Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor just months before cousin Princess Eugenie’s wedding, and Prince Andrew made a scathing remark about Harry’s ceremony ahead of his daughter’s big day.
Royal fans were treated to not one, but two royal weddings in a matter of months in 2018.
In May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Just five months later, the royals returned to the same chapel to witness Princess Eugenie’s marriage to Jack Brooksbank.
Both sets of nuptials were live broadcast on television, with Eugenie’s wedding airing on ITV’s This Morning.
Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, spoke on This Morning about his daughter’s wedding before the big day.
And it appeared that he made an awkward remark when discussing the number of guests expected at Eugenie’s wedding.
In comparison to Harry and Meghan, she and Jack invited 850 guests to St George’s Chapel.
“It will not be the same as the previous one in May,” Andrew said. This is not a public wedding; rather, it is a family wedding.
“There will be a few more people than usual. There are a few more than Harry had, but that’s the nature of Eugenie and Jack – they have so many friends that a church of that size is required to accommodate them all.”
On Twitter at the time, one viewer wrote, “Throwing some shade there Duke.” While another added that he was “throwing shade all over the place”.
Andrew will become a grandfather for the third time after Eugenie announced she is expecting her second child earlier this week.
Eugenie and Jack already have a son, August, who will turn two next month.
Eugenie took to her personal Instagram page to share a photo of August kissing her bump, in addition to announcing their happy news via a statement from Buckingham Palace.
Eugenie, wearing a woolly hat, beams as August, wearing a burgundy winter hat, matching trousers, and wellies, embraces her and kisses her bump as they stand next to a fence in a leaf-strewn field.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be welcoming a new member to our family this summer.”
The baby will be the 13th in line to the throne and the first of the Queen’s great-grandchildren born since her death.