Princess Beatrice will tie the knot with Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi on 29 May 2020, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Princess Beatrice will marry at the Chapel Royal at St James Palace, with a reception later at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth will be hosting a special reception in the palace gardens. Princess Beatrice, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, engaged to her property tycoon boyfriend in Italy last September.
The Palace officials said that the choice of the Chapel Royal, a family chapel adjacent to the home of Princess Beatrice, is an indication of the scale and nature of the wedding. It has been specially chosen by Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi, known as Edo. It’s the same chapel where the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was held in February 1840.
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This latest announcement finishes weeks of speculation over the date of the wedding. It’s a hard time for the royal family. The scandal over Beatrice’s father, Prince Andrew’s relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein further created chaos. Prince Andrew has retired from all his royal duties for the foreseeable future.
The wedding of Beatrice’s sister, Eugenie, was telecasted on ITV in 2018. But there is no plan to televise this ceremony, revealed Buckingham Palace. No public money will be spent on the event, which makes it a low-key affair.
Well, for the royal fans, it will be the fourth royal wedding in two years. The other three were – Princess Eugenie, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle and Lady Gabriella Windsor. All of ’em took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
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It is said that Princess Beatrice’s wedding venue can hold 150 guests, while around 800 attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Millionaire Mr Mapelli Mozzi has been a good friend of Beatrice’s family for many years. He started dating the princess in autumn 2018. The relationship started after they met each other again at Eugenie’s wedding.
Princess Beatrice, a cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry, is ninth in line to the throne. Although she is not a full-time royal but works for artificial intelligence software firm Afiniti. She is vice president of partnerships and strategy. On their engagement, the happy couple said: “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together. “We share so many similar interests and values. We know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love.”
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His parents, Nikki Williams-Ellis and former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi said at the time of the engagement that the couple was “made for each other” and that the family had “known Beatrice for most of her life”.
Mr Mapelli Mozzi, who is also a count, has a young son, Wolfie, from a previous relationship.