With her anti-slavery charity, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie is going to start hosting a podcast series. As her father Prince Andrew faces trial in a sexual assault lawsuit, she has decided to step up to the mic.
In 2017, Princess Eugenie founded the Anti-Slavery Collective along with her friend Julia de Boinville. The main goal of this initiative was to combat modern slavery and trafficking. At that time, Eugenie explained, “We were so excited to begin recording our long-awaited podcast this year, due to be released in 2022 so stay tuned!”
Launching a podcast series is the latest attempt for Eugenie and Julia. Previously they shared some interviews on social media to spotlight that serious issue. Princess Eugenie also visited some safe houses. She also shared her opinions at the United Nations headquarters in New York. In 2012, Eugenie and Julia traveled to India together and visited an organization called Women’s Interlink Foundation. During this school trip, they became aware of modern slavery.
Eugenie and Julia said on Instagram, “We were shocked to discover the extent to which slavery still exists. In fact, there are more enslaved people today than at any other point in history and, at any one time, someone is being trafficked within a mile of where you live. We often associate slavery with chains and shackles, but modern slavery is a hidden crime that is often hard to detect.”
Now, this podcast series is also the continuation of their charity activities.