Princess Eugenie has sent the rumor mill into overdrive with her latest Instagram post where she announced that she was the new patron for Horatio’s Garden, an organization that creates gardens for all patients at spinal injury centers across the UK.
The royal uploaded four photos to her Instagram, and fans are convinced she’s expecting. Eugenie’s loose-fitting white dress conveniently hides a growing baby bump, and her tummy is covered in every photo, making us think of the old trick Meghan Markle pulled with the folders when she was in the early stages of her pregnancy.
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I am so happy to become patron of Horatio's Garden. @horatiosgarden creates beautiful, and completely accessible, gardens for all patients at spinal injury centres across the UK. Since learning about this charity back in 2016, I have fallen in love with their mission to bring joy to people and help their recovery. In 2017 I was able to visit Horatio’s Garden in Scotland, and in March this year I saw the site that has been identified at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where I underwent spinal surgery. As a former spinal patient myself, I understand how the chance to get outside is so beneficial not only for recovery, but for staying positive at a life-changing, and often traumatic, time. I hope to learn from the patients I meet and the wonderful people working to create these gardens. #garden 🌹🌳🍄
Back in April, the princess’ own mom dropped a hint that she could be expecting a grandchild any day. To commemorate Easter Sunday, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson shared two images to her personal Instagram account, one of a festive cake adorned with Easter eggs and the second was of a pink flower.
“Happy happy days of sun and blossoming joy today and always,” the mother of two captioned her snap.
On the surface, it seems like a cute springtime post, but as we royal fans love to do, some have analyzed it to the extreme. The inclusion of the pink flower has some thinking that it’s a subtle hint that a baby granddaughter is on the way.
“Lovely! Am wondering if there’s a hidden message in your post,” one royal fan penned.
These aren’t the first clues that people have picked up on. Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandmother Queen Elizabeth, handing out Maundy coins as part of a royal Easter tradition and onlookers were quick to comment that it looked like she was sporting the start of a baby bump underneath her Erdem floral dress.
The ninth in line to the throne was also absent when the royal family attended the traditional church service on Easter Sunday, and the only other royal who was missing was the Duchess of Sussex who is now on maternity leave.
Eugenie also shared a throwback snap from her engagement to Jack captioning it, “What a year it’s been since then and how exciting for 2019,” making fans think this could be the year their family grows.
A spokesperson told UK media outlet, The Sun: “It looks like the royals are getting broody. With Meghan’s first on the way and Kate’s odds of baby number four continuing to tumble, we’ve once again cut odds on Eugenie announcing a pregnancy.”
But perhaps the reason why there’s been no pregnancy announcement from Eugenie is all because of the imminent arrival of baby Sussex. While there are no hard and fast rules about when to announce royal baby news, the new Mrs. Brooksbank may not want to share the limelight with her cousin especially as she had to put her wedding on hold until after Harry and Meghan’s because Harry is a more senior royal.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, a royal source said, “It’s my understanding that Eugenie and Jack decided some time ago that they wanted to get married, and there was some talk about a wedding in 2017, but they had to wait for Harry to go first.”
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