press tour. Disgusting if true and would support the notion that there is quite a close and long-standing connection between the Morgans and the Yorks.

      I remind you all again of the Fall 2019 interview of Harry where he said that not one of his relatives had been supportive of them. NOT ONE.

      My only question is, now that you can all see for yourself what Eugenie is, why do this? Why meet with Morgan in such a public fashion and where the paps just happened to be hanging out for pictures? What message are they trying to send?

      • Sam says:

        @mary 👏👏

      • Mtl.Ex.pat says:

        @mary – agree.
        It is Beatrice hugging that idiot (compare the booties vs Eugenie’s boots). That said – I wouldn’t trust any of the Yorks any farther than I can throw them. Beatrice has always struck me as the shifty one – still begging for crumbs from the table and turning a blind eye to her despicable father. But now I’m wondering how trustworthy Eugenie is too.

      • kirk says:

        @ mary – not sure what Eugenie has said about M-H or meaning of Anya earrings at Christmas lunch. But I do recall Harry in Fall 2019 interview saying that none, not one, of his relatives was supportive of them.

        Also I’d think any Brit would have to be blind and deaf (or in grad school 😬) to have missed Prissy Morgan’s GMB on-screen walkoff after heartlessly spouting crap about Meghan feeling suicidal. Perhaps Bea and Eugenie never got their phones hacked, or they’re sanguine about it if they have, esp about Prissy Morgan’s phone hacking 🔗: (Greenslade, The Guardian 7/29/11); (“Paxman: Piers Morgan told me how to phone hack” | Channel 4 News, YouTube 5/23/12); (“Piers Morgan ‘strongly implicated’ in phone hacking…”, Byline Investigates 6/7/2019); (Rusbridger, The Guardian 3/7/21 – “Piers Morgan…name crops up very many times in the generic phone-hacking litigation particulars of claims in front of [Mr Justice] Mann,” chancery court). It’s a mystery how anybody thinks getting up on tippy-toes to hug Morgan is a good look.

        I’m sorta sympathetic to Bea & Eugenie’s position with their #!@* parents. But I agree with @Survivor who had to cut “abuser family” who are merely having a little chitchat over trivial lunch, but with people who caused great harm. Think Nina Simone – “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.”

    • Survivor says:

      When one has been abused, any whiff of disloyalty hits different. It just does. Siding with abusers in *any* capacity is just unforgivable for someone who has fought for survival. I had to cut out every person who even speaks to my abuser family, because endless betrayals (which to them were insignificant little lunches and trivial conversations about me) just kept adding up to profound pain. No. If you can sit in the same room peacefully with someone who caused me enormous pain and harm, then no, you are not welcome in my life. I do hope, in time, H&M will stop being so nice to their abusers and betrayers.

  5. L84Tea says:

    I saw a few people last night trying to defend Eugenie because it was Bea hugging him, not her. But the fact that she was there with him looks sooo bad. I feel so let down by her. It is absolutely a betrayal. To be within twenty yards of that obsessed loon is despicable enough, but to be dining out or whatever they were doing with him, no. Just no. Eugenie, you let me down girl.

    • FC says:

      It wasn’t an accident that the meeting happened at a public place and the hug outside with paps ready and waiting. This was intentional and meant to send a big message.

      • KFG says:

        Chuck putting Eugenie in Nott Cot was a warning. Bea has always wanted to be a working royal so no surprise. But I think Eugenie doesn’t have the strength, money, or friends to help her become independent. I hope H cuts them all. I think the rota have a shitton on Bea and her husband and maybe she’s pressuring Eugenie to help them.

      • Jaded says:

        @KFG — Eugenie and Jack stayed at Frogmore, Khate got Nott Cott. In any event, this is not a good look for either Bea or Eug. It would be like seeing Dr. Biden having a cozy lunch with Tucker Carlson.

      • Bee says:

        Khate got Adelaide. AFAIK no one is stuck in NottCott ATM.

  6. MrsBanjo says:

    Are there more pics on the DF link (I don’t click on their site)? The pic in the Twitter post is of Beatrice hugging Morgan, not Eugenie. I can’t imagine why Eugenie would even attend if she’s maintaining a relationship with the Sussexes, unless she got dragged along by Bea. Regardless, the meeting and he are gross af.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I would be willing to bet good money the York Princesses attended because their husbands needed to be there for some type of business networking.

    • C-Shell says:

      I think you’re very close to the point here — this is the FAIL. They are cherry picking pics and framing the narrative around this gathering to stoke the controversy, hate and conspiracy against Harry and Meghan. As revolting as the Fail and especially Moron are, they are tight and they are tight with the RF, and they will do anything to hurt the Sussexes who are holding them and all of the tabloids (and some broadsheets) to account, hurting their bottom line. This situation was a gold mine for them. Not sure we’ll ever know the truth, but Harry and Meghan are big, smart people who know how that ugly game is played and can make their own decisions about their cousins.

    • Lara (the other) says:

      There are pictures of Eugenie leaving alone, it seems earlier than the others, none of Piss Morgan und Eugenie together.

  7. swaz says:

    Who cares 🙄 the Lakers Game hang out is much more interesting 🤣

  8. Well how do you like that. I thought Eugenie had better sense that this.

  9. Snuffles says:

    Finally you posted this! I’ve been furious since yesterday. Just a correction though, that’s Beatrice hugging Piers.

    That said, I’m utterly flabbergasted and heartbroken on Harry’s behalf that Eugenie did this. It’s one thing to suck up to the asshole heirs, it’s a delicate, complicated situation for them. But you would think it would be easy to avoid Piers Morgan like the plague. Although someone online said that his wife is doing PR for Fergie.

    I hope we’re reading this situation all wrong. I hope Harry isn’t blindsided because he’s clearly trusted and been VERY generous to Eugenie this whole time. And from my point of view, she’s stabbing him in the back and possibly compromising the legal case he has against Piers.

    I’ll never trust Eugenie again.

    • L84Tea says:

      I didn’t even think about the legal case connection. Yikes, that makes it even worse.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes, I was really disappointed as well. Staying on the good side of Charles and William is one thing and like you said I understand that it’s delicate and complicated for them, especially given their father’s position (and they are going to side with their father obviously, whatever the rest of us may think about him). But Piers Morgan? that’s something different entirely. They could easily have avoided him, or at least if Beatrice was going to hug him, do it INSIDE the restaurant.

      I really hope this is just about Piers’ wife doing PR for Fergie (which would make sense since we all figure that Fergie was the one who called Piers to “thank him” for defending the royal family.) but yeesh, what a bad look for Beatrice and Eugenie. A really really really bad look.

      • Ang says:

        Surely she knew it would be photographed outside? So, it’s a message? To M&H?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Ang – exactly! I feel like if she had to hug PM bc she loves him so much, or whatever, she could have done it inside. Doing it outside felt very pointed to me.

        Also, does PM even have that much power/influence anymore besides Twitter? Does anyone take him seriously? If he starts ranting and raving about Andrew, will anyone care? I could understand the York sisters cozying up to some other prominent media figures to try to keep the heat off their father but Piers Morgan?

      • The Hench says:

        The ‘outside’ bit is key. The first thing I thought when I saw these photos was ‘someone deliberately called the paps for this’. Photographers do not randomly hang around (could not hang around) every pub in London every day of the week. Someone told them to be there. In that context, the hug being outside is absolutely part of a plan. The question is what IS the plan?

      • Harper says:

        Feeding Piers the inside tea on mean Kate? One thing for sure, Eugenie and Bea are no fans of Keen.

      • Mary says:

        @Ang, I commented above before I saw your comment and I absolutely agree and believe that the hugging and the photographs were staged to send a message. But to whom and why? Like you, my first thought was that it is a message to the Sussexes but I’m not sure about what. Maybe, don’t come to the Coronation, noone likes you?

      • Shawna says:

        @The Hench – Given what we’ve learned today about the hacking lawsuit, maybe the Yorks were trotted out on purpose to give William cover. Thus, this would be sucking up to William after all, not only about their parents or personal feelings.

      • Debbie says:

        Maybe this social meeting with PM is in response to the BM’s article a few months ago stating that the York sisters will have to decide which side they’re on. I remember the article went on to say that Eugenie sent Meghan a nice message on her 40th birthday, and she has visited them in California, and went to the Super Bowl with Harry, etc. They must decide and pick a side (the unspoken threat being that otherwise we’ll go into your family drama or marriages). I don’t know.

        @Harper: I may be wrong, but Piss Morgan doesn’t seem to be at all interested in any Kate related activities. His every waking moment seems to be dominated by Meghan and what she’s doing or thinking. Naw, this guy’s not speaking to the Yorks to get dirty on Kate. No way.

    • Jais says:

      Same @snuffles. It really makes me angry to see Beatrice hugging that man. The audacity to hug the man that has gone out of his way to make her cousin’s life miserable. What the absolute f*ck. This man is a POS and she’s hugging them cuz they’re clearly friends. And Eugenie there too? Am always saying i shouldn’t still get shocked by these people and yet they still manage to shock me.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Andrew and Fergie are their parents. They’ve made it abundantly clear that their main allegiance is to them. Like I said above, can’t be trusted.

      • Lee says:

        To be fair the Yorks have nothing to gain by being close to the Sussexs, they need to lookout for themselves I guess

      • Debbie says:

        Gee, who knew that in order to be a decent person one had to have something to “gain” for it. And we’re not even talking about stealing some bread for physical survival or anything. We’re talking about grown adults who are capable of working for a living and who don’t really need to suck up to PM. I guess I would never survive in England.

    • Gruey says:

      Yes, Morgan has been evil to Meghan. But he’s also just plain vile and evil. You couldn’t get me to touch a misogynist like him with a 20 foot pole, let alone one who persecuted my friend. How can they stand to be near him? For themselves if not for Meghan? It’s grotesque.

    • LB says:

      Piers wasn’t just some journalist. He was one of the leaders who for years relentlessly attacked Meghan with pretty much no grounds to do so other than the fact that she is a mixed race American. Hope that H&M have been very careful with Eugenie. As for Beatrice hugging Piers, she has never cared about H&M. She needs to stay in the good graces of KCIII to help her father, and probably get some royal work & money for herself. Edo likely trades on her royal & social connections for his business. But just imagine if the tables were turned and Meghan had lunch & hugged a long-time attacker of KCII/Camilla/Will/Kate. The UK Media crucify her.

  10. Brit says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Piers has tried to get to Beatrice and especially Eugenie to get Meghan to speak to him. He’s always been friends with the Yorks, so this isn’t surprising. I really think people don’t understand how toxic and deep the press and that family go. It’s a way of life for them and they see nothing wrong with it. I don’t expect nothing from these people. Eugenie and Beatrice shouldn’t be put in the in the middle. Is it a bad look? Absolutely, but do I consider them horrible people, no. Camilla on the other hand….

  11. Maxine Branch says:

    Morgan made sure he was photographed hugging one of the two sisters. Either way you choose to look at this outing, it stinks to me. Being seen publicly with this man who earns his living bashing Meghan is not a good look for anyone who is intimately involved in the Sussexes like.

  12. Dee(2) says:

    Seems like a group gathering so it’s not clear if the guest list was expressed in advance. I’m not sure I would expect Eugenie to leave a party friends are having because a person she “maybe” doesn’t like is there. I’ve sucked it up and ignored people at gatherings. As for Beatrice hugging PM no excuse there, it doesn’t even have to be about the Sussexes he’s reprehensible in general. She always struck me as wanting to be more it girl than Eugenie did/does though.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      That’s a very good point and spot on.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      I agree with this. You go somewhere to support one person and someone you dislike or has injured someone you care about is there too? You suck it up…AND REPORT BACK!

      • Isabella says:

        You don’t hug that awful person, though. You don’t rehab them with a hug in front of the cameras.

        There are no friends in that family.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        @Isabella I never saw Beatrice as having any allegiance to H&M. Eugenie, though, seems to be a better friend to them and I don’t see her being there as any kind of betrayal…yet.

    • Concern Fae says:

      This. Sometimes you show up to support one person and other people you don’t care for are there. This fantasy life some people have where you only associate with people you care for and respect certainly isn’t the real world.

      • Kingston says:

        Youre ingoring The Hug. No excuse for beatrrice hugging the male sore on the arse of humanity. Nevermind his one-sided, unprecedented harrasment of a member of the royal family, but consider his general, abusive, stalker behaviour under the guise of journalism that has been his modus-operandi for his entire ‘career.’

        No decent, hi-profile person would do what beatrice and the co-hoe has done for the sanitization of this creature.

    • Shai says:

      Agreed. If it was for someone she’s close to, I wouldn’t just expect her to get up & leave if one person was there whom she didn’t like. I don’t even do that, I’ll sit around long enough to show some support, but I won’t interact. The fact that there are zero pictures of her with him & we only see her leaving alone feels like she wasn’t there long enough & the DM obviously wants to paint the narrative she’s “chosen sides”.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Cue the sinister music….and grab some popcorn.

  14. Serena says:

    Everyone who hangs out with such a pos is a walking red flag to me, so I’m not gonna mince words: this behaviour is disgusting.

  15. Lili says:

    I have mixed feelings about this story, for sure this will divide supporters of Eugenie’s proximity to Harry, how ever i do question how come there was a photographer on hand to take these photos but we never actually see ones with Eugenie and Beatrice together in those clothes or euginie next to piers. my only hope is the H&M are playing things close to thier chest, it seems no one in this family can be trusted

    • MSTJ says:

      That was my healthy skepticism also. None of the photos I saw has Eugenie with the group. I am usually skeptical of any story from DM because they have been known to manipulate readers using photos from different occasions and mis representing quotes from people they interview and spin a different tale in their articles.

      That being said, I have to trust Harry and Meghan with how they manage their relationship with members of Harry’s family. I personally view the royal family like an institution where colleagues are acquaintances who socialize occasionally and have a few things in common and who may enjoy each other’s company when socializing. I do not view them as close enough to love and care for each other. It’s more like survival of the fittest in that institution/family – always watch your back.

  16. KP says:

    Harry did say it’s not who you trust but who they trust. I’m sure he knows how his family operates but it’s still jarring to see. The York’s are protecting themselves for sure especially as Charles moves to cut people off.

    Unfortunately this is also how the media game works. That’s why piers harasses people till they give him an interview…he’s been successful at that except with Meghan. He’s been quiet on Andrew because the York’s suck up to him.
    It’s how the kardashians gained fame by sucking up to Harvey L at TMZ.

    Harry and Meghan are just a few of the celebrities or politicians who refuse to play the game or compromise their morals. It’s not easy as we can see!

    It’s also still surprising to see how many people are friends with Piers despite his toxicity. People like Gary Linkelar or even Andy Murray. Always disappointing.

  17. og bella says:

    I guess I’m going to be the only one not jumping to conclusions that E is stabbing them in the back. I firmly believe that Harry knows his family well. I would not be surprised if he didn’t know about this beforehand because it was a public outing and he was sure to know about it.

    I’m giving her befit of the doubt at this point. We have no idea what this meeting was about at all.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I’m with you on this…no knee-jerking.

    • equality says:

      I and some other people above were giving her the benefit of the doubt. So, no, you aren’t alone. Do you read other comments before posting?

      • OG BELLA says:

        Well now equality, aren’t you the snippy one. I posted at 8:53. Prior to that no one was coming to their defense. At 8:47 I see you posted a lukewarm, ” I wonder if she got roped into this outing by Bea or if it was some sort of charity thing.”

        We probably even started posting at the same time but I was interrupted by a phone call, so I wouldn’t not have seen your post.

        So, yes I read comments before posting. Perhaps you might look into being a little nicer

      • equality says:

        Well now, aren’t you snippy right back. Why don’t you look into not assuming to know everyone’s thoughts before they have a chance to even post?

      • og bella says:

        ok. have a lovely day.

      • Jaded says:

        @ equality — og bella is entitled to have an opinion (a valid one I might add) and she’s not assuming to know everyone’s thoughts AT ALL.

  18. Blueberry says:

    Could it be that Eugenie is only pretending to be down with this crowd but in actuality be loyal to the Sussexes? She could be mole.

  19. Pumpkin says:

    H&M have been nothing but lovely with Eugenie and vice versa. I don’t know the full inside details of the relationships (really none of us do) so I’m not going to be outraged about this on H&M’s behalf. They might be unhappy about this or they may not care. I don’t know so I’m just going to shrug my shoulders and move on.

    • Jojo says:

      @PUMPKIN This is my stance too. I can’t allow myself to have an instinctive emotional reaction to anything being presented for consumption by the DM. H&M are clever, intelligent and savvy they likely understand what’s going on behind the visuals here better than any of us.

      Having said that it would need to be a life or death level situation for me to even consider socialising with the pond scum that is PM , let alone hug him… (shudders in disgust🤮). Also, the York’s are not exactly renowned for their wider liaison/machination skills. The parents have literally spent their entire lives lurching from one FU connection to another.

  20. Vivica says:

    I thought it was Beatrice that gave him a hug? Some Squaddies are giving her the benefit of the doubt, saying that she went to a lunch that happen to have PM at it since she couldn’t control the guest list. Either way, it does look bad.

  21. SAS says:

    Oh yuuuuuuck. I assume there’s some kind of Andrew reputation rehab coming down the pipeline but you can be sure Piers is going to allude to some Sussex nonsense from his “close sources” after this gathering.

    No doubt to me now that BOTH girls continue to support their pedo dad and the racist royal media. Gross.

  22. Anna says:

    I dislike the framing around this if only because Eugenie has kept things on the down low for HM since day1 and still hasn’t, to this day, spilled any tea against her cousin. I want to believe for her, and her relationship with HM’s sake that it was just a case of awful timing or what have you.

  23. girl_ninja says:

    Eugenie isn’t hugging Morgan, Beatrice is hugging the racist. Still disappointing that she’s there though. I believe more than ever that Harry and Meghan only have each other to trust , as well as Doria as far as immediate family. The York girls and their parents have shown they are very tight. They should know by now who to work and how to work it. Lest not forget that their misguided loyalty to their disgusting father and problematic mother keeps them caping for them. And of course they have to kiss up to Charles to make sure daddy stays fed and has a roof over his head. A sad life.

  24. My opinion says:

    So bea and the Italian stallion will be working royals so they are out their getting their talking heads greased 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think Eugenie got caught in that mess or agreed to support her sister.

    • Tessa says:

      Edo is not a royal. There is no monarchy in Italy. I doubt Charles will let Beatrice do royal work.

    • Truthiness says:

      Beatrice desperately wants to be a working royal and Charles will never go for it. Charles’ feelings about the Yorks are clear and unchanging. I suspect this outing pleases Camilla greatly, they’re showing which side of the fence they want to be on.

  25. Amy Bee says:

    The Yorks have always played the media game. There’s a reason why they’re always being photographed on the streets of London. Given how soft Piers has been on Andrew, it’s clear that he’s friends with the Yorks. Harry and Meghan just have to be careful about what they talk about around them.

  26. ana says:

    I truly just hope harry can find some peace and BLOCK these people fully. they are happy to chat and have a warm lunch with (and just bc a hug happened or didn’t on camera, maybe they were hugging inside), with a man who not only led a hate campaign for years that led meghan to have suicidal thoughts, but who has continued that hate against her – but who is also a very hateful right wing man regardless. people need to stop imaginging that these people are good or have good politics. they will do anything to protect themselves and their immediate family (aka their mother and FATHER) and and will throw anyone else under the bus.

  27. HeyKay says:

    Well this is disgusting news.
    I’d think they would both stay well clear of Piers Morgan.

  28. tamsin says:

    Yorks always seem look out for each other and are a very tight knit family. That is one of the good things about them. James Blunt seems to be a friend of both Harry and the York sister. We don’t know what the gathering is about, and it is interesting that there doesn’t seem to be information about it. I think the Mail’s interest in the picture of the Yorks with Morgan. I hope it wasn’t at his invitation. It should be noted that there is no picture of Eugenie and Morgan together. I also heard that there is some connection between Sarah and Morgan’s wife. Anybody know anything more about that? It was a bit of a let down to see Eugenie there, however for Harry’s sake. It just seems like there is No one in his family he can trust 100%. However, I imagine that Eugenie is still very welcome in Montecito.

  29. Chelsea says:

    It was Beatrice embracing Piers, not Eugenie not that that really makes it any better. Though i do find it odd that there are not only no pics of Eugenie with Piers; there are no pics of her with anyone from that group including Beatrice. Did she leave early and/or purposefully avoid being photographed with them?

    • MrsBanjo says:

      The fact that Beatrice and Morgan are outside implies that this was meant to be photographed, which in truth, is unsurprising because Bea has always been more tied to doing royal, so-to-speak, than Eug. That Eugenie isn’t in those photos makes me think she was dragged along and noped out at some point.

  30. Over it says:

    Okay , give me a minute here people, let’s say for argument sake that E was invited to this lunch by her sister or another friend and she didn’t know that piss and his wife would be there . Both piss and his wife have a hate campaign going against Meghan and Harry.
    Let’s further say that you don’t have any loyalty to Meghan even though you and your family ass been living rent free in her house and they clearly loved and trusted you enough to have you in their house in California among their children. Those children. You don’t get closer and more safe to people than when they allow you private moments with their children.
    Stay with me here people. So saying all this . If you didn’t know piss and wife was going to be there. The moment you saw them . Wouldn’t you if you cared and had any love or goodwill towards your cousin and his wife and his family then leave ?
    See I expected this from Beatrice because I always thought she was shady and always desperate and likes people to know she is royally just like her father. But Eugene, this I didn’t see coming and I know these people always look out foe themselves but this is vile and hurtful and disgusting behavior.
    Bea is the kind of woman who didn’t seem to mind moving on a man with a child who was with another woman at the time. She is also the kind of person who thinks her sh-it doesn’t stink and can’t behave like a grown up at a wedding service in a church when you know the world is watching you .
    again I don’t know why I thought Eugene would be any better. She certainly fooled me.
    I hope Harry and Meghan have their eyes open and treat these people accordingly. Cause In my eyes, there is no coming back from this . I would cut you off cold turkey. How can you be a part of this. These two have children and if they allow themselves to think In Meghan shoes as a woman and mother, how do you willingly hang out with the likes of piss Morgan . But I guess being black is a bigger sin that hatred and sexism in their books.
    Harry really has the world worst relatives

    • Mary says:

      @over it, 💯

    • Dee(2) says:

      You don’t see her in any photos with him or anyone else, so there’s really nothing to say that isn’t what happened. She showed up, saw him and maybe left. I’m not going to the daily mail’s website, but the one picture of her shows her leaving by herself. Or maybe she stayed on the other side of the room because she knows she won’t always be able to avoid people who are shitty on that island in regards to H&M, unless she doesn’t hang out with a bunch of people. I think we need to trust Harry and Meghan on who they want to interact with and trust because at the end of the day they know way more than we do, and are the only ones impacted.

    • Lara (the other) says:

      Even the daily fail writes that Eugenie left earlier and alone. And we don’t know how much earlier, maybe the moment she realised who will be there?
      I would give her the benefit of doubt (and I am angry with myself for clicking on the daily fail article to check if there are Photos of Eugenie with Piss Morgan or not).

  31. aquarius64 says:

    I read the Fail article (yeah I need a bath) and it stated Eugenie left BEFORE Piers rolled up. In that hug you don’t see Beatrice’s face, just the arm around Pus. It gives hostage pictures. Piss wants it known he has House York under his thumb. Give me insider info on the BRF, especially the Sussexes, or I will completely destroy your father Paedrew. Remember Piss is willing to hack into phones to get personal information for his last rag. He falsely accused a serviceman of prisoner abuse (complete with doctored pictures.) He hung out and defends Ghislaine Maxwell. Extortion would not be a bridge too far for him, and with the upcoming court case in the UK some of Piers’ dirtier laundry could come out. B & E sees Charles is moving to turf out their dad so out of a sense of misguided loyalty they are playing ball. My two cents.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Good point and thank you for clicking the link. Lord, Morgan is so vile.

    • Snuffles says:

      “I read the Fail article (yeah I need a bath) and it stated Eugenie left BEFORE Piers rolled up.”

      I hope that’s true. I have zero expectations of Beatrice, but I do of Eugenie. That said, if I were Harry, I’d keep her at arm’s length until his court case is over.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        Thanks for doing what I couldn’t bring myself to do @snuffles. You’re a brave person.

        I, too, hope this is the case — if only because I want Harry to have at least one person in the royal den of vipers he can have a decent relationship with (if not trust).

        Beatrice, however, has shown herself to be a garbage person by hugging PM. She should be forever tainted by this association.

      • Debbie says:

        Yup, I’d sure sleep with one eye open after this, if I were in the Sussexes’ shoes.

    • Ameerah M says:

      I truly hope Eugenie is not communicating with Piss. Beatrice doesn’t surprise me in the least. She is not close with Harry and seems to have very clearly thrown in her lot with the RF

    • Edna X Mode says:

      Thanks for reading the article A! glad to see Eugenie Chose to leave early probably knowing Piss was arriving. i absolutely think the english media is extorting these people… be nice or we’ll go after you in the press and wont stop… (eg like Carolyn Flack they went after for Years )

  32. Ameerah M says:

    Any way you slice it this is shady and frankly I hope Meghan & Harry keep Eugenie at arms length when it comes to their private business. Piss Moron has actively and publicly bullied and harassed Meghan for years. Even if she wasn’t the one hugging him (it was Beatrice I believe), she still sat there and broke bread with the man. Only a snake would do that. I said what I said.

  33. EasternViolet says:

    as far as Eugenie goes, we don’t know if Piers used his contacts to learn about the party, call the paps and then crash the party and look like he was part of it all along. Anyone outside knew full well that the paps were watching – so Bea is giving that hug under full awareness that she is being photographed. (It also never struck me that Bea and Harry were as close as Harry and Eugenie) Maybe I am making excuses for Eugenie but I also wouldn’t be surprised if Piers was crashing. It totally seems like a think he would do.

    • Mary says:

      I think you are making excuses for Eugenie.

      • EasternViolet says:

        I don’t have a horse in the race. I like to consider the black, white and grey areas. If This is proof of Eugenie’s untrustworthiness to Harry, then I am sure Harry was well aware of that before that photo was released. I am not necessarily making excuses for Eugenie but just trying to play photo assumption and come up with other theories. Whether I am right or wrong, isn’t going to change reality…

  34. blue says:

    B was never friendly to Meghan & was bitchy to Kate years ago. B has always given strong & snotty “I’m royal and entitled” vibes. She’ll also do anything to support & protect her trashy parents. (Epstein was a guest at her 16th birthday party.)
    Not so sure if Eug is trustworthy re: Sussexes. Maybe she’s a fake suck-up just to get Frogmore for free for a year? I do think Jack Brooksbank & Harry do enjoy each other’s company & get along.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate was six years older than Beatrice and she and Pippa were snotty to her, which includes the time kate didn’t tell her the one charity event she did in her life pre engagement was a theme party.

      I’m not going to defend Beatrice hugging piers Morgan, but Kate and her sister were nasty to both younger York sisters for a long time. And now that she has a title she plays rank all the time.

    • Bee says:

      The Eug and Harry friendship is real. Remember the cute photos from the costume party they went to the night before the relationship story was about to break? And the Fail said she left before PM got there. This is all on Bea.

  35. Carrie says:

    Such an absolute trash family.
    H&M invited Fergie to their wedding. Karriet and Peg didn’t.
    H&M let Eugenie and family stay at their cottage, invited her into their home in the US.
    These people are truly garbage.
    Morgan has subjected and continues to subject M to such abuse.
    How could they. Anything to protect themselves and stay on the gravy train.

  36. Edna X Mode says:

    fwiw Sofia Wellesley, James Blunt’s wife, is the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley, and grand-daughter of the eighth Duke of Wellington,
    and niece to the 9th duke. and they were invited to Harry’s wedding. above said she was carrying a cutout of a friend that everyone laughted at. May be these women were throwing a party for the friend?
    i wonder who this friend was and why x wanted Piss invited.?

    seriously bad and sad these women have to lickspittle Piss morgan.

    but thats how much power the English ‘media’ have to abuse .any one. At least Eugeneie did not hug Piss.

  37. snappyfish says:

    It’s self preservation but I have never trusted any of The York’s & I’m surprised anyone else ever did. It is always about optics for them. Everything they have ever done served them in some way. Including being “close to Harry”

  38. Athena says:

    Beatrice is the one credited for encouraging her father to do that interview, so I’m not surprise she agreed to this set up, because that’s what it was, with Piers Morgan. A photographer didn’t just happen to be outside the pub at the exact moment she hugged PM. The stupid games this family and the press play are getting tiring.

    Also, for someone who is suppose to be living her life in Portugal, Eugenie is spending a lot of time in the U.K. Sometimes it’s best not to be around, to keep a distance, but I guess when one grows up surrounded by drama it can be addictive.

  39. GDubslady says:

    Wait till after the coronation. Heads r going to roll. Charles and Cam will begin the culling. This isn’t going to help the Yorks. Fergie’s messiness, Andrew’s perversions and debt, Eugenies friendship with Meghan early on. The Yorks are out. No grace and favor homes, no royal duties. They might keep princess titles. This photo opp was a desperate attempt to carry favor with Charles and Will. Too late.

  40. Noor says:

    The royals are so chummy with and openly embracing the likes of Piers Morgan , Dan Wootton and Jeremy Clarkson This shows to the world how much beholden they are to the tabloids and media personalities .

    We are again reminded of the brutal fact that the royals depend on public support for their survival and that support is mediated through the media. An institution that ultimately depends on the media for survival may have outlived its usefulness or relevance.

  41. Shawna says:

    I wish Eugenie would put out a statement. I’m also skeptical because the pictures don’t show the sisters together. They might expect Eugenie just not to push back against a lie. Remember how many times they forced M&H to hold back against lies.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Unfortunately, I’d be very surprised if Eugenie put out a statement because that would be akin to putting a target on her own back. The best she can do is get it out there via “sources” that she left before Piss Moron showed up, which it sounds like maybe is what happened if you read the article? I’m not clicking on a damn thing the DM posts so IDK. Beatrice’s role in this does not surprise me in the slightest — you have not ever heard her say one word (favorable or not) to or about the Sussexes nor do they seem to have much a relationship. Her allegiance lies with whomever will keep her father out of the line of fire and her royal title intact. While it was upsetting to see this yesterday, I’m still going to give E a little benefit of the doubt — if it can be confirmed that she left before PM arrived, then I can totally get that she realized she got herself caught up in an icky situation she knew she needed to extricate herself from, ASAP.

      • Shawna says:

        I agree; I’d be surprised if she did. Just wish she would!

        Agreed about Beatrice. She’d be Charles’s toady in a second if Charles let her.

    • Dee(2) says:

      I think that’s kind of ridiculous. Who would this statement be for? If she did something that would hurt Harry and Meghan, she could reach out to them directly and apologize. A statement would just be performative for observers who feel a little too entitled to the decisions being made. This is where people start to lose me, I know we all care about how Harry and Megan have been treated and the larger issues around the racism there, but it starts to veer into people thinking they’re watching the soap opera with some of the reactions. None of these people have to behave performatively so that supporters or detractors can be kept abreast of what’s going on in their personal relationships. At the end of the day they’re the only ones that are actually affected by this.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I completely agree with this as well. I think many supporters get too caught up in what we know from social media and whatnot and then what they *think* we should be privy to know — we aren’t required to know ANY of what is going on behind the scenes. At the end of the day, these are real people and real lives being affected by all of this. As someone else said H&M are grown, intelligent people who are quite capable of navigating this mess on their own. They don’t need armchair quarterbacks telling them how to handle these people lest they lose their support. That’s not much better than the toxicity they’re already dealing with.

      • Shawna says:

        The optics here are closely tied to the hacking lawsuit, which is more than a “soap opera.”

        I said “I wish.” I didn’t say, “She should,” or “she has to,” or anything like that.

      • Dee(2) says:

        @shawna I I think it’s a stretch to even say the optics are bad for the hacking lawsuit. You were in public at a place where someone else was in public at a place, and your cousin happens to be embroiled in a lawsuit with that person’s former employer so something nefarious maybe a foot? I don’t see any legal issue there, and you can’t live your life on what potential optics may look like if you’re in restraining order distance of someone else.

      • Shawna says:

        @Dee – I never said Eugenie was compromising herself legally. If any relative of mine was publicly reviled in such a toxic way by someone like PM, I would disambiguate any appearance of mine that even remotely appeared to validate the toxic behavior. I think that is normal.

        By the way, your language about just happening to be in a public place where someone else is…? The DM made those accusations that implied Eugenie was making a statement by being in in proximity to PM. Say the DM are wrong, not me.

      • Dee(2) says:

        @Shawna I’m using you as a general term for human beings not you personally. I was responding to the comments you had made in a general manner too, not as an indictment of what you personally would do in your life with your family. I purposely try not to do that for the exact point I was making about Harry and Meghan, intricacies about personal dynamics are difficult to read when you aren’t personally involved with all the information.

      • Shawna says:

        @Dee – That does make a lot of sense. I guess I got swept up in the narrative arc — trying to make everything fit — rather than remembering that human lives and behaviors don’t work that way.

  42. Cathy says:

    I’d like a bit more context please, like why were they all meeting up? The only thing we can say for sure us that Pissy hugged Bea outside so his buddy paps could get the photo.

    I won’t be blaming Eugenie though as she must be walking carefully, wanting to support Harry and Meghan but also not wanting to attract any attention from the British tabloids press?

    Remember that the tabloid press are not nice people. Look at how they went after Meghan? Or how they harassed Caroline Flack to her death? At the moment they are after Philip Schofield, initially telling him he was going to be exposed as being gay (Dan Wooten was the main one there I believe). Then when Philip outted himself to stop the blackmail by the press they next tried to get him fired for queue jumping the Queen’s laying in state. Then it was trying to get him off air due to what his brother did. There’s something new happening too… It seems all as revenge for not letting himself be outted? It seems there is nothing more vengeful as an angry tabloid press?

    So before anyone condemns Bea and Eugenie this could be a case of keeping your friends close but your enemies closer?

  43. QuiteContrary says:

    I will never really understand the hold the monarchy has over a large portion of the British public, and the hold that the garbage rota have over the monarchy.

    In a way, Beatrice just did us a favor by proving what a trash person she is. Jury’s still out on Eugenie, in my view, especially if it’s true, as snuffles stated above, that she left before Piers arrived.

  44. L4Frimaire says:

    Beatrice was the one hugging up on Piers, which is still gross. However, she’s always been firmly backing her father so, while she has no chill, not surprised. Eugenie was disappointed in but the Yorks are gonna do what they’re gonna do, which is always make bad decisions. Apparently Morgan’s wife is doing Fergie’s PR. This is why they will always be thirsty and 2nd tier.

  45. Nicegirl says:

    I hope Meghan is ok. 💕

  46. Over it says:

    Can I please say one more thing? We all know how protective of Archie and lili Harry and Meghan are . They don’t even show you their full face if they can help it. Infact they go to great lengths not to have to do it. Now imagine you thinking you have a cousin and a friend who you can trust and you share and allow them to take pictures of your children and then this cousin and the cousin sister go out there and willingly hang out and hug and kiss ass with the very people from the media and with tabloid links that could so easily get a hold of these pictures and leak them . Imagine how that must bother the parents or these children. Imagine how terrified for your children you must be . Beatrice has never shared a single pic or her child that we know of with the media but here she is with possible pictures or at least access to pictures of lili and Archie and she is with piss and his wife . So it’s okay for her to have her child life protected but Harry and Meghan children are fair game? I am not saying that she or Eugene did this , but it could happen . Piss was well known for the length he went to to invade people privacy. Hell Harry is bringing a case for this very reason.
    This truly makes me sick for Harry and Meghan and their children.
    The yorks are shit people period and I am not about to make excuses for them .

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Over it, posters above who have read the entire article say that it was reported that Eugenie left BEFORE PM arrived. There is no photo with Eugenie anywhere near him. There are only photos of her alone.

      I’m surprised that what the tabloid wanted to accomplish is happening here. They would love nothing more than to have people believe that Harry has no one in the brf that he is in contact with and on good terms.

      I have no idea what Beatrice is doing, nor do I care. I haven’t seen that Harry or Harry & Meghan are close with her at all. I wouldn’t be surprised that this has to do with Beatrice and Andrew and nothing to do with Eugenie, Harry and Meghan.

      • Over it says:

        I apologize for accusing Eugene wrongfully. If they really set her up that’s a shit thing to do to her and even worse if her own sister was involved. This family I tell you. Poor Eugene

      • Philly says:

        I just read the article and it says that Eugenie left the party shortly before the rest of the group. It doesn’t say she left before PM arrived I think that’s just wishful thinking (unless the article has been edited since, which isn’t unheard of for the DM).

  47. Cosmic Cow says:

    I guess it’s possible/likely that relationships between the Royals aren’t well understood by us outsiders. Beatrice had to know she would be photographed….

  48. solidgold says:

    One day Harry will realize that his wider family do not care about him the way he cares about them. The same cousin he allowed to live at his home rent free is dining with his wife’s abuser.

    That family is full of snakes and leeches.

  49. Lizzie says:

    Paraphrasing The Crown: Wallis Simpson tells young Charles to beware of his family. He replies that they mean well. Wallis simply says ‘No, they don’t.
    It may have been fiction but it’s proven true time and again.

  50. Monlette says:

    Frankly, it looks to me like Eugenie was set up.

    She isn’t in any group photos, and in the picture in which she is departed by herself, she doesn’t seem happy at all.

    Funny, isn’t it, how the Daily Mail seemed to be first on the scene and they seem to be getting the reaction they want with the “Eugenie + Piers = secret besties” narrative, even here, despite a lack of evidence

    It just shows how insidious the royal fishbowl is. If you or I were at a party and someone odious shows up, we might not leave right away. Doesn’t mean we condone their presence. But Eugenie, who is a private citizen cannot share four walls with anyone even remotely repugnant and ever hear the end of it.

    And this isn’t a defense of Camilla, Piers, and Clarkson. Camilla is a queen with a 24 hour security detail and a full time social planning staff. It’s not like anyone can just pop into her immediate orbit at will.

    • MSTJ says:

      That was my healthy skepticism also. None of the photos I saw has Eugenie with the group. I am usually skeptical of any story from DM because they have been known to manipulate readers, using photos from different occasions or timelines and also misrepresenting quotes from people they interview and spin a different tale in their articles.

      That being said, I have to trust Harry and Meghan with how they manage their relationship with members of Harry’s family. I personally view the royal family like an institution where colleagues are acquaintances who socialize occasionally and have a few things in common and who may enjoy each other’s company when socializing. I do not view them (the royal family) as close enough to love and care for each other. It’s more like survival of the fittest in that institution/family – always watch your back.

    • TheCrankyFairy says:

      All of this.

      Also going to point out that even if for whatever “court life” reasons she was there at the party at the same time as Peepee McPhonehacker there is the possibility that she coordinated in some fashion with the Sussexes. The framing the mail gave it is exactly why I’m willing to give Eugenie the grace to see if she’s playing the long game.

      This reeks of a set up on so many levels.

  51. Jen says:

    I love that weatherman, Alex Beresford. He went viral once for interrupting from off-screen, un-micced, an on-air discussion on knife crime. Google his name with the words knife crime and you should find the clip. In the middle of a guy arguing for more prison because there “needs to be a deterrent,” Alex just interrupts from off camera “It doesn’t work, though.” Producers had the sense to get the camera and mics on him and bring him into the conversation and offer his perspective as someone who grew up in the types of situations they were talking about.

  52. Debbie says:

    Well, at least Piers’ pants are zipped up while he’s in public — this time.

  53. JJ says:

    Beatrice never seemed very pro-Harry and Meg to me. She seemed indifferent at best but Eugenie… maybe they were out with Morgan to ensure he is still down to keep their father’s name out of his mouth but Bea could have handled that herself. It is Bea kissing Morgan’s cheek, not Eugenie but still not a good look.

  54. bisynaptic says:

    This was clearly staged. (And, yes, that’s Beatrice, not Eugenie, hugging Morgan.) What does Morgan still have on the Yorks?

  55. Lolagirl says:

    Beatrice set this up with Piers Morgan and/or his wife. Beatrice desperately wants to be a working royal… and her husband seems to enjoy all the attention when they are out and about at functions. Charles is not biting but Beatrice is hoping that William will. She staged this photo op to please William/Keen. They are going to need more working royals after all since the slimmed down monarch is too skinny.

    Eugenie was likely invited to attend lunch with her sister and Morgan’s wife to discuss Fergie. Both girls are supportive of their mother and Beatrice was able to use it to get Eugenie there. Eugenie likely didn’t know Piers would be there, too. She entered. She saw Piers there. She left as soon as possible and before the others. Eugenie didn’t know that the paps were waiting to get the shot. I suspect she feels a bit used in all of this as well. Her family isn’t the greatest.

    I think Beatrice did this because she saw the picture come out with the Queen and all of the great grandkids and she was likely upset at Sienna not being included. She desperately wants to be on the “inside” and she plans to divide Eugenie from Harry to make it happen.

  56. Greeneyedgirl says:

    First of all…do we not trust that Harry and Meghan have the good sense to manage their relationships with Harry’s family members? They are adults and intelligent ones at that, who as we have seen can handle anything. I never took Beatrice as being “Team Sussex” but Eugenie all along has shown to be a loyal friend and cousin. I’m sure if she was there it was for good reason. The Royal family isn’t a family, it’s a business. I’m sure there have been and will continue to be times when Eugenie (and the others) have to do dinners, drinks, etc with those they don’t like or loathe. It just boggles my mind that there is no context to this story, and some here already have their pitchforks out for Eugenie. Like they don’t trust Harry or Meghan to have the emotional intelligence to navigate complicated family issues or to know when someone is being dishonest or to give Eugenie the benefit of the doubt without knowing anything