Eugenie may, instead, have to settle for a virtual baby shower if the restrictions don’t lift in the next few months.
Another blow for Eugenie would be not being able to see her sister during the rest of her pregnancy.
Beatrice lives at St James’s Palace, a short drive from Eugenie’s three-bedroom cottage in Kensington.
Given the new rules, the royal siblings and their parents would only be able to meet outdoors, and would be limited to a group of no more than six.
The UK Government’s official advice for tier 2 lockdowns states: “You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them.