Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced some pretty big news during another member of the royal family's big day! As People shares, a new excerpt from the book Finding Freedom reveals that Harry and Meghan told friends and family that they were expecting during Princess Eugenie's wedding!
Eugenie felt Harry and Meghan "should have waited"
Harry and Meghan's announcement wasn't well-received by the bride, at least according to an unnamed source! "It did not go down particularly well with Eugenie, who, a source said, told friends she felt the couple should have waited to share the news," authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote of the incident.
As People mentions, Harry and Meghan's exciting news wasn't publicly shared until three days later! That's when the Kensington Palace social media accounts announced that the couple was expecting ahead of their royal tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.
Harry and Eugenie were "the closest of friends," authors say
Harry and Meghan's timing may have also been upsetting to Eugenie for another reason. That's because Eugenie and Harry were reportedly close! "Eugenie had always been more than just a cousin to Harry. They were also the closest of friends," the book's authors claim.
"Out of all the Queen's grand-children, Harry and Eugenie have one of the most natural connections," they continued. "Like Harry, Eugenie is loyal, honest, and great fun. The two had many nights out together in London."
Harry looked to "beyond wise" cousin Eugenie for advice
Harry was also said to have looked up to Eugenie when it came to receiving guidance— particularly where women were concerned! "Harry had always confided in his cousin when it came to the women in his life," Scobie and Durand shared. "Not only did he trust her implicitly, but friends say that she gives great advice and has always been 'beyond wise' for her years."
The revelation of when Harry and Meghan shared their baby news with those close to them isn't the only surprising reveal to have come out of Finding Freedom! The book— which is unauthorized by the couple themselves— also revealed that Harry had a secret Instagram when he was dating Meghan, and that it was Harry who wanted to leave the Royal Family!