Princess Eugenie Is First in the British Royal Family to Have a Podcast

Princess Eugenie of York has become the first person in the British royal family to ever co-host a podcast. 

The podcast is part of her charity The Anti-Slavery Collective, which she co-founded in 2017 with her best friend, Julia “Jules” De Boinville, and will focus on modern slavery. De Boinville and Princess Eugenie met on a bus while on a school trip, the two women explained on the charity’s website

The 29-year-old royal and De Boinville announced the podcast on Instagram earlier this week by sharing a short video of themselves discussing the project.  

“We are developing a podcast with Freedom United, and we will have a speaker series called ‘Tech Tackles Trafficking,’” Princess Eugenie said. “Now is the time to talk about this, this is on everyone’s minds. And if it isn’t, we will make it on their mind.”

They said they founded The Anti-Slavery Collective because they “were shocked to discover the extent to which slavery still exists,” noting that it still exists in the U.K. and the U.S. “miles from your doorstep.” 

Unlike her cousins, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, who are working royals, at tenth in the line of succession Princess Eugenie has a job outside of the family as the director of an art gallery although she does still attend royal engagements and manage multiple charity commitments. 

In the past, members of the royal family have been on podcasts. Prince Harry made a guest appearance on journalist Bryony Gordon’s podcast, Mad World, in 2017 where they spoke about mental health, according to The Telegraph. However, none have yet to host or co-host their own until now. 

The mission of The Anti-Slavery Collective “is to bring change-makers together to raise awareness for modern slavery as a global epidemic,” and Princess Eugenie and De Boinville are well on their way to achieving their goal. 

Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie of York.| David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Princess Eugenie has taken part in other efforts to raise awareness about slavery, which she highlighted on Instagram. 

Side note, she’s one of the only royals to have her own Instagram, on which she shares many childhood photographs or her and her sister, Princess Beatrice of York, and her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York. And, of course, she uses the platform to champion causes close to her heart such as slavery. 

Back to Princess Eugenie’s efforts. Earlier this year she traveled to Vienna, Austria,  where she gave a speech at the Organisation [sic] for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) 19th annual Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference. She discussed how technology can help survivors and break the cycle of human trafficking. 

More on Princess Eugenie 

Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel (the same place Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex married Prince Harry earlier in 2018). Royal watchers praised her decision to highlight her scar from surgery to correct her curved spine or scoliosis.

She has a degree in English and Art History. Recently, rumors have been swirling about whether or not Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank are expecting a baby together.