Fans of the royal family were thrilled when Prince William and Kate Middleton announced they were expecting their first child in 2013. Although the couple seemed thrilled about their first child, Princess Anne didn’t share the same sentiment.

Royal fans may remember that Kate was forced to announce her pregnancy with Prince George earlier than usual. The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital suffering from severe morning sickness a few weeks into her pregnancy. 

Following news of Kate’s condition and the pregnancy, Princess Anne reportedly made a comment that upset fans. When she learned about the baby news, she reportedly said, “Nothing to do with me, but it’s very good news.”

Her response was criticized by fans, who thought she was insulting the couple’s announcement with a “strange.” At the time, a fan tweeted, “How rude and disrespectful!!!”

Others went on to call Princess Anne “miserable” and defended the couple against the allegedly offensive statement. However, William and Kate didn’t seem bothered by the rumored snub.

Even though Anne wasn’t enthusiastic about the news, other members of the royal family shared their excitement about Prince George’s birth. 

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” Prince Charles said in a statement following George’s birth.

Kate Middleton and Prince William aren’t the first royals to be snubbed by Princess Anne. In the book, “Prince Edward,” Ingrid Seward claimed the royal refused to make Princess Diana feel welcomed in the Royal Family.

“Anne was indifferent to Diana from the very beginning. She treated the woman, who by marriage to her elder brother might have become her Queen, with withering disdain. She called her ‘a silly girl,’” the royal biographer explained.

Since Prince George’s birth, Prince William and Kate Middleton had two more kids. Along with their eldest son, the couple is now parents to Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.