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Princess Eugenie Requested Low Back on Wedding Dress To Show Her Surgery Scars

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are married!

The wedding ceremony was held on Oct. 12, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel, the same chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were wed earlier this year.

Princess Eugenie, 28, is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah, and is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. While Jack, 31, is the son of an accountant and company director, George and Nicola according to People.

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The couple’s marriage comes after seven years of courtship after they met on a ski trip in a Swiss resort town. They became engaged in January 2018 while in Nicaragua.

Many beloved royals played a role in the wedding including Princess Eugenie’s sister,  Princess Beatrice, who served as the Maid of “Honour.” Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also involved in the ceremony as a pageboy and a bridesmaid, respectively.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also attended the royal affair.

While the guest list was impressive, one small detail is showing just how much Princess Eugenie wants to redefine how beauty is viewed.

The bride wore a custom Peter Pilotto dress that intentionally displayed her scars from the scoliosis surgery she had when she was only 12 years old.

The bride also wore her hair up with the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by her grandmother, the Queen, so that her scar would not even be hidden by her hair.

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Her hope was to honor those who took care of her when she was little and to show people that you can be beautiful, even with scars.

“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,” she told ITV before the ceremony.

She added, “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.”

Princess Eugenie of York arrives at St George's Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle on Oct. 12, 2018, in Windsor, England.

Princess Eugenie of York arrives at St George’s Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle on Oct. 12, 2018, in Windsor, England. (Toby Melville – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

The dress also had multiple symbols sewed into the fabric that held special meanings to the bride and groom.

A thistle of Scotland, a shamrock and the York rose with ivy were all woven into the fabric of the dress. According to the Palace, the thistle of Scotland represents the couple’s “fondness for Balmoral,” The shamrock represents the bride’s Ferguson family, and the York rose with ivy represents the couple’s home.

Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018, in Windsor, England.

Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018, in Windsor, England. (Yui Mok – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

“Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have reinterpreted these symbols in a garland of rope like motifs, woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend,” the palace wrote.

There’s no doubt that the bride looked absolutely stunning during the ceremony, but after learning about these small, intentional choices, her look holds so much more meaning.

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Kayla has been a staff writer for The Western Journal since 2018.
Kayla Kunkel began writing for The Western Journal in 2018.
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