Why Princess Eugenie Wanted To Show Off Her Scar
Princess Eugenie proudly showed off a long scar on her back, in the hope of raising awareness about scoliosis.
The princess underwent major surgery as a 12 year old to correct the curvature of her spine and decided there was no way she was going to cover up on her wedding day.
Eugenie's stunning dress was cut below her shoulder blades and the princess wore her locks pinned up to reveal her childhood scar.
The Princess said it was important for her to acknowledge the significant chapter of her life as she tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank.
“…it's a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this," she told ITV ahead of yesterday's ceremony at Windsor.
Princess Eugenie wrote about her surgery on International Scoliosis Day this year, paying tribute to the "incredible staff" at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).
Eugenie has written about her surgery on the RNOH's website and said it was a "scary prospect for a 12 year old".
"I can still vividly remember how nervous I felt in the days and weeks before the operation," she wrote.
"During my operation, which took eight hours, my surgeons inserted eight-inch titanium rods into each side of my spine and one-and-a-half inch screws at the top of my neck," she explained.
Princess Eugenie has been praised for raising awareness about scoliosis with her bold wedding dress on Twitter.
According to Scoliosis Australia, the condition usually occurs in adolescence and more commonly affects girls than boys.
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