We were glued to the TV this morning enamored with the details of yet another wedding as Princess Eugenie, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York and ninth in line of succession to the British throne, married her fiancé Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel. In place of a veil the bride wore a spectacular Boucheron diamond and emerald tiara on loan from the queen. But it was her elegant Peter Pilotto gown with the V-neckline that dipped low in the back that made fashion history. The low-cut back was specifically requested by the Princess to showcase large scars from her childhood surgery to correct Scoliosis. As Eugenie told British network ITV ahead of her wedding. “[It’s] a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this,” Eugenie said. “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.”
The Fairytale Continues With the Marriage of Princess Eugenie
Kudos to Princess Eugenie who showed style, grace and compassion, using her public platform and leveraging the significance of this hugely personal event in her life to make such an important and inspirational statement. It was a gesture that drew comparisons to the extraordinary life of Princess Diana currently showcased in a highly acclaimed exhibit, Diana: Her Fashion Story, currently on display at Kensington Palace.
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