Meet the royals who have relatively normal lives and careers
Whether it’s leading public engagements or dealing with family feuds, it’s rare for royals to have time to be in the public eye.
After all, performing public duties is their full-time job.
Not everyone in the family chose to engage in royal duties alone, however, and some have carved out completely distinct careers for themselves (with a little help from their royal titles, we’re sure!) .
From a former London bar manager to an English rugby player, here are the royals who have chosen their own career paths and are leading somewhat normal lives in the process.
Peter is the son of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, and was the Queen’s first grandchild. Despite being tenth to the throne, Peter has a successful career in business management.
He studied sports science at the University of Exeter and rose through the ranks of his career after college.
He first worked for Jaguar as a corporate hotel manager, then for the Williams racing team, before leaving in 2005 for a managerial position at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
In 2012 Peter took on the role of Managing Director of SEL UK sports agency.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
Prince Andrew’s daughters have found their own professional path outside of the royal family and have been very successful in their endeavors.
Princess Beatrice holds a BA in History and Art History from Goldsmiths University, and has volunteered as a Business Assistant at Selfridges and as an Assistant at the Foreign Office.
In 2015, she moved to New York where she holds a full-time position as Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy at Afiniti. She even has another professional name, Beatrice York.
Her younger sister Eugenie has also built a successful career for herself, working in the art world.
She used her degrees in Art History and English Literature from Newcastle University to work for an online auction company, before becoming director of the London art gallery Hauser and Wirth.
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Princess Eugenie’s husband now has a prestigious role as European Ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company co-founded by George Clooney in 2013.
Prior to that, he was the manager of Mahiki, a tropical island themed bar in Mayfair.
Zara and Mike Tindall
While an Olympic sports career might not seem particularly normal to many, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike lead relatively normal lives compared to other members of their family.
Princess Anne’s daughter has made a name for herself in the equestrian world. She was even part of the British equestrian team and won a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012.
Zara married her husband Mike Tindall in 2011, who is also a successful athlete. Mike was a member of the England rugby team which won the 2003 World Cup, while he also played away from the center for Bath and Gloucester.
The Queen’s youngest child, who holds the title Earl of Wessex, graduated from Jesus College, University of Cambridge in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
After a brief stint in the Royal Marines, he chose a completely different career path and became a theater production assistant at the Really Useful Theater Company – a production company founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
He then took part in television production, before creating his own production company called Ardent Productions.
However, Prince Edward resigned from the company in 2002 to begin full-time duties as an active member of the Royal Family, making commitments on behalf of the Queen.