LONDON (REUTERS) – Princess Beatrice wore the identical tiara as her grandmother Queen Elizabeth at her marriage ceremony this week, Buckingham Palace stated, releasing extra particulars in regards to the shock, personal ceremony that was scaled again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With little of the standard royal pomp and fanfare, the 31-year-old Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday (July 17) at Windsor Fort.
She is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.
The couple had initially deliberate to marry in Might, however the coronavirus lockdown pressured them to reschedule and have a low-key ceremony.
The 94-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip, 99, have been among the many few who attended. Marriage ceremony ceremonies have been allowed in England since July four however with a restrict of 30 company.
“The couple determined to carry a small personal ceremony with their mother and father and siblings following the postponement of their marriage ceremony in Might,” the palace stated in a press release.
British media stated the “secret” marriage ceremony would have been the primary time that the queen had seen her second son Andrew, 60, since his good friend Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in america.
Maxwell is charged with luring younger women for late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, accusations she denies. US prosecutors additionally need to query the British prince about his contacts with Epstein however say he has up to now evaded their requests, an allegation he rejects.
Buckingham Palace stated Beatrice, who’s ninth in line to the throne, wore a classic ivory costume by Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, each loaned to her for the day by the queen.
Elizabeth wore the identical tiara, made in 1919 from a diamond necklace given to Queen Victoria for her marriage ceremony, when she married Philip in 1947.
“Working inside authorities tips, the service was in step with the distinctive circumstances whereas enabling them to have fun their marriage ceremony with their closest household,” the palace stated.
“No hymns have been sung, however a choice of music was performed. The Nationwide Anthem was performed however not sung.”