Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice pose for British Vogue

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice are in the midst of one of their busiest years yet. Between royal weddings, milestone birthdays (Beatrice turns 30 on Aug. 8), and engagements aplenty, the daughters of Prince Andrew have been nonstop.

When they aren’t standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for events like the annual Trooping the Color ceremony, Beatrice reportedly works at U.S. technology firm Afiniti as an outsourcing strategist, while Eugenie is an associate director at the prestigious art gallery Hauser & Wirth.

So just how do they manage to juggle royal duties with everything else?

Speaking to British Vogue for the magazine’s September issue, the princesses shared their experiences as 20-somethings in the most famous family in Britain. Beatrice models a military-style jacket by Dolce & Gabbana as well as a ruffled Ashley Williams dress and Chanel brogues for the shoot, while her younger sister wears a dress and coat by Erdem and Simone Rocha lace-ups.

“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice, 29, told the magazine.“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.”

Eugenie, 28, is due to marry Jack Brooksbank in October at Windsor Castle, where cousin Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle on May 19.

“I’m not stressed at all,” Eugenie said of her upcoming nuptials. “It’s very nerve-racking because you want it to be perfect, but then you realize that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.”

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) and Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (R) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Gareth FULLER / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Princess Beatrice arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Princess Eugenie (left), Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Milligan- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
(L-R) The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank sit ahead of the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince Andrew,The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice (right) and Princess Eugenie (left) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Radburn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (L) Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (C) and Jack Brooksbank take their seats ahead of the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Eugenie of York arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Gareth FULLER / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Eugenie of York arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Gareth FULLER / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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In terms of wedding planning, the princess revealed that one of her biggest “musts” is for the day to be entirely plastic-free.

“It’s been eye-opening,” the bride-to-be says of going eco-friendly. “My whole house is anti-plastic now — and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.”

Eugenie officially joined Instagram in March and posts about various issues close to her heart, insights into her wedding planning process, and photos from her various official engagements.

“It’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image, but it’s important that it’s real. We’re real,” Eugenie asserts.

Speaking of “real,” their royalty status doesn’t exempt them from the occasional sisterly argument.

“One of the biggest fights we ever had was about a pair of Converse [sneakers],” Beatrice shared. “We have the same size feet and both of us had identical pairs. One pair got trashed and the other sister may have swapped them.”

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