LONDON: Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter Princess Beatrice married her Italian businessman fiance on Friday in a small non-public ceremony in entrance of Queen Elizabeth II, after suspending the marriage due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Beatrice, 31, had been resulting from marry property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, at St James’s Palace in central London on Could 29.
However the nuptials have been on maintain and no rescheduled date was given.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the couple tied the knot in an unannounced ceremony involving a small variety of visitors, together with Prince Philip.
“The non-public wedding ceremony ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi occurred at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) on Friday 17th July, on the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor,” the royal household mentioned in an announcement.
“The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and shut household. The marriage occurred in accordance with all related authorities tips.”
The queen, 94, and her 99-year-old husband have been self-isolating on the citadel west of London as a result of their age places them in a high-risk class for coronavirus.
She later knighted a 100-year-old World Conflict II veteran who raised practically £33 million ($41.3 million, 36.1 million euros) for British well being charities, and spoke in regards to the wedding ceremony.
“My granddaughter received married this morning. Each Philip and I managed to get there – very good,” she informed Captain Tom Moore after making him a “sir” in recognition of his efforts.
Queen Elizabeth later knighted 100-year-old World Conflict II veteran Captain Tom who raised practically £33 million for British well being charities, and spoke in regards to the wedding ceremony.
Members of the royal household have been dwelling in numerous royal residences because the begin of the lockdown in late March.
Beatrice and her sister Eugenie, 30, are the daughters of Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. Each attended the ceremony, as did the groom’s mother and father, experiences mentioned.
The princess is ninth-in-line to the throne and works for a synthetic intelligence software program agency. Mappelli Mozzi is a rely and the son of a former Olympic skier.
Mapelli Mozzi, whose stepfather was a buddy of Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron, has a younger son referred to as Wolfie from a earlier relationship.
Prince Andrew stepped again from frontline royal duties final 12 months after he induced outrage in a tv interview by defending his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein, a millionaire US financier, was discovered useless in jail final 12 months as he awaited trial on intercourse trafficking costs.
Andrew, 60, has denied claims that he had intercourse with a 17-year-old lady trafficked by Epstein.
US investigators are eager to talk to the prince about his hyperlinks to Epstein, after the arrest of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on intercourse trafficking costs.
Weddings that turned heads in 2019
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