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. Ms 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.”
Ms Andrews said regarding the Duke of York’s comments: “I remember watching the interview they did with Prince Andrew and I kind of winced.
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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.
Ms Andrews said: “His people asked the BBC whether they would televise it and the BBC said no.”
During the same Channel 5 documentary royal experts Richard Kay, Lizzie Cundy and Ayesha Hazarika discussed Prince Andrew’s role in his youngest daughter’s wedding.
“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.”