Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie have been in contact during their pregnancies, source claims

The royal mothers are supposedly 'very close'

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the WellChild awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie are reportedly “very close” and have been in contact during their overlapping pregnancies, a source has claimed.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie have both been pregnant at the same time and it’s been suggested that they are "very close" and have been in contact. Princess Eugenie gave birth to her and Jack Brooksbank’s first child on February 9. On Saturday she took to Instagram to reveal his adorable name, inspired by royal relatives

In between both of Princess Eugenie’s wonderful family announcements, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced they are expecting baby number two. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to officially confirm a specific due date for their second child. 

However, some have speculated that she could be around five months pregnant. With the birth of August Brooksbank and Zara Tindall’s third baby also due in 2021, this is set to be a record year for the Queen. And it seems that Meghan and Princess Eugenie have formed a close bond.

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PEOPLE reports that insiders say the couples have been in contact throughout their respective pregnancies. A family friend reportedly told the publication: “They would have known about each other's due dates”, whilst noting that Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are thought to be living in Prince Harry and Meghan’s former UK home, Frogmore Cottage

"These times tend to bring families together," a royal insider added. "What is lovely is Eugenie having her baby as Harry and Meghan are having theirs. They are very close. And they are all deciding to go their own route."

Both Prince Harry and Meghan and Princess Eugenie shared their pregnancy news with photographs. Eugenie posted a sweet photo of tiny baby shoes, revealing they would be welcoming a new arrival in 2021 in the caption, whilst the Sussexes’ deeply personal pregnancy picture even has a hidden detail you might have missed.

And that’s not the only way the royal cousins’ child-raising routes are similar. It’s previously been reported that Princess Eugenie would decline a title if she was offered one for her baby.

Whilst the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child, Archie, is also growing up without one.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!