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This Is the Right Way to Pronounce Princess Eugenie's Name
Apparently, we've been saying it wrong this whole time!
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When Princess Eugenie and new fiancé Jack Brooksbank's engagement was announced last week, television channels across the world were quick to report the story.

But, when one Australian news presenter struggled to pronounce the 27-year-old royal's name live on air, we realized that we might also have been getting it wrong this whole time.

"Princess Eugenie or 'you-junny' or 'you-jenny'... I've been told, 'you-jay-nee!' 'You-jay-nee,'" said TV journalist David Kochhe, clearly struggling. "Anyway, she will walk down the aisle later this year."

Now, a bit of digging has revealed that you don't actually pronounce Eugenie "you-jay-nee," as Kocheh assumed and we'd always thought.

In fact, the young royal has previously explained how to say her name properly – and it's "Yoo-genny" with the stress on the first syllable, apparently.

Chatting to the Telegraph about it back in 2008, Eugenie said that people often struggle with her name.

"Whenever we used to meet foreign people who were struggling with it, my mum and I would help them by saying: 'it's like use your knees.' But whatever. I am now used to every pronunciation."

She also revealed that friends call her "Youj" or "Bouj."

So, now we know!

From: Prima

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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