Princess Beatrice tied the knot to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a dress and tiara she borrowed from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Beatrice, the oldest daughter of the British monarch’s third child Prince Andrew, was originally due to walk down the aisle in May, but, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nuptials were cancelled. She surprised the nation by marrying behind closed doors on Friday, where she shunned a large royal wedding in favour of a low-key ceremony.
However, the modest wedding didn’t mean Beatrice scrimped on the glamour. The 31-year-old looked radiant in a Norman Hartnell dress and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the Queen wore to her own wedding in 1947.
Princess Anne also wore the tiara for her 1973 wedding.
The vintage ivory taffeta gown, which the head of the royal family wore multiple times in the ’60s, features organza sleeves, a nipped in waist and diamante embellishments adorning the geometric bodice.
Sir Norman Hartnell also designed the Queen’s wedding dress.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed the news of Beatrice's marriage, revealing the ceremony had taken place following the U.K. government's social distancing guidelines.
"The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17 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,” they said in a statement.
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