At the WE Day UK Event at Wembley Arena, Princess Beatrice and her sister, Princess Eugenie, revealed that they have “cried together” over cruel taunts they have both faced over the years. Beatrice and Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, were speaking at the WE Day UK Event in London – WE are a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world.
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Princess Eugenie began the talk saying, “As young working women in the public eye we’ve had to learn some lessons the hard way. In many ways, we are grateful for that, in hindsight, naturally. It taught us to be strong, to value those around us, who love us and support us unconditionally.”
Princess Eugenie recently got engaged to Jack Brooksbank and is set to marry in October at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Princess Beatrice then took to the microphone, “Together we have laughed, together we have cried. Ultimately though, together we fueled each other’s sense of humour when stones are being thrown. We reassure each other that people don’t often understand how hurtful they can be in the world we live in today.”
The two princesses were full of compliments for each other with Princess Eugenie hailing Beatrice as an inspiration and commenting how much she supported her when she underwent surgery for scoliosis, the curvature of the spine when she was 12 years old.
Eugenie said, “As my big sister, you inspire me. I love that as a team we work hard to support each other, no matter what. When I was 12, I was diagnosed with and treated for, scoliosis, and I have lived with two twelve inch metal rods in my back. It could have impacted my life and stopped me doing the things I love. You encourage me to not get disheartened, not to give up, to live fearlessly. Today I am so lucky to get to work with and support other young women who are going through the same thing. To encourage them, to not let their diagnosis win. To live fearlessly too.”
Beatrice and Eugenie shared a final message of encouragement to the gathered crowd, “Our final lesson, is the one we have benefited from most. You don’t have to face anything alone.”
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