Eu­ge­nie’s wed­ding se­cret

Why the brideto-be’s blush­ing!

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - What A Week -

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.”

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