Princess Beatrice’s Decision to Wear Queen Elizabeth’s Dress to Her Wedding Was Super Last-Minute

Princess Beatrice’s Decision to Wear Queen Elizabeth’s Dress to Her Wedding Was Super Last-Minute
Princess Beatrice’s Decision to Wear Queen Elizabeth’s Dress to Her Wedding Was Super Last-Minute
Starr Bowenbank

From Cosmopolitan

  • Princess Beatrice wore one of Queen Elizabeth’s dresses to her wedding.

  • Apparently, Beatrice’s decision to wear the Queen’s gown was very last-minute.

Princess Beatrice may not have had the massive royal wedding she wanted (thanks, coronavirus), but hey—at least she was finally able to tie the knot with her now-hubby, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, since England’s lockdown period finally lifted! Based off the pictures that Edoardo and Beatrice’s sis, Princess Eugenie, shared, the ceremony looked gorgeous. But even more gorgeous? Beatrice’s wedding dress, which she actually borrowed from Queen Elizabeth!

According to a People source, Beatrice had a change of heart about her dress right before her wedding and “made a request [to borrow one from the Queen], and that was kindly granted—and it looked amazing! It was touching for the both of them.” Awww.

FYI, the Queen first wore the gown to the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia in London in 1962 (pictured below), but the dress Beatrice wore isn’t *exactly* the same. Based on pics of the original gown, Beatrice made a few additions and alterations (notably sheer sleeves and satin trimmings) to make the dress unique to her.



Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

And to make things even more special, Beatrice also wore the same tiara the Queen wore when she married Prince Philip in 1947. “Beatrice talks about her grandmother often, and it’s clear there’s a strong bond there—the dress and the tiara could not have been more perfect,” a second source told People.

Beatrice’s dress wasn’t the only last-minute part of her wedding though. Her and Edoardo’s big day came together in record time and was allegedly planned in just two (2) weeks, which…how TF even.

“They swung into action and brought it all together in two weeks, which is quite extraordinary,” a friend of the couple told People. “Beatrice was so excited about it all, and I think they just jumped at the chance when the ban was removed. They were both desperate for it to happen. They wanted everything to be very classic and elegant; small but refined. It felt romantic and lovely.”

Congrats to these newlyweds!

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