Eugenie’s 205,000 followers couldn’t believe the sneak peek into the Palace, commenting on the photo to say how ‘beautiful’ it looked inside.
One wrote, ‘Oh my goodness…is this inside Buckingham Palace?! Beautiful!’, while another said, ‘Great picture! And thank you for a shot of that gorgeous hallway in the Palace’.
The photo of course provides a very rare insight into royal life, from a member of the family themselves. It’s thought that no other member has shared a personal photo from inside palace walls before – prompting some to wonder whether Eugenie had broken the rules with this post.
However, we’re sure that the Princess is well aware of the limits of her social media account – with the Queen likely approving of the decision herself.
Princess Eugenie is the only member of the royal family to have her own Instagram account. And its thought that she has only been allowed this privilege given that she is not a full-time, working member of ‘The Firm’.
In fact, the soon-to-be-married royal works full time at art gallery Hauser and Wirth, as a director. While she undertakes regular royal duties, she is not expected to complete these as her main job.
This likely points to the reason why Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, was required to take down her own social media profiles following the news of her engagement to Prince Harry.
Meghan held many active online accounts, including an Instagram, where she would post regular snapshots into her life pre-Harry. But now that she is set to undertake official royal duties in support of the Queen, as her main job, she is now longer allowed to continue using her personal profiles.
Instead, she, Prince Harry, and Catherine and William, share the Kensington Palace social media handles – where news about them and their royal work is communicated to fans.