A bride with an eye for a vintage look is very much in luck when she’s got Queen Elizabeth for a grandmother. Beatrice, 31, borrowed her grandmother’s vintage dress designed by Norman Hartnell, as well as the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara the Queen wore on her wedding day in 1947, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a tweet. The Palace also shared a photo of the Queen and Prince Philip with the bride and groom (at a COVID-safe distance).
The dress, seen in the photos above, was first worn by the Queen at the 1967 State Opening of Parliament and was remodeled and refitted by the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly and local dressmaker Stewart Parvin, tweeted Omid Scobie. Per Hello! magazine, the dress was made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory. It’s trimmed with ivory Duchess satin and features organza sleeves. Beatrice paired the dress with a half-up hairstyle.
The royal reporter shared these photos of Beatrice and Mozzi on their wedding day, along with an E.E. Cummings poem Mozzi shared with his bride:
Hello! reports that, besides the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, other close family attended the ceremony but remained socially distant, per COVID-19 guidelines. There were 20 people in attendance, per 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,” an insider told the magazine. “They had to make sure everyone who was attending was in perfect health.”
Like the rest of us planning weddings in the middle of a global pandemic, Princess Beatrice had to scale things back for her big day. She had 20 guests at her wedding in Windsor on Friday, and in the lead-up to to the big day, they were reportedly all told to follow COVID-19 social-distance guidelines.
The reception was also a quiet, understated affair. The newlyweds invited 14 friends to Royal Lodge and they celebrated until early Saturday morning, per Hello! magazine. The party, like the wedding, followed COVID-19 social distance guidelines. But that didn’t mean the post-nuptial bash couldn’t be fun. Hello! reported that the party had jukeboxes, a dartboard, specialty cocktails, bespoke catering, and more. There was even a bouncy castle. Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, has a 4-year-old son named Wolfie. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t enjoyed by some of the adult guests, too.
Following the party, the guests retired to glamping pods that were set up in Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s Windsor home. Beatrice and Mozzi have known each other for years, but they didn’t start dating until the fall of 2018, when Beatrice’s sister, Eugenie, married Jack Brooksbank.
Beatrice and Mozzi got engaged in Italy in September 2019. The wedding was initially scheduled for May 29 at St. James’s Palace in London but was postponed because of the pandemic.
“We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement,” the couple’s statement read last year. “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to actually be married. 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.”