Prince Harry has revealed that he and Meghan Markle announced the Duchesses’ first pregnancy at at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. In his new memoir Spare, the Duke of Sussex said that he and his wife told Prince William and Kate Middleton during a cocktail party following the reception in October 2018.
Describing the Duchesses pregnancy with the couple’s first child, Archie, now three, the Duke said that he wanted to tell his family in person before embarking on a tour of Australia in late 2018.
The couple choose Princess Eugenie’s wedding at Windsor to make the announcement as they knew that wider members of the Royal Family would be there.
Prior to the drinks reception the Duke visiting her father Charles in his Windsor office to inform him of the pregnancy.
According to the Duke, he was delighted to see the then Prince of Wales’ “wide smile” as he heard that he was going to be a grandfather for the fourth time.
After informing the future monarch the Sussexes went over to St George’s Hall where the drinks reception was being held to tell Prince William.
The Duke of Cambridge echoed his father’s warm sentiments and told the couple that they should tell his wife Kate.
The Duchess of Cambridge was on the other side of the room speaking to her sister Pippa Middleton who at the time was pregnant with her son Arthur.
In his memoir the Duke reveals that his brother and sister-in-law reacted to the news in the positive manner he had hoped for.
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