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Happy Birthday Princess Eugenie!

To celebrate Princess Eugenie's milestone 30th birthday, we take a look back at some of her notable moments and our favourite photos throughout the years.
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Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson turns 30 today and in celebration we’re sharing some of our favourite pictures of the Queen’s granddaughter throughout the years.

While she’s not a full time working royal, it certainly hasn’t stopped her from passionately supporting charities and organisations she believes in, including co-founding the Anti-Slavery Collective, an independent collective focused on spotlighting modern slavery as a global epidemic.

Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice also happen to be the only granddaughters of the Queen to hold the title ‘Princess’ – Zara Tindall and Lady Louise (the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex) do not have hold this title.

In 2018 in a beautiful ceremony, Eugenie tied the knot with her longtime beau Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel at Windsor, just months after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan married at the same venue.

Currently 10th in line for the throne, Eugenie has a huge passion for art, studying art history and English literature at Newcastle University and now works as the associate director at contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar the young royal explains, “I loved art since I was very little.

“I know I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me.”

On International Women’s Day in 2018, Princess Eugenie launched her personal Instagram account which she says she hoped to use as a platform to share the causes, passions and people close to her heart.

Since then we’ve had the opportunity to gain a closer look into the life of the Princess, including some super adorable throwback pics.

So, in celebration of her turning the big 30, we’re sharing some throwback pics of our own – Happy Birthday Princess Eugenie!

1990 princess eugenie christening

Princess Eugenie of York was the first royal bub to ever have a public baptism.

In December 1990, nine months after birth, the baptism was held at the iconic St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham – the same location where Princess Charlotte was christened. (Image: Getty)

Fergie Princess Eugenie Princess Beatrice Klosters Switzerland 1992

If there’s one thing you should know about the Yorks, it’s that they absolutely love to ski, and even have their own family chalet in Verbier, Switzerland.

We love this adorable pic of two-year-old Eugenie (on the left) snuggled up with her mum Sarah Ferguson and older sister Princess Beatrice during a ski holiday in Klosters, Switzerland in 1992. (Image: Getty)

princess eugenie first day of school 1994

Looking as cute as a button in her school uniform, Princess Eugenie makes her way to her first day of school with her mum Fergie, in 1994. The Princess attended Upton House School in Windsor, where her older sister also attended. (Image: Getty)

Prince Harry Prince William Princess Eugenie Princess Beatrice 1995

Just in case you needed more proof that Eugenie loves the snow, here’s a cute pic of her and her sister Beatrice with their cousins Prince William and Prince Harry in 1995, just before her fourth birthday. (Image: Getty)

Prince Andrew Sarah Ferguson Princess Beatrice Princess Eugenie 1998

Despite separating and then finalising their divorce in 1996, Eugenie’s parents stayed remarkably close, and that’s exemplified in this heartwarming snap of the family-of-four holidaying in Verbier, Switzerland, to celebrate her dad Prince Andrew’s 38th birthday. And, check out those matching pastel pink outfits! (Image: Getty)

Prince Andrew Princess Eugenie Princess Beatrice Christmas 1999

Interacting with royal fans walking to and from Christmas service is an annual tradition for the royal family. This particular year in 1999 Princess Eugenie and her sister were inundated with bouquets and presents. (Image: Getty)

princess eugenie and fergie horse riding 2000

The royal family are known for their love of horses – Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall is even an Olympic medal winning equestrian – and it seems Princess Eugenie loved them too.

We love this snap of her and her mum Fergie snuggling up for a cuddle at a horse show in 2000, where she sits on her pony called William. (Image: Getty)

Beatrice Fergie Eugenie ski holiday verbier switzerland 2004

Looking ready to cut some shapes on the snow, Princess Eugenie waves to the cameras while on a ski holiday in Switzerland with her mum and sister.

And with so much time spent on the snow, it’s no surprise that that was exactly where the Princess met her future husband, Jack Brooksbank.

Six years later Eugenie met Jack at a ski resort in Switzerland. Speaking of when they met, the Princess has said: “We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24, and fell in love. We both had the same passions and drive for life.”

Princess Beatrice Fergie Princess Eugenie Young Victoria premiere 2009

The young princess dazzled as she stepped out in a gold sequinned dress for the premiere of The Young Victoria, at the Pacific Theatres in Los Angeles in 2009, with her sister and mum by her side. In an interview the sisters have revealed that they even have a cute nickname for the three of them – ‘The Tripod’! (Image: Getty)

sarah ferguson princess eugenie after completing the nightrider charity ride 2012

Eugenie was all smiles after completing the Nightrider 64 mile charity bike ride in 2012. Cycling over 100km, the circuit passed more than 50 of London’s most famous landmarks. The princess raised £9,000 (NZD $17,150) for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. (Image: Getty)

2013 attend the 8th annual charity: ball Gala at the Duggal Greenhouse

In previous interviews the royal sisters, who are less than two years apart in age, have revealed that while they’ve got completely different personalities, it’s their differences that make them even closer.

“We get on fantastically well, perhaps because we do and think different things,” Eugenie told The Telegraph in 2008. (Image: Getty)

2015 attends the IWC Schaffhausen third annual ‘For the Love of Cinema’ dinner during Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios NYC

Princess Eugenie looked absolutely radiant as she attended the third annual ‘For the Love of Cinema’ dinner during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2015. At the time the princess was living in New York and working for an online art action site called Paddle8. In July 2015 she moved back to London to start at the art gallery Hauser & Wirth, where she still currently works. (Image: Getty)

princess eugenie sarah ferguson at teenage cancer trust in 2017

We love this snap of Eugenie and her mum Fergie visiting the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2017. The princess, just like her mother, is known for her passionate support of a range of organisations and causes close to her heart. Notable charities include the Teenage Cancer Trust and Children in Crisis. In 2012 she became patron for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s Redevelopment Appeal. The hospital also where she underwent surgery as a child to correct her scoliosis. This was the princess’ first patronage. (Image: Getty)

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank engagement photo

In an announcement that captured our hearts, Eugenie confirmed her engagement in January 2018 to her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, showing off a beautiful engagement ring. A padparadscha sapphire, the rarest of all sapphires, surrounded by a halo of diamonds, it was thought to be a tribute to her mother who became engaged with a near-identical ring in 1986. (Image: Getty)

princess eugenie and princess beatrice at the united nations in NYC 2018

Princess Eugenie and her proud sister Beatrice at the United Nations in New York City in 2018, where Eugenie spoke at the Nexus Global Summit about the Anti-Slavery Collective, an initiative the princess co-founded to battle modern day slavery. (Image: Getty)

Princess Eugenie Wedding october 2018

The throwback pics wouldn’t be complete without images from the Princess’ beautiful wedding in October 2018. The Princess, who underwent surgery to correct her scoliosis when she was 12 years old, intentionally chose a dress design that would show the the scar down her spine.

“I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future and it’s a way of getting rid of the taboo,” the Princess has said.

“For me it’s a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis or having a scar of their own they are trying to deal with.” (Image: Getty)

princess eugenie pats a robot 2019

Just days before her birthday last year, Princess Eugenie visited the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with her father Prince Andrew and husband Jack Brooksbank to open their new Stanmore Building. This snap of the princess meeting a robot called Pepper is one of our favourites from the day. (Image: Getty)

princess eugenie

To mark her 30th birthday, Princess Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson shared this gorgeous throwback snap on Instagram, writing: “My favourite photograph just for her mum on her wedding day .. and my little girl is 30 today and Happy Birthday my little magic dust.” Cute! (Image: Instagram/@sarahferguson15)

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