Princess Eugenie is embracing herself fully on her wedding day.
The royal bride wore a custom A-line gown during her ceremony to Jack Brooksbank held at Windsor Castle on Friday, October 12. The dress, designed by U.K.-based duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, featured a fitted bodice and a full pleated skirt—but the most notable design detail was suggested by the bride herself.
The plunging back—which drapes into a flowing, full-length train—was specifically requested by Princess Eugenie in order to show off her scar from corrective scoliosis surgery at age 12.
She chatted about the exposed back detail ahead of her nuptials with British network ITV.
“[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,” the princess said of her dress choice. “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.”
It’s clear Princess Eugenie feels comfortable in her skin, and she looked every bit the beautiful bride on her wedding day. And from the look of love on Jack Brooksbank’s face during the entire ceremony, it’s clear that he agrees.
Follow along with The Knot as we continue our coverage of Eugenie and Jack’s Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle.