Princess Beatrice's wedding attire carried a lot of sentimental elements. It depicted her close relationship with the Queen.
The pandemic clearly affected many of the plans we had in mind. The wedding of Princess Beatrice which would have otherwise been a grand public affair with dignitaries and royal family members was reduced into a private affair.
According to Harper's Bazaar, the Princess tied the knot with her love, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17, 2020. The Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming that the ceremony followed all the pandemic guidelines. The wedding was held at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor in the presence of 20 family members and close friends at 11 AM. "The wedding was incredibly romantic, with a pastel summer garden theme," said a source, according to People.
Prince Andrew walked his daughter down the aisle and Mapelli Mozzi's young son took up the responsibility of being the best man and page boy, according to People. The 31-year-old's wedding attire was sustainable and consisted of several sentimental elements. She turned heads in a vintage ivory dress designed by Norman Hartnell, that belonged to the Queen. The queen famously wore the outfit to the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia held at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London, in 1962.
The exquisite piece made from Peau De Soie taffeta is trimmed with ivory Duchess satin. The dress, belonging to the Queen's closet featured organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice. Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, who work with the Queen remodeled the dress to make sure it looked fit and perfect on the Princess on her special day. Apart from the borrowed dress, Beatrice also donned the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara which was worn by Queen Elizabeth on her wedding day in 1947, according to People. The tiara was also worn by the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne in 1973 for her wedding day.
According to sources, the Queen saved the tiara especially for Beatrice as they share a very close bond. "The Queen saved this grand tiara specifically for Beatrice. It was always reserved for her as they are exceptionally close," said the source, according to People. The insider also added that the tiara "is arguably the most sentimental [piece] lent from the Queen yet, for a very special reason," according to People.
Besides these regal sentimental elements, Beatrice recycled her sparkling Valentino shoes for her big day. The heels that featured diamanté embellishments and a flattering deep V shape have been worn by the Princess on various occasions such as for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's big day, according to Hello Magazine.
The Queen and Prince Philip were among the attendees, according to People. However, most of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry along with Meghan Markle were not present to bestow their blessings on the newlyweds due to the restrictions posed by the pandemic.
According to Town and Country Magazine, many royal members wished the couple through social media posts. "🎉 Congratulations to Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on their wedding," wrote the bride's aunt and uncle, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince William and Kate shared a photo of the newlyweds and wished the couple happiness in their new chapter of life. Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle congratulated the bride and the groom privately.
The royal communications press announced that that the Princess and her husband were delighted by all the wishes. It stated, "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi have been touched by the warm wishes they have received since their wedding, and are delighted to share two additional photographs of their happy day,” according to the People. The pictures showed the couple hand in hand with smiles that showed their joy and excitement in starting their new life as husband and wife.
Initially, the Princess was set to tie the knot with her Italian property developer groom on 29 May 2020. However, they were forced to change the date due to the ongoing global pandemic.