Princess Beatrice chose today to announce that she’s pregnant with her first child, much to the delight of Senior Royals. The announcement by the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, seemingly upstaged the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s third wedding anniversary.
For some time now, Harry has been at odds with his family. This snub highlights just how deep that divide has become.
In fact, last week, Palace insiders stated a desire for the exiled Prince to be stripped of all his titles.
This came after he bashed both Prince Charles and the Queen’s parenting. While the Queen has publicly turned the other cheek, today’s inaction on the Sussex’s anniversary by other Royals is telling.
Royals Tweet Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Picture On Harry And Meghan’s Anniversary
Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last July.
Less than one year later, the Royal couple is expecting  their first child. While this is a joyous occasion, the timing of her public announcement is interesting.
Princess Beatrice could have chosen any other day to share her big news with the world. They could have announced it yesterday or even tomorrow. Instead, today was the day – on Meghan and Harry’s anniversary.
It gave the Royal Family something else to focus on and celebrate on a day of high meaning to Harry and Meghan.
To make this more eyebrow raising, the official Royal Family Twitter account pushed out a picture of Beatrice and Edoardo on their wedding day.
This appears to be a subtle twist of the knife to Harry and Meghan.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year,” the Royal Family tweeted. “The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.
The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.
📸 The couple on their wedding day in July 2020. pic.twitter.com/oCHZLBa8oT 
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2021 
There are currently six tweets on the official @RoyalFamily Twitter account today. None of those tweets recognize Harry and Meghan’s wedding anniversary.
Instead, they highlight a video call with the Argentinian ambassador and several retweets of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess Of Cornwall.
Crickets On Harry And Meghan’s Anniversary
As of this writing, neither Prince Charles nor Prince William have publicly acknowledged Meghan and Harry’s third anniversary either.
There also isn’t any acknowledgment from their official Twitter accounts.
Twitter, however, is full of public well wishes directed at the California couple.
Happy Wedding Anniversary Harry & Meghan ❤💏🎉🥂 pic.twitter.com/JueWjMYoc4 
— #globalcitizen 🧜♀️ (@meghaven247) May 19, 2021 
The Queen currently has 10 great-grandchildren. Beatrice’s child will be the 12th as Harry and Meghan are expecting a daughter this summer.
Beatrice is ninth in line to the throne as the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
She and her husband had a rather small wedding last year due to the pandemic. Only 20 people were in attendance, including the Queen and Prince Philip.
One Twitter user suggests the timing of the pregnancy announcement might be Beatrice returning the favor. Hello, karma, my old friend:
People crying about Princess Beatrice and Edo announcing their baby news today (on Harry and Meghan’s wedding anniversary).
Your point? Harry and Meghan literally announced their pregnancy to the family at Beatrice’s sisters wedding. ON THE WEDDING DAY.
Congrats Bea ❤️
— Angela Kelly parody account (@AngelaKellyCEO) May 19, 2021