Princess Beatrice surprised royal observers when she secretly married Edoardo Mapelli Motzi in July. The pandemic forced the couple to cancel their original wedding date in May. But they took the opportunity to hold a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at the Royal Lodge in Windsor at a time when restrictions on locking the UK were lifted. Items from Beatrice and Edoardo’s wedding will now be on display at Windsor Castle. It is revealed that the princess subtly paid tribute to Kate, the Duchess of Sussex, wearing a certain item on her special day.
The bride and groom were planning their wedding in just two weeks
Beatrice and Edoardo tied the knot on July 17 after only two weeks of preparation. With the help of his mother and Sarah, Duchess of York, the couple organized a last-minute ceremony. Only a handful of guests were present. The guest list included Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, as well as Beatrice’s father, Prince Andrew.
Because they got together so quickly – and in secret – not many details were revealed. But now fans will get their chance to see the dress, shoes and replica of her bridal bouquet of Beatrice at a new exhibition at Windsor Castle.
The items were on display on September 24 and will remain until November 22. Beatrice is the fourth royal bride in recent years to show off her wedding items. She follows in the footsteps of Kate, Megan, the Duchess of Sussex and her sister Princess Eugenie.
In addition to the items on display, the exhibit will include recorded audio clips of the bride and groom. These recordings give fans details of the preparations and the wedding day itself.
Princess Beatrice borrowed her wedding dress from Queen Elizabeth
For her big day, Beatrice asked her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, if she could borrow a special dress. Beatrice wore a dress designed by Norman Hartnell, which Her Majesty first wore in 1961.
According to People magazine, the dress is made of “vory peau de soie taffeta, with a skirt cut in ivory satin duchesse”. The royal collection says that it is an example of “Hartinel’s” crinoline silhouette and love of decoration “.
The dress features geometric hand embroidery in crystals and diamonds above the bodice, waist and hips. And Queen Angela Kelly’s personal assistant and dressing gown and fashion Stuart Parvin helped Beatrice redesign her wedding dress.
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Details of the changes in the dress are presented in the new exposition of the Royal Collection. The full silhouette was “softened to give a more modern, simple shape.” They also tied and recreated the lower skirt and silk tulle pants.
Beatrice also added triple organza short sleeves to the vintage diamond straps to match Hartnell’s original embroidery design. All changes are reversible.
Princess Beatrice subtly paid tribute to Kate Middleton with her wedding shoes
Queen Elizabeth first wore the dress to a state dinner at the British Embassy in Rome during a state visit in 1961. She also wore it to the London premiere in 1962. Lawrence of Arabic. Queen Elizabeth also wore a Hartnell dress for her wedding as well as for her 1953 coronation.
According to The Mirror, Beatrice has adapted her wedding look with a stunning diamond tiara. She paid tribute to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, with her Valentino wedding shoes. Beatrice wore the same shoes at Kate’s wedding to Prince William in 2011.
Beatrice and Edoardo have known each other for years before becoming husband and wife. She is now the stepmother of his four-year-old son Christopher, nicknamed Wolfe. Princess Beatrice seems to be settling into her new role as husband and mother. Cameras recently spotted her at the grocery store while Edoardo and Wolfe waited in a Range Rover.