Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice open up about ‘keeping it real’, plastic-free weddings and whether they fight

They felt it was the "right time" to share their experiences as twenty-something working women and members of the Royal family.

With Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank fast approaching in October, the princess and her sister Princess Beatrice have given a rare interview with British Vogue magazine.

The inseparable royal sisters told Vogue they felt that in a year of milestones (Beatrice also turns 30 this August), it was the “right time” to share their experiences as twenty-something working women and members of the Royal family.

“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice explained. “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.”

The daughters of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York share a legendary bond, and unsurprisingly told British Vogue they are one another’s ‘rocks’- but like all sisters, they fall into the occasional fight.

“One of the biggest fights we ever had was about a pair of Converse trainers,” Beatrice cheekily told the mag. “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.”

Of Princess Eugenie’s October 12 wedding the royal bride-to-be said, “I’m not stressed at all.”

She is on a mission to live a plastic-free life and also wants her wedding to be plastic-free too.

“It’s very nerve-wracking 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.”

Beatrice said her sister is “amazing” and will be a very modern bride.

Princess Eugenie has never been shy about declaring her love for her future husband.

In the couple’s first-ever joint TV interview conducted at Buckingham Palace, Eugenie and Jack told The One Show‘s Matt Baker about the pair’s fateful first encounter, both agreeing it was “love at first sight” after they were introduced by a mutual friend on a skiing holiday in Verbier in 2010.

“This is Jack, we met when I was 20 and he was 24 and fell in love and we have the same passions and drive for life. It’s so nice that we get to share this moment with everyone and you get to meet Jack,” she said.

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The royal sisters are more familiar than most with the sting of public mockery, especially when it comes to their wardrobe choices.

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

“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.”

Besides having each other, the sisters cope with all the publicity madness by staying “real”.

“It’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image, but it’s important that it’s real. We’re real,” Eugenie revealed.

The full interview with Princesses Beatrice And Eugenie appears in the September 2018 issue of British Vogue.

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