The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson has a quite different life from the other members of her royal family. At 32, Princess Eugenie is a successful art director and a happy wife and mother. One could say that the “common princess” enjoys living an ordinary life. Here are six ways her life is surprisingly similar to ours … 1. She calls Queen Elizabeth “Granny” Much like her famous royal cousins Prince William and Harry, who share the same royal grandmother, Eugenie also calls the queen “Granny” both in public and her social media, showing a close bond between them. In the documentary Our Queen at Ninety , she talked about the monarch’s beloved Balmoral estate in Scotland. “It’s the most beautiful place on earth. I think Granny is the most happy there, I think she really, really loves the Highlands … Walks, picnics, dogs – a lot of dogs! And people coming in and out all the time. Family-wise we’re all there, so it’s a lovely base for granny and grandpa to be – for us to come and see them up there.” Who is Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent? View this post on Instagram A post shared by FAN PAGE of Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenieofyork) In another programme, The One Show , Eugenie revealed that her grandmother was one of the first people to know about her engagement, saying, “Granny actually knew right at the very beginning, she was one of the few people who knew. She was very happy, as was my grandfather.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) In an Instagram post about the queen’s Christmas 2020 speech, Eugenie wrote, “Your Majesty, Granny, your words meant so much today and at the end of a year that has tested the world in so many ways.” 2. She doesn’t like being called “princess” Princess Eugenie is 12th in the British royal family’s line of succession, but she is not a fan of her prestigious royal title. “I don’t like talking about it much and find it annoying when people say things like, ‘Oh, you’re the princess,’” she told The Telegraph . “One of my best friends jokingly says, ‘Hi, Princess’, and I say, ‘Shut up’. It is one of the things that bugs me most in the world.” Before Meghan Markle: what happened to Prince Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy? 3. She is not a working royal but has an art career Like her older sister Princess Beatrice, Eugenie also chose not to be a working royal who performs no official royal duties on behalf of the queen and isn’t supported financially by the royal family. Instead, she has pursued her passion for art as a director for Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London. “I’ve loved art since I was very little – I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me,” Eugenie told Harper’s Bazaar . “I love being able to share my passion for art with people. If someone doesn’t understand something, you have the ability to suggest, ‘Maybe you can look at it this way.’ That is what I find most thrilling about working in a gallery.” 4. She loves travelling and found true love on holiday Travel is another passion for Eugenie. She has collected aeroplane tickets since she was 16, according to Harper’s Bazaar , with a plan to one day turn them into wallpaper for a cupboard. At 18, she backpacked to India, America, Thailand and South Africa. She took economy flights and slept at US$20-a-night beachfront hostels, reported British media. In 2016, she had eight trips in just 15 months, leading to her boss’ ban on her holiday that year. Meet Princess Caroline of Monaco’s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi Travel not only gives her a lot of pleasure, but it also gave her a life partner. She met her “commoner” husband, Jack Brooksbank, while skiing in Switzerland in 2010. “We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24 and fell in love. We have the same passions and the same drive for life,” she told BBC. They got engaged seven years later, also on holiday when he got down on one knee at sunset over a volcano in Nicaragua. 5. She goes to the gym, and loves shopping and Netflix Eugenie starts every day at around 6:45am with some exercise at the park where she does burpees, squat jumps and lunges or at a gym with her best friend, she revealed to Harper’s Bazaar . If she needs groceries, she’ll stop at the store nearby. After work, she may go to some events or have dinner with Brooksbank or friends. Otherwise, she just goes back home, cooks and relaxes with TV. “I don’t watch reality shows, but I love cooking programmes. Indulgences? Chips – fries, as you say – Diet Coke, nuts! Cashew nuts with mustard are the best. Netflix.” 6. She has a “real” Instagram account Eugenie is the first and only British royal member to have a personal Instagram page, where she usually posts about her life, family, beloved people and throwbacks. Where is Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma now? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) “We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there,” she told Vogue UK in an interview with Beatrice. “Nowadays, it’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram – but it’s important that it’s real. We’re real.” Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .