Princess Beatrice Wore A Vintage Wedding Dress Borrowed From The Queen

The first pictures of Princess Beatrice's wedding have been revealed and she's wearing a vintage dress her grandmother wore in 1962...

Princess Beatrice Wedding Dress

by Daisy Jordan |
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In the first pictures released of Princess Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, the bride is revealed to be wearing a vintage dress and jewellery loaned to her by her grandmother, the Queen.

Princess Beatrice Wedding Dress
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The Royal was forced to postpone her big day earlier this year due to Covid-19, leaving her and her now-husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi no doubt disappointed.

Fortunately the happy couple were able to tie the knot in a small ceremony that took place yesterday at All Saints chapel in Windsor, where Beatrice was reportedly finally able to wear the gown first chosen for their ceremony at St James' Chapel.

The dress in question appears to be one designed by Norman Hartnell and was worn by the Queen for the world premiere of Lawrence Of Arabia at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square in December 1962. It was altered to fit her by the Queen's dresser and designer Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin.

The Queen also allowed her granddaughter to wear the same tiara that she wore on her wedding day.

There were fewer than 20 guests in attendance for the nuptials, including Queen Elizabeth II and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beatrice’s parents Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew also attended alongside sister Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brookbank.

Edoardo - also known as Edo - invited his son Wolfie to be his ‘mini best man’, while Edo’s parents Nikki Shale and Alex Mapelli Mozzi were also present to see their son tie the knot.

We may have been in the dark about the bride's dress until now, but one thing we did know was what the Queen wore to celebrate the nuptials.

Her Majesty wore a turquoise pleated coat and matching hat adored with pink roses to see her granddaughter marry, which she wore later that day to knight Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo announced their engagement in September 2019, with Buckingham Palace announcing in a statement: 'Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020.

'Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi said; “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married."'

Edoardo helped to design Beatrice's stunning engagement ring with British jeweler Shaun Leane.

The ring, which holds a 3.5 carat round diamond, is estimated to be worth around £60,000.

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