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Princess Eugenie of York
Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York (Eugenie Victoria Helena Mountbatten-Windsor) (born March 23, 1990) is a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Eugenie is currently sixth in the line of succession.
Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990 at the Portland Hospital in London. Her father is HRH The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Her mother is Sarah, Duchess of York, (née Sarah Ferguson), the daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson.
As a granddaughter of the British monarch in the male line, Eugenie is styled Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the style Her Royal Highness.
In October 2002 Princess Eugenie, then aged twelve, underwent surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London for back surgery to prevent her scoliosis from worsening. She since has made a full recovery, and is not expected to undergo any further surgery.
Following the divorce of her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York when Princess Eugenie was only 6, she spends her time equally with both parents. All the York family currently reside at Sunninghill Park in Ascot.
It had been suggested that Princess Eugenie and her sister, HRH Princess Beatrice of York be stripped of their royal status as a "downsizing" of the Royal Family, becoming "Lady Beatrice Windsor" and "Lady Eugenie Windsor." However, their father, the Duke of York is strongly opposed to this idea.
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