Will Princess Beatrice Make Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Follow Some Fashion Guidelines at Her Wedding?

Despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit, there is plenty to look forward to in Princess Beatrice’s upcoming wedding. Beatrice’s union to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi might be exactly what the royals need to turn over a new leaf. But there is a chance that some of the wedding guests will be forced to follow strict rules — especially when it comes to fashion — for her big day.

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Princess Beatrice set to exchange vows

Beatrice, Princess of York, and Edoardo got engaged last fall and shared their exciting announcement on social media. The royal family remained silent on the issue for several months before confirming that the wedding will take place in May.

The ceremony will be held inside The Royal Chapel in St. James’s Palace. The venue can hold around 150 guests, so Beatrice’s wedding is not expected to be a grand affair.

After the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth will host the reception at Buckingham Palace. Because the event is expected to be private, it is unclear how many photos we will actually see from the wedding.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo have not released an official guest list for her big day. Experts are fairly certain that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will make an appearance, though there has been some talk that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will also make it to the event.

What rules will Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle follow?

In the event that Kate and Meghan make it to the wedding, Express reports that the two might be forced to follow some strict fashion guidelines to prevent any missteps. For Kate, this might mean wearing a recycled outfit, a move that she has done frequently in the past.

“The Duchess of Cambridge’s past outfits have always been smart, structured and absolutely stunning,” expert Anthony McGrath shared. “She’s not afraid to recycle outfits – wearing the same bright blue Catherine Walker coat for her friend Sophie Carter’s wedding that she previously wore during a royal tour of Germany.”

McGrath added that Kate might also choose to wear a coat dress. The Duchess of Cambridge has worn these outfits to previous weddings and has a penchant for floral designs.

As far as Meghan is concerned, McGrath believes that she will likely go with a more muted appearance — if she attends the ceremony at all. Meghan often appears in bold colors, but that will probably change now that she has stepped away from the royal spotlight.

Meghan’s exit from the royal family will become official at the end of March, so she will no longer be an active royal when Princess Beatrice’s wedding rolls around. If she does attend the wedding, the royals might restrict her fashion choices to better represent her standing.

Will Queen Elizabeth miss Princess Beatrice’s wedding?

While fans wait to see what unfolds, there is a chance that Queen Elizabeth misses Beatrice’s wedding altogether. Her Majesty is expected to cancel a number of different royal engagements in the coming weeks amid growing concerns over the coronavirus.

Queen Elizabeth turns 94 years old next month and is in the high-risk group for the coronavirus pandemic. To help decrease her chances of contracting the virus, Queen Elizabeth has officially left Buckingham Palace and will remain at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip.

There is no telling how long the coronavirus outbreak in the UK will last, but officials are preparing for the worst. If the coronavirus is not halted, then there is a chance that Queen Elizabeth skips out on Princess Beatrice’s big day.

In fact, Beatrice’s wedding is scheduled to take place in 11 weeks, and if things continue as they have been, the UK could be dealing with the worst of the coronavirus at that time. There have also been rumors that the coronavirus will cause Princess Beatrice to have to postpone her wedding for the third time.

Who will make up the wedding party?

Although we do not know much about the guest list for Princess Beatrice’s wedding, there has been a slew of reports about who will make up the wedding party.

Most royal experts agree that Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, will be her maid of honor. Beatrice did the same for Eugenie, Princess of York, when she tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank a few years ago.

Kate’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, are also expected to play a part in the wedding, likely as page boys and flower girls, though nothing official has been confirmed.

Princess Beatrice has not commented on the rumors surrounding Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton attending her wedding.