Princess Eugenie appears to confirm non-working royal status with candid admission

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie appears to confirm non-working royal status with candid admission

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 23/11/2023

- 11:11

Prince Andrew's youngest daughter opened up about her life in Portugal

Princess Eugenie appeared to confirm her status as a non-working member of the Royal Family with a candid admission on a podcast.

The Princess of York admitted that her home in Portugal is "the dream" during the Tables Manners podcast.

Since the departure of Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle as working royals, royal commentators have exclusively told GB News that there are many royal patronages left to be filled.

This sparked some fans to speculate that King Charles III could enlist the likes of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie as working royals.

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However, Princess Eugenie appeared to put those rumours to rest during her time on the podcast.

She opened 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.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie moved to Portugal in 2022


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.

"Not care. No one cares.”

The 33-year-old was speaking about growing up in the public eye in the UK and having her appearance scrutinised.

She added: “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’.

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, August Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie holding August Brooksbank at Platinum Jubilee

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie opened up about insecurities with appearance


“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.”

If Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice, 35, were to become working royals, they would both have to be based in the UK.

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