Meghan Markle pregnancy: backlash at timing of announcement

It appears not everyone is happy with the Royal couple!

October 15 2018

You can't blame Sarah Ferguson for wanting the spotlight to remain on her daughter Princess Eugenie, after that magical royal wedding. Unfortunately the beautiful bride has been pipped at the post thanks to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing that they are pregnant!

Just 40 minutes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the next royal baby is due in Spring 2019, Fergie decided to remind the world that we're still living in the after glow of her daughter's nuptials.

The Duchess of York, who just celebrated her 59th birthday, shared that she was “so proud of Eugenie and Jack” following their breathtaking royal wedding in Windsor.

“Andrew and I are proud to welcome Jack to the York family.”

Fergie also shared an image of herself in her second reception dress, designed by Emanuel Ungaro.

She said, “Thank you so much @emanuelungaropr for my amazing dress @JadGhandour”

It is believed, thanks to a report by The Sun, Markle and her Prince used the Friday's event to inform the British Royal Family, including the Queen, that they're set to become parents.

The decision to share the news have some alluding that the couple may have "stolen" Eugenie and Jack's thunder.

Kensington Palace announced: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

There were others who were baffled by the timing of the pregnancy announcement, which coincided with International Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

“And I thought it was bad enough that they couldn’t wait more than three days to knock Eugenie back into place. #appallingtiming,” wrote one Twitter user.

“A bit insensitive if you ask me. It’s baby loss and bereavement day," said another.

Ruth Bender Atik, national director of the Miscarriage Association, told The Sun : “I imagine they didn’t know. I think it’s as simple as that.

“For many people who have the deep sadness and grief of losing a baby, there was also that moment of joy when they wanted to announce their pregnancy.

“I can understand how people feel. It can be deeply hurtful but I have to be sure they had no idea of the significance of the day.”

What do you think? Was their timing insensitive?

This article originally appeared on WHO.