The royals are more relatable than we thought. They get ice cream on their nose, they fall asleep during speeches, they get their heels stuck in grates, and they even cut their hair into bangs, only to regret it a couple weeks later. But no royal is more relatable than Princess Eugenie, who was caught stalking Meghan Markle fan accounts on Instagram. The only reaction we have is same.
The 28-year-old, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew an Sarah, Duchess of York, was caught redhanded on Wednesday with liking a fan’s Instagram of Markle’s earrings. The Instagram, which was posted by the fan account _duchess_of_sussex, featured Markle with small diamond studs in her ears. The fan reported that the earrings were Natalie Marie Jewelry’s Diamond Sun Studs ($2,450 AUD), which Markle on her visit to Dubbo, Australia with her husband, Prince Harry.
The Instagram has collected more than 3,000 likes from fans who look to Markle for fashion inspiration—including one very special fan: Markle’s cousin-in-law, Princess Eugenie. The newlywed was seen liking the picture from her official Instagram, @PrincessEugenie, which the fan screenshotted and posted. “IM CRYING PRINCESS EUGENIE LIKED MY PICTURE!!! THIS IS SOO MAJOR!!!!😭😭 I cant believe it I’m crying, I’m so overwhelmed! Thank you @leightonsnowdon for bringing it to my attention!❤️😭😭 IM sorry calling my mum right now!!! @princesseugenie,” the fan wrote.
Though it’s untraditional for a British royal family member to have social media (Markle deleted hers before her engagement to Prince Harry), many of them, including Princess Eugenie and Beatrice, do so anyways. We have mixed feelings about the rule. On one hand, we’d love to know what Kate Middleton and Markle are liking on the ‘gram. On the other, we could be stalking their likes all day.