I’ve just been told that Princess Eugenie, daughter of the current Duke of York, who was married today at historic St George’s chapel at Windsor Castle, deliberately wore a dress that was cut low at the back to show the scar that she has following surgery at age 12 to correct her scoliosis.
In an interview she said of the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital where she had the surgery: ‘I’m patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, … 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.’
How fantastic! And this in a week when fellow Ricardian authors and I have announced our forthcoming anthology to be sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK. What a boost to awareness of the condition!