Royal Fetes and Red Carpets: Princess Eugenie Through the Years

You know her sister, Princess Beatrice, as the girl who wore the meme-worthy hat at the royal wedding years ago, but the younger York princess can rock a fanciful fascinator, too. Princess Eugenie — the 27-year-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and sixth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II — announced her engagement to longtime love Jack Brooksbank, so to celebrate, we're taking a look back at some of her most memorable moments through the years.

The young royal graduated from Newcastle University in 2012 after studying art history, English literature, and politics, and in 2013 she moved overseas to live in NYC. Her older sister Princess Beatrice followed suit shortly after, joining Eugenie in the Big Apple to take a finance course. In honor of Princess Eugenie's big news, take a look at facts you may not know about the British royals, then check out pictures of the princess through the years, including a nostalgic snap of the royal sisters meeting the Spice Girls.

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A few years after her parents divorced, Princess Eugenie went skiing with her mom, dad, and sister in 1999.

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Princess Eugenie wasn't quite as excited as her sister to meet the Spice Girls in 1999.

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Princess Eugenie, her mother, and her sister enjoyed skiing in Switzerland in 2004.

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Eugenie has called her parents the healthiest divorced couple she knows. Here's the whole family out in London in 2000.

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The Yorks took in a tennis match at Buckingham Palace in 2000.

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How cute is Eugenie in 1999, during the queen's birthday celebrations?

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She flashed her royal braces in 2006.

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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie joined their mother for the premiere of The Young Victoria in London in 2009.

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Princess Eugenie talked to Jake Warren in the parade ring on the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2009.

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She flashed a big smile at a 2010 event in London.

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Eugenie attended the the opening of the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in 2010.

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Princess Eugenie and her older cousin Prince William watched the fly-past for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in June 2010.

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The sister princesses attended a charity event together in 2010.

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With her father Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie made her way into a party before Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in April 2011.

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Eugenie and her sister Beatrice made quite the entrance at the royal wedding.

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In June 2011, just a couple months after the royal wedding, Princess Eugenie and Kate Middleton watched a horse race from the royal box.

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Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York arrived in a horse drawn carriage on the opening day of Royal Ascot in 2011.

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Eugenie caught up with Will and Kate at the pre-party for their cousin Zara Philip's wedding in 2011.

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She celebrated her 22nd birthday with a night out in 2012.

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Eugenie stood between her cousins, Princes William and Harry, during the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in June 2012.

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Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice gave their best royal waves during the Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

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She stepped into the spotlight to present a medal during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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She flashed a big grin during her graduation ceremony at Newcastle University in July 2012.

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Princess Eugenie teamed up with her sister to support the government's GREAT Initiative with a school visit in Berlin, Germany in January 2013.

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She waved to the photographers while standing with Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Ascot in 2013.

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Princess Eugenie was spotted walking around NYC's East Village in October 2013.

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She sat courtside for a New York Knicks game in December 2013.

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Eugenie and Kate Middleton led the group at a Buckingham Palace garden party in June 2014.

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Eugenie and Beatrice were all smiles at the Royal Ascot in 2014.

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When Prince William and Kate Middleton headed to NYC for a trip in December 2014, Kate gave Princess Eugenie a big hug at the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner.

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Eugenie stepped out for a fashionable bash in London, England in February 2015.

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She and her mom took in the races during Royal Ascot in 2015.

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Eugenie and her mom attended a charity event together in 2015.

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She palled around with Prince Harry's ex, Cressida Bonas, at an event in London in 2016.

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Eugenie and Pippa Middleton paired up for a charity event in 2016.

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Eugenie attended a VIP dinner for the Arts Club with singer Ellie Goulding in 2016.

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Eugenie and her longtime love Jack Brooksbank attended Pippa Middleton's wedding in 2017.

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She was stunning in red at Royal Ascot in 2017.

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Eugenie posed for photos at the Serpentine Gallery in 2017.

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She rocked a floral dress and boots at a Louis Vuitton event in 2017.

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Eugenie was beaming alongside fiancé Jack Brooksbank in their official engagement pictures in 2018.