Palace Confirms Prince Andrew is Walking Princess Beatrice Down the Aisle at Her May 29 Wedding

It’s going to be a spring wedding for Princess Beatrice!

Clearly Queen Elizabeth isn’t too worried about superstition once again as she’s agreed to host Princess Beatrice’s wedding during the month of May, which typically isn’t done because it’s considered bad luck. Another notable exception was when Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex tied the knot on May 19, 2018.

The Palace just confirmed (via Daily Mail) that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will celebrate their nuptial ceremony on May 29, 2020 at The Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace. The queen will then host the reception at Buckingham Palace.

And since royal fans have been asking — yes, Prince Andrew will be walking his daughter down the aisle.

Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice
Prince Andrew, Duke of York stands with Princess Beatrice | Anwar Hussein/WireImage

Royal fans have been eagerly awaiting Princess Beatrice wedding news

Princess Beatrice announced her engagement last fall and ever since, the royal family has been plagued by multiple scandals. Beatrice didn’t do anything wrong. But her happy news has been overshadowed by her father Prince Andrew’s involvement with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, plus Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s abrupt departure from the royal family.

The Palace confirmed recently that the reception would be held at Buckingham Palace which hasn’t happened for a royal wedding since Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s reception in 2011. This move seemed to send a strong message that Princess Beatrice is poised to hold a more important role in the royal family in the future.

Prince Andrew is walking Princess Beatrice down the aisle

Typically, royal wedding detail announcements don’t include minor details such as who is walking the bride down the aisle. But there’s nothing typical about Princess Beatrice’s wedding.

The Duke of York recently resigned from his position as a senior working royal after giving an interview that was deemed one of the worst PR disasters in recent history. Prince Andrew agreed to the interview — allegedly against the advice of his staff — to clear his name of any involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Instead, the awkward conversation left the queen’s son looking guiltier than ever and not even slightly remorseful.

The fallout from the interview and Prince Andrew’s resignation has called into question what will happen when Princess Beatrice gets married, with some royal fans speculating he wouldn’t even be invited to the event.

Now the latest announcement proves that the Duke of York will still play a major role in the ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth has high hopes for Princess Beatrice’s wedding

Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth, and Princess Beatrice
Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth, and Princess Beatrice | Karwai Tang/WireImage

After months of scandals and negative press, Her Majesty is hoping Princess Beatrice’s wedding will finally turn the tide on the current direction of the royal family. But is including Prince Andrew a good idea to make that happen?

Public distrust of Prince Andrew is at an all-time high and the queen has been criticized for still associating with Andrew in public. Still, it would be an extreme move asking him to skip his own daughter’s wedding.

If the queen wants people to forget all the drama of the past, a royal wedding is the perfect way to do it. The only potential flaw in her plan is expecting U.K. citizens to forgive her son as quickly as she did.