Friday, 17 July 2020

Princess Beatrice Marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Private Ceremony

In unexpected royal wedding news, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were married in a private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge this morning. The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, Prince Philip and close family members. The Palace noted: "The wedding took place in accordance with Government Guidelines."

The couple were originally scheduled to marry in May, but decided to postpone due to restrictions. Since earlier this month, weddings have been permitted to go ahead with up to 30 guests and with strict social distancing in place. Although it must have been hugely disappointing for Beatrice and Edo, they were not planning a wedding on the same scale as Princess Eugenie's owing to the scandal surrounding the Duke of York.

People reports:

'The couple had originally planned to wed at St. James's Palace in London with a reception to follow at the Queen's gardens at Buckingham Palace. But when they postponed, in mid-April, a spokesman told PEOPLE, "There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding. They aren't even thinking about their wedding at this time. There will come a time to rearrange, but that’s not yet."

The Sun broke the news this morning, reporting there were about 20 guests at the wedding:

'The Queen was driven with Prince Philip from Windsor Castle, where they had been isolating since March, three miles up the Long Walk and through Windsor Great Park to the private church.
Her Majesty was one of the first to leave the party at 11.45am in order to present a knighthood to 100-year-old NHS fundraising hero Capt Tom Moore inside Windsor Castle at 3pm.
A friend of Beatrice and Edoardo said the nuptials were arranged today to make sure the Queen could attend before she leaves Windsor for Balmoral at the end of the month. A friend of Beatrice's said: "A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus.'

The Royal Chapel of All Saints (also known as Queen Victoria's Chapel) is in Windsor Great Park. The chaplaincy of the Royal Chapel of All Saints is held by one of the canons of the College of St George at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Now, I know you're all thinking: "Where are the photos? What did Beatrice wear?" A photograph will be released at some point tomorrow as the couple did not want to overshadow Captain Sir Thomas Moore's investiture at Windsor Castle. I suspect we'll see an understated look for Beatrice. I'm thinking something like the divine Nicholas Oakwell dress she wore for the Serpentine Party in 2014 perhaps with a brooch from the Queen. Equally we could see an elegant hat and suit. Do you have any predictions?

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A huge congratulations to Beatrice and Edo and a lifetime of happiness ahead!


  1. What a surprise! This Nicholas Oakwell dress is stunning! Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see their wedding photo tomorrow. To have them release their photo tomorrow and not overshadow Captain Sir Thomas Moore's investiture today is amazing. That says so much to their thoughtfulness - not only them but to the rest of the royal family. Good for them!

    1. I agree with Carrie. Beatrice looked lovely in the Nicholas Oakwell dress and I could see her wearing something like that on her wedding day. Perhaps, a longer version with sleeves, but still the same soft, feminine look.

      It was so thoughtful of her to consider Captain Moore having a big day and receiving his well deserved investiture from HM. Sir Moore seems to consider others and it was a classy move for Beatrice to show him some thoughtfulness and allow some light to shine on him and not be overshadowed by wedding photos.

      I am looking forward to the wedding photos being released tomorrow.

  2. Congrats and thank you for the lovely post. I hope that she wore whatever dress she had originally planned to wear in May, but I'm sure that she was beautiful no matter what she wore.

    1. I'm counting on a full length wedding dress, possibly not full tiara, but not expecting any thing as modest as the Oakwell, lovely though it is!!

  3. May she have as long and solid a marriage as her grandparents do.

  4. Congratulations to Princess Beatrice! England definitely has some very pretty little churches and chapels, while it may have been small, it looks to be just what was needed for an intimate ceremony. I commend Princess Beatrice on showing such respect and constraint during this time, Covid and all, but also so as not to overshadow Sir Thomas Moore's investiture, that gains my respect. Am very, very happy that the Queen AND Prince Philip were able to attend, so great to see them together. Feels a little like waking from a 100 year slumber. I would agree that Beatrice might do something understated, absolutely love the Nicolas Oakwell dress on her. I would like to see a suit and hat, something a little retro and reminiscent of weddings in the past. Ever since her engagement announcement, Beatrice seems to glow and know she is a beautiful bride! She and Eduardo seem very happy together. cc

  5. Caroline in MontanaFriday, 17 July, 2020

    wonderful, so happy for them! looks like a beautiful little chapel. i was looking forward to their wedding, who doesnt love a royal wedding! glad they went ahead with it instead of waiting to do something bigger. wishing them a lifetime of happiness. cant wait to see pictures. does this mean a tiara is out? bummer

  6. Silvia from PortugalFriday, 17 July, 2020

    Dear Charlotte, what a lovely news.
    I really believe that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo are deeply in love and I real fell sorry for them because of all the COVID-19 adversities.
    I was married last year in August and I have very present all the emotions and expecatation that every bride and groom have for surch a unique and remarkable day.
    At the same time I fully understand their will to become wife and husband - its love. I wish them both all the happiness for their life together.
    I have never seen Princess Beatrice as happy as they she is now, she is blooming of happiness.

  7. Lynn in sweltering SCFriday, 17 July, 2020

    I think this is fantastic!

  8. This is pure class. I suspect they had to announce today because pictures of PP with TQ were suspicious but I guess the original plan was to deliver the news and the picture together and let Captain Moore enjoy all the attention in his very well deserved day.

  9. very happy for them I sure hope we can see her dress.

  10. Just delighted that Beatrice could take advantage of the cast-iron excuse of Covid to hold such a private wedding, I'm afraid I think the Royals have won a point for themselves with the rarity of a private ceremony, close family only, I would have thought it must be heaven! And so romantic too deep in the great Forest of Windsor. And of course it brilliantly side-stepped other issues so she could still have her father there. Looking forward to seeing the dress tomorrow. Congratulations to the happy couple, I really didn't want them to have to wait forever!!

  11. The Oakwell dress or something similar would indeed make a lovely choice for a private morning wedding. I thought Beatrice looked stunning in it, and loved the pastel accessories. Those mauve shoes are to die for!

  12. Congratulations to them both what wonderful news! I loved the Nicholas Oakwell dress on her. I hope she wore the dress she had planned on wearing on her wedding day can't wait to see the photos. I'm glad they have gone ahead with their wedding hopefully they will get to have a bigger celebration with all their friends and family at a later date.
    Sue in WA

  13. I for one, I am over the moon for them.Pss Beatrice is a very lovely young women. The most important people there was the Grandparents,as Royal guests. Best Wishes for the future. Hope we'll see photos very soon.