Princess Eugenie turns 30: Here's some of her best throwback photos

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WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12:  Princess Eugenie of York  leave St George's Chapel after getting married to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle following their wedding at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Princess Eugenie on her wedding day in 2018. (Getty Images)

Princess Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughter is celebrating her 30th birthday.

The royal will have had to postpone any big celebration plans as the nation faces increased social distancing measures amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Royal Family shared a picture of Eugenie at Maundy Service with the Queen last year, as they wished her a happy birthday.

And her mother Sarah Ferguson shared a picture of her taken on her wedding day, “just for her mum”, saying “and my little girl is 30 today and Happy Birthday my little magic dust”

Eugenie Victoria Helena, who is the second daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, was born at Portland Hospital in London on 23 March, 1990.

Andrew and Sarah didn’t announce the name of their newborn for a week, keeping the nation guessing.

She was the first royal to have a public christening, and was sixth in line to the throne at the time, but now sits at 10th, with the arrival of her cousin Prince William’s three children, as well as Prince Harry’s son Archie.

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File photo dated 31/12/94 of Princess Eugenie, younger daughter of the Duchess of York, holding a balloon on the ski slopes of Klosters. The youngest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, is turning 30 on Monday.
Princess Eugenie, skiing in Klosters in 1994. (Press Association)
File photo dated 23/12/90 of The Duchess of York with baby Princess Eugenie after her christening at Sandringham Church. The youngest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, is turning 30 on Monday.
The Duchess of York with baby Princess Eugenie after her christening at Sandringham Church in 1990. (Press Association)

Eugenie was baptised during morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham in the same year she was born.

Two years after she arrived, her parents announced their separation, eventually divorcing in 1996. But they have remained close, having joint custody of Eugenie and her older sister Beatrice.

Eugenie underwent a successful operation to straighten her spine when she was 12 years old, having been born with scoliosis.

She is now patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and her wedding dress was specifically designed with a low back to show her surgery scar.

Eugenie explained: “I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future and it’s a way of getting rid of a taboo.”

File photo dated 30/03/90 of The Duke and Sarah, Duchess of York outside the Portland Hospital in London with a newborn Princess Eugenie. The Duke of York's youngest daughter is turning 30 on Monday.
The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York outside the Portland Hospital in London with a newborn Princess Eugenie in March 1990. (Press Association)
File photo dated 11/07/00 of Princesses Eugenie (left) and Beatrice waiting for their car on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral following the service of Thanksgiving. The youngest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, is turning 30 on Monday.
Princesses Eugenie (left) and Beatrice waiting for their car on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in 2000. (Press Association)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 24:  Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie As Bridesmaids At Alison Wardley Wedding.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie as bridesmaids at Alison Wardley's wedding. (Getty Images)

She was widely praised for the decision to show her scar on her wedding day. She married Jack Brooksbank, a tequila brand ambassador, in 2018, in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Jack and Eugenie followed in her cousin Harry’s footsteps with a carriage ride through the city afterwards, though theirs was a shorter route than the Prince and Meghan Markle’s.

Eugenie’s teen years were mostly spent out of the limelight. She went to Coworth Park School and was said to be considerate, caring and cheeky.

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 14:  Princess Eugenie Wearing A Baseball Cap And Jacket At The Royal Windsor Horse Show  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie wearing a baseball cap and jacket at Royal Windsor Horse Show (Getty Images)
The Queen waves to the crowds as she stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family after watching the traditional fly-past as part of the Trooping of the Colour in honour of the Her official birthday today (Saturday). Left to right: The Queen, Tim Laurence (Princess Anne's husband) Princess Margaret (wearing blue hat), The Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Eugenie (pink dress), Lady Helen Taylor (dressed in black), unidentified young girl and The Duke of Kent. See PA story ROYAL Trooping. WPA rota picture by John Stillwell/PA   (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Eugenie makes regular balcony appearances, like at this Trooping the Colour. (Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of York, with their children Princess's Beatrice (right) and Eugenie take time out to pose for the media above the Swiss ski resort of Verbier this morning (Saturday). PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN STILLWELL/PA.   (Photo by John Stillwell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of York, with their children Princess's Beatrice (right) and Eugenie at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier. (Getty Images)

She was apparently reprimanded by her boarding school, when aged 18, she was part of a group caught running around naked.

It was reported that a senior staff member was woken by playful shrieks and found about a dozen young women dancing around without any clothes in the college grounds.

After school, she went to Newcastle University and achieved a 2:1 in a combined degree of English, history of art and politics. She lived in £96-a-week halls in her first year before living in a student house.

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LONDON  UNITED KINGDOM  - FEBRUARY 19:  The Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, take a trip on the London Eye, on Prince Andrew, The Duke of Yorks 40th Birthday, on February 19,  2000 in London, England. ( Photo by UK Press via Getty Images )
Eugenie with Beatrice and her parents on the London eye for the Duke's 40th birthday in 2000. (Getty Images)
LONDON - DECEMBER 15: (Clockwise bottom L to R) The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Princess Eugenie, Emma Bunton, Princess Beatrice, and Victoria Adams pose backstage at the Spice Girls concert held at Earls Court in London on December 15, 1999. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Meeting the Spice Girls with her mum and sister in 1999. (Getty Images)

Eugenie is not a full time working royal. She works as a director at the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London.

Art is a passion for her, and she says Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s New York art scene, is one of her heroes.

She delights fans with her posts on Instagram, which are a mixture of her campaign work and throwbacks.

She shared a post on Mother’s Day celebrating her own mother and sending her thoughts to those who were not able to be with their parents amid the coronavirus outbreak.

UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 13:  Princess Eugenie With Friends At Royal Windsor Horse Show  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie with friends at Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND  -  JANUARY  4:   Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, on a Skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, on January 4  1995,  in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, on a Skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, in 1995. (Getty Images)

Eugenie’s wedding was a star-studded affair, with the guest list including singer Ellie Goulding, actor Liv Tyler, and models Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne.

Eugenie is still close with her sister Beatrice and her parents. She took her sister’s engagement photos which were released after Beatrice announced she would marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Of her parents, Mumsy and Papa, she has said: “They are the best divorced couple I know. They just always went out of their way to make us feel loved and secure.”

She calls her sister Bea or Beabea, and has previously said of her: “Like all sisters we have silly arguments about unimportant stuff, but we do love each other to death.”

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07:  Princess Eugenie's First Day At Upton House School In Windsor. Her Sister, Princess Beatrice, Accompanies Her.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Eugenie on her first day at school in Upton House. (Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06:  Prince Andrew [ Duke Of York] And Sarah, Duchess Of York Taking Their Daughter, Princess Eugenie, To Her New School, St Georges, In Windsor, Berkshire.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
On her first day at school in St George's Windsor. (Getty Images)

The princess posed for fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar in 2018, and shared the secrets of a day in her life, revealing that she shops at Waitrose, does her make-up in the car, finds heels tricky to walk in and likes to watch zombie drama The Walking Dead.

She listed chips, Diet Coke and cashew nuts as her indulgences, and vodka with soda and lime as her favourite tipple.

Her romance with Stowe-educated Mr Brooksbank, a brand manager for George Clooney’s tequila firm, began after they fell in love at first sight on a ski trip.

Eugenie is also patron of several charities including the Elephant Family, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Coronet Theatre and the European School of Osteopathy.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Princess Beatrice of York (L) and Princess Eugenie attend Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Beatrice and Eugenie at British Summer Time in 2019. (Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Eugenie and her sister are still close friends. (Getty Images)

The Yorks have had a difficult year, with Prince Andrew stepping back from his royal duties after a disastrous interview on BBC Newsnight about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

And Eugenie’s older sister Beatrice is also having to rethink her wedding plans, having cancelled her reception because of the coronavirus advice from the government around large gatherings.

As the Church of England has now also advised just five people should be at the ceremony, her whole day may be in disarray.

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