Meghan Markle’s fans accused Princess Beatrice of stealing the duchess’ thunder following the latter’s engagement announcement.

On Thursday, the palace confirmed Princess Beatrice’s engagement to her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. However, some royal fans, particularly Markle’s followers, were not happy with the timing of the announcement because it was done while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are still carrying out their tour in South Africa.

Markle’s fans have questioned the timing of Princess Beatrice’s engagement. They felt that Markle’s thunder was stolen because of the news.

“It’s more like Beatrice hogging the limelight during Meghan ‘s South African tour. Couldn’t she have waited for a couple of days?” one royal follower commented on the royal family’s post about Princess Beatrice’s engagement.

“Convenient for Beatrice to announce her engagement while harry and meghan are on tour. Great timing I must say,” another netizen wrote.

 While Markle’s fans were not happy with the timing, a number of royal followers defended Princess Beatrice. According to one netizen, the tour is Prince Harry and Markle’s job and it’s not a major life event for the royal couple. Thus, it is not reasonable for Princess Beatrice to hold off her engagement announcement just because Prince Harry and Meghan are working in Africa.

“Wish people would stop thinking the royal family begins and ends with Meghan Markle, Princess Beatrice has been part of royal family since birth and should be able to announce her engagement when ever she feels like it if the queen approves who the hell is everyone else to judge,” another online user opined.

In related news, there are rumors that Markle is pregnant with her second child. The Duchess of Sussex has been recycling her maternity outfits during their tour in Africa and many took this as a hint that she is expecting her second baby.

Reality TV expert Kate Casey believes that the duchess is already pregnant. Another netizen said that she’s thinking the same and the announcement might happen soon.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan visited a Cape Town rights group fighting gender violence. Photo: POOL / Courtney AFRICA