Unlike their European counterparts, many of the members of the British Royal Family don’t have social media accounts.
Princess Eugenie is one of the exceptions with an active Instagram account where she shares her private life with her followers.
Back in June, Eugenie posted a photo of her father, Prince Andrew on his first Trooping the Colour as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. As a proud daughter, she captioned the photo “A wonderful and proud day celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday and @hrhthedukeofyork for his first Trooping the Colour as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. #troopingthecolour”.
What Princess Eugenie didn’t realise while posting the photo was it was taken in an area of the palace which is off-limits to the public.
In her interview with British Vogue, she further discussed the mishap, saying: “I recently got in trouble for posting a picture of Papa in a corridor of the palace that was off-limits to the public.”
However, the photo is still up on her Instagram page. Clearly, it wasn’t too serious.
The Vogue interview took place with both Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. The sisters covered everything from Eugenie’s upcoming wedding, to being modern working royals, to crying over the backlash at their outfits worn to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding.
Princess Eugenie told the magazine that after the wedding, the sisters were about to attend a Buckingham Palace garden party when they heard about an article written about Beatrice.
“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” Eugenie explained. “We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”
Princess Beatrice added: “It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol.
“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.”