Princess Eugenie appeared to cut her ties with the Sussexes by declining Prince Harry’s invitation to the Invictus Games, highlighting their perceived hypocrisy. Instead of attending Harry’s birthday celebration, she embarked on a luxurious beach holiday in Kenya with friends, leaving husband Jack Brooksbank and their two young sons at home.
While on vacation, she was seen with German model and influencer Caroline Dover, and they shared photos from their trip on Instagram. They visited Lemuel Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its tranquil beaches and water sports.
Also among the vacationers was Princess Eugenie’s close friend Julia de Boonville. They were photographed enjoying a meal and drinks on a boat while taking part in activities like snorkeling and admiring the beautiful coral reefs.
In contrast, Prince Harry celebrated his 39th birthday with Megan at a German beer garden in Dusseldorf, accompanied by several aides. They enjoyed traditional German dishes including sausages, schnitzels, red cabbage and mashed potatoes. Harry seemed cheerful, sharing laughs and jokes with the guests.
At the end of the evening, the couple left a generous tip for the restaurant staff, which surprised many as it was unusual behavior on Harry’s part. This gesture marked a break from his usual practice of not covering the costs of the dinner during his birthday celebration.
The event marks a new chapter for Harry, who has recently attracted attention for various actions, including excessive drinking, holding hands with another man while appearing distant from Megan, and showing signs frustration and hangovers. However, he seemed content to hold the other man’s hand, raising questions about the nature of their relationship.
Princess Eugenie, meanwhile, attended the Folk World event at the Theater Royal on Drury Lane in London, often considered Britain’s answer to the Met Gala. She posted about the event on her Instagram, expressing her pleasure at attending Vogue World London, which celebrates the UK’s rich cultural scene. Eugenie also highlighted Vogue editor and director Anna Wintour’s statement on the importance of supporting the arts in Britain and around the world.
Many people, including celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Ellie Goulding, reacted positively to Eugenie’s Instagram post, praising her for her support of the arts and the royal family.