Princess Beatrice tied the knot but very few photos of the big day have been shared with the public. One royal commentator has claimed Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie’s absence from the official photos “made total sense”.
Princess Beatrice, married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in a ceremony that was kept secret from the public last Friday, July 17. The wedding took place at All Saints Chapel in Windsor a short distance from Bea’s family home. Only a handful of photos from the low-key day have been shared with the public and none of them feature Bea’s father Prince Andrew, mother Sarah Ferguson, or sister Princess Eugenie.
Beatrice’s dress—a vintage gown by designer Norman Hartnell, which is on loan from the Queen is made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory, trimmed with ivory Duchess satin, with organza sleeves. It is encrusted with diamanté and has a geometric checkered bodice. It was remodeled and fitted by Miss Angela Kelly and Mr Stewart Parvin
Queen Elizabeth wore the dress in 1962 to the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia at the Odeon theater in Leicester Square, and to a 1961 state dinner in Rome.
While Beatrice is incredibly close to her immediate family, one royal commentator has claimed to know why they did not feature in her official wedding snaps.
Beatrice paired the gown with the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which Queen Elizabeth wore to marry Prince Philip on November 20, 1947. It was clearly very important for the couple that the Queen be able to attend the wedding. A source told Town & Country that the date was “planned around the Queen’s schedule.”
The only photo released of Beatrice with wedding guests is one with her grandparents – Prince Philip, and Queen Elizabeth II.
The reasons for this are two-fold according to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams who believes there were practical and publicity challenges.
The groom also later shared this romantic photo on Instagram:
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I carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) By E. E. Cumming