The bride specifically requested that her low-backed gown, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, reveal the results of the operation she had at age 12, after scoliosis caused a curvature of her spine.
Two 12-inch metal rods were inserted into Eugenie’s back during the eight-hour operation, which took place in 2002.
“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,” the 28-year-old princess has said in the past.
Eugenie’s surgeon, Jan Lehovsky, and staff members from the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital were among the guests at St. George’s Chapel.
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