Insights into the life of Princess Eugenie – from the complicated living situation to her passion for art
Princess Eugenie has a life that is the envy of so many, so let’s take a quick look at what her life actually is like and what she’s up to – from her job to her marriage
Princess Eugenie of York has a luxurious lifestyle – what happens when you are eleventh in line to the throne.
Despite the fact that she has a net worth of around £3.6million, she’s not a ‘working queen’, meaning she doesn’t receive a taxpayer-funded royal salary.
She and her sister work full-time jobs and are involved in their own charities – but also perform at many royal events.
Eugenie is the daughter of Princess Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, and she has an older sister – Princess Beatrice of York.
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Princess Eugenie married her longtime boyfriend, English bar manager and brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank, in 2018 and they welcomed a son together in 2021.
Now let’s take a little peek into the life of Princess Eugenie and see what it’s really like to be a princess.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank met on a ski trip to Switzerland in 2010, and Eugenie said it was “love at first sight.”
On January 22, 2018, the Royal Family’s official Twitter account announced the engagement, saying, “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.”
Eugenie’s beautiful engagement ring features a rare gemstone called padparadscha sapphire, which is a soft pink hue compared to the deep blue color people typically associate with a sapphire.
Padparadscha is a Sanskrit word meaning “lotus flower” – swooning!
The gorgeous couple wed on October 12, 2018 following their engagement in Nicaragua.
Eugenie wore a beautiful wedding dress and paired it with an emerald tiara from her grandmother the Queen.
The princess wore a custom Peter Pilotto gown that featured backless detailing to show off her scoliosis scars.
She had a vision as she posed in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, dressed all in white.
The couple welcomed their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank in February 2021.
They recently celebrated his first birthday.
Doting mum Eugenie posted a tribute to her son on Instagram with the caption: “Happy 1st Birthday to our little hero Augie. You are such a special soul that lights up any room with your smile and wave. You have made us so very proud. We love you!'”
Art seems to be Princess Eugenie’s greatest passion.
in one 2016 Interview with Harper’s Bazaarsaid Eugenie that she loves art since childhood.
She said: “I knew I definitely wasn’t going to be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me. I love sharing my passion for art with people.”
Ten years ago, in 2012, Eugenie graduated from Newcastle University with degrees in Art History and English Literature.
She then moved to New York for two years, where she worked as a specialist at online auction site Paddle8.
Princess Eugenie is involved in many charities and is the director of the Anti-Slavery Collective
Eugenie is currently the Managing Director of Hauser & Wirtha contemporary art gallery based in London.
Your bond with Beatrice
The Queen’s granddaughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice share a sweet sisterly bond and both are now raising their children at the same time.
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They can often be seen enjoying classy lunches and days off together.
At big events like the funeral service for Prince Philip, they are always just a few steps apart, underscoring the fact that just because they are both married and have their own lives separated, they still share an unbreakable bond.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are also extremely close to mother Sarah Ferguson.
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In a 2008 interview with The TelegraphEugenie said: “Mom, Bea and I call ourselves ‘The Tripod’, they are my best friends in the world.”
A complicated living situation
Eugenie currently resides at Frogmore Cottage, the home of Meghan and Harry, in the shadow of Windsor Castle.
However, the Duke of York is on a collision course with Prince William and Kate Middleton in a new royal dispute over claim to a royal residence for his daughter Princess Eugenie.
A royal insider said: “The situation could very well become a problem in the near future.
“The Duke of York has in the past made no secret of his firm belief that his children should be treated no differently than Princes William and Harry, even though his daughters are not working royals.
“The word is that Eugenie is also trying to find a place to live and wants to settle down in Windsor.”
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