The much-beloved Princesses of York have spoken for the first time about the criticism they face in the public eye and how it affects their well-being.
Princess Beatrice and Eugenie bemoaned their public lives as they say they constantly face ‘mockery’ and criticism.
The royal duo said that it was hard being working women in an ‘Instagram’ world – where everything seems to be so perfect.
Talking to Vogue magazine, Princess Beatrice spoke of how difficult it is to be a royal in the modern age, “It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol.”
The Queen’s granddaughters insisted that despite their family’s status, they were ‘real’. They also showed how brave they were, paving the way as confident young women, even if it meant they might cop some criticism.
“We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there,” Beatrice said.
The sisters are famous for their sartorial fashion choices over the years, where they have experienced their fair share of mocking. In particular, for their unusual hats at Kate and William’s wedding.
The pair admitted people “beating” them up had taken its toll on and had even reduced them to tears on occasion.
Princess Eugenie, admitted to finally breaking down while at a garden party at Buckingham Palace, saying, “There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset. 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.”
The sisters – who describe each other as their ‘rocks’ – will even stick together on Princess Eugenie’s wedding day. She will marry Jack Brooksbank in October.