Princess Eugenie says she got in big trouble over one of her Instagram posts


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The end of a year brings with it a much-loved social media tradition: The Instagram 'best nine'. Since Christmas your Insta feed has no doubt been full of little three-by-three grids celebrating peoples best (most-liked) moments of 2018 or, in the case of newlyweds, a throwback picture or two from their big day.

Even Princess Eugenie is no exception to the latter, posting a sweet picture of 'the best moment of 2018' – from her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October, at which she had three different wedding dresses.

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However, one of her most-liked pictures from last year actually got Eugenie into some trouble a few months ago.

The below shows her dad, Prince Andrew, in his uniform before his first Trooping the Colour as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards – but something about the picture meant she ended up getting a royal telling off for posting it.

Can you spot what was wrong with it?

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Well it turns out you and I aren't supposed to see that particular bit of Buckingham Palace.

'I recently got in trouble for posting a picture of Papa in a corridor of the palace that was off-limits to the public,' Eugenie told Vogue earlier this year. Whoops!

Easily done, we say. Fingers crossed the Queen wasn't too mad.

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.