Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie may be members of the Royal Family, but at the end of the day they're just like any other super-close sisters – especially when it comes to squabbling over wardrobe staples! In the September issue of British Vogue, the pair revealed one of their biggest fights ever, and it was over a surprisingly simple pair of shoes.
"One of the biggest fights we ever had was about a pair of Converse trainers," explained Beatrice, 29. "We have the same size feet and both of us had identical pairs. One pair got trashed and the other sister may have swapped them." Does it get any more relatable?
While they may have the odd sartorial spat, Prince Andrew's daughters with the Duchess of York are more a source of support for one another than rivals – especially when it comes to the criticism they've faced for their fashion choices.
"There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset," bride-to-be Eugenie, 28, revealed. "We were just about to step out [at a Buckingham Palace garden party] 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."
They were also each other's support as they embarked on this new interview together, something that's very rare for members of their family. “It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice said during their chat with editor Ellie Pithers at their childhood home, Royal Lodge in Windsor. “We are the first: we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”
One relative who has posed for British Vogue, and even nabbed the cover, was the Duchess of Cambridge. Back in 2016, Kate joined forces with her patronage the National Portrait Gallery to front the centenary issue, shot by Josh Olins in Norfolk. Wearing a casual wardrobe that included a white button-up shirt, a felt fedora and a suede jacket, fans got up close and personal with the royal like never before. "The Duchess had never taken part in a photography shoot like this before," said a spokesperson for Kate at the time. "She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the sense of relaxed fun with which they were taken."
The cover star for Beatrice and Eugenie's issue was none other than Rihanna - the first woman of colour to front the coveted September publication. In his editor's letter for the issue, Edward Enninful spoke of all three women. "Essentially, we are taking you on a journey – from our offices in central London, where I invited Bajan superstar Rihanna earlier this summer to talk diva-dom and diversity, to Royal Lodge in Windsor, where Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie welcomed Vogue into the heart of the Royal family."