Eugenie has 18th on ski slopes

Princess Eugenie celebrated her 18th birthday on the slopes of an exclusive Swiss ski resort on Sunday (23.03.08).

The princess was accompanied by a group of her closest friends as well as her mother Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and older sister Princess Beatrice, for the low-key celebration in Verbier.

Queen Elizabeth reportedly offered Eugenie the chance to have a party similar to Beatrice’s lavish fancy dress bash at her royal Berkshire residence Windsor Castle in 2006, but Eugenie politely declined.

Eugenie has always maintained she is completely different from Beatrice, saying the pair are like “chalk and cheese,” especially when it comes to their fashion sense.

In a recent interview, she said: “I like just throwing on a pair of jeans and generally being more understated, but Beatrice is more ‘Let’s do the glamour!’ ”

Eugenie also labelled her parents, Sarah and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, the “best divorced couple”.

She said: “They are literally the best divorced couple I know. I don’t remember much of the divorce happening. They just always went out of their way to make us feel loved and secure.”