Princess Eugenie publishes X-rays of her spine to raise awareness of little-known condition scoliosis
The Princess 28, had her curved spine straightened with help of two metal rods
She uploaded a picture of her X-ray to Instagram to raise awareness of scoliosis
Eugenie is a patron of £15m appeal for a new ward at a hospital in north London
Princess Eugenie has published X-rays of her spine to raise awareness of the little-known condition scoliosis.
The images, put up on Instagram, show how her curved spine was straightened with the help of two metal rods.
The 28-year-old, who will marry wine merchant Jack Brooksbank in October, had the 12in rods inserted after being diagnosed with the condition when she was 12.
She said: ‘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.’
Eugenie is patron of a £15 million appeal to build a new ward block for the hospital at Stanmore, north London.
The insertion of metal rods is one way of treating children with the condition in which the spine is curved too much.
They are lengthened as the child grows and removed when they reach adulthood.
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