Sarah Ferguson has revealed just how proud she is of daughter and new son-in-law – and even her ex-husband Prince Andrew. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank carried out their first public engagement together since their royal wedding on Thursday afternoon. The newlyweds paid a visit to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London to open the new Stanmore Building, along with Eugenie's father. A short while later, Sarah took to Instagram to share her delight. "So proud of Andrew, Eugenie and Jack today at the opening of the new Stanmore Building @rnohnhs," she wrote.
Opening up about her daughter's scoliosis diagnosis, the 59-year-old added: "Eugenie was operated on there at the age of 12 for scoliosis and my family owes the hospital so much @princesseugenie #rnoh @the.rnoh.charity @hrhthedukeofyork." Although the outing was not an official engagement for Jack, who is not a working member of the royal family, he was there to support Eugenie on her special day.
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Eugenie, 28, was diagnosed with Scoliosis in 2012 and soon after she was told to have life-changing surgery on her back. She had titanium added to her spine to rebuild it as a result of a curvature. The young Princess spent three days in intensive care, followed by a week on a ward and six days in a wheelchair before she was able to walk again. The royal has previously done a lot of work for scoliosis charities, and proudly chose to wear a wedding dress with a low-cut back so that she could show off her scar. Eugenie also touchingly chose to invite the NHS surgeon Jan Lehovsky and his team – who performed the surgery on her – to her wedding last year.
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