Princess Eugenie’s wedding ‘compared’ to Prince Harry’s in cheeky comment by THIS royal

Princess Eugenie’s wedding was held at the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and only a few months after their big day…

Princess Eugenie's wedding seen here side-by-side with Prince Harry's wedding
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Princess Eugenie’s wedding was allegedly “compared” to Prince Harry’s big day in a cheeky comment by a fellow royal, according to a lip-reader. 


There’s nothing quite like a royal wedding to whip up a frenzy of excitement amongst fans and back in 2018 two of the late Queen’s grandchildren tied the knot within months of each other. Whilst Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opted to tie the knot in spring like Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day was wonderfully autumnal. And whilst the two occasions were very different, a lip reader claimed at the time that Princess Eugenie’s wedding was cheekily compared to her cousin’s by another of their royal relatives…

Princess Eugenie's wedding side-by-side with Prince Harry's wedding

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As reported by The Mirror (opens in new tab), their Mirror Online lip-reader reportedly noticed a particular interaction between Prince Harry and Zara Tindall at St George’s Chapel. They claimed that Zara appeared to have told her cousin, “It's very quiet compared to the screaming at your wedding."

To which the Duke of Sussex is said to have looked like he replied, “Mine?”

It’s not known exactly what the “screaming” Zara reportedly mentioned could be. It might be a reference to the crowds that had lined the streets of Windsor on the day that the Sussexes said, “I do”. 

This alleged remark could potentially be seen as a cheeky comment suggesting Princess Eugenie’s wedding with its more low-key feel didn't inspire the same level of vocal excitement from the crowd watching outside.

Peter and Autumn Phillips with Mike and Zara Tindall attending the wedding ceremony of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank

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Although if the lipreader was correct about what was said, it could alternatively be a teasing comment about how intense Prince Harry’s wedding was with the fan reaction that they all heard it inside. Either way, given the close relationship the royal cousins are all understood to have, it was likely a light-hearted moment of harmless banter. The wedding days had very distinct vibes, after all, but it’s perhaps only to be expected that some comparisons would be drawn between them. 

Their nuptials were just five months apart and both were held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The two cousins are also believed to be on especially good terms, with reports claiming Princess Eugenie is one of Prince Harry’s favorite royals. And the lip-readers’ interpretation of what was said between Zara and Prince Harry isn’t the only enlightening revelation to come from that day. 

Princess Eugenie's wedding alongside Prince Harry's wedding

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The Mirror (opens in new tab)’s lip-reader also previously shed light on Princess Eugenie’s adorably awkward comment to Jack Brooksbank that day. She apparently jokingly asked her new husband why he wasn’t holding her hand during the readings before later giving the fans what they were hoping for when she allegedly told him, “Let’s kiss”, on the chapel steps, just as the Sussexes had done five months earlier.

This year both Prince Harry and Meghan and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary and will likely find their own special ways to honor their special days. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.