Princess Eugenie reveals her mum’s unique remedy for car sickness
Even little princesses suffer from car sickness on long journeys, but Princess Eugenie has revealed her mother the Duchess of York had a unique way of helping her daughter deal with it.
Speaking in an exclusive interview to promote the work of a children’s charity, the princess (27) recalled that Fergie would sing The Monkees song 'Daydream Believer' whenever her little girl felt unwell while travelling.
'Growing up I used to get really car sick. And we used to go on all these trips and journeys I always remember coming to the last moment of getting there, and I'd be like "how long until we get there?"' she recalled.
'Everyone in the car would be like "it's just around the corner", and then I'd get really sick and they'd turn this (Daydream Believer) on and say "cheer up sleepy Jean". Maybe it's because my names Eugenie, like Jean. My mum sang it, my friends sang it, everyone.'
The younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, who is eighth in line of succession to the British throne, said hearing the song fills her with nostalgia:
'It's amazing how a memory is just completely connected to something and where it takes you. Just then I've gone back to feeling sick in the car to being elated to them singing to me about being sleepy.
'Your childhood is all about those memories. From a young age everyone is playing music and when you're in families you have all these lovely connections.'
Princess Eugenie is among a host of celebs, including Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn, to support the End the Silence to raise £1.5 million to help 120,000 orphans in Ugandan and Rwandan orphanages.