Princess Eugenie shared a new photo of her scar for Scoliosis Awareness Day

Elena Chabo

From Good Housekeeping

Princess Eugenie was widely praised when she proudly wore a low back wedding dress without a veil, showing the scar on her back from a Scoliosis operation when she was young.

Explaining her reasoning ahead of her wedding back in 2018, saying: "I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you'll see on Friday, but 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. 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," on ITV's This Morning.

Today she's made another statement about her experience with scoliosis, encouraging others to share their scars with her for Scoliosis Awareness Day.

"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, " she wrote.

The heartfelt post soon had many moving responses filling the comments, with followers sharing their own stories and thanking the princess.

One wrote: "I have had this surgery in October 2019 and you truly help me to not be ashamed of my scar and to proudly show it as it is a part of me now "

While another told Eugenie: "My daughter has a scar from spinal surgery. I won't get her to share as she's underage but thank you for showing her that it's nothing to be ashamed of. You are beautiful inside and out ❤️"

For last year's International Scoliosis Awareness Day, she shared an x-ray of her back following surgery.

For more information about Scoliosis and to find out how you can help raise awareness of the condition, visit Scoliosis Association UK.

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