Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York was born on 23rd March, 1990 at The Portland Hospital, London, the second child of The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, and sixth grandchild of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. HRH is seventh in the line of succession to the throne of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
Princess Eugenie’s primary education was undertaken at Upton House School and Coworth Park School. HRH then attended St George’s School in Windsor, for two years before moving to Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where she was a pupil from 2003 to 2008. Princess Eugenie completed A-Levels in Art, English Literature, and History of Art.
In September 2009, HRH started a Combined Honours BA in English Literature, History of Art and Politics at Newcastle University. Princess Eugenie graduated in 2012 with a 2:1 degree.
In October 2002, HRH, aged 12, underwent back surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex, to correct a scoliosis condition. As a result of this surgery, Princess Eugenie is keen to support others going through similar treatments. In April 2012, HRH agreed to become Patron of the Hospital's Redevelopment Appeal.
In June 2012, Princess Eugenie was one of around 3,000 cyclists to take part in Nightrider, a 100km bike ride through London. HRH raised money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation.
As part of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital redevelopment project, an accommodation unit at the hospital will be named Princess Eugenie House.
Princess Eugenie is a Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and a member of the Committee of the Young Marlburian Foundation.
Princess Eugenie is pursuing a career in the art world and completed a three month cookery course in 2012.