Princess Eugenie has praised Selena Gomez for proudly displaying her kidney transplant scar in an Instagram post earlier this year.
In September, the musician shared an Instagram photo of herself posing in a blue one-piece swimming costume designed by her friend Theresa Mingus.
In the caption, Gomez wrote about how “difficult” it was for her to show off the scar on her inner thigh, but how she has since come to embrace it.
“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” the 28-year-old wrote. “I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up.
“Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through...and I’m proud of that.
“T - Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that...all bodies are beautiful.”
Now, Princess Eugenie has thanked the musician for her post, sharing a screengrab of it on her own Instagram Story.
“I thought this was super cool of selenagomez to show she's confident of who she is and what she went through after finding it difficult to show her scar,” the Princess wrote.
"Let's be proud of our uniqueness."
Eugenie regularly shares photographs of her own scoliosis scar on social media to encourage others to feel equally empowered to do so.
When she married Jack Brooksbank on 12 October 2018, the royal felt strongly about ensuring her wedding dress did not conceal her scar.
When Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank on 12 October 2018, the royal felt strongly about ensuring her wedding dress did not conceal her scar.
“Part of it was showing my scar and I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future, and it’s a way of getting rid of a taboo,” she said.
The princess added that after the wedding, she received letters from people “who were happy that I stood up and showed my scar”.
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