How Does Eugenie Bouchard Have a Link to the British Royal Family?

Published 01/21/2021, 2:16 PM EST
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during a pratice session prior to the Fed Cup match between Switzerland and Canada on in Biel,Switzerland. (Photo by Tennis Canada/MB Media/Getty Images)


Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard holds a small connection to the British Royal Family. The tennis player has a unique story of how she has a connection with the Royal Family.

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Bouchard’s parents are great fans of the British Royal Family. Thus they named their children after some of the members of the Royal Family.

Bouchard has a twin sister, and thus they are the eldest among their other two siblings. Eugenie Bouchard is named after Duke of York, Prince Andrew’s younger daughter Princess Eugenie. Her twin sister Beatrice Bouchard is named after Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice.

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Genie Bouchard has another sister and a brother apart from her twin sister. Her other sister, Charlotte Bouchard, is named after Princess Caroline of Monaco’s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi.

Lastly, her brother, William Bouchard, is named after Duke of Cambridge, Prince Williams. So this is the unusual connection Genie Bouchard’s family holds with the Royal Family.

Why were Eugenie Bouchard and her siblings named after the Royal Family?

Reacting to the royal connection, Genie Bouchard explained why she and her siblings are named after royalty.

“Yes, you could say my mom is a royal fanatic. Yeah my fraternal sister is Beatrice and my other sister is Charlotte and my younger brother is little Prince William so I love it.” 

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Who is more royal between Genie Bouchard and her twin sister Beatrice Bouchard?

Further, she called her twin sister, Beatrice the princess of her family. Interestingly, Beatrice Bouchard is just six minutes older than Genie Bouchard.

“My twin sister Beatrice. She is definitely the center of attention all the time and you know definitely the princess yeah no other way to put it but it’s just the way she is and we love her for it,” Bouchard said.

But Bouchard herself calls her a princess too. Back in 2014, when she was having her breakthrough year, she jokingly said that even she can be a princess as she gets moody in the morning and her trainer carries her bag.

“I can be a princess, though. I can be moody in the morning and my fitness trainer carries my tennis bag around.” Bouchard said.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada stands dejected during Wimbledon 2014 final. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Royalty in attendance at Eugenie Bouchard’s 2004 Wimbledon final

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Bouchard hasn’t met her royal counterpart, but royalty was present when she had reached the finals of the 2014 Wimbledon championship. The Princess of York, Beatrice was in attendance when Genie Bouchard played her first Grand Slam final.

“I’m very happy that she came out. Disappointed I couldn’t put on a better show for her,” Bouchard reacts to Princess York being present back in Wimbledon 2014 final.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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