Princess Eugenie was born on 23rd March, 1990 at The Portland Hospital, London. Born Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York, Her Royal Highness is the second child of The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, and sixth grandchild of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Princess Eugenie is eighth in the line of succession to the throne of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
HRH started school at Upton House School and Coworth Park School, both in Berkshire. Princess Eugenie went on to attend St. George’s School in Windsor before moving on to Marlborough College in Wiltshire in 2003 from where she completed A levels in Art, English Literature, and History of Art.
HRH studied a Combined Honours BA in English Literature, History of Art and Politics at Newcastle University in September, 2009, graduating with a 2:1 degree in 2012.
Charities and Patronages
In October, 2002 HRH, aged 12, underwent back surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex, to correct a scoliosis condition. As a result of this surgery, Princess Eugenie is keen to support others going through similar treatments. HRH became Patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s Redevelopment Appeal in April, 2012. As part of the appeal, an accommodation unit at the hospital will be named Princess Eugenie House.
In June 2012, Princess Eugenie was one of around 3,000 cyclists to take part in Nightrider, a 100km bike ride through London. HRH raised money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, of which she is Patron, and the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation.
Princess Eugenie, alongside her mother Sarah, Duchess of York, is a Patron of the Elephant Family, a charity campaigning to protect the Asian Elephant and their habitat. HRH visited Tara the Elephant at The Duke of York Square, London, in June, 2015 in support of the charity.
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice became Patrons of the Teenage Cancer Trust in June, 2016. Their mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, is also a long-term honorary Patron of the charity. The Teenage Cancer Trust supports young people facing cancer.
Princess Eugenie became Patron of the Coronet Theatre, Kensington in November, 2016. The Coronet Theatre is a theatre and art space for Kensington and across London.
Princess Eugenie works full time in the art world.