Princess Eugenie Proudly Shows Her Scars in Her Royal Wedding Dress

The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson wore a gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

By Jess Cohen Oct 12, 2018 12:02 PMTags
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Princess Eugenie made one specific request for her royal wedding dress: to have it feature a low back.

The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson wore a gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday. When Eugenie arrived with her father at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, she stepped out of the car to reveal the gorgeous gown, which features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train. The low back feature on the wedding dress was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie, who had surgery at the age of 12 to correct scoliosis.

Eugenie proudly showed off her scars as she walked down the aisle alongside her dad.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Photos
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Eugenie, who invited her surgeon—as well as members from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital—to the wedding, talked about showing off her scars at the ceremony.

"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," she said via ITV News.

Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 32, announced their engagement in Jan. 2018 after eight years together. The duo were introduced by mutual friends during a skiing trip to Switzerland in 2010. Jack proposed to Eugenie while on vacation in Nicaragua in early 2018 with a pale pink padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Seal Their Wedding With a Kiss
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Weeks later, the couple opened up about their relationship in their first joint interview on BBC's The One Show With Matt Baker. During the interview, Eugenie said it was love at first sight, sharing, "We fell in love and we have the same passions and drive for life."

Jack also dished about Eugenie's engagement ring during the interview, saying, "I went and found an amazing padparadscha sapphire, but then didn't want to do anything until Eugenie had signed off on it."

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