Princess Eugenie reveals her painful medical battle, bravely posts private images from operation on Instagram
One picture even shows the royal's ring-bearing hand holding up an x-ray that reveals the details of her spine, with the two metal rods in them very apparent.
In a really unexpected fashion, Princess Eugenie is now opening up about her battle with scoliosis, and how she has come around to living her life with it. In a new Instagram post which came over the weekend, Princess Eugenie showcased some of her own medical records, making people more aware of what the condition has the capacity to do to a body.
In the Instagram post, the x-ray images show Eugenie’s curved spine, along with images of how it was set straight at the The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). One picture even shows the royal's ring-bearing hand holding up an x-ray that reveals the details of her spine, with the two metal rods in them very apparent.
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
The royal even shared a link to a website that details her personal story for the world to read from and educate themselves on the medical condition in a better manner. And in her emotional video for the campaign, Eugenie revealed, "I'm living proof that all these young people who have the same thing I have, maybe more so, or not, I have done it, I've been through it, and I want to be able to help as much as I can."
Apart from baring her own spine to the world, Eugenie also shared a series of pictures which capture her visiting patients at the hospital, and in one of them, the royal is perched at the edge of a young patient’s hospital bed. She was also caught on camera while chatting with hospital staff members and surgeons before she began to speak about her illness.
She shared about the RNOH:"Without the care I received at the RNOH I wouldn't look the way I do now; my back would be hunched over. And I wouldn't be able to talk about scoliosis the way I now do, and help other children who come to me with the same problem. My back problems were a huge part of my life, as they would be for any 12-year-old. Children can look at me now and know that the operation works. I’m living proof of the ways in which the hospital can change people’s lives.
Once the princess, who is slated to get married towards the end of the year, shared the pictures of her personal struggles with her health conditions, some of her 252,000 Instagram followers left comments on the post commending the princess for her work, with one user commenting, “Thank you for supporting so many people in need.”
Another user commented on the post saying, “Sending love and admiration to you for coming through all that and now supporting others. You are a lovely young lady.” Although a lot of people may not know this, Princess Eugenie is a patron who is currently leading the appeal for a new £15 million ward at the hospital in north London. She has also been involved in some stellar work towards helping to increase awareness of scoliosis, as well as end people’s suffering who have the medical condition.
Currently, the Princess of York is extremely busy with planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend and now fiance Jack Brooksbank, since the couple is all set to get married at the St. George's Chapel on October 12th, which is the same venue as the one Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married a couple of months ago.
The British royal took to Instagram to share with her fans that the plans for her special day are already in progress. She shared a photograph of her with her younger sister, Princess Beatrice as young bridesmaids with the caption, "90s throwback...wedding planning starts!!" The picture was reportedly taken around 25 years ago by Eugenie's former nanny, Alison Wardley.
Jack and Eugenie met on a ski trip that the couple had taken in the year 2010, and he proposed to Eugenie in Nicaragua with a beautiful engagement ring. "I went and found an amazing padparadscha sapphire, but then didn't want to do anything until Eugenie had signed off on it," he said. When the couple told the Queen about their engagement, the Queen, and Prince Philip were extremely pleased and "wish the couple all the best."
In their first joint interview to BBC, the couple shared, "We literally told just our mother and fathers, brothers and sisters, and my grandparents. Granny actually knew right at the beginning. She was one of the very few people we told. We left her this weekend and had a very lovely time and she's very happy, as was my grandfather."
"We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24 and fell in love. We have the same passions and drive for life," said Princess Eugenie.