Princess Eugenie shared a new photo on the occasion of International Scoliosis Awareness Day

Princess Eugenie had her wedding dress designed to show off the scar.
Princess Eugenie shared a new photo on her Instagram account on the occasion of International Scoliosis Awareness Day. Over the weekend, she used Instagram to spread awareness about Scoliosis, and to encourage people to be "proud" of their surgery scars. The Princess shared a photo showing the back of her neck on Instagram. The Princess' scar is clearly visible.
Princess Eugenie had her wedding dress designed to show off the scar.
The caption of the Princess is as the following: "Today is International Scoliosis Awareness Day. I just wanted to share my scar and encourage anyone out there who's gone through something similar to share theirs with me. Let's be proud of our scars! I'd love to repost any of your images on my stories so please tag me and I will share."

This is hardly the first time Princess Eugenie has spoken about her scoliosis treatment publicly. Last year on International Scoliosis Awareness Day, she shared an x-ray of her back following surgery, and on her wedding day in October 2018, Eugenie broke the royal tradition and forewent a veil in order to show off her scar. The Princess had her wedding dress designed to show off the scar.

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  1. It was lovely wedding, both looked beautiful and happy!

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  2. She was a beautiful bride

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  3. Instead of showing her scar she could better show the world what she is capable of after her operation.
    This showing doesnot appeal to me ; it doesnot tell what scoliosis is nor how it handicapped her.

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    1. You are missing the point of Eugenie showing her scar. Girls, in particular, are sensitive about their bodies. They are very sensitive about wearing a scoliosis brace because it keeps them from dressing like their friends. They are bulky, hot and uncomfortable. They restrict movement, but keep the spine from curving much more, hopefully. Each case is different, but in my child's case, the brace was worn 23 hours a day for 3 years, until the growth plates indicated all growing was finished. There is never a guarantee the brace will work and surgery won't still be needed. Surgery is even more restrictive than the brace. Aside from the delicacy of the surgery, as you can imagine, the recovery time usually takes one full year to resume normal physical activities. That is a lot for young people to give up. When friends are swimming and wearing summer dresses, the girls with scars are hiding them. It is a rare girl that is comfortable showing a large scar like that. Eugenie is not only doing her part to normalize scoliosis but to take away the stigma of an "imperfect" body. That scar is something she should be proud of. She has endured a lot for that scar. The same goes for all the girls (and guys) that haven't had surgery and have a little deformity. I say good for her!

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  4. Qu'elle était superbe le jour de son mariage avec ce magnifique diadème sur lequel je vois des diamants et émeraudes ? Accompagné de jolies boucles d'oreilles pendantes, c'était parfait. Par contre, la coiffure bof, bof !

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  5. Eugenie has been a terrific ambassador for this relatively unknown condition. What an inspiration to others who suffer from it. I really like Eugenie and Beatrice. I know it took a while for Beatrice, in particular, to settle into regular employment, but they carry out all their formal duties diligently and seem to be pleasant and considerate young ladies. Even their occasionally questionable fashion choices make them more normal. I do hope that Prince Charles vision of a slimmed down royal family includes them, as well as Princes Anne and the Wessexes in addition to the Cambridges and he does not let the "sins of the fathers" influence him

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  6. That wedding dress was stunning, and she was stunning in it. No need for veil, no shame for scar, just beauty :-) .

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    1. Totally agree with Ecelos

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    2. Ecelos, yes indeed. Stunning, elegant, just the right dress for a royal princess! And, don't forget her dinner gown, one show stopper!

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  7. This is a wonderful thing for her to do. My cousin had scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and felt that her scar was something shameful to hide. Instead of just talking about things both Eugenie and Beatrice are relating their causes to their own experience - Eugenie with scoliosis and Beatrice with dyslexia. I have been impressed with both of them recently.

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