Buckingham Palace Releases New Photos from Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's Wedding

Caroline Hallemann
Photo credit: BENJAMIN WHEELER
Photo credit: BENJAMIN WHEELER

From Good Housekeeping

New details about Princess Beatrice's private royal wedding continue to be revealed even two days after the intimate ceremony in Windsor. This morning, Buckingham Palace shared two additional photos from the celebration, both of which feature the bride with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

These were taken by British photographer Benjamin Wheeler, and they show the newlyweds on the grounds of Royal Lodge, after the wedding.

Prior to Buckingham Palace releasing the new images to the press, Mozzi had posted, and then quickly deleted the same images (and one additional one) off of his Instagram account.

Per Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty magazine, who managed to capture a screenshot before the post was taken down, Mozzi captioned the image with the text of the e.e. cummings poem "i carry you in my heart."

As Buckingham Palace confirmed on Saturday, Cummings's poem was included in the wedding service, along with Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, which begins "Let me not to the marriage of true minds / Admit impediments." Per a statement, these readings were done by the couple's mothers, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Nikki Williams-Ellis, though it was not specified which woman read which piece.

The new photos offer a closer look at the bride's dress, a vintage Norman Hartnell gown, which she borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen, and that was "remodelled and fitted" by the Queen's dressmakers Miss Angela Kelly and Mr Stewart Parvin. And they show the happy couple with big smiles following their nuptials; however these images are just as significant for what, or rather who, they do not include.

Buckingham Palace has now released four photos of Princess Beatrice's wedding, none of which include her father, Prince Andrew. As Town & Country's contributing royal editor Victoria Murphy wrote earlier today, prior to this second round of photos being revealed, "The fact that appearing in his own daughter's wedding pictures would be deemed as casting a negative shadow on the event is really quite something. In the end he didn’t feature in either of the official images released by Buckingham Palace—underlining the fact that he no longer belongs as a public face of the British monarchy."

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