How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Congratulated Princess Beatrice on Her Wedding Day
Other members of the royal family also wished the newlywed and her now-husband, Edo Mapelli Mozzi, well ahead of their July 17 nuptials.
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were among the original guests invited to Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi's May 29 nuptials, the COVID-19 outbreak forced the royal newlyweds to reschedule and limit their guest list to a small number of family and friends. Nonetheless, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed about their cousin's new journey—and also sent along their well wishes ahead of the wedding, an insider shared with Us Weekly.
According to the outlet, the duo called in advance to send Princess Beatrice love on her big day—as did another royal couple. "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry didn't attend the wedding but they did call Beatrice beforehand to wish her good luck," the source said. "Prince William and Duchess Kate also called to congratulate Bea."
These royals weren't the only ones to congratulate Princess Beatrice on her nuptials, however. Princess Eugenie took to Instagram to share her excitement for her older sister. "What a complete joy and privilege to watch you, my beautiful big sister, walk down the aisle to dear Edo," she wrote, adding: "I am so proud of you and I'm excited to support you in the next chapter of your life. We are going to have so much fun together."
While the guest list was capped at about 20 of Princess Beatrice and Edo's loved ones, distinguished guests still made an appearance at the wedding—notably Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth. "The Queen was the guest of honor, and it was very important that she was there," a royal insider shared with People. "It was planned for some time, and everyone had to be extremely cautious leading up to the big day because the Queen was in attendance. They had to make sure everyone who was attending was in perfect health."