See the First Photos From Princess Beatrice's Wedding Day

Buckingham Palace releases the first wedding photos from Princess Beatrice's wedding to Italian businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

By Cydney Contreras Jul 18, 2020 9:10 PMTags
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Princess Beatrice is a blushing bride in the first photos from her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The lovely portraits were taken at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, where they said, 'I do,' on Friday afternoon. 

"Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi! #JustMarried #RoyalWedding," a message read from the royal family's Twitter account. "The couple were married in a small private ceremony."

Around 20 guests stood witness to Beatrice and Edo's nuptials, according to multiple reports, with Queen ElizabethPrince Philip and her immediate family in attendance. Following the ceremony, a small lunch was held at Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson's estate at the Royal Lodge. 

"The happy couple are pictured with Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh," the Royal Family shared on Saturday. Another post revealed details of the bride's stunning wedding gown and the dazzling tiara she accessorized with.

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"Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, both belonging to Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day in 1947," the caption read.

Princess Beatrice's bridal gown was just as blinding as her headpiece. Her design was adorned with sparkly diamonds that wrapped all around the corseted top. The puffed organza sleeves tied the fairytale piece together.

Her glam was just as breathtaking, as she donned fresh-faced makeup (with an extra touch of rose-colored blush) and styled her hair in big, loose curls.

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The release of the first photos from the ceremony was delayed out of respect Captain Tom, 100, who was knighted by the Queen in recognition of his fundraising efforts for the NHS. It was the first official public appearance of the matriarch since the U.K. went into lockdown.

At the knighting ceremony, the BBC reports, the Queen said, "My granddaughter got married this morning. Both Philip and I managed to get there—very nice."

Moreover, many onlookers noticed Prince Andrew didn't pose for photos with his daughter on her big day, something that's typically traditional of royal family members to do. However, in light of his controversial relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, it's easy to see why that decision was made.

"The Duke of York wants people to celebrate his daughter getting married rather than focusing on him," a source told The Sunday Times. "If the duke had been in the pictures, the circus across the pond would have started up, and people would have accused him of trying to ram himself into a picture with the Queen. You can't win."

"The one thing nobody can criticise the duke for is his love for his daughters, and he doesn't want to be a distraction for his daughter's wedding," added the source.

The Sunday Times noted that Prince Andrew did walk Princess Beatrice down the aisle.

The Princess' wedding came as a pleasant surprise for royal watchers who previously believed the wedding to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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In mid-April, multiple outlets reported that she and her beau cancelled their wedding plans altogether.

While this was never confirmed, Buckingham Palace said in a March statement that the Princess was considering her options.

"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," Buckingham Palace shared, adding that only the reception that was to be held in the palace was cancelled.

Plans for the royal wedding began last September, after the newlyweds announced their engagement with a stunning photo taken by sister Princess Eugenie. Their engagement came about a year after they were rumored to have started dating.

The wedding officially makes Beatrice a step-mom to Edo's son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie" Mapelli Mozzi, who played a role in the ceremony, according Town & Country Magazine

Congrats to the newlyweds!