“The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 a.m. on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor,” Buckingham Palace shared in a statement. "The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines.”
On July 18, photos were finally released from the big day, and man, was it a gorgeous—albeit small—affair.
“Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi celebrated their wedding with their closest family,” the Royal Family Instagram account captioned two photos from the royal wedding. “The happy couple are pictured with Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh."
According to the royal family, Beatrice borrowed two sentimental pieces from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II: a vintage ivory wedding dress by Norman Hartnel and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara. That means Beatrice donned a piece from the same designer who created the queen's own wedding gown and the actual tiara her grandmother wore on her wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947.
The Queen Mary fringe tiara was crafted in 1919 by Garrad and Co. out of diamond necklaces given to Queen Elizabeth's grandmother Queen Mary on her 1893 wedding day from Queen Victoria. It features 47 bars of diamonds.
According to the jeweler's website, the queen (a princess at the time) was lent the tiara by her mother to be worn as her “something borrowed.” However, on the day of the wedding, the tiara snapped as she was getting ready. Thankfully, the piece was rushed to the Garrard workshop and repaired in time for the ceremony.
"The queen saved this grand tiara specifically for Beatrice. It was always reserved for her as they are exceptionally close,” a source told People, adding that the tiara is “arguably the most sentimental [piece] lent from the queen yet.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour