Princess Eugenie made the conscious decision on her wedding day to wear a dress that showed off her scoliosis surgery scar.
Her dress, designed by Peter Piloto, is said to be one of the most complex and innovative dresses ever worn by a royal bride.
Featuring a low neckline and a dipped low back, the dress showed her scar that stretches from the top of her neck to her shoulder blades.
Within the dress there were a number of meaningful motifs, including a thistle to represent the couple's fondness for Balmoral and a shamrock, which is a nod to Eugenie's Ferguson family's Irish background.
Marrying Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle this week, the bride told ITV the design choice was a way of honouring the people who looked after her during her surgery, and to help others with the same condition.
"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."
In 2002 when the princess was 12 years old she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a medical condition which creates a curvature of the spine. The same year she had surgery to correct her spine.
She penned an article for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital detailing her experience.
"During my operation, which took eight hours, my surgeons inserted eight-inch titanium rods into each side of my spine and one-and-a-half inch screws at the top of my neck. After three days in intensive care, I spent a week on a ward and six days in a wheelchair, but I was walking again after that."
Earlier this year Eugenie posted a photo of her X-rays for the first time, from when she was treated as a child.
Richard III, King of England in the late 15th century, also had scoliosis.
Whilst The Princess of York is ninth in line for the throne, the security for the wedding cost taxpayers over NZ$4 million.