Despite the highly publicized rifts within the royal family, one member whom Prince Harry remains close to is his cousin, Princess Eugenie. According to Dr. Anthony Wallersteiner, a family friend and the chair of one of Sarah Ferguson’s charities, Street Child, Eugenie acts as a bridge between Harry and the rest of the family. This bond between the cousins is vital, providing a sense of unity and connection that has become increasingly important amid the evolving dynamics within the Firm.
Dr. Wallersteiner attended Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding in 2018. Reflecting on the event, he described it as a joyously happy occasion, with the entire royal family coming together to celebrate the union. The attendance of Harry and Meghan Markle, along with the presence of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, emphasized a moment of togetherness and family bonding. It was a time when the fractures within the royal ranks seemed less pronounced, and a sense of unity prevailed.
Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie have maintained a strong and unwavering friendship, staying in regular contact despite the physical distance between them. In recent times, Harry and Meghan visited Eugenie and Jack in Portugal, where the newlyweds are currently dividing their time for Jack’s new job. Similarly, Eugenie has traveled to the United States to spend time with Harry, further cementing their bond. The cousins were spotted attending the Superbowl together in February 2022 and even featured together in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary, where Eugenie was seen playing with their son Archie on a beach. These shared experiences demonstrate the depth of their connection.
Eugenie’s role as a confidante for Harry is evident in their relationship. She was one of the first to know about his romance with Meghan and was among the initial royals to meet the former Suits star. In his memoir, Spare, Harry recounts an endearing memory, describing how Eugenie embraced Meghan as if they were sisters, while his friend Charlie gave him a thumbs-up, symbolizing their approval of his new relationship. This level of trust and support from Eugenie highlights her importance in Harry’s life and the significance of their bond.
Amidst the turmoil and shifts within the royal family, the connection between Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie remains strong. Eugenie acts as a bridge between Harry and the rest of the family, fostering unity and understanding. Their friendship endures, with regular contact and shared experiences transcending geographical distances. Eugenie’s role as a trusted confidante further underscores the depth of their bond. Despite the challenges they may face within the Firm, their relationship serves as a reminder of the enduring power of family and the enduring friendships that can blossom even in the most tumultuous times.