Princess Eugenie Gets Candid About Why She Showed Off Her Scar At Her Wedding
Princess Eugenie has opened up about her decision to wear a low-back wedding gown with the intention of showing off a childhood scar on her back.
The decision to wear the Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos veilless gown allowed the entire world to see the large scar running down the Princess' back -- which stemmed from scoliosis surgery when she was younger.
As part of a special exhibition set to open at Windsor Castle -- named A Royal Wedding: HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank -- Eugenie made a special recording detailing her very personal intention behind the design.
"I had always wanted a low back -- part of it was showing my scar and I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future, and it’s a way of getting rid of a taboo," she said.
Princess Eugenie underwent an eight-hour surgery to correct her scoliosis when she was just 12 years old.
In 2018 she wrote about her surgery on International Scoliosis Day paying tribute to the "incredible staff" at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).
She went on to say that the dress's design was "a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis or having a scar of their own that they are trying to deal with."
After the wedding, Eugenie said that she and her husband, Jack, "started getting a lot of letters from people who were happy that I had stood up and shown my scar, and people with scoliosis, letters from girls that are going through the same thing and I definitely was very touched by everyone’s support."
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tied-the-knot in October last year.
The exhibition will allow royal fans a closer look at Eugenie's wedding dress, her emerald tiara and Zac Posen-designed evening gown.
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