Meghan Markle has now settled into the royal family. In just a year, she married Prince Harry and gave birth to their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor. So it’s safe to say she is now a solidified member of the family.
But when you marry someone, the relationship is no longer just about you and that person. No, now you have a whole new family to deal with. And for Markle, her relationships with her noble family are broadcast for everyone to see.
Her relationship with Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, is one that draws particular interest from fans and the media. It has been long rumored that the women don’t get along that well, but neither Markle nor Middleton has ever confirmed those rumors.
But there are two other women in the family that lots of fans wonder about. Is Markle close with Prince Harry’s cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie?
Princess Beatrice is the daughter of Sara, Duchess of York, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. She is currently ninth in line for the throne. She and Prince Harry have always been close, but when it comes to Markle, the relationship doesn’t seem to be quite as warm.
Media outlets have reported that Beatrice has never really liked Markle because she wasn’t a fan of all of the attention that the former actress had been getting.
In March of this year, the rumors of a feud between the women sparked again when RadarOnline reported that Markle did not invite Beatrice to her New York City baby shower.
“It would have helped prove to the world that there’s no beef between Meg and the blood princesses of the family,” a source told the outlet.
Princess Eugenie and Prince Harry have one of the closest relationships out of all of the royal cousins so it was probably important for him that she likes his wife. Luckily for Harry, the two seem to be getting along perfectly.
Reportedly, Eugenie was one of the first members of the royal family to meet Markle and she said that she thought the two “were the perfect match.”
Eugenie and Markle got along so well that the Princess and her husband Jack Brooksbank went to Canada to go to a Halloween party with Harry and Markle in 2016.
Since then, the couples have gone on several group dates.
The women are so close that Eugenie wasn’t even angry that Markle and Harry chose to tell royal family members that Markle was pregnant at her wedding.
“It was a happy family event, and that’s where happy news gets shared,” a source close to the family told People of why Markle and Harry chose to share the news at the wedding.
Some outlets have reported that the way the royal couple announced their pregnancy annoyed Eugenie’s mom, but Eugenie liked the couple’s public baby announcement on Instagram so she probably wasn’t too mad at Markle or Harry.
So when it comes to royal cousins, at least Markle has Eugenie on her side, even if it takes Beatrice a little longer to warm up.
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