Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Had An Open Back, And There Was An Important Reason For The Feature

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Before the wedding, however, there was much speculation about the designer that Eugenie had chosen to craft her dress. European fashion house Ralph & Russo was touted as a possibility, as was British star Stella McCartney. But as the bride emerged from the wedding car, the truth finally emerged.

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Eugenie had picked British company Peter Pilotto to design her dress for the day, with the result being widely praised. The elegant gown boasted a full, white skirt and a sweeping train; the emerald tiara that Eugenie also sported was stunning as well. But there was one aspect of the dress’ design that would make waves.

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More than a decade and a half prior to her marriage, Eugenie had been given a diagnosis of scoliosis – a condition in which the spine is twisted. As a result, then, the then 12-year-old princess had a procedure to correct the curvature. The eight-hour surgery saw a pair of titanium rods – held in place with screws – implanted into her spine.

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