Princess Beatrice of York is the daughter of disgraced Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York. Today she gained another title, becoming Countess Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi following a private marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Her Royal Highness and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy during September 2019. Their first public event together was at a fundraising event held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is the son of Alex Mapelli-Mozzi, a British-Italian alpine skier who competed in the Olympics three times and is a descendant of the Italian nobility.
The wedding was meant to take place on May 29, 2020, at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, followed by a private reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The coronavirus pandemic had other ideas though and their original date was canceled.
Today, on July 17, 2020, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge, Windsor, the couple were married in a private ceremony. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, along with close family, were in attendance. It was reported that there were about 20 guests in attendance. Buckingham Palace confirmed that strict social distancing measures were in place.
The Palace said in a statement:
"The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
"The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family."The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government guidelines."
The bride's parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York are thought to have been present as the service was held near their home. It is not known whether the bride's sister Princess Eugenie and brother-in-law Jack Brooksbank attended. This is the first time Andrew has been with the Queen since before the lockdown and arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. Prince Andrew was forced to step back from royal duties over his links to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
A friend of Beatrice said to The Sun : "A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus."
"They are just like a normal family and had to make sacrifices like many others have up and down the country and looking forward to having a wonderful celebration when the time is right."
"They needed to make the wedding COVID-secure and safe for the Queen so what better way than the All Saints Chapel with reception on-site at the Royal Lodge."
It is understood Beatrice and Edo had always wanted a relatively small and private wedding. There were no plans for BBC and ITV to film the event. The couple was also keen to prevent taxpayers from being lumped with a massive security bill, friends said.
As of yet, no official photo's have been released.