Buckingham Palace unveiled on its Twitter account the photos of the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, on Saturday, July 18. Prince Andrew’s daughter wears a tiara and wedding dress borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II.
Some relatives of Princess Beatrice initially bet on a wedding dress designed by Italian designer Caroline Castigliano. Prince Andrew’s daughter, however, created a surprise on Friday July 17, the day of her discreet wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the All Saints Chapel Royal in Windsor. For the occasion, the 31-year-old had actually opted for a vintage dress, borrowed… from Elizabeth II. The two also posed together, alongside Prince Philip and the groom, during a photoshoot with Benjamin Wheeler.
Buckingham Palace thus revealed in a press release published on Saturday July 18 that the dress, designed by Norman Hartnell and brought up to date by British designers Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, came directly from Her Majesty’s wardrobe.
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A dress from the 1960s
An outfit that admirers of the princess have been able to discover in a series of unpublished photos, shared the day after the ceremony on the royal family’s Twitter account. The wedding dress, made of silk taffeta, is edged in ivory duchess satin, the Palace said. Embroidered with diamond trims, it has organza sleeves and a geometric checkered bodice. An outfit that Elizabeth II wore at the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia, in 1962, in London.
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The tiara of Queens Victoria, Mary and Elizabeth II
And the tribute paid by Princess Beatrice, 31, to her grandmother, does not end there. Princess Eugenie’s sister wore the diamond tiara worn by the Queen of England on her wedding day to Prince Philip, November 20, 1947. An accessory originally made in 1919 for Queen Mary, the grandmother of Elizabeth II. It had been fashioned from the necklace Queen Victoria wore during her union with Prince Albert in 1840.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 35, also unveiled unseen photos of his wedding on Sunday, July 19, on which it is possible to admire the tiara and the wedding dress in more detail. In a relationship since October 2018, the Italian real estate developer and the princess announced their engagement in September 2019. But the scandal linked to Prince Andrew, accused of being involved in the Jeffrey Epstein affair, then the coronavirus pandemic, had caused the postponement of their union. They finally said “yes” to each other on Friday July 17 in front of an audience of twenty guests. And this, in the purest respect of sanitary instructions.