Princess Beatrice and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are taking measures to adjust their summer wedding plans to accommodate growing Coronavirus concerns. The couple, who are scheduled to tie the knot on May 29, had initially planned for a royal wedding ceremony at St. James’ Palace following by an extravagant reception at Buckingham Palace. As of now, it is not confirmed whether the wedding will simply be scaled back or postponed altogether but it is confirmed that the Buckingham Palace reception will not be taking place.
A statement released by Buckingham Palace stated, “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 29th May. 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,"
The news of the cancellation of the royal wedding celebrations comes following the British royal family’s recent withdrawal from all public events and engagements to minimise the risk of contracting and spreading the contagious virus which continues to impact communities and industries around the world.
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