'My job is very accommodating' - Princess Eugenie on working full-time and attending royal events
Published 10/08/2016 | 19:21
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.
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.”
“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.
“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.
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.
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