Eugenie’s wedding secret
Why the brideto-be’s blushing!
As the buzz about Meghan’s baby announcement heats up, there are also pregnancy whispers surrounding another royal – bride-to-be Princess Eugenie!
The 28-year-old, who’s all set to marry tequila ambassador Jack Brooksbank, 32, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, was seen running errands in London last week, with one witness claiming she may have been hiding a wee secret under her patterned tunic.
“She was wearing the classic dress any woman would wear if they’re trying to hide a baby belly – but when the wind struck up, it seemed obvious that she was trying to hide a bump,” the onlooker reports, adding that she didn’t look like someone who had been on an intense pre-wedding diet or exercise regime.
Starting a family is definitely in the princess’ future plans, a friend tells us. “Eugenie can’t wait to become a mother and if they’ve fallen pregnant unexpectedly, she’d argue that it might not be the most traditional way to become a royal parent, but no-one can claim it’s a shotgun wedding since they were already engaged.”
Certainly, if there were to be a royal scandal, Eugenie would have allies in her parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, both 58, and her sister Princess Beatrice, 30.
“They’re a united front as a family,” says Eugenie’s pal. “Fergie will stick up for her girls until she’s blue in the face – she refuses to let the royal family’s outdated views bring her daughters down like they tried to do to her. Plus, she feels like she’s been waiting forever to become a grandma. She can’t wait for her girls to have children, no matter which way they arrive.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the prince adds, “Andrew’s sick of the way his girls have been left out in the cold in favour of ring-ins like Meghan and Kate. He’d prefer Eugenie be married before she fell pregnant, but if it comes out that she is before her wedding, well, it’s a brand-new way to cement the Yorks in the history books as the most modern royals of all.”