Princess Eugenie makes candid admission on Royal Family upbringing

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie makes candid admission on Royal Family upbringing

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 29/11/2023

- 16:53

The Princess of York says she was taught 'not to overshare'

Princess Eugenie made a candid admission about her Royal Family upbringing during a guest appearance on a podcast.

The Princess of York admitted that members of the Royal Family are brought up “not to overshare”.

Prince Andrew's daughter, 33, discussed royal etiquette on an episode of the Table Manners podcast.

Speaking to hosts Jessie and Lennie Ware, Eugenie said: “The world doesn’t need to know everything about us … the way we’ve been brought up is to not – we don’t overshare.”

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During the podcast, the princess also opened up about her issues with scrutiny surrounding her appearance.

The mother-of-two said: “I think that definitely has caused a couple of issues around food, you know, for me, in terms of my relationship with that, or my relationship with having to look a certain way because it’s always like, ‘That was not a nice outfit’, or ‘She looked terrible there’.

“I guess everybody has that if you’re in the public eye.

"I guess within our family, it happens at that perfect age where you’re, you know, 13 years old and you’ve got that dorky bowl haircut and you’re a bit chubby and you know, all the boys are bullying you and all that kind of stuff.”

Julia de Boinville and Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie recently appeared on the podcast

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Eugenie additionally spoke up about her home life in Portugal, where she lives with her husband Jack Brooksbank, and her two children August, two, and Ernest, five months.

Jack began working in marketing, sales and promotion for Michael Meldman's Discovery Land Company in Portugal in 2022, having formerly worked as a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila.

On the Table Manners podcast, Eugenie confirmed her love for her new home in comparison to the UK where she was raised.

She said: “This is why Portugal is the dream because I can go to the supermarket in my exercise gear and my hair piled on my head and not mind.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie discussed her issues with body image on the podcast


Princess EugeniePrincess Eugenie moved to Portugal in 2022PA

"Not care. No one cares.”

Among the other topics discussed on the podcast was the etiquette that was expected when eating with Elizabeth II.

She said: “Like, tea was at five. And it was only ever 45 minutes so you can never get stir crazy.

“And then we’d go running everywhere afterwards around the house like crazy people.”

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