Princess Eugenie delights fans with adorable picture from her childhood

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie is one of the only members of the royal family to have a personal Instagram account, and since she started it up, it's become a great insight into her royal life.

The Duke of York's daughter regularly posts insights into her day-to-day life, and adorable throwback photos of her childhood.

And yesterday was no exception, as Princess Eugenie shared a super-sweet picture of herself on the beach as a child.

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The picture shows the young Princess in a matching blue swimming costume and sunhat, with a bucket in spade on hand. Eugenie also appears to have plenty of sunscream on too, with it being hilariously visible on her face and arms.

She posted a tounge-in-cheek caption go alongside the photo, saying, 'As the Summer is coming, here is a throwback to when I clearly did a good job at rubbing in my sun cream! 🌞🌞#tbt'.

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Eugenie's 1 million Instagram followers clearly loved the adorable throwback picture to her younger days, with one commenting saying, 'Love when you share your personal photos with us. This one is a royal gem! 👑 💎'

While another agreed, '💕Before Charlotte there was Eugenie (beatrice too) 😍The cutest little Princess! ✨'.

Others also speculated that Eugenie's zealous sunscream application may have been done by her mum, Sarah Ferguson. One fan said, '🤣 That looks like a mother’s loving application.'

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And another fan said, 'Think our mums all did that to us when we were little lol 😂'.

It's not clear where Eugenie is in the picture, but it's safe to assume that she, Prince Andrew, Fergie and her sister Princess Beatrice were likely all on a family holiday, or day out somewhere.

Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.