Princess Eugenie is showing off her scoliosis scar with pride, and wants to encourage others to do the same!
As People reports, the royal took to Instagram on Saturday— which was World Scoliosis Awareness Day— to share a close-up photo of the scar on her back.
Eugenie says she would "love to repost" people's scoliosis photos
Eugenie's photo sees her facing away from the camera, her back scar on full display. "Today is International Scoliosis Awareness Day. I just wanted to share my scar and encourage anyone out there who's gone through something similar to share theirs with me," she said in her caption.
"Let's be proud of our scars! I'd love to repost any of your images on my stories so please tag me and I will share. #internationalscoliosisawarenessday."
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Today is International Scoliosis Awareness Day and I'm very proud to share my X Rays for the very first time. I also want to honour the incredible staff at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital who work tirelessly to save lives and make people better. They made me better and I am delighted to be their patron of the Redevelopment Appeal. To hear more of my story visit http://www.rnohcharity.org/the-appeal/princess-eugenie-s-story @the.rnoh.charity #TheRNOHCharity #RedevelopmentAppeal #RNOH #NHS
Eugenie also chose to display her scar during her royal wedding
Princess Eugenie's back scar was also visible during her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in 2018— which was an intentional choice when it came to her choosing a wedding dress!
"I had always wanted a low back – part of it was showing my scar and I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future, and it’s a way of getting rid of a taboo," she revealed to People in 2019.
Eugenie says that showing her scar is "a way of communicating"
Eugenie went on to say why she felt it was important to show her scar! "For me, it’s a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis or having a scar of their own that they are trying to deal with," the royal told People.
"We started getting a lot of letters from people who were happy that I had stood up and showed my scar, and people with scoliosis, letters from girls that are going through the same thing and I definitely was very touched by everyone’s support."
See the photo Princess Eugenie shared on Instagram of her back scar here!
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Today is International Scoliosis Awareness Day. I just wanted to share my scar and encourage anyone out there who's gone through something similar to share theirs with me. Let's be proud of our scars! I'd love to repost any of your images on my stories so please tag me and I will share. #internationalscoliosisawarenessday