Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in 2018 in a Peter Pilotto dress and emerald tiara – find out why she broke royal tradition and ditched a veil.
As with all royal brides, Princess Eugenie looked simply stunning when she married Jack Brooksbank – but did you notice that a very important accessory was missing?
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While Kate Middleton rocked a 6ft veil for her 2011 nuptials to Prince William and Meghan Markle chose an impressive 16.5ft long veil for her big day in 2018 with Prince Harry, Eugenie chose to give up the traditional helmet. On October 12, 2018, the Queen’s granddaughter stepped out in a stunning emerald tiara and a Peter Pilotto dress and Christopher De Vos, who was specially made to show off his scoliosis scar.
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It featured a neckline that folds around the shoulders and falls into a low back and a flowing full-length train.
Along the same lines, it is believed that Eugenie opted out of wearing a veil because she wanted to show off the scar that runs from her neck down her back. operation to treat scoliosis at age 12.
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The QueenThe granddaughter was very open about her battle with scoliosis and had previously hinted that her wedding dress would show her scar. During an interview with ITV This morningEugenie spoke about receiving treatment at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital.
Eugenie’s scar runs from her neck to her back
“I’m a sponsor of their appeal and I had back surgery at 12, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a great way to honor the people who looked after me and a way to stand up for the young people of the people who are also going through that,” she said. “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. It is therefore a very important question.” Eugénie is also godmother of the European School of Osteopathy.
One of the lucky guests to attend the royal wedding in Windsor was Eugenie’s doctor, NHS surgeon Jan Lehovsky, who performed the life-changing surgery. The mother of the bride, Sarah Ferguson, previously told the evening standard that the doctor and his team would be present “in honor of the fact that [Eugenie] walk down that aisle with a straight back because of them”.
The happy couple leave the chapel of Saint-Georges
Sarah added: “She had what would have been a very serious spinal curvature. Marriage is about love, the future and inclusiveness… What a huge day for health, for the NHS, for the RNOH and for hope. That’s why this wedding is so beautiful, it’s hope for other children with scoliosis.”
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