While the Sussexes’ invite has been on the table for a while, the princess, 31, and Brooksbank, 35 — who welcomed their first child, August, in February — “wanted to wait until the baby was a little older,” the source shares.
For Prince Harry, 37, and the former Suits star, 40, “having Eugenie and Jack in their corner through all their problems with The Firm has meant the world to them,” explains the source, who says the couples have stayed in constant touch since the Sussexes quit their royal duties in early 2020.
“Harry and Meghan would love to get them involved in some of their charitable initiatives, especially since Jack’s such a smart businessman, and they can’t wait to introduce them to [3-month-old] Lilibet,” adds the source, noting that they “want to work with people they trust and share their values,” and that the princess and her hubby “fit the bill perfectly"
However, the source muses their upcoming trip will be far from popular with the rest of the royal family. “Their visit won’t go down well with the Windsors, who already fear Eugenie and Jack share too much with Meghan and Harry," says the source. "But there’s nothing they can do to stop them!”
This comes only weeks after OK! reported Brooksbank was mired in scandal. Rumors swirled in early August when the successful businessman was spotted frolicking with three bikini-clad women on a speedboat in Capri while working as a brand ambassador for Casamigos — the tequila label launched by George Clooney.
“She was mortified, to say the least,” the insider spilled, referring to Princess Eugenie's reaction to the seemingly incriminating photos. “The fact that he’d even put himself in a position where his reputation is on the line is beyond the pale, as far as she’s concerned.”
The couple seems to have smoothed things over since — and recently put up a united front at Balmoral to support Princess Eugenie's father, Prince Andrew.