Meghan Markle is living out a real-life fairytale as she plans to wed Prince Harry. But not everyone is thrilled for the happy couple – in fact, far from it!
Palace insiders have exclusively revealed to Woman's Day that Princesses Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are seething, and can't believe the Queen has been so accepting of Harry's relationship.
Just as they've felt about the Duchess of Cambridge since she married Prince William in 2011, they're determined to bring 36-year-old Meghan down.
"Beatrice and Eugenie are known for being terribly snobby and are also very spoilt by their father [Prince Andrew], who constantly complains to the Queen his daughters have been pushed to the side to make room for Charles and his sons – and now their partners," one royal insider tells Woman's Day.
"This is nothing new, but now they're taking their frustrations out on Meghan. They didn't like Kate because they saw her as common, but that's nothing compared to how horrified they are at Harry marrying an American actress!
"They're sniping that their grandmother is letting the family go to the dogs by allowing this."
"There are sour grapes from Eugenie because she's best friends with Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas and was the one who introduced them. She'd have loved them to end up together," another palace source spills.
"Beatrice and Eugenie are not about to welcome Meghan with open arms and it's a real shame. If they gave her the time of day they'd actually like her but they're determined to make her feel ostracised and refuse to have anything to do with her."
Our palace insider says Beatrice and Eugenie are also furious they're being pipped at the post once more when it comes to saying I do.
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Eugenie has been waiting with bated breath for some time for her boyfriend of six years Jack Brooksbank to pop the question. And Beatrice was heartbroken in late 2016 when her boyfriend of 10 years Dave Clarke called time on their romance, only to get engaged to a US advertising executive six months later.
Thankfully, however, she has the full support of Harry's brother William, and a true ally in his wife Kate, 35, who herself has faced the wrath of Beatrice and Eugenie on countless occasions.
"Kate has suffered the wrath of Beatrice and Eugenie in the past and wasn't immediately accepted by everyone. She's become wise to the ways of the palace and has taken Meghan under her wing."
"Kate couldn't have been more welcoming to Meghan and is probably grateful to have a new friend at the palace, too," another royal source says.
"She's telling Meghan to ignore Beatrice and Eugenie's bitching, and it seems the royal-to-be is doing her best to heed her advice. They're going to be family soon, and the future sisters-in-law plan to stick together."
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