Princess Beatrice wedding: Princess marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret Windsor Castle ceremony

Couple were married in front of family and close friends, including the Queen

Sarah Young
Friday 17 July 2020 13:20
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Princess Beatrice marries property tycoon at secret ceremony in front of Queen

Princess Beatrice has married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony in front of the Queen.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the couple wed on Friday 17 July surrounded by their loved ones at All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park, while adhering to strict social distancing guidelines.

Prince Philip also attended the service along with about 20 other guests, including Beatrice’s parents Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York.

"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," the statement read.

"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."

The couple's original plans had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown.

In March, Buckingham Palace confirmed the event, which was due to take place on the 29 May, had been called off.

The Queen's granddaughter and Edoardo were due to have their wedding reception in the gardens at Buckingham Palace.

A spokesperson for the couple said: "Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.

"In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for May 29."

The statement continued: "They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people.

"Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place.

"The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends."

Beatrice and Edoardo announced their engagement in September 2019.

Photograph of Princess Beatrice's engagement ring taken by Princess Eugenie (PA)

A statement was released by the royal family online, which read: “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi,” the statement read.

“Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier in the month.”

Photographs of the couple, which were taken in Italy by the royal’s sister, Princess Eugenie, were also released following the announcement of their engagement.

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