PRINCESS EUGENIE has made another important appearance after teaming up with The Anti Slavery Collective this week.
The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson joined her friend and co-founder of the group, Julia de Boinville, to speak with the director of non-profit Arise, Luke de Pulford. It comes after anti-racism protests erupted around the world.
The royal has worked with the campaign group, which fights against modern slavery, since 2012.
The conversation was posted on the Anti Slavery Collective Instagram account with the caption: “While we have been working from home, our co-founders HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Julia de Boinville, have been seeking to find out and share how #COVID19 is affecting all aspects of the anti-slavery movement.”
During the video, Princess Eugenie asks Mr Pulford what areas around the world are struggling due to the outbreak of the deadly virus.
Mr Pulford replied: “I would say that the need is very different.
Princess Eugenie joins important talk on slavery (Image: Instagram/Anti Slavery Collective)
Luke de Pulford, director of non-profit Arise, joined the princess (Image: Instagram/Anti Slavery Collective)
“So, in India the internal migration is so huge that you’ve got massive migrant populations going from one area to another and those entire populations represent millions of people who are extremely vulnerable.
“It’s very different to the Philippines, which is another country we work in.
“It’s about ten percent of the entire economy of the Philippines is remittances, so people who are working abroad sending money back.
“A lot of the people who have been working abroad have simply been repatriated, there is no work.
Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice (Image: Getty)
“If you repatriate somebody, who no longer has an income, who may have been exploited in the country they went to, and the family also has no income and you send them home, what do you think is going to happen?
“They are hugely more at risk which is what has been happening in the Philippines.
“It’s dreadfully worrying and the difficulty with the lockdown in the Philippines was it was so harsh that people couldn’t work.
“It’s got a bit better now.”
Royal Family Tree (Image: Express)
Her Royal Highness then asked: “Do you find Europe’s reaction with the effect of COVID is very much different to what is happening further afield?”
Mr Pulford went on to say how he believes countries have “taken a very hard line” on the deadly virus.
Since lockdown, Eugenie and her sister Beatrice have been continuing their Royal duties and at the end of last month, Beatrice opened up about her own struggles with dyslexia.
In a new video for Made by Dyslexia, the 31-year-old princess said: “I think that’s one of the strengths we have as dyslexic is to look at things differently, be a problem solver, find new ways to do things, be experimental, entrepreneurial.
Princess Beatrice opens up about dyslexia struggle (Image: Screenshot/Made by Dyslexia)
“It develops as you develop, it grows.
“It’s part of you, it’s part of how your brain develops.
“It is not something that is wrong with you.
“It is a great part of how your brain works, and everybody’s brain works incredibly differently.
Princess Beatrice had to postpone wedding due to COVID-19 (Image: Getty)
“There is nothing wrong, there is just everything that is so right.”
On World Book Day she also opened up about her struggles as a child and said: “Reading was really hard work, even trying to get through the pages of some of the simple school reading books.
“I could not understand why I was still reading behind my classmates.
“It was at this point that stories became one of the key things which inspired me.”
Her Royal Highness had planned to marry her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the couple have had to cancel their nuptials.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK