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Princess Eugenie: How critical surgery for scoliosis ‘changed’ royal’s life

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The daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have grown up under the watchful eye of the public. In 2018, Eugenie marked her wedding to Jack Brooksbank just months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot. Her wedding was a grand affair, with 850 guests.

Among them celebrities such as Cara Delevingne and Robbie Williams, while 1,200 people chosen by ballot followed proceedings from the grounds.

Eugenie made something of a statement with her wedding dress which featured a neckline folding around the shoulders to a low back.

The princess specifically requested that her back be on show to reveal her scar from surgery to correct scoliosis as a child.

In 2018, the two sisters made a joint speech at the WE Day festival in London.

The princess specifically requested that her back be on show to reveal her scar from surgery to correct scoliosis as a child.

In 2018, the two sisters made a joint speech at the WE Day festival in London.

It was there the Eugenie revealed how scoliosis had affected her life, and how she had overcome it.

She revealed: “When I was 12, I was diagnosed with and treated for scoliosis.

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“I have lived with two 12 inch metal rods in my back.

“It could have impacted my life, and stopped me from doing the things I love.

“You [Beatrice] encourage me not to get disheartened.

“Not to give up.

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“To live fearlessly.

“Today I’m so lucky to get to work with and support other young women who are going through the same thing.

“To encourage them to not let their diagnosis win.

“To live fearlessly too.”

Later this year Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will celebrate their second wedding anniversary.

Beatrice was hoping to tie the knot with her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi this week.

She has unfortunately been forced to suspend her plans of marriage.

The royal officially cancelled her wedding last month amid the coronavirus outbreak restrictive lockdown.

It came much to the disappointment of countless royal fans and watchers.

A spokesman told People: “There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding.

“They aren’t even thinking about their wedding at this time.

“There will come a time to rearrange, but that’s not yet.”

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