Princess Eugenie: 5 things we learned from her candid new interview

Princess Eugenie has opened up about her life in a very new revealing interview in Harper's Bazaar's September issue, spilling her favourite drink, biggest indulgences, top shopping destinations and more.

The Queen's granddaughter relocated back to London last year after spending two years in New York at online auction house Paddle8. Eugenie is now an associate director at Hauser & Wirth gallery, but balances her nine-to-five job with royal duties and "supporting Granny and Grandpa" whenever she can.

TAP TO VIEW FULL GALLERYPrincess Eugenie's biggest indulgences are chips and Diet Coke

Here are five things we learned about the 26-year-old princess:

1. SHE'S A FOODIE
"My friends and my boyfriend [Jack Brooksbank] love trying new places," said Eugenie. "I collect restaurant cards. (I also collect airplane tickets, by the way – since I was 16. One day, I'm going to turn them into wallpaper and paste it into my cupboard.) Two of my favourite restaurants in London are Bocca di Lupo and the Palomar in Soho. For dinner, when I'm being good, I cook my own food. When I'm being really bad, it's Basilico pizza. My favourite drink is vodka soda with loads of lime. Can't beat that."

2. SHE EXERCISES IN THE MORNING
"I get up around 6:45 to start exercising by 7. I read my personal e-mails when I wake up. My mum always says, 'What's the point of rolling straight out of bed and looking at your e-mails? It can ruin the first few hours of your morning. If you just wait…' But I really can't! I go to the park from 7 to 8. I do circuits, which I love because they're quick: burpees, squat jumps, lunges, the whole lot. It's much better, as I can't run for a long time. Or I go with my best friend to this amazing, women-only gym called Grace Belgravia."

She and her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank like watching The Walking Dead

3. SHE LOVES THE HIGH STREET AND DOES HER MAKEUP ON THE GO
"I wear a dress and boots to work. I've started wearing high heels, which is so grown-up. But they're painful by the end of the day. I look at people wearing heels in movies and I'm like, 'How do they do that?' For clothes, I love Sandro and Maje. Zara is great for work, and bits from Topshop. My favourite is my lace bomber jacket from Essentiel Antwerp. And I live in my Rag & Bone ankle boots.

"I do my makeup in the car. I'm really good at doing it on the move! I use Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown – Charlotte's mascara and Bobbi Brown bronzer. They are geniuses."

4. SHE LIKES DRAMAS AND THRILLERS
"If I'm home, I cook and watch TV. It's very relaxed. At the moment I'm watching How to Get Away With Murder – Viola Davis, she's insanely good – and Outlander, my favourite. When I'm with Jack, we watch The Walking Dead, which we're obsessed with. Maybe Game of Thrones is our next thing. I don't watch reality shows, but I love cooking programs. Indulgences? Chips, Diet Coke, nuts! Cashew nuts with mustard are the best. Netflix."

Family is everything for the Queen's granddaughter

5. SHE HAS METAL RODS IN HER BACK
"I have metal rods in my back keeping me straight. I was born with scoliosis and had an operation when I was 12. Those rods live with me permanently."

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