Friday 30 September 2016

'My job is very accommodating' - Princess Eugenie on working full-time and attending royal events

Amy Mulvaney

Published 10/08/2016 | 19:21

Princess Eugenie attends day 5 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2016 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie attends day 5 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2016 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attend a private view of "Radical Presence" curated by Kate Linfoot at The Unit on July 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
Princess Eugenie of York and Queen Elizabeth II
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in watch the Queen's horse in the final race as they attend Ladies Day on day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2015 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse on July 30, 2015 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Qatar Goodwood Festival)

Princess Eugenie of York has admitted that people might be surprised to learn that she has a full-time job, despite being eighth in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II.

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The 26-year-old said that Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery where she works as an associate director, “is very accommodating and understanding” of her “sense of duty.”

Members of Britain's royal family, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (L) speaks with Princess Eugenie (R) on the balcony ahead of The Derby horse race during the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival, in Surrey, southern England, on June 4, 2011. Pour Moi ridden by Jockey Mickael Barzalona won the race, Treasure Beach came second and race favorite Carlton House came third place. The Queen's horse, Carlton House, ridden by Ryan Moore, was seeking to be the first Derby winner owned by a reigning monarch since Minoru won in 1909 for King Edward VII.
Members of Britain's royal family, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (L) speaks with Princess Eugenie (R) on the balcony ahead of The Derby horse race during the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival, in Surrey, southern England, on June 4, 2011. Pour Moi ridden by Jockey Mickael Barzalona won the race, Treasure Beach came second and race favorite Carlton House came third place. The Queen's horse, Carlton House, ridden by Ryan Moore, was seeking to be the first Derby winner owned by a reigning monarch since Minoru won in 1909 for King Edward VII.

“I’ll work until 5pm, then leave to do the engagement. My sister, Bea [Princess Beatrice], and I have charities we’re patrons of,” she said in the interview with Harpar’s Bazaar.

The youngest daughter to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie moved from New York to London last year to work with the company.

Britain's (L-R) Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony
Britain's (L-R) Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony

“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 said.

“I love being able to share my passion for art with people. If someone doesn't understand something, you have the ability to suggest, ‘Maybe you can look at it this way.’”

The Princess said she loves to shop in Zara and Topshop, and wears “grown-up” high heels to work.

In the interview, Eugenie detailed her daily routine which includes waking up at 6.45am and going to bed at midnight.

Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attend a private view of
Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attend a private view of "Radical Presence" curated by Kate Linfoot at The Unit on July 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

She attends exclusive women’s gym Grace Belgravia in London, where annual membership costs €6,400 a year, according to the Daily Mail.

Eugenie said she shops in Waitrose to pick up her groceries after her workout, if she needs some, and does her makeup in the car on the way to work.

“I’m really good at doing it on the move!” she said.

The September issue of Harpar’s Bazaar US edition is on sale now.

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in watch the Queen's horse in the final race as they attend Ladies Day on day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2015 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in watch the Queen's horse in the final race as they attend Ladies Day on day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2015 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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