How Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Will Differ From Her Sister, Princess Eugenie’s

A wedding is always a cause to celebrate! But in the case of siblings, sometimes it’s a cause for competition, as well. Especially if you are a member of the royal family.

In regular families, no one sees or cares about your wedding other than your close friends and family. So, if your wedding decorations are lackluster, your cake tastes like cardboard, and you forget to say “I do,” no one will remember it in a few year’s time.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York | David M. Benett/Getty Images for The Serpentine

When you’re a royal, the entire world cares about everything you do, especially your wedding. It will be televised in most countries, which means, not only does it have to be lavish, but it has to live up to all the other royal weddings that have come before it.

Princess Beatrice’s proposal

Recently, Princess Beatrice got engaged to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

“The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi,” the announcement on the royal family Instagram page read.

“Her Royal Highness and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. This photograph was taken by Princess Eugenie in Italy.”

“Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi said; ‘We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.'”

How will Beatrice’s wedding differ from Eugenie’s?

Beatrice’s younger sister Eugenie had quite the lavish wedding to Jack Brooksbank last year.

Her wedding took place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, which is where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed last year as well.

Eugenie borrowed a tiara for the special day from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

But instead of competing with her sibling for who can have the biggest and best wedding, those close to Beatrice say that she may opt for a smaller ceremony.

“She has talked about having a smaller affair in the past,” a source told People.

“Beatrice and Eugenie are super close, but they are very different,” another source told the outlet. “Beatrice is more serious and Eugenie is the outgoing extrovert, she’s so bubbly and fun. Beatrice is more reserved and discreet. She holds back more, she is very polite, very well-educated but more formal and quiet in her personality, so I think it will be a very different wedding to Eugenie’s.”

Though the wedding might not be as big or dramatic as her sister’s, it will still be a royal ceremony, which means certain aspects of the service will be similar.

The guest list alone will be enough to set the wedding apart from others. No doubt all of her royal cousins and aunts and uncles will be invited, as well as the Queen.

The ceremony is reportedly set to take place in the Spring or possibly later next year.

We’ll have to wait until more finite details have been released to see how the royal weddings will truly stack up against one another.