Princess Beatrice Married in Private Ceremony in Windsor
The British royal family member Princess Beatrice originally shared the news of her engagement back in September 2019. The nuptials were planned for May 29, 2020, at Buckingham Palace. Sadly, the global COVID-19 outbreak forced the couple to postpone. However, Princess Beatrice and her beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi recently tied the knot in a private ceremony. Here’s everything you need to know about the royal wedding.
Princess Beatrice wedding canceled due to COVID-19, she got married in July 2020
Known to many as “the forgotten Princess of York,” Princess Beatrice is the granddaughter of none other than Queen Elizabeth II. Making matters more interesting (looking at 2020 news, that is), Prince Andrew is her father (and Sarah Ferguson her mother). Prince Andrew’s recent entanglement in the Jeffery Epstein news hasn’t been exactly ideal for the family.
In fact, Princess Beatrice’s wedding marks the first occasion since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that Prince Andrew and the Queen were spotted in the same place.
The Princess of York, for her part, tends to stay away from too much tabloid scrutiny — especially as compared to her counterparts. However, she recently made headlines — after news spread of her private wedding.
Princess Beatrice of York held her wedding at a chapel in Windsor
According to The Sun, Princess Beatrice and her now-husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi finally married on July 17, 2020.
Rather than a large Royal Wedding — Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton style — the royals gathered “a select group” for The Princess of York’s ceremony. In COVID-19 times, it’s no doubt a safer option to have a “more intimate ceremony … with strict social distancing measures in place,” per The Sun.
“A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus,” a source close to the princess shared.
“… since July 4 weddings have been allowed for up to 30 people in England,” The Sun reported.
However, it sounds like the new royal couple never wanted a big bash.
“It is understood Beatrice and Edo had always wanted a relatively small and private wedding,” the publication continued.
In a statement, the Buckingham Palace noted the details:
The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth attended the royal wedding — who else?
So, who was all there? The Queen, of course, as well as “The Duke of Edinburgh and close family.”
The Queen didn’t stay too long at Princess Beatrice’s wedding, however. She had things to do and people to see:
Her Majesty was one of the first to leave the party at 11:45 am in order to present a knighthood to 100-year-old NHS fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore inside Windsor Castle.
The newlywed princess’s friend told The Sun that many friends and family members originally invited to the May wedding could no longer come, due to the pandemic restrictions.
“Guests were disappointed not to make the big day but understood the reason for it,” the source explained. The royal insider continued:
They are just like a normal family and had to make sacrifices like many others have up and down the country and [are] looking forward to having a wonderful celebration when the time is right.