Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi Are Married!
The royal couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in front of just 20 guests.
Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi were among an ever-expanding list of couples who were forced to put their big-day plans on hold due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But according to People, the royal duo decided to forge ahead with their wedding with a small group of guests to help them mark the milestone. The outlet reported that just 20 of their closest friends and family attended the nuptials in the United Kingdom. "The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 a.m. on Friday, 17 July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor," a statement out of Buckingham Palace said.
The statement went on to share that the intimate nuptials abided by all of the necessary social gathering protocols that are still in place because of the COVID-19 outbreak: "The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines."
While the two have officially said their I dos, their original wedding was actually planned to take place on May 29 at St. James' Palace. After initially adjusting some of their events, like canceling their Buckingham Palace Gardens reception, the news broke back in April that the couple had to cancel their big-day plans in May all together. "There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding. They aren't even thinking about their wedding at this time," a spokesperson for the couple told People back in mid-April. "There will come a time to rearrange, but that's not yet." Now that they're newlyweds, they get to experience the exciting new changes married life has to offer—starting with Princess Beatrice's new title. "Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation. He is a count—his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna," said Edo's father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, The Daily Mail previously reported.
Despite their whirlwind journey to the altar, the pair is undoubtably thrilled to begin this new chapter. "We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together," they previously shared in a joint statement after their engagement. "We share so many similar interests and values and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."