Princess Beatrice Secretly Wed Edo Mapelli Mozzi At Windsor Castle
By Emily Lee
July 17, 2020
Like so many brides all over the world, Princess Beatrice—Queen Elizabeth's granddaufghter and cousin to Prince William and Prince Harry—was forced to cancel her spring wedding due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 31-year-old royal became engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi September and the couple intended to tie the knot on May 29 at Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace. They also had plans for a reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, though, none of those wedding plans came to be.
Following palace confirmation a few months ago that Princess Beatrice's May wedding had been postponed, the royal family didn't reveal when the wedding would take place. It turns out, though, that Princess Beatrice didn't reschedule her big royal wedding. Instead, she opted for a private wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday (July 17.)
According to People, the ceremony took place All Saint's Chapel in Windsor Great Park, which is just a short drive from the castle. The bride's grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, were in attendance, as well as her father Prince Andrew. They also invited 20 other close friends and family for their special day.
"The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 a.m. on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor," a statement from Buckingham Palace confirms. "The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines."
No official wedding photographs have yet to be released at this time, however, it's likely the palace will eventually share Princess Beatrice's wedding portraits with the public.