Sisters that just happen to be royal princesses may seem like the plot for a Disney movie (Frozen, if we want to be technical), but it's not as glamorous as you might think.
At least, that's what Princesses Eugenie, 28, and Beatrice, 29, told Vogue magazine for the September issue, out tomorrow. In their first-ever joint interview, the granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth (by way of the Queen's third child, Prince Andrew, who is Beatrice and Eugenie's dad) opened up about life in the spotlight.
“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice said. “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.” Beatrice will serve as Eugenie's maid of honor for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on October 12 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor (where Markle and Eugenie's cousin Prince Harry wed in May).
“I’m not stressed at all,” Eugenie said of the wedding. “It’s nerve-racking because you want it to be perfect, but then you realize that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.”
“Euge is amazing,” her sister added. “She’s a very modern bride.” We have to agree, considering Eugenie revealed her wedding is going to be plastic-free. “It’s been eye-opening,” she told Vogue. “My whole house is anti-plastic now—and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.”
The sisters also discussed social media—a privilege the two get to enjoy, unlike Meghan Markle—since the Princesses aren't technically "official working members" of the royal family. Eugenie officially joined Instagram in March (and Beatrice secretly joined, as accidentally revealed by her BFF Karlie Kloss last week).
"We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there. Nowadays it’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram—but it’s important that it’s real. We’re real," Eugenie said.
Real-life Princesses (with real Instagrams)? Sounds like a modern-day fairytale, after all.