During the Channel 5 documentary, Béatrice and Eugenie: pampered princesses? Royal expert Emily Andrews discussed Prince Andrew’s subtle digs into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the interview. Miss Andrews said Prince Andrew was trying to demonstrate that his youngest daughter’s wedding was bigger than the Duke of Sussex’s ceremony.
“They have so many friends that they need a church this size to fit them all in. ”
Miss Andrews said of the Duke of York’s comments: “I remember watching the interview they had with Prince Andrew and I winced a bit.
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“Our marriage is bigger than your marriage. ”
The royal expert added that Prince Andrew initially asked the BBC if they would televise Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Miss Andrews said: ‘Her people asked the BBC if they wanted to televise it and the BBC said no. ”
During the same Channel 5 documentary, reporter Richard Kay, Wag Lizzie Cundy and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika discussed Prince Andrew’s role in his youngest daughter’s wedding.
“It was very difficult because I have the feeling that a lot of people didn’t want it.
“They thought it was a waste of taxpayer money for security.
“They are not royals so why should they have the same as Prince William and Prince Harry?” “
Mr Kay said: ‘Much, of course, revolved around Prince Andrew, whose reputation was quickly sinking at this point.
“It was considered too excessive. ”