Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor this morning July 17, with around 25 guests including the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, and Duke of York.
The couple had been influenced to postpone their large planned ceremony due to the coronavirus crisis but went ahead with an intimate ceremony behind closed doors.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were photographed being driven on the Long Walk to the wedding on Friday morning, the Sun newspaper reported, before the ceremony in All Saints Chapel, Windsor Great Park.
Princess Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi were due to marry at the Chapel Royal, at St James’s Palace, in London, in May, with 150 guests and a larger reception planned.
Instead, they invited just close friends and family for a private wedding.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said: “The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am 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 following all relevant Government Guidelines.”
It is believed to be the first time the Duke of York has been with the Queen and Prince Philip since the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell and the revival of the Epstein scandal.
Princess Beatrice has been engaged to Mr. Mapelli-Mozzi since September 2018 and has had to push back the date of her wedding several times.
“They are particularly conscious of government advice concerning both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people. Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place. Read here