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Princess Beatrice’s Wedding: Royal Family Shares First Photos

Princess Beatrice's Wedding: Royal Family Shares First Official Photos
Princess Beatrice's Wedding: Royal Family Shares First Official Photos

The Royal family have just released some photos from the Princess Beatrice’s wedding, as the Queen and Prince Philip joined the newlyweds in a group photograph, with them observing social distancing.

Beatrice married property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozziafter during an intimate private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor on Friday.

The photos from the Princess Beatrice’s wedding, shared by Buckingham Palace on the Royal family official social media handles, showed, the newlyweds were all smiles as they left the church through a door decked in flowers.

The 31-year-old was walked down the aisle by her father, the Duke of York but no photos were released of the couple with her parents.

Princess Beatrice wore a vintage Peau De Soie taffeta dress in shades of ivory by Norman Hartnell, which was on loan from her grandmother and trimmed with Duchess satin and encrusted with diamante.

The dress was remodelled and fitted by the Queen’s senior dresser Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin, Buckingham Palace said.

It appears to be a modified version of the dress the Queen wore to the world premier of Lawrence Of Arabia at the Odeon Leicester Square in December 1962.

Beatrice also donned the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, also on loan from the Queen, who wore it on her own wedding day.

She carried a bouquet of trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink O’Hara garden roses, pink wax flower, baby pink astilbe and, in keeping with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle.

Patrice Van Helden – who designed the bouquet for her sister Eugenie’s wedding in 2018 – put together the stunning bunch of flowers, which has now been placed on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.

Beatrice’s ring was designed by Shaun Leane and Mr Mapelli Mozzi’s ring was a vintage gold band designed by Josh Collins.

While the new photographs showed the couple with the Queen and Philip at a distance, there was no picture released of the pair with Prince Andrew.

Mr Mapelli Mozzi’s son Wolfie was best man and pageboy.

Princess Beatrice's Wedding: Royal Family Shares First Official Photos
Princess Beatrice’s Wedding: Royal Family Shares First Official Photos(via/Instagram/Royalfamily/Benjamin Wheeler)

The Queen described the private family occasion, attended by the Duke of Edinburgh, the couple’s parents and their siblings, as “very nice”.

The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Canon Paul Wright, sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, and the Reverend Canon Martin Poll, domestic Chaplain to the Queen.

It included two of the couple’s favourite poems, read by their mothers, and a biblical reading – Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116; I carry your heart with me by EE Cummings, and St Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.

In an unusual move, the wedding was not announced in advance, the ceremony was held in private and pictures of the event were not immediately released.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The couple decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May.

“Working within Government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family.”

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