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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie on careers and 'being the first'

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Princesses Eugenie (left) works for an art gallery while Princess Beatrice is a business consultant
Balancing a day job and being a princess isn't easy, according to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie."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," Princess Beatrice, a business consultant, told UK Vogue."It's hard to navigate situations like these - there is no precedent."They also highlighted the social media pressures on them as young royals."It's so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image, but it's important that it's real. We're real," said Princess Eugenie, who started posting on Instagram in March.
Princess Eugenie invites public to wedding
Royal Family tree and line of succession
Vogue says the daughters of the Duke and Duchess of York felt it was the right time to share their experiences in the rare interview because it was a "year of milestones".Princess Eugenie, an associate director of a London art gallery, is to marry her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, in Windsor, in October, while Princess Beatrice turns 30 this month.The sisters are eighth and ninth in succession to the throne.
Plastic-free wedding
Speaking to the magazine at Royal Lodge, their childhood home in Windsor, Princess Eugenie, 28, said she was "not stressed at all" ahead of the wedding."It's very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you're going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters," she said.
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie announced their engagement in January
Mr Brooksbank, 32, is a former manager of Mayfair club Mahiki and the couple met while skiing.Princess Eugenie added she was hoping to keep their wedding free from plastic, saying: "My whole house is anti-plastic now - and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well."
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I’m very proud to be in the September issue of Vogue alongside my beautiful big sister talking about our bond, who we are and what we stand for. Thank you to the wonderful team at Vogue, @seanthomas_photo and @edward_enninful for asking us to be part of your journey. A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) on Aug 2, 2018 at 2:13am PDT
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Princess Beatrice spoke about her relationship with her sister, revealing: "One of the biggest fights we ever had was about a pair of Converse trainers. "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."
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