Princess Beatrice got married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in an intimate wedding ceremony on Friday.
An official press release from Buckingham Palace confirmed, "In accordance with government guidelines, no hymns were sung, but a selection of music was played."
Having previously postponed their royal wedding, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi opted to hold a very small and private ceremony in Windsor instead.
Unlike most royal weddings, Beatrice's ceremony was a quiet affair, with a minimal guest list. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions are currently in place regarding the number of people allowed to attend gatherings such as weddings. Per a Buckingham Palace press release, Princess Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi held "a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May. Working within government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family."
As a result of the coronavirus guidance issued by the British government, "no hymns were sung, but a selection of music was played," as was the National Anthem. However, the couple did have a series of readings read aloud, including two poems, and a Bible reading. The couple's mothers read "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare, and "[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]" by E.E. Cummings.
Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi! The couple were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday 17th July. . Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi celebrated their wedding with their closest family. . The happy couple are pictured with Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. . Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, both belonging to Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day in 1947. . Photograph by Benjamin Wheeler.
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Although social distancing continues, Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi posed for a photo with the princess' grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, to commemorate the day.
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