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How Princess Eugenie incorporated a body positive message into her wedding dress

Why she chose her dress (and ditched the veil).

PRINCESS EUGENIE GOT married today. If you’re struggling to remember who she is, she’s Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson’s daughter, but not the one who wore That Hat.

Princess Eugenie wedding Source: Alastair Grant

She married her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Among 850 guests were celebrities such as Cara Delevingne and Robbie Williams. Very snazzy.

Obviously, people were dying to see the princess’ gown, designed by Peter Pilotto. However, more people ended up being taken with her back – for good reason.

Eugenie wanted her bespoke gown to show off a scar she has on her back from surgery she had to treat a curvature of the spine at the age of 12. (It might also explain why she opted out of wearing a traditional veil.)

She chose to wear a wedding dress that showed her scar, saying she hoped it would honour those who had helped her and inspire others with the condition of scoliosis.

“I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday [at the wedding], 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,” she told ITV’s This Morning.

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.”

Well said.

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