Princess Eugenie got in trouble for posting this Instagram photo

Princess Eugenie is the only British royal with a personal Instagram account … whether Buckingham Palace likes it or not! The 28-year-old revealed she got busted recently for showing off a restricted area of the royal residence.

The anecdote comes in Eugenie’s first joint interview with older sister Princess Beatrice, a conversation published in British Vogue’s September 2018 issue.

“I recently got in trouble for posting a picture of Papa in a corridor of the palace that was off-limits to the public,” she told the magazine, referring to a June 9 Instagram post that is still online as of the time of this post.

In the photo, a smiling Prince Andrew stands in a corridor painted in a pale blue hue, with windows and busts lining one wall and framed paintings lining the one opposite.

“A wonderful and proud day celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday and @hrhthedukeofyork for his first Trooping the Colour as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. #troopingthecolour,” Eugenie wrote in the caption.

The environmental ambassador said she’s not entirely comfortable posting pictures to Instagram, having just joined the social network in March. “It’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image, but it’s important that it’s real,” she observed. “We’re real.”

And she and her sister also discussed the balancing act between their royal duties and their private lives.

“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice explained. “We are the first: We are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 30: Prince Andrew With His Wife Sarah, Duchess Of York, Leaving The Portland Hospital With Their Baby Daughter Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena Of York. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
One-week-old Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York is held in her mother's arms outside Portland Hospital in London. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
THURSO, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 12: Sarah, Duchess of York, with Princess Eugenie after visiting The Queen Mother, at The Castle of Mey, boards the Royal Yacht Britannia, at Scrabster Harbour, on August 12, 1990 in Thurso, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 04: The Duchess Of York With Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie Tobogganing In Klosters, Switzerland (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 03: The Duchess Of York Carrying Princess Eugenie During A Skiing Holiday In Klosters, Switzerland (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15: Princess Eugenie at The Royal Windsor Horse Show, on May 15, 1992 in Windsor, United Kingdom . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 28: Everything Matching For Princesses Beatrice And Eugenie On A Skiing Holiday With Their Mother The Duchess Of York. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
VERBIER, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 20: The Duchess Of York With Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie In Verbier, Switzerland (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Duchess of York with her daughters Princess Beatrice (left) and Eugenie as they arrive at Heathrow airport before leaving for Buenos Aires today (Weds). Photo by Tim Ockenden. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
The Dutchess Of York With Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie Attend The 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher'S Stone' World Film Premiere In London. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 15: The Official Birthday Of The Queen Is Marked Each Year By A Colourful Military Parade And March-past Known As Trooping The Colour With Troops From The Household Division. Princess Eugenie Riding In A Open Carriage. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Prince William, The Duke Of York, Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie Attend The 2007 Trooping Of The Colour Ceremony In London. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Princess Eugenie (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Princess Eugenie & Prince William Attend The 10Th Anniversary Memorial Service For Diana, The Princess Of Wales At The Guards Chapel In London. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 07: Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie attend the wedding of Chloe Delevingne and Louis Buckworth on September 7, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Sarah Ferguson and her daughters Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice (R) arrive at The Ralph Lauren Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens on June 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for WTA)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) HRH Princess Eugenie attends Ladies Day at Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2009 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie At Royal Ascot On Ladies Day Of The 2009 Meeting In Ascot, Berkshire. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Eugenie of York, Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice of York attend the Children in Crisis annual fundraising dinner at Kensington Roof Gardens on March 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 24: Princess Eugenie arrives to attend the Easter Matins at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on April 24, 2011 in Windsor, England. The annual service attended by the Queen and members of the Royal Family is one of the last formal royal engagements before the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Chris Ison - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Members Of The Royal Family Arrive To Attend The Easter Matins At St George'S Chapel In Windsor Castle On April 24, 2011 In Windsor, England. The Annual Service Attended By The Queen And Members Of The Royal Family Is One Of The Last Formal Royal Engagements Before The Marriage Of Prince William And Catherine Middleton In Westminster Abbey On April 29, 2011. From Left To Right: Princess Eugenie, Sophie Countess Of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Duke Of York, Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex, Princess Anne, Princess Royal. Members Of The Royal Family Arrive To Attend The Easter Matins At St George'S Chapel In Windsor Castle On April 24, 2011 In Windsor, England. The Annual Service Attended By The Queen And Members Of The Royal Family Is One Of The Last Formal Royal Engagements Before The Marriage Of Prince William And Catherine Middleton In Westminster Abbey On April 29, 2011. From Left To Right: Princess Eugenie, Sophie Countess Of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, P . (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
EPSOM, ENGLAND - JUNE 2: Sophie, Countess of Wessex (L) and Princess Eugenie attend The Derby on June 2, 2012 in Epsom, England. The UK is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II this weekend. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Princess Eugenie attends the 'Big Jubilee Lunch' at All Saints Church in Fulham ahead of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames. (Photo by Matt Grayson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Princess Eugenie waves a flag during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
HANOVER, GERMANY - JANUARY 18: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice (L) are seen during a visit to the Teenage Cancer Treatment Unit at the University of Medicine on January 18, 2013 in Hanover, Germany. The royal sisters are in Hanover on the second day of a two day visit to Germany. Yesterday the royals were in Berlin helping support GREAT, the British Government's initiative promoting the UK abroad. (Photo by Chris Radburn - Pool/Getty Images)
HANOVER, GERMANY - JANUARY 18: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice (C) pose for a photo with patient Malte Wassmann (L), aged 12, during a visit to the Teenage Cancer Treatment Unit at the University of Medicine on January 18, 2013 in Hanover, Germany. The royal sisters are in Hanover on the second day of a two day visit to Germany. Yesterday the royals were in Berlin helping support GREAT, the British Government's initiative promoting the UK abroad. (Photo by Chris Radburn - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 26: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Eugenie of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York arrive to officially open a Teenage Cancer Trust specialist outpatient unit at University College Hospital on February 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 19: Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York at the Downtown Mayfair restaurant for Heather Kerzner's birthday celebration on March 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice attend The Easter Matins Service at Windsor Castle on March 31, 2013 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Sarah Ferguson (L), Duchess of York, and Princess Eugenie of York attend the Art Antiques London Gala Evening in aid of Children In Crisis at Kensington Gardens on June 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Princess Eugenie of York (L) and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attend the Art Antiques London Gala Evening in aid of Children In Crisis at Kensington Gardens on June 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at Tonteria night club on June 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Princess Eugenie travel by carriage during Trooping the Colour - Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Parade, at The Royal Horseguards on June 14, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie watch the first race at Glorious Goodwood at Goodwood on July 30, 2015 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 30: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank watch the racing as they attend day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse on July 30, 2015 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (L) attend day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse on July 30, 2015 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Qatar Goodwood Festival)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: (L to R) Princess Beatrice of York, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princess Eugenie of York attend the launch of The Ned, London on April 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Ned London)
ENGLEFIELD GREEN, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Princess Eugenie seen arriving at St Mark's Church for the Wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/GC Images)
ENGLEFIELD GREEN, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Princess Eugenie attends the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice of York (left) and Princess Eugenie of York attend the Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attend The Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards 2017 at The Savoy on May 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Princess Beatrice of York (L) and Princess Eugenie of York attend the 2017 annual V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at the Victoria and Albert Museum on June 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for the V&A)
Princess Eugenie speaks with horse trainer John Warren during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Alexandra Chong (L) and Princess Eugenie of York attend the Warrior Games Exhibition VIP preview party sponsored by Chantecaille and hosted by HRH Princess Eugenie, Waris Ahluwalia and Sylvie Chantecaille at The Halcyon Gallery on October 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Elephant Family)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York seen on a night out leaving Soho House on December 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Eugenie attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie, leave after attending the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND -JANUARY 22: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace after they announced their engagement. Princess Eugenie wears a dress by Erdem, shoes by Jimmy Choo and a ring containing a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds on January 22, 2018 in London, England.. They are to marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in the autumn this year. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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