Eugenie debuted her baby bump in a series of photographs shared on The Anti-Slavery Collective’s Instagram account. The charity, which was founded by her and her friend Julia de Boinville, focuses on modern slavery and ways to get change-makers involved in the cause.
In the first picture, Eugenie can be seen holding a plant pot alongside Ms de Boinville with both wearing matching face masks.
The plant pots were made for them by slave labour survivors.
In a second and third image, the pair are seen speaking to trafficking and slave labour victims.
The images were posted alongside the caption: “In honour of #AntiSlaveryDay, earlier this week our co-founders HRH Princess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville visited a @salvationarmyuk safe house for a socially distanced visit with modern slavery survivors and staff members.
“They were incredibly moved by the courageous stories of the survivors who had endured sometimes decades of abuse at the hands of traffickers and slave labourers.
“These incredible individuals have the courage to remain inspired by the prospect of a brighter future, despite their difficult journey in the face of extreme adversity.
“In addition to vital safe houses such as the one we visited, Salvation Army also help adult victims get access to education opportunities, legal advice, counselling, and support in obtaining employment and housing.”
Eugenie and Ms de Boinville founded The Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017 after an eye-opening trip a trip to Kolkata, India.
“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.”
The website describes the independent collective’s mission as “convening people, connecting people, and highlighting the incredible work that is being done in this space.”
The charity aims to help educate on modern slavery and its consequences as a “global epidemic”.
Change-makers approached to participate in the cause include policy makers, journalists and companies.