Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s groundbreaking wedding was so intimate — secret details

Jenny McKnight

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi didn’t want to let the coronavirus pandemic ruin their wedding plans.

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The royal couple, who originally planned to marry in May 2020, surprised royal fans when they did secretly tied the knot during a socially distanced ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday July 17, 2020.

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WATCH: Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Now, as the happy couple celebrate their second wedding anniversary with baby girl Sienna, we look back at all the secret details of their big day, from Beatrice’s borrowed wedding dress to Edoardo’s son Wolfie in his special role…

The ceremony

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were married in a small family ceremony on Friday, July 17. The wedding took place in the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, courtesy of Her Majesty The Queen.

Beatrice wore a dress borrowed from the Queen

The couple decided to hold a private ceremony with their parents and siblings after their wedding was postponed in May. The service adhered to government guidelines and suited the unique circumstances while allowing them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family.

Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress

Beatrice wore one Vintage Norman Hartnell dress on loan from the Queen. The dress is made of tonal ivory peau de soie taffeta, trimmed with ivory duchess satin and has organza sleeves. It is set with diamonds and has a geometric check bodice. It was remodeled and fitted out by Angela Kelly, Her Majesty’s dresser, and the faithful tailor Stewart Parvin.

Princess Beatrice’s wedding tiara

The bride was accessorized with a tiara worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day

The bride wore Queen Mary’s diamond-fringed tiara, borrowed from Her Majesty. The tiara was worn by the Queen on her wedding day. The tiara was originally made by Garrard and Co. for Queen Mary in 1919 from a diamond necklace given to Queen Victoria on her wedding day.

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Princess Beatrice’s wedding bouquet

Beatrice carried a bouquet of hanging jasmine, pale pink and cream snow peas, royal ivory porcelain spray roses, pink O’hara garden roses, pink wax flowers and baby pink astilbes. In accordance with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle were included in the arrangement. The bouquet was put together by Patrice Van Helden, co-owner of RVH Floral Design. The couple thanked the garden teams at The Savill Garden and Windsor Great Park. As per royal tradition, Beatrice’s bouquet was laid on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.

The service

The ceremony was presided over by the Reverend Canon Paul Wright, Under-Dean of the Chapel Royal, and the Reverend Canon Martin Poll, Her Majesty’s chaplain. In accordance with government guidelines, all social distancing measures have been observed.

The service included two of the couple’s favorite poems read by their mothers and a Bible reading. These goods; Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare; “I Carry You In My Heart” by EE Cummings; and St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians chapter 13, verses 1-13. Prayers were said. In accordance with government guidelines, no anthems were sung but a selection of music was played. The national anthem was played but not sung.

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo at All Saints Chapel in Windsor


The ceremony was attended by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, the couple’s parents and siblings. Beatrice was led down the aisle by her, Prince Andrew. Edoardo’s son Wolfie was best man and page.

The wedding rings

Beatrice’s ring was designed by Shaun Lane. Edoardo’s ring is a vintage gold band designed by Josh Collins.

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The newlyweds released two photos from their wedding day. Photographs were taken by Benjamin Wheeler. A picture shows the couple leaving the church after the service. A second photo shows Beatrice and her new husband alongside the Queen and Prince Philip.

New photos from Princess Beatrice’s wedding have been posted by her sister

As Princess Eugenie congratulated her sister on her pregnancy news, she decided to share a previously unpublished photo from Beatrice’s wedding.

The newlyweds hold hands and beam at the camera as they stand in front of their perfect wedding venue.

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