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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie reckon being royal sucks

Princess lyf ain't like the Disney movies.

By Susannah Guthrie

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York have given a very rare interview on what it's like to be a British royal and, basically, it's not as fun as it sounds.

Speaking to Vogue UK, Bea and Euge said the ridicule they received for their outfits at Prince William's 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton legitimately reduced them to tears.

The sisters were at a garden party at Buckingham Palace when the scrutiny got to them and they both cracked.

"There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset," Eugenie said.

"We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me."

Bea and Euge at the 2011 wedding.
Bea and Euge at the 2011 wedding.

Beatrice said they found situations "hard to navigate" because their life experience was "unprecedented". Basically: there aren't many other princesses out there trying to hold down jobs and boyfriends.

"There is no protocol," she said. "We are the first: we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we're also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye."

Eugenie recently became the first royal family member to join Instagram, but the sisters said they still struggle with what to share with the public.

"We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there," Bea said.

"Nowadays it's so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram — but it's important that it's real. We're real."

Eugenie is currently planning her wedding to fiancé Jack Brooksbank on October 12 this year at Windsor Castle, but said she's "not nervous at all".

"It's very nerve-racking because you want it to be perfect, but then you realise that you're going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters."

Your hear that, people? No more hat-shaming at this wedding, please.