Princess Eugenie gets candid about her day-to-day routine

The royal has given the world a glimpse into her everyday life in a revealing new interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
Princess Eugenie of York

When she’s not attending charity or family events or supporting “Granny and Grandpa”, it turns out Princess Eugenie’s daily schedule looks remarkably similar to that of many other people in their late twenties.

Appearing in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the 26-year-old opened up about what her typical day looked like, giving a detailed account of how she fills her hours from the time she wakes up, to the moment she nods off at night.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Princess of York revealed that her days typically revolved around a mix of ordinary activities such as working out, going to work, keeping in touch with loved ones and checking up on social media.

Early bird Eugenie said her day started at 6.45 AM, when she woke up and began catching up on personal emails before going out to the park to exercise from 7-8 AM.The royal also holds a membership at private women’s gym Grace Belgravia, which the [Daily Mail] reports costs a pricey £5,500 a year and also counts model Cara Delevingne as a member.

Princess Eugenie said her day begins at 6.45 AM, with the dedicated royal exercising for an hour every day at 7. Photo: Getty

Phone time with mum Sarah Ferguson also featured prominently on the agenda for the morning, with Eugenie revealing, “My first conversation is often with my mum, saying, ‘Good morning, what are you doing today?’.”

The royal name-checked Zara and Topshop as two of her favoured fashion haunts and revealed she keeps active on Instagram with a private account. The down-to-earth Princess also revealed she often did her makeup in her car on the way to work.

Eugenie, who recently took up a job at art gallery Hauser & Wirth’s London office, said her work day began at 9 AM and involved her planning “special projects”, supporting artists and managing events.

Princess Eugenie – pictured here with Pippa Middleton – often attends charity events alongside her royal family. Photo: Getty

“I’ve loved art since I was very little. I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me,” she told the magazine.

“I love being able to share my passion for art with people”.

Of course, when royal duties beckoned, Eugenie said the Hauser & Wirth team were “very accommodating and understanding”.

“My sister, Bea, and I have charities we’re patrons of. We also try to support Granny and Grandpa in any way we can because that is what family is for.”

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The royal cherishes her close-knit family, which includes mum Sarah Ferguson and sister Beatrice. Photo: Getty

At home, the royal said she liked to cook dinner and watch TV, naming Outlanderand How to Get Away With Murder as some of her favourites and The Walking Dead as boyfriend Jack Brooksbank’s pick, before going to bed at midnight.

Eugenie also dished on the one thing she couldn’t live without – her family.

“That sounds cheesy, but I really can’t. Especially my mum. I wouldn’t be able to make tough decisions without her,” she revealed.

Eugenie also opened up about being born with scoliosis, touching briefly on the operation she had to correct the condition when she was 12.

“I have metal rods in my back keeping me straight … Those rods live with me permanently,” she added.

Watch Princess Eugenie talking about scoliosis in the video below.

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