Congratulations are in order to Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli!
After months of uncertainty surrounding the wedding, Princess Beatrice of York and her fiancé, property mogul, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi finally got married in private on July 17 surrounded by their closest friends and family.
“The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family,” reads an official statement from Buckingham Palace.
The low-key event took place at 11:00 at All Saints Royal Chapel at Royal Lodge, Windsor, according to an official statement from the royal family.
As we wait for future royalesque fairytale weddings as we used to know them, BAZAAR brings you all details from the enchantingly secret – but so awaited – event of the year, to satisfy all your royal wedding whims.
The Bride's Dress
According to BBC the bride wore an utterly special pre-loved gown from her grandmother, The Queen, who also loaned her the same diamond fringe tiara which the monarch wore on her own wedding day in 1947.
The Queen’s go-to designers, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, specially remodeled and refitted the stunning dress for the bride.
With every royal wedding comes the big query surrounding the bride’s tiara and its historic background. For the occasion, The Queen, loaned her the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara that dates back to 1919, when it was originally created for Her Majesty’s grandmother, Queen Mary, from a diamond necklace given to Queen Victoria on her wedding day in 1947. The Fringe tiara is formed of 47 diamond bars divided by diamond spikes.
As if this wasn’t special enough, that same tiara was worn by The Queen on her wedding day back in 1947.
On the morning of the wedding however, while the tiara was being positioned by the over enthusiastic hairdresser, the frame was snapped! It was sent to Garrard’s London workshop where it was diligently fixed and the Queen was still able to wear it on her wedding day.
The House of Garrard is the longest serving jeweller in the world, receiving its first commission in 1735 for HRH Frederick, Prince of Wales. Garrard was appointed the first official Crown Jeweller in 1843 by Queen Victoria and has since served every successive monarch, creating many pieces that remain in the royal collection today.
Let’s just say, Beatrice might not have had a fairytale wedding, but her “something borrowed” and “something old” pieces made her intimate nuptials extra special.
The Bride’s Bouquet
Princess Beatrice carried a romantically gorgeous pale pink arrangement that matched the floral archway at the chapel’s door. As royal tradition marks, the lovely bouquet, designed by Patrice Van Helden from RVH Floral Design, included the emblematic sprigs of myrtle which were also previously included in other royal wedding bouquets.
As it can be seen on a post from the Royal Family’s official Instagram account The Queen and husband, Duke of Edinburgh, were amongst the few attendees. The Princess’ parents, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, along with sister Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, were also reportedly present at the intimate event. As per the groom’s side his parents and son from previous relationship with architect and designer Dara Huang, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie" Mapelli Mozzi – who was also said to be a pageboy – were also present.
The couple who were engaged in Italy back in September 2019 were originally meant to tie the knot at St James Palace’s Royal Chapel on May 29, 2020.
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The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020. The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019. The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Image: © Princess Eugenie
The newlyweds might not have had a royal fairytale wedding, but it sure made the cut with an utterly special and romantic event that will always be remembered as the first British royal wedding to occur during the pandemic.
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