Princess Eugenie donned a cap and gown to graduate from Newcastle University yesterday in front of her proud father and sister.
The 22-year-old royal took her place on stage to receive her combined degree in English and history of art.
Her older sister Princess Beatrice and father Prince Andrew watched from the crowd, and beamed when Eugenie collected her certification.
After the ceremony, Eugenie gushed about her pride at finishing with top marks and her time spent living in a student share house.
"I am so proud," Eugenie said. "Being up in Newcastle is just amazing. I had so much fun.
"Being in a house with seven girls was my highlight because you'd come back and there was always someone cooking, someone to welcome you.
"That was amazing just being in a house with all these wonderful people."
Like thousands of other recent graduates, Eugenie is still trying to decide what to do with her degree.
She plans to carry out royal engagements and charity work for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital while she hunts for her first real job.
"I'm a freshly finished student so my future plans are coming together as we speak," she said yesterday.
Eugenie will live with her father at the family home Royal Lodge, near Windsor Castle, until she finds full-time work and can afford to move out on her own.
It is not known why her mother, Sarah Ferguson, did not attend the graduation ceremony. Andrew and Sarah released a joint statement congratulating their youngest daughter last week.
"Eugenie has worked incredibly hard to achieve this excellent result and we are immensely proud of what she has done, particularly gaining a first in her dissertation," the statement read.
"She has had a wonderful time at Newcastle University and has greatly enjoyed her time in the North East."
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