Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot in a private ceremony on Friday. The ceremony took place in the Windsor Castle, with limited attendance and as per guidelines issued for the pandemic safety. The happy couple held a small wedding ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor. Parents and siblings, and the bride’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended the ceremony. The wedding was stylised in a ‘secret garden’ theme.
Wedding outfit & tiara borrowed from the Queen
Per a Buckingham Palace press release, Beatrice’s stunning outfit is a vintage dress from the queen’s own closet. Designed by Norman Hartnell, the exquisite ivory dress is all about the Peau De Soie taffeta, and trims of the ivory Duchess satin. Featuring organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice, the dress looks nothing short of stunning. (Source: Harper’s Bazaar)
While the princess chose not to have a public ceremony and opted for a private family event. The photographs of the function show Beatrice walking down the aisle. She donned a tiara earlier worn by the queen. The queen donned it on her own wedding day in 1947, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Saturday. (Source: NBC)
An intimate ceremony
As the couple opted for an intimate wedding, they ensured that their closest family members played important roles in the service. Notably, Mapelli Mozzi’s young son, Christopher Woolf, known as “Wolfie,” was both the best man and a pageboy, an official press release confirms. It’s safe to assume that Wolfie, who is around four years old, was nothing short of adorable throughout his dad’s royal wedding. (Source: Harper’s Bazaar)
“The couple decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May. Working within government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family,” the palace said in a statement Saturday, adding that the ceremony took place at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. (Source: CNN)
A source also revealed to Town & Country that “under 20 people” were invited to the couple’s wedding ceremony. As such, it seems as though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, did not attend the latest royal wedding.
Town & Country‘s source confirmed, “It was, for the most part, his and her immediate family,” with the publication noting that it would be unlikely that Meghan and Harry would risk international travel during the current coronavirus pandemic. A source close to the Sussexes tells BAZAAR.com that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex privately reached out to Beatrice and Edo to share their congratulations.
Meanwhile, the Cambridges shared a photo from Beatrice’s special day on Instagram and wrote, “Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edorado Mapelli Mozzi who were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday!” (Source: Harper’s Bazaar)
With little of the usual royal pomp and fanfare, Beatrice, married property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. She is ninth in line to the throne. Beatrice is the eldest daughter of Britain’s Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi have been engaged since last September. But the coronavirus pandemic interfered with the original wedding date of May 29. Mapelli Mozzi proposed while the couple were spending a weekend away in Italy last year. (Source: CNN, NBC)