20 Surprising Things About Princess Eugenie

Madison Breaux | Oct 10, 2018 Celebrities
20 Surprising Things About Princess Eugenie
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There's never been a time when the royal family hasn't been in the news or the spotlight, and because of that, we like to think that we know everything there is to know about all of the members of this historic group ... but we don't. In fact, there are many members of the royal clan that we are still getting to know. Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, has been somewhat the center of attention lately ahead of her wedding on October 12, and aside from the facts that she's madly in love with her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, and is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, we still don't know that much about her.

We hear a lot about the fab four (Kate, Will, Harry, and Meghan), but it's time we give some well-deserved respect to the other members of the royal family. Princess Eugenie, sister to Princess Beatrice, and ninth in line to the throne, is still an active part of the royal group. Sure, she doesn't get quite as much media attention as Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, but the princess has still done a lot that warrants recognition. 

Princess Eugenie is educated, charitable, super into fashion, and handles her busy schedule with massive amounts of grace and class, so she's basically Wonder Woman. We aren't quite sure how she does it, but there must be something in the royal blood that allows them to never tire. And so, in preparation for her big day, here are 20 surprising things about Princess Eugenie. Let's get to know one of the original royals, shall we?

  • One of the Queen's Favorites

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    Since Prince Andrew (Eugenie's father) is rumored to be Queen Elizabeth's favorite son, Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, have always had a special place in the monarch's heart. 

  • The Wedding Dress Decision Was a Snap

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    She recently told Vogue, "[The dress] is the one thing that I was really decisive about. As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I'd be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I've been pretty on top of it."

  • She Is Close With Her Mother

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    Despite all of the scandal surrounding her mom and the divorce from Prince Andrew, Eugenie and Beatrice remained super close to the Duchess of York over the years.

  • She's Studious

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    Princess Eugenie attended Newcastle University, where she studied English and art, because princesses need to learn, too!

  • She Had a Scandalous Childhood

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    Eugenie's mom, Sarah Ferguson, was once photographed kissing a man in St. Tropez, France, with the little princess in the background. The royal family has never quite gotten over the scandal and shame this debacle caused.

  • Working Woman

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    After graduating from university, Eugenie held the position of art director at the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London.

  • She's One Of Us

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    Eugenie gave an interview with Harper's Bazaar in 2016 and revealed that she grocery shops for herself and is an TV show binger, just like the rest of us.

  • She Got Engaged in Nicaragua

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    How's that for an exotic proposal? Jack popped the question while the two were spending some time there.

  • She Has Rock Star Friends

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    According to Vanity Fair, those in her inner circle include Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, the Beckhams, Ed Sheeran, and Ellie Goulding.

    Not bad at all. 

  • She Lives in Kensington Palace

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    Roomies with Meghan and Harry? Not so much. She and Jack Brooksbank moved into the Ivy Cottage at the palace, which is a three-bedroom home that is perfect for the two of them and their little dog.

  • She's Worth Millions

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    According to The Guardian, Princess Eugenie's net worth is expected to be in the ballpark of "several millions." While that's extremely vague, we aren't that surprised. The royal family itself is supposedly worth about 67 million (pounds, that is).

  • She Had Scoliosis

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    At the ripe age of 12, Eugenie had to go through back surgery to correct her scoliosis, and thankfully, she made a full recovery. 

  • She's on Instagram

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    Yup -- even some royals can take part in social media! She officially launched her account in March and has been active ever since. 

  • She's Calm & Collected

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    Is Eugenie stressed about her big day? According to Town & Country, the princess is "not stressed at all."

  • She's Not Afraid to Let People In

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    In another are joint interview with her sister for Vogue UK, Eugenie said, "We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there."

    They're not just royal women, they're normal women too (kind of).

  • She's Anti-Plastic

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    According to Eugenie, her entire house is "anti-plastic," and says that she wants her wedding to be the same way. 

  • The Royal Schedule Overwhelms Her

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    In the same interview with Vogue UK, Eugenie admitted that the schedules of all of their events and fundraisers does get to be crazy. "There are meltdowns," she said. 

  • Her Wedding Has Rules

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    Apparently Eugenie and Jack are requiring guests to give up their cellphones, cameras, and any other electronic devices once they reach the wedding reception. No paparazzi, please.

  • She Fights With Her Sister

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    According to Beatrice, their biggest fight was over a pair of Converse sneakers. She told Vogue UK, "We have the same size feet and both of us had identical pairs. One pair got trashed and the other sister may have swapped them."

  • She's Charitable

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    It's pretty much a requirement of the royal family for the members to take part in charity events, but Eugenie steps it up a notch. She's a patron of the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital's Redevelopment Appeal and has helped raise money for the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation

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