Princess Eugenie Called Meghan Markle her Cousin in a Super Sweet Instagram Post

Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle are reportedly super close. So close that Prince Harry’s cousin recently referred to the Duchess of Sussex as her cousin in a sweet Instagram post following the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official Instagram.

“Welcome cousins. @sussexroyal,” the princess captioned with a throwback photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their engagement announcement day. While other royal family accounts — including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) account, which was once shared with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — helped the couple gain followers through online introductions, Princess Eugenie’s was the most personal and proved just how close the Duchess of Sussex and princess really are.

Take a closer look at Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle’s relationship, ahead.

Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle’s relationship

To the public, Meghan Markle has been a member of the royal family since her royal engagement to Prince Harry. However, Princess Eugenie considered the Duchess of Sussex family long before her cousin popped the question. In fact, the two have been close for years and Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank are considered one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s closest couple friends. Here’s what their relationship is really like.

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Princess Eugenie used to visit Meghan Markle in Toronto

Back when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were dating, Princess Eugenie befriended the former American actress early by accompanying Prince Harry on trips to Toronto, where Meghan Markle lived and filmed her former television series, Suits.

Princess Eugenie met Meghan Markle before Kate Middleton did

It was important for Prince Harry to introduce Meghan Markle to his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton. However, he didn’t introduce his then girlfriend to them first. Before the important introduction took place, he introduced Meghan Markle to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on double dates with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

They might be cousins, but they are also great friends. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly spend a lot of time with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. In the royal family, they are their go-to couple for double dates.

They got married in the same year

Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle were engaged to their husbands at the same time and ended up getting married in the same year. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in May 2018 while Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018.

Their weddings had many similarities

Wedding dates weren’t the only similarities between Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle’s weddings. The royal women said “I do” in the same venue, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and even wore similar dresses and tiaras.

They were neighbors at Kensington Palace

In 2018, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank moved to an apartment in Kensington Palace, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also lived. However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently left their London abode after creating their own royal court (separate from Prince William and Kate Middleton) and ahead of their royal baby’s arrival.

They now live at Frogmore Cottage, which is on the Windsor Estate, just down the way from where Princess Eugenie grew up.


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