Eugenie of York, granddaughter of King Charles III: "I was bullied for my weight"

The girl confessed how she was a victim of bullying and body shaming

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Eugenie of York, granddaughter of King Charles III: "I was bullied for my weight"
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Eugenia from York revealed that she has been the victim of bullying and body shaming several times, both for her weight and for the way she dresses. Granddaughter of King Charles III and daughter of Andrew of York and Sarah Ferguson, she told the Table Manner podcast: "I think it definitely caused a couple of issues with food, in terms of my relationship with it, or my relationship about how I should look because it was always like, That's not a good outfit or It was terrible there.

I guess that happens to anyone if you're in the public eye. I guess in our family it happens at that age where you're 13 and you have that stupid bowl haircut and you're a little chubby and… you know, all the boys bully you." Eugenia from York lives in Portugal, where she moved for her husband's job: "It's my dream because I can go to the supermarket with my tracksuit on and my hair tied on my head and not worry about it, because nobody simply cares."

Who is Eugenie of York

The princess has had a relationship with the wine entrepreneur and distant cousin of hers, Jack Christopher Stamp Brooksbank, since 2010.

On January 22, 2018, Buckingham Palace officially announced their engagement. The wedding was celebrated on 12 October 2018 in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. On 25 September 2020 Kensington Palace announced that the princess was expecting her first child, born on 9 February 2021 at Portland Hospital in London, a boy, who is named August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

In January 2023, the princess's second pregnancy was announced. On May 30, 2023, the couple's second child was born, named Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank. In 2011, as her first court assignment she accompanied her father to visit the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital and became patron of the Hospital's Redevelopment Appeal.

In 2014, Eugenia opened the children's unit and, in collaboration with Daisy London Jewelery she created a limited edition bracelet to raise funds for the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital. In January 2013, Eugenie and her sister Beatrice visited Berlin and Hanover on a series of duties, including representing the Queen at the reopening of the reconstructed Hanoverian Royal Palace and Schloss Herrenhausen, bombed by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.