July 20, 2020, 04.54 PM

LONDON, KOMPAS.com — The British Royal Family’s Princess Beatrice married in a private ceremony on July 17 to her now-husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Saturday while also sharing the newlywed’s official wedding photographs.

Princess Beatrice is the daughter of Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson. She is also the older sister of Princess Eugenie who married Jack Brooksbank in 2018. 

Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress from the reigning British monarch and her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Edoardo, a property tycoon, married the British royal family member in the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

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The couple had originally planned to marry Edoardo Mozzi on May 29 in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. However, due to the pandemic, the ceremony was postponed.

Prince Phillip was in attendance together with the parents and siblings of the newly wedded couple.

Due to Princess Beatrice’s wedding taking place amid the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace stated that Covid-19 health protocols were followed at the ceremony.

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During the wedding ceremony, music was played, but absent of singing and hymns including during the national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

The 31-year-old wore a vintage Normal Hartnell dress and a diamond tiara that was also worn by the Queen on her wedding day in 1947.

The 36-year-old groom wore a morning suit as his wedding attire.

Families of the bride and groom have known one another for several years. The newlyweds's relationship was reported to have started after meeting again at Princess Eugenie's wedding.

The parents of the bride expressed their excitement over Princess Beatrice's engagement saying that they were "thrilled" with the news.

Prince Andrew and Sarah have maintained an amicable relationship following their divorce in 1996.

The nuptials have also been overshadowed by questions about Andrew’s friendship with the late American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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The prince has stopped performing public royal duties amid demands by US authorities to question him about Epstein, who died in a New York jail in August 2019 while facing sex trafficking charges.

Andrew does not appear in the two wedding photos released by the palace, which show the couple leaving the church and with the queen and Prince Philip. 

(Writer & Editor: AP) 

Source: https://apnews.com/928cf8a3bada64204b46a992c2613bff

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