ICYMI: Princess Beatrice secretly wed her now-husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, after they were forced to cancel their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it was a surprise to us plebeians, the ceremony was pre-approved by none other than Queen Elizabeth.
In fact, the 94-year-old monarch gave her granddaughter a super-special present ahead of the nuptials: her blessing. According to Hello! magazine, the queen granted Beatrice permission to marry Mozzi in the private wedding, which was attended by a select group of friends and family.
It’s tradition for members of the royal family to receive the queen’s official blessing prior to tying the knot. The monarch even OK-ed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding back in May 2018.
Still, we weren’t expecting Beatrice to keep her nuptials on the DL, since last we heard, plans were still up in the air. Many believe the newlyweds will eventually host a large celebration that the entire royal family can attend, so there’s still hope for a Prince Louis sighting.
Buckingham Palace broke the news in a statement, which read: “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. 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.”
Princess Beatrice was originally supposed to get married on May 29 at St. James Palace’s Chapel Royal.
Beatrice may not be receiving a new royal title from the Queen, but ultimately, she received a more important gift.