An unexpected by-product of the Princess Letters has been patience. Patience and the pleasure of a surprise waiting in the letterbox. And so it was on Monday, when completely out of the blue, a Princess Letter was sitting between the phone bill and a leaflet for the local plumbing business.
My delayed gratification was further delayed because Miss E is now at school and the letter was propped up on the bookcase waiting for her return from school. All I knew was it had made its way from Buckingham Palace in the distinctive cream envelope with the bold, red ER stamped on the front. When Miss E arrived home she ripped open the letter, was immediately disappointed there was no photo and decided afternoon tea was more interesting.
So after spending 9 months nurturing our letter, yes the same length as most pregnancies, Princess Eugenie of York’s Letter Writer, finally responded, but we really would’ve preferred a photo. But at least she did respond, we are still waiting for some Princesses to get back to us. Yes, that would include Princess Eugenie’s older sister, Princess Beatrice.
Anyhow back to the letter we have received. It’s a pretty standard letter from the British Royal Family. Thanks for writing, we don’t answer questions, have a nice life. Although I am impressed with the Letter Writer, Amanda Thirsk’s very generously sized hand-writing.
Of course, everyone now knows Princess Eugenie because of the interesting outfit she wore to her cousin, Prince William’s wedding. But in true older sister style, Princess Beatrice pretty much stole the spotlight. Which is a shame, because Princess Eugenie is a very attractive young woman under those hats. And as we all know, we don’t get to choose our family, and Princess Eugenie has a cracker of a family.
Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. I always felt quite sorry for Sarah Ferguson, it can’t have been easy being the sister-in-law of Princess Diana and always being unfavourably compared to her, but Sarah Ferguson has gone on to make her own mark with a series of spectacularly disastrous choices. Prince Andrew was the good-looking second son, never a great role in life (read any Shakespeare history play) and doesn’t appear to be blessed with a huge intellect. However, they do seem to have managed their divorce much better than your average divorcing couple.
Princess Eugenie was only 6 years old when her parents divorced, although they had been separated for several years by then. She was born at Portland Hospital, London on 23rd March, 1990. Her first school was Cosworth Park School in Surrey and then attended Marlborough College as a boarder, the same school as Kate Middleton. Perhaps it specialises in Princesses and aspiring Princesses. Princess Eugenie not only studied hard, achieving 2 ‘A’ s and 1 ‘B’ in her A Levels, she also remembered how to play. She was caught frolicking naked in the school grounds in the May of her final year.
Once she finished school, she took off on a Backpacking gap year around South East Asia. She finished the year visit Kenya to support one of her mother’s charities, ACE Africa, an organisation committed to helping children affected by AIDS.
Princess Eugenie is now studying English Literature, History of Art and Politics at Newcastle University.
Somehow I think it’s going to take quite a while before she outshines her sister and that Hat. You know the one!