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Princess Eugenie: this “intimidating and complex” operation she underwent at age 12

It is with great emotion that Princess Eugenie accepted the proposal of an artist. A few days ago, the mother-to-be agreed to collaborate with Clare Twomey, who hand-crafted 2,000 limited edition ranunculus to raise funds for the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital. If the boss of this organization was moved by this new project, it is because she experienced painful moments in the corridors of the health establishment. “I know from my own experience that being a child in the hospital and having complex surgery can be very intimidating,” said Princess Beatrice’s sister. For nearly 100 years, buttercups have offered hope to the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, and I am very happy to see this tradition continue in such a beautiful way. ” The hospital’s history with this flower, an emblem of hope and optimism, dates back to the 1930s.

At the time, artificial buttercups were made and sold to raise funds. It is therefore with pride and joy that Princess Eugenie wanted to perpetuate this tradition for an establishment dear to her heart since it is here that she underwent spinal surgery when she was only 12 years old. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who suffered from severe scoliosis, went to the operating room for surgeons to add several titanium rods to her. And since then, Princess Eugenie proudly shows off the huge scar stretching across her back. Especially during her wedding, for which she had knowingly chosen a dress that showed this mark. “It’s a nice way to honor the people who took care of me and a way to defend the young people who are going through this ordeal”, she confided then.

Princess Eugenie: “Let us be proud of our scars”

“I think we can change our vision of beauty. We can show our scars to people, I think it’s very important to mobilize for that,” continued the woman who will give birth to her first child in a few months. month. On Instagram since, she has repeatedly exhibited her scar. “Today is International Scoliosis Awareness Day. I just wanted to share my scar and encourage anyone who has gone through something similar to share it with me. Let’s be proud of our scars,” wrote the caption Princess Eugenie in particular. ‘a photo of his back. To thank her for her investment, she recently became Royal Patron of the Scoliosis Association UK. A culmination for the daughter of the Duke of York, who underwent this operation several years ago which lasted more than eight hours.

Princess Eugenie © AGENCE

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