Now that Princess Eugenie's royal wedding has wrapped up and everyone has revealed their stunning outfits for the ceremony, it's time to dissect the meaning behind the most fascinating ones. First was Eugenie's gown that showed off her scoliosis surgery scar, and now's as good a time as any to analyze what Princess Beatrice's bee brooch really means.
For her sister's big day, Beatrice accessorized her indigo dress with a sparkly bee brooch, which actually has an interesting hidden meaning. It seems the bee isn't just to help us remember her name is BEEatrice. As it turns out, she also might have worn it to symbolize her family.
Even though the British royal family is part of the Church of England, the bee symbol has significance in the Catholic church and is present throughout St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The St. Peter's Basilica canopy designed by Italian architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Urban VIII includes a ton of bee motifs, which were also present on the pope's family's armor and represents hard work and eloquence, which is fitting since Beatrice totally owned her speech during the ceremony.
""It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood." Princess Beatrice of York reads a passage taken from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Royal Wedding. #RoyalWedding #7News pic.twitter.com/H3EtjMDh1m
- 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 12, 2018
Similar to Urban VIII's family symbol, the beehive also represents a tight-knit community, which is undoubtedly the best way to describe the royal family especially considering the drama surrounding Eugenie and Beatrice's parents' messy divorce.
According to some bee enthusiasts, the insect is also a common motif in weddings because they can represent family, growth, love, and life.
Another, TBH, totally valid interpretation is the bee symbolizes Beatrice's membership to Beyoncé's Beyhive fanclub.
Of course, everything is up for interpretation, but it's definitely interesting to imagine why Beatrice chose that accessory!
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