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Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in private ceremony

2020-07-19

By royal wedding standards, they were pretty nondescript nuptials.

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married Friday in a private Windsor ceremony attended by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and fewer than two dozen others, Buckingham Palace confirmed to the Daily News.

Social distancing was practiced at the small ceremony, which replaced a grander affair planned earlier in the year.

The marriage at Windsor Great Park’s All Saints Chapel, about five miles south of the monarch’s residence of Windsor Castle, came two months after the couple had originally planned to marry on May 29. The original ceremony was postponed due to coronavirus.

“The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor,” a Buckingham Palace statement read.

Besides the queen, the nearly 20 friends and family in attendance also included her husband Prince Philip “and close family,” according to the statement, which noted the ceremony was held “in accordance with all relevant government guidelines.”

Buckingham Palace made no mention of Beatrice’s controversial father Prince Andrew being in there, or her mom, Sarah, Duchess of York, but People reports that Andrew attended.

Back in November, the 60-year-old disgraced third child of the queen and duke of Edinburgh stepped back from his public duties and was then booted from Buckingham Palace just days after a disturbing interview about his friendship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Just last month, federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed a request to interview the Duke of York in their investigation of Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking enablers.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the princess, 31, and Mozzi, 36, to scrap their original plans to tie the knot at St. James’s Palace in London. The couple previously intended to hold a reception at the queen’s gardens at Buckingham Palace.

Through her marriage, the royal is also now a stepmother to Mozzi’s son, born in 2016, with his ex, Dara Huang.