British royals follow this trend when they announce big news

By Ainhoa Barcelona

If you've followed the engagement of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting another royal baby, you may have noticed a trend. The perfect cure for the Monday Blues, it seems that Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace love starting the week with happy announcements, choosing to share big news on Monday mornings. Princess Eugenie and Jack's engagement was announced on Monday Jan. 22, 2018, two months after it was revealed on Monday Nov. 27 that Prince Harry and Meghan are also engaged to be married.

Similarly, all of Kate's three pregnancies have been announced at the start of the week. On Monday Dec. 3, 2012, it was revealed that she and Prince William were expecting their first child; the second pregnancy announcement came on Monday Sept. 8, 2014 and almost exactly three years later on Monday Sept. 4, 2017, the palace shared the happy news that the couple are expecting their third royal baby.


Jack Brooksbank walks alongside with his fiancé Princess Eugenie
Princess Eugenie and Jack's engagement was announced on a Monday morning

Meanwhile, the palace surprised royal watchers again when they released the most adorable portraits of Princess Charlotte starting nursery. While the term at Willcocks Nursery School officially commenced on a Thursday, it wasn't until the following Monday – Monday Jan. 8 – that Charlotte started. She spent the day at nursery, although the palace waited until the afternoon to confirm Charlotte's milestone to protect the two-year-old's privacy.

Kensington Palace wrote in a statement: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School."

Maternity Style: Kate Middleton in a peach coat
All of Kate's three pregnancies were announced on a Monday

Once again, Buckingham Palace chose a Monday – Monday July 8, 2013 – to reveal that the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike were expecting their first baby. While big royal news is often announced on a Monday, other joyful updates are, of course, shared on other days of the week. It was on Friday Jan. 5, 2018 that Zara's second pregnancy was confirmed; Prince William and Kate's engagement news was also revealed on Tuesday Nov. 16 back in 2010.

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