Princess Eugenie makes return to the UK after scoring job at top London art gallery

No wonder Princess Eugenie looked full of joie de vivre as she spent the day in the midst of her family at Royal Ascot on Friday. The pretty royal has made an exciting career move, accepting a new job at a top London art gallery, HELLO! Online can confirm.

A representative for Saville Row gallery Hauser & Wirth, which also has galleries in New York and Zurich, said: "Princess Eugenie has joined Hauser & Wirth as an Associate Director, and we are delighted to have her as part of the team."

The 25-year-old clearly impressed management with the work she has undertaken for online auction house Paddle8 in the Big Apple, where she has been based since 2013. Now of course, Eugenie's new role means she will be back on home shores permanently.

Princess Eugenie has an exciting new job - she's joined London gallery Hauser & Wirth as an Associate Director

On Saturday Prince Andrew's younger daughter is set to toast her career success - as well as having a belated birthday celebration - in the gardens of her dad’s Royal Lodge home, near Windsor Castle - reports the Daily Mail.

Saturday night’s party will apparently be Disney-themed, and there is much talk that the birthday girl will show up in fancy dress as Snow White. The birthday girl – who actually turned 25 on 23 March – has apparently requested on the invite that no-one comes dressed as the much-loved Disney character.

It will be a good chance for Eugenie to catch up with friends and family – those said to be included on the guest list include models Naomi Campbell and Poppy Delevingne. Cressida Bonas is also expected to run into her former love Prince Harry at the celebration.

Eugenie spent Friday with her nearest and dearest – her dad Andrew, mum Sarah, Duchess of York and big sister Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot. The group were also joined by Beatrice's long-term boyfriend Dave Clarke for the day out at the races.

Eugenie will toast her success with good friend Cressida Bonas at a belated birthday party on Saturday night

The pretty brunette is no doubt enjoying being back in the midst of her family after a good stretch of being based in the Big Apple. The royal, who has a degree in Art History and English Literature from Newcastle University, took up her post in 2013 and set up home in in a stylish apartment in the trendy Meatpacking district.

She certainly made the most of her time in New York, becoming a regular on the glam social scene, and was spotted at New York Fashion Week and watching the sporting action at basketball games on occasion.