Princess Eugenie of York married Jack Brooksbank Friday in a beautiful ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The bride wore a stunning off-the-shoulder gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
However, unlike 2018’s other princess bride, Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, Eugenie chose not to wear a veil — for a very important reason.
Princess Eugenie wanted to make sure that a scar on her back from scoliosis surgery was visible on her wedding day. She even worked with her dress designers to make sure that her scar wasn’t covered.
The low back feature on the dress was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie, who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis.” Eugenie is the patron of the the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Redevelopment Appeal and has spoken about being treated there for scoliosis as a child.
In an interview earlier this week, Princess Eugenie talked about the importance of showing her scar on her wedding day.
“I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars, and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”