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Skittl1321
06-03-2011, 07:03 PM
Princess Eugenie had surgery for scoliosis at the age of 12

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1393776/Surgeons-saved-having-hunchback-reveals-Eugenie.html

I had read that about her before (I think) but this article had new details. I'm surprised it wasn't caught until she was 12. Do they not screen for that in England?

As part of school in 2nd and 3rd grade we had scoliosis screenings (some kids would cheat by putting lifts into one shoe, to throw the spine out of wack, because if you had to be rescreened you would get taken out of class...) it was at the same time they did preliminary eye and hearing screenings. But my doctor also checked my spine every year at my physical.

Jenny
06-03-2011, 07:11 PM
More info on William and Catherine's North American visit....

Daily Mail ~ William and Kate to stay at haunted hotel that inspired Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1392444/Prince-William-Princess-Catherine-world-tour-Royal-couple-stay-hotel-inspired-Stanley-Kubricks-The-Shining.html)

Interesting - I stayed there last year, and I have to say that while the service and obviously the setting were fabulous, that hotel is in BAD need of upgrading. They're also going at the absolute height of the season - I can only imagine they will helicopter in because the roads in and out tend to be jammed at the best of times (or maybe they'll use service roads). The hotel would have been fully booked a year ago, so I wonder how they got them and their entourage in?

In any case, Yosemite is well worth the visit, and certainly a great introduction for someone who as never been to the US.

Still dying to hear what they're planning to do in Beverly Hills, and why they've chosen California in the first place.

nerdycool
06-03-2011, 07:44 PM
I had read that about her before (I think) but this article had new details. I'm surprised it wasn't caught until she was 12. Do they not screen for that in England?I have scoliosis (very slight), and it wasn't caught until I went to a chiropractor in college. I'd been checked many times throughout my school years, sometimes even being called back in for a re-check, but apparently it hadn't progressed enough for them to diagnose it.

Though I do wonder how Eugenie's doctors missed it for so long if it was bad enough to warrant a surgery & metal rods. All the kids I know who had it that bad, it was VERY obvious that their spines weren't straight.

Skittl1321
06-03-2011, 07:51 PM
Yeah- that's kind of what I was thinking. I bet a lot of slight curvature goes unchecked- but to need so many rods/screws it couldn't be slight. Most people don't get any sort of correction at all, beyond some physical therapy to retrain the muscles.

Good for her to share her story though.

Parsley Sage
06-04-2011, 01:49 AM
The daughter of a woman I know through another board underwent surgery for scoliosis a few weeks ago. She is 11 1/2 and it was diagnosed about a year ago.

Another friend's daughter is 14 and was diagnosed with a mild case last year.

AragornElessar
06-04-2011, 06:38 AM
Today is Epsom Derby day and The Queen has a good chance at a first win of one of the biggest races in Horse Racing...

Daily Mail ~ Relief as the Queen's colt Carlton House is declared fit for the Derby (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-1393437/THE-DERBY-2011-Carlton-House-declared-fit-injury-scare.html)

People.co.uk ~ Gift horse can crown the Queen’s Derby dream (http://www.people.co.uk/sport/other/2011/05/29/gift-horse-can-crown-the-queen-s-derby-dream-102039-23163589/)

vesperholly
06-04-2011, 07:22 PM
It's surprising how much William's balding has an effect on his attractiveness. He wore a top hat to the Derby and looked hot (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/04/article-1394278-0C675E4C00000578-461_636x612.jpg).

IceAlisa
06-04-2011, 07:25 PM
^^Crazy, isn't it? Other men can get away with it a lot better for some reason.

victorskid
06-04-2011, 10:51 PM
Today is Epsom Derby day and The Queen has a good chance at a first win of one of the biggest races in Horse Racing...

Daily Mail ~ Relief as the Queen's colt Carlton House is declared fit for the Derby (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-1393437/THE-DERBY-2011-Carlton-House-declared-fit-injury-scare.html)

People.co.uk ~ Gift horse can crown the Queen’s Derby dream (http://www.people.co.uk/sport/other/2011/05/29/gift-horse-can-crown-the-queen-s-derby-dream-102039-23163589/)

Unfortunately the Queen's horse came 3rd :(

nerdycool
06-04-2011, 11:43 PM
Speaking of William, he participated in a rehearsal of the Trooping The Colour today. It's the first time he will be riding a horse in the procession instead of just chillin' in a buggy. The bear skin hat doesn't do much for me on its own, but when the whole brigade (or whatever) goes by wearing them, it's kind of awesome. And for those unfamiliar with royal spotting in an event like this, just look for the blue sashes, and it really narrows it down. The blue sash means they are a member of the Order of the Garter, and with a few exceptions, the only members of the Order to wear uniforms will be the Royal Family. The members we can expect to see riding will be the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Kent and maybe the Duke of Gloucester. The Duke of Edinburgh used to ride, but within the past few years, he has understandably taken to the buggy with the Queen.

Yahoo! (http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Prince-William-Duke-Cambridge-leaves-Buckingham-Palace-horseback-way-Horseguards/photo//110604/481/urn_publicid_ap_org_b5d8f1f53469497c88ebc5f8811d55 a5//s:/ap/20110604/ap_on_en_ot/eu_britain_prince_william#photoViewer=/110604/481/urn_publicid_ap_org_b5d8f1f53469497c88ebc5f8811d55 a5)

mag
06-05-2011, 12:51 AM
^^Crazy, isn't it? Other men can get away with it a lot better for some reason.

I wonder what he would look like if he shaved it all off a la Andre Agassi?

AragornElessar
06-05-2011, 01:42 AM
It's surprising how much William's balding has an effect on his attractiveness. He wore a top hat to the Derby and looked hot (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/04/article-1394278-0C675E4C00000578-461_636x612.jpg).

Actually, all the men wore top hats to the Derby. It's the Dress Code for it. First time I've seen William and Harry wear them and they really do look good in them. :)


Unfortunately the Queen's horse came 3rd :(

:( Yeah, Dad and I watched it on the CBC earlier today. It looked like he was going to be able to catch them there, but then *something* happened and it looked like he wasn't running "right". Both my Dad and I picked up on it and couldn't figure out what had happened.

Before whichever British network covered it ended their coverage though, we got the answer to that. Turns out one of the Course Workers found one of Carlton House's shoes about a furlough from the Finish Line, which is just about where he changed his stride. Not only did he find the shoe, but all of the nails too.

No wonder he ended up struggling that last little bit. Poor HM though. More than likely her best chance at winning this thing and... :(

BTW...Did anyone notice this is the first time we've seen Catherine in Public w/all of her hair up?

Getty Images ~ William and Catherine at the Epsom Derby Gallery (http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-GB&family=editorial&assetType=image&p=cambridge#)

LIFE.com ~ The Queen arrives at the Derby (http://www.life.com/image/115210566)

LIFE.com ~ Princess Beatrice at the Derby (http://www.life.com/image/115211682)

Getty Images ~ HM The Queen and Phillip at the Derby (http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/115211886/Getty-Images-News)

Getty Images ~ The Earl and Countess of Wessex at the Derby (http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/115212601/WireImage)

I'm rather impressed w/Eugenie's outfit, as for once, she's wearing something that flatters her. I also liked Catherine's ensemble.

mag
06-05-2011, 04:54 AM
...BTW...Did anyone notice this is the first time we've seen Catherine in Public w/all of her hair up? ... I also liked Catherine's ensemble.

I like Catherine's outfit and hat. I also really like her hair up. I hope she continues to explore some new styles and looks.

IceAlisa
06-05-2011, 05:19 AM
Love Kate's hair, shoes and outfit. Not too crazy about the hat but it's a lot better than some of the other hats in the pics.

Civic
06-05-2011, 05:43 AM
...

I'm rather impressed w/Eugenie's outfit, as for once, she's wearing something that flatters her...

Yes, it was clean, crisp and summery looking. Princess Eugenie is actually a pretty young woman. Clothing like this accentuates rather than detracts from her natural good looks.