Princess Beatrice, a granddaughter of the queen, and millionaire Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were married in a small family ceremony on Friday. As Buckingham Palace confirmed, the private event took place at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Buckingham Palace has released new photographs of the wedding of Princess Beatrice and property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. While the new photographs show the couple with the Queen and Prince Philip at a distance, no picture was released of the pair with Beatrice’s father, Prince Andrew.
The pictures, released on Saturday, also show the couple leaving the church after the service. Queen’s granddaughter wore a vintage taffeta dress by Norman Hartnell, on loan from the Queen, and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, also on loan from the Queen, who wore it on her own wedding day.
A bride was walked down the aisle by Andrew, the Duke of York who had stepped back from royal duties after a disastrous November interview about his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Prince’s awful story has exploded again recently, Andrew is now in the spotlight again after the arrest on 2 July of late paedophile’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
The royal wedding: Queen’s loan of her dress and wedding tiara had significance
In an unusual move, the royal wedding was not announced in advance. In fact, the ceremony was held in private, and pictures of the event weren’t immediately released.
Royal commentators believed the Queen’s loan of her dress and wedding tiara had significance. Many royal experts incline to think that Beatrice as “one of the innocent victims in the Prince Andrew sorry saga”.
Queen Elizabeth II described the family occasion, attended by the Duke of Edinburgh and the couple’s parents and siblings, as “very nice”. According to the Palace statement, both Beatrice and Edo decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May. Coronacrisis and sexual scandal couldn’t be an obstacle for real love.
“Working within government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family,” Buckingham Palace statement reads.
Mapelli Mozzi, a millionaire property tycoon, known as Edo, and Beatrice began dating in autumn 2018 and got engaged during a weekend trip to Italy.
The ceremony is believed to be the first time the Queen and Philip have attended a family gathering since the lockdown. Beatrice’s sister Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are also thought to have been among the guests.