Once and For All, Here's How to Pronounce Princess Eugenie's Name
While you thought 2018 was the year of Meghan Markle (and don’t fret, it still certainly is), there’s another royal making marriage moves, and her name is Princess Eugenie.
Eugenie is Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, and thus Prince Harry and William’s first cousin. She, along with her older sister Beatrice, was born to Sarah, Duchess of York (“Fergie”) and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Eugenie, 28, is set to marry wine merchant Jack Brooksbank, 32, at Windsor Castle on Oct. 12, and we’re naturally super excited. I mean, the more royal weddings the merrier, no?
But before we go full royal watcher on this wedding, we have a couple questions … OK, we actually just have one: HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE “EUGENIE”? We’ve honestly been adding a question mark to the end of her name for years now, and we need answers. Is it Eugene-y? Yeh-jen-ee? You-jay-nee? At long last (though the answer has been floating around the internet since 2008), we finally have a correct pronunciation, straight from the mouth of the princess herself.
In said 2008 interview, Eugenie told the Telegraph her name is akin to the phrase “Use Your Knees” — it’s YOO-juh-nee, with the emphasis on the first syllable.
Here’s an example (0:13):
If you’re sitting in front of a screen right now and repeating “Yoo-jun-nee” aloud in different tonal scales, we have done our job.