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Princess Beatrice and partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were married today at a secret Royal Wedding in Windsor, its been revealed. The couple were watched on by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and about 20 guests as they tied the knot – two months after their wedding was supposed to take place.
The pair said I do’ in All Saints Chapel, Windsor Great Park, where strict social distancing was in place.
A friend of the couple said the wedding today was arranged today so the Queen could attend before she leaves for Balmoral later this month.
They told the Sun: “A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus.
“They were obviously very keen for the Queen to come so the wedding had to happen before she goes up to Balmoral so this was a great opportunity.”
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The friend added: “So many guests were disappointed not to make the big day but understood the reason for it.
“They needed to make the wedding Covid-secure and safe for the Queen so what better way than the All Saints Chapel with reception on site at the Royal Lodge.
“They are just like a normal family and had to make sacrifices like many others have up and down the country and looking forward to having a wonderful celebration when the time is right.”
However, we’re yet to see pictures of the intimidate ceremony.
When will Princess Beatrice release pictures of her wedding?
Princess Beatrice and Edo have not yet released any pictures of their incredibly special moment.
However, Bea and her sister Eugenie are both active on social media – so pictures are sure to follow.
As well as the Queen and Philip, plus dad Andrew, Beatrice’s mum Fergie, her sister Princess Eugenie and her brother in law Jack Brooksbank are also believed to have attended.
The gathering will have been the first time Andrew has seen the Queen since his friend Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested.
The pair were due to tie the knot in May earlier this year, but plans were scrapped as the UK went into lockdown amid the goriwng coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at the time, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.
“In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for 29th May.
“They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people. Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place.
“The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends.”
However, the pair have always been keen for a more private wedding than that enjoyed by sister Eugenie last year, or that of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2018.
There were no plans for BBC and ITV to film the event.
And the couple’s guest list of 150 was much more pared back than Eugenie’s.
It is thought the pair were even considering a wedding in Italy at one point.
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