You might expect that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are simply full time royals, attending events, being ambassadors for charities and representing the royal family. But, in actual fact, they both have full-time jobs. Here's what you need to know about their respective career paths.
Where do they work?
Princess Eugenie, 28, has a full-time job at London art gallery Hauser & Wirth. After relocating from New York to London to follow her passion in art, Eugenie revealed to Harpers Bazaar earlier this year that her role as Associate Director sees her “planning special projects” and “supporting the artists in the gallery and managing events”.
Speaking about her career, Eugenie previously said, “I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me. I love being able to share my passion for art with people.”
According to Paysa, the average salary for a director there is around £110k per year.
Beatrice, 30, works for a US-based technology company called Afiniti, according to People.
They aren’t given a tax-funded salary
The sisters aren’t actually 'working royals' like their cousins Prince William and Prince Harry. This means their calendars aren’t filled with those obligatory engagements, allowing them to take up a 9-5 role.
This also means they're not supported by the Sovereign Grant - which is the tax-funded kitty given annually to fund the Queen in her official duties.
They also have trust funds
As is probably expected, the sisters have significant trust funds. According to reports, their mother, Sarah Ferguson, received £3 million from the royal family as part of her divorce settlement with Prince Andrew back in 1996. According to The Telegraph, £1.4 million of this was given with the intention of setting up a trust for the Princesses.
Back in 1994, the Queen Mother also put aside two thirds of her money into a trust fund for her great-grandchildren. It's believed that that's now worth approximately £18m.
According to The Guardian, William and Harry split £6m between them when they turned 21 - with Harry taking a larger portion to "compensate for not becoming sovereign". The boys will share another £8m when they turn 40. Beatrice and Eugenie were also expected to receive a similar amount each.
All considered, that means that the princess have a shared net worth of £3.6 million - not including Eugenie’s new three-bedroom house next to the Kensington Palace or her £70,000 engagement ring from fiance Jack Brooksbank.