Princess Eugenie Shows Off Her Scar to Commemorate Scoliosis Awareness Day

Princess Eugenie proudly showed off a scar on her back from a life-changing spinal surgery she had at 12 years old.

“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 captioned the photo. “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.”

Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child. She also shared a photo of her X-rays, which show the 8-inch rods doctors inserted into her spine.

“I’m very proud to share my X Rays for the very first time,” she wrote in the caption. “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.”

Wow. Thank you, Eugenie, for sharing your scars. You’re inspiring a lot of people to find the beauty in their own!