Yes, according to the Daily Mail, before sharing their internet-shattering pregnancy news with the world on Monday morning (October 15), they told the rest of the royals at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s nuptials on Friday, October 12.
If this is true, let’s pause to give Markle and Prince Harry’s the benefit of the doubt, as far as their intentions go: The couple is about to kick off a two-week royal tour, so maybe they wanted to share the news before then. Also, the speculation about Markle’s pregnancy at Princess Eugenie’s wedding because she chose to wear a coat was out of control; perhaps she and Prince Harry just wanted to get ahead of the tabloid cycle.
Still, The Daily Mail reports that exactly one minute after Kensington Palace tweeted out the news of Prince Harry and Markle’s baby-to-be, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, tweeted a picture of herself at her daughter Eugenie’s wedding. Granted, the timing for this could just be coincidental, but that isn’t stopping people on Twitter from thinking Ferguson is feeling some type of way about Markle and Prince Harry’s announcement. Does she think Markle and Prince Harry’s announcement stole her daughter’s thunder?
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace announced Monday morning. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”