Princess Eugenie breaks royal protocol with personal Instagram editors

Welcome to Instagram, Princess Eugenie! 

The 27-year-old royal has broken royal protocol to become the first young member of the British Royal Family with a personal Instagram. She made her social media debut on International Women's Day with an inspiring message.

"I can think of no better day than today, International Women’s Day, to launch my personal Instagram. I hope to use this platform to share the causes, passions and people close to my heart," she captioned the post, which included a video about her struggles with scoliosis. 

When she was 12, she was diagnosed with the condition, and now lives with two foot-long metal rods in her back. 


Other photos shared by the royal include adorable throwback photos with her mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, as well as with sister Princess Beatrice. Eugenie also shared a never-before-seen photo from her engagement to Jack Brooksbank. 

After dating for 7 years, Eugenie and Jack announced their engagement back in January through Buckingham Palace. The two are marrying in the fall at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same location Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot come May. 

According to reports, Jack proposed on a trip to Nicaragua with a gorgeous salmon-hued engagement ring, surrounded by a halo of diamonds and set on a gold band. Eugenie's ring, valued at £7,000, is almost identical to the one her father, Prince Andrew, gave her mother in 1986. 

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While the Duchess of York has her own personal pages, the rest of the royal family does not. Instead, Prince William, Duchess Kate and the queen share the Buckingham Palace Instagram, where officials will post about ongoing engagements and projects. 

But Princess Eugenie's debut marks a first for the new generation of royals. Even prior to announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle deleted her widely popular account with the Tig. 

Eugenie definitely has a lot to share in the upcoming months, with two weddings and the arrival of another royal baby! 

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