Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s Vogue interview was once dubbed as cringe-worthy by a royal expert. The royal siblings starred in the fashion magazine last year.

During their interview, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s daughters declared that they are “real.” After reading the article, Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers told “Pod Save The Queen” host Ann Gripper that Vogue’s headline “Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie On Keeping It Real” was cringe-worthy in her opinion.

“The very fact that they are talking about the pressures of their personal lives, about being young independent women while being members of the royal family — it’s just a bit too much to stomach for some people, myself included,” Myers said. “Princess Beatrice said, ‘It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there’s no precedent, no protocol, we’re the first’ — which they’re not, I don’t know where they get off saying that.”

Myers also said that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s declaration that they are “real” is ridiculous. The royal editor said that this is because the siblings have been heavily criticized for the number of holidays they have been taking while not being too conscientious in their work life.

“They have these roles, quite fancy jobs, not too sure what they do at work. I just think, this just smacks off delusions of grandeur,” he said.

Myers also compared the two princesses with their cousins Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s children have been making the effort to appear as down-to-earth as possible. They have also been involved in sports and other important causes.

For the royal expert, the only way for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to be taken seriously is if they also start talking about their charity work more frequently and start bringing themselves back down to earth. “If they’re trying to appeal to a market where they do want to be taken seriously, it just seems a tad silly,” he said.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attend the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on March 27, 2016, in Windsor, England. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images