Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice open up about crying after fascinator-gate

And it's really sad.

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And it's really sad.

2018 is undoubtedly the year of royal weddings, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot in May and Princess Eugenie and her partner Jack Brooksbank set to wed in October.

Updates having been coming through each day with news of Princess Eugenie's nuptials, from the bridesmaid list and the potential absence of Prince Philip to the fact that the whole day will be plastic-free.

Basically, the 28-year-old will have a lot on her plate.

Something however that she and her sister Beatrice will be spared from, as bride and maid of honour, is the dreaded task of selecting the perfect wedding guest get-up and matching fascinator - something they have been unfairly mocked for in the past.

Throwback to every single Princess Beatrice and Eugenie meme from the royal wedding 2011.

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Eugenie wore a blue Vivienne Westwood ensemble and Beatrice wore a beige Valentino number, but it wasn't their dresses that made the most noise, with both sisters teaming their looks with one-of-a-kind Philip Treacy fascinators.

The result? Many-a meme at their expense.

The hat-maker himself joked that he thought he would end up with his 'head on a spike' for the design which saw the two princesses face a barrage of criticism.

But while Beatrice and Eugenie kept a dignified silence at the time, in a recent interview with Vogue the sisters explained just how upset they were with the fashion drama, going on to explain how they got through it as a pair.

'There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,' Princess Eugenie explained. 'We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried.'

She continued: 'I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.'

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