Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter marries fiance in ‘small’ ceremony
London: Britain’s Princess Beatrice on Friday married her Italian fiance at a small private ceremony in Windsor, attended by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip among other family members, reports said.
Beatrice is the elder daughter of the Queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Fergusson, Duchess of York, and the ninth in the order of succession to the throne.
She was initially due to marry property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, to whom she was engaged in Italy last September, at the chapel in St James Palace, in London in May but it was put off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Friday morning wedding at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, close to the castle, was also attended by her parents, who still live at the lodge.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the “small” ceremony was in accordance with all relevant government guidelines.
The Queen and her consort have been isolating at Windsor since March and the ceremony is believed to be the first time they have attended a family gathering since lockdown began, the BBC said.
With their families long acquainted, Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi are said to have started a relationship after meeting again at her younger sister Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018.