Princess Eugenie's very first royal engagement with her new husband Jack Brooksbank was a special one.
On Thursday, the 28-year-old had her doting husband and father Prince Andrew by her side to officially open London's new Stanmore Building at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - the same facility where as a 12-year-old, she underwent a serious operation to correct her scoliosis.
"It is such an honor to be here today, I feel like my bones and my blood are a part of this building,” Eugenie told the hospital's patients following the $91.4 million revamp.
"I learnt on this visit today that we all share in something with this building because we care, and so to us it is very important that we are here opening this new building and that Jack, as my newly married husband on his first event, has been able to come and see where I had my operation."
Princess Eugenie gave us glimpses of Princess Diana as she met with the hospital's young patients, listening to their stories and sharing her own experiences within its walls.
The newlywed and hospital's new patron added, "It is such a huge honor and thank you to everyone who has been a part of this because the Stanmore is such a brilliant building and it represents RNOH’s ethos. Today I’m delighted to say that I’m now Patron of the RNOH charity."
The new role means so much to Eugenie, who wore her surgery scars like a badge of honour at her October wedding to Jack.
"For me, it’s a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis or having a scar of their own that they are trying to deal with," she said.