Sarah Ferguson's Proudest Moment at Princess Eugenie's Wedding Is Very Touching
Sarah Ferguson is a very proud mom (or mum, as it were).
"I always went to weddings and thought: 'Why is the mother-of-the-bride crying?'" she said. "But I completely understand why now. It’s because it’s so amazing to think your daughter is now grown up, leaving home and starting her own life."
Princess Eugenie enters St. George's Chapel with her father, Prince Andrew.
And Fergie couldn't be happier with the woman her daughter has grown to be. "My proudest moment was watching Eugenie standing tall, very proud to show her scoliosis scar in her low-backed dress," she revealed. "I’d gone to all the fittings and sat there beaming with delight, and because there was no veil it was a very strong statement."
It's true: when all eyes were on Eugenie's Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara and Peter Pilotto gown, it was easy to miss the absence of a veil. As her mother notes, she chose to ditch the garment in order to show off a scar on her back—the result of the scoliosis surgery she underwent at age 12.
The Princess opened up earlier in the year about her experience on Instagram, sharing photos of her x-rays for the first time, and thanking the doctors who healed her.
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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
Like any good royal, Eugenie checked to make sure the decision was in-bounds, if unconventional. "We rang St. George’s Chapel to make sure there wasn’t a special rule specifying veils must be worn," Fergie said, "but there wasn’t and Eugenie just wanted to be herself."
Not that it would've mattered in her mother's eyes. "She was just so radiant," Fergie shared.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors