It’s been hinted that Princess Eugenie, who is marrying Jack Brooksbank today, will wear a bridal gown that won’t cover her scoliosis scars. While the designer name is still under wraps this will give a hint at the design. It could mean it’s backless or has a sheer panel and that the veil may be short or diaphanous enough to reveal her scarring.
The Princess was diagnosed with a curvature of the spine when she was aged 12 and underwent successful surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to correct the medical condition. Eugenie has invited representatives of the hospital to her wedding today, which takes place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
In a pre-wedding interview with ITV’s Eamonn Holmes she said, ‘I'm patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you'll see on Friday, but 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. 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 So that's one really important one.’
This isn’t the first time the granddaughter of the Queen has opened up about this childhood experience. On International Scoliosis Awareness Day earlier this year she shared on Instagram X Rats of her spine. At the time she said, ‘I'm living proof that all these young people who have the same thing I have, maybe more so, or not, I have done it, I've been through it, and I want to be able to help as much as I can.