Princess Eugenie reveals her anger at major spinal surgery aged 12 which left her ‘reeling’ when she was unable to move
PRINCESS Eugenie has spoken of her anger at having major spinal surgery as a child.
She had a corrective operation for scoliosis curvature of the spine at the age of 12.
PA:Press Association Princess Eugenie recalls how frustrating the aftermath of the surgery was[/caption]
Eugenie said it took her a long time to come to terms with being different and it “was a bombshell that left me reeling”.
She said after the surgery she was unable to move and was forced to wear a neck brace as she healed.
The princess told The Daily Telegraph: “That was very frustrating and I remember being angry about not being able to run around and play.”
But Eugenie, 28, said over the years she came to terms with the trauma.
Getty – Contributor Eugenie payed homage to her scar and the doctors who looked after her with her wedding dress[/caption]
PA:Press Association The couple got married earlier this year[/caption]
She is now a patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
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And she even chose a gown designed to show off the evidence of her operation at her wedding in October.
She added: “I believe scars are like memories that tell a story on your body, that remind you how strong you had to be, and that you survived to talk about it.”
Eugenie said she was now proud that she could be an example to people going through the same thing.
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