Prince Harry, who is in London for his court case against Mirror Group Newspapers, could well meet the newborn son of his cousin Eugenie of York. A reunion to which King Charles III and Prince William are unlikely to be invited.
Between the war of the duchesses and the rivalries between brothers, the arrival of a royal baby could ease tensions at Buckingham Palace. On Tuesday 30 May, Princess Eugenie welcomed her second child. “Jack and I wanted to share the news of the birth of our baby boy, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank, on 30 May 2023 at 8:49am, weighing in at 7.1 pounds,” she announced on Instagram.
The big news comes as Prince Harry is expected in London from Monday 5 June to attend his trial against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN). Remaining close to his cousin, the Duke of Sussex could take advantage of his stay to meet her son, reports Hello! magazine. A “private” visit that will not mark a reunion with the rest of the family. And with good reason. King Charles III is currently in Romania. As for Prince William, it seems unlikely that the two brothers will spend time together, given the frosty atmosphere between them at their father’s coronation.
Will Meghan, Archie and Lilibet meet Eugenie of York’s son with Harry?
If Prince Harry were to visit his cousin, the moment would “be private”, as Archie and Lilibet’s father “rarely shares personal photos”, according to our British colleagues. A meeting with little Ernest that Meghan Markle and their children could well miss since – for the time being – they have not joined the Duke of Sussex in London.
At the coronation of Charles III on 6 May, Eugenie of York was the only member of the royal family with whom Prince Harry appeared close and affectionate. On Instagram, Beatrice d’York’s sister shared a series of photos of the event in which her cousin appears at her side. It was a tender gesture welcomed by fans of the Crown. “I’m delighted to see that you’ve included Harry in the photos you’ve posted” or “Thank you for your support for Harry and his family”, some of the comments read.
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