During the Channel 5 documentary Beatrice and Eugenie: Pampered Princesses? royal expert Emily Andrews discussed Prince Andrew‘s subtle dig at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the interview. Miss Andrews stated that Prince Andrew was attempting to demonstrate that his youngest daughter’s wedding was bigger than the Duke of Sussex’s ceremony.
Prince Andrew said during the interview: “There will be a few more people than most people have.
“There are a few more than Harry had but that is the nature of Eugenie and Jack.
“They have got so many friends that they need a church of that size to fit them all in.”
Miss Andrews said regarding the Duke of York’s comments: “I remember watching the interview they did with Prince Andrew and I kind of winced.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York is the Queen’s second son
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“Our wedding is bigger than your wedding.”
The royal expert added that Prince Andrew had originally asked the BBC if they would televise Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Miss Andrews said: “His people asked the BBC whether they would televise it and the BBC said no.”
During the same Channel 5 documentary journalist Richard Kay, wag Lizzie Cundy and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika discussed Prince Andrew’s role in his younger daughter’s wedding.
Miss Hazarika stated the Duke of York saw the wedding as an opportunity to show his daughters were “up there” with Prince William and Prince Harry. She said: “I think particularly Prince Andrew has always been a bit miffed that they were never made full working members of the Royal Family.
“I think this was his opportunity to really show them off not just to the country but to the world and say my daughters are absolutely up there with William and Harry.”
Lizzie Cundy added: “Prince Andrew very much wanted to have a big funfair for his daughter.
Princess Eugenie got married in October 2018
“It was very difficult because I feel that a lot of the public did not want this.
“They thought it was a waste of taxpayer money for the security.
“They are not senior royals so why should they have the same as Prince William and Prince Harry?”
Mr Kay stated: “A lot of it, of course, revolved around Prince Andrew, whose reputation was sinking fast by this stage.
“It was seen as him being too excessive.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK