Princess Beatrice is getting wed this year, meaning we’ve got another Royal wedding to look forward to. But where will she tie the knot? And who will be attending? With industry knowledge, we’re about to reveal everything we know so far about the huge 2020 wedding. Keep reading to find out.
When is the big day and where will Beatrice tie the knot?
The 2020 Royal wedding will take place at St James’s Palace on 29 May. Beatrice and businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will exchange vows in the Chapel Royal, ahead of a private wedding reception hosted by Beatrice’s grandmother, the Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Kind-hearted as ever, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Princess and her groom have asked that well-wishers consider supporting the charities Big Change and Cricket Builds Hope rather than sending gifts.
When did the couple get engaged?
It was back in September 2019 that the engagement was officially announced, complimented with a gallery of beautiful photographs taken by Beatrice’s younger sister, Princess Eugenie.
Edoardo had proposed on a holiday in Italy. “I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo,” Eugenie wrote on Instagram at the time. “It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be.”
The bride-to-be said at the time: “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 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.”
What does Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring look like?
Beatrice’s platinum and diamond engagement ring was handcrafted by British jewellery designer, Shaun Leane, who has worked with Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. He told Vogue: “It’s a fusion of Art Deco, which Eduardo loves, with Victorian elements for Beatrice,”
He added: “It’s a mixture of both eras and crafted to include personal messages, so it’s entirely unique to them.”
Previous Royal weddings and Royal family members have set a precedent for just how important the ring is to British design.Prince Phillip took part in the designing of the Queen’s diamond engagement ring, Princess Margaret was a jewellery patron, and Prince Albert was a dab hand at designing all types of jewels for Queen Victoria, including necklaces, and the sapphire and diamond coronet on display in the Bollinger Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Who will attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding?
As well as members of the royal family like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie, we can of course expect to see high-profile faces at the ceremony.
Princess Beatrice’s close friends include the supermodel Karlie Kloss, the singer Ellie Goulding, and Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field.
Who else has had their wedding at the Chapel Royal?
The Chapel Royal also served as a wedding venue for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg on 10 February 1840, as well as the then Duke of York and Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (later King George V and Queen Mary), in 1893.
More recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s sons, Prince George and Prince Louis, were christened at the Chapel Royal, making it a popular choice for family ceremonies.