Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy News Did ‘Not Go Down Particularly Well’ With Princess Eugenie
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed on Princess Eugenie’s wedding day that they were expecting their first child. In the new book Finding Freedom, the authors claim that the Sussex’s decision to share their pregnancy news at Eugenie’s wedding “did not go down particularly well” with Harry’s cousin.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have purchased their first home in America
Eight months after they shocked the world by announcing their intentions to step down as senior members of the British royal family, Harry and Meghan have reportedly purchased their first home in America.
According to TMZ, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have bought a $10 million home in the uber-exclusive city of Montecito, California. Their new neighbors include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore, Rob Lowe, Dick Wolf, and Scooter Braun.
The small California community is located near Santa Barbara, approximately 100 miles north of the Los Angeles area. Harry and Meghan reportedly went into escrow in July before closing the deal on the estate in early August.
Harry, Meghan, and Archie Harrison had been living in Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion since March. Rumor has it that Oprah connected Meghan and Harry with Perry and guided them in Montecito’s direction.
‘Finding Freedom’ details Harry and Meghan’s entire relationship
On August 11, the book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family hit bookstores. Written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the biography details Harry and Meghan’s relationship from their first date in 2016 to their Megxit announcement in January 2020.
According to People magazine, the book claims Harry and Meghan fired the son Archie’s night nurse on her second day of work. Their reasoning was that she was “unprofessional and irresponsible.”
The experience with the first night nurse had a lasting effect. A few weeks later, the couple opted to hire a daytime nanny and take care of Archie by themselves at night.
Harry and Meghan issued a statement through their rep that made it clear they weren’t involved with the new book. Scobie and Durand say they conducted 100 interviews with “those who know Harry and Meghan best” to write the tell-all.
Princess Eugenie believes Meghan Markle stole her thunder
Another revelation in Finding Freedom is that Princess Eugenie was extremely upset with Harry and Meghan’s decision to announce their pregnancy on her wedding day. Scobie and Durand write that the choice “did not go down particularly well” with Eugenie, who tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018.
“[Princess Eugenie] told friends she felt the couple should have waited to share the news,” dished a source.
Scobie and Durant write that Eugenie and Harry were “the closest of friends” before he married the former Suits star. She was also one of the first royal family members to find out about the relationship. Eugenie “told friends she loved Meghan” and “long wanted to see her cousin settle down and be happy.”
However, the book does not portray the family in the best light. The authors claim the House of Windsor was extremely worried about Harry and Meghan dominating the media coverage.
Finding Freedom is available now wherever books are sold.