Princess Beatrice's Wedding Ring Broke from Royal Tradition

Princess Beatrice's Wedding Ring Broke from Royal Tradition
Princess Beatrice's Wedding Ring Broke from Royal Tradition
Caroline Hallemann

From Good Housekeeping

Despite its unusual circumstances, Princess Beatrice's intimate royal wedding was actually quite traditional. Surrounded by close family, she walked down the aisle in her grandmother's vintage white dress, wearing a stunning diamond tiara with a rich royal pedigree.

Like many royal brides before her, Beatrice's bouquet contained a sprig of myrtle, a symbol hope and love, and while current government guidelines related to the pandemic did not allow for singing during the ceremony, the service was fairly conventional featuring both religious prayers and classic poetry from William Shakespeare and e.e. cummings. But when it came to her wedding ring, Princess Beatrice decidedly broke away from precedent.

Traditionally, royal wedding rings are crafted from Welsh gold and in recent years, Princess Eugenie, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton have all received a Welsh gold band as they said "I do." But Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi presented his bride Princess Beatrice with a stunning platinum and diamond design, which perfectly complements her engagement ring. (For his part, Mozzi's ring is a vintage gold band designed by Josh Collins.)

Photo credit: Courtesy of Shaun Leane
Photo credit: Courtesy of Shaun Leane

British jeweler Shaun Leane, who designed Beatrice's band, described the ring as a "fusion of Victorian and Art Deco designs."

A press release from Leane also explains that the piece "is filled with personal and sentimental signifiers for the couple and unique to them."

"I am thrilled for the happy couple, it warms my heart to see two wonderful people unite in love as much as Edoardo and Beatrice do," he said in a statement. "I feel very honoured to have been a part of their journey and to have been involved in the very special moments of designing and creating the engagement ring and wedding ring. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together."

Leane previously collaborated with Mozzi on Beatrice's engagement ring. "Yes, it was Edoardo and I collaborating in the design," Leane told T&C in September of last year. "I believe bespoke should be a fusion of the designer and the emotions, memories and details of the collector."

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