Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Reuters
Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress borrowed from the Queen for her wedding to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, new photographs reveal.
The ivory gown was designed by British couturier Norman Hartnell, and is made from Peau De Soie taffeta.
It features a square neckline with organza puff sleeves in addition to diamanté and chequered bodice.
The Queen’s dressmaker Angela Kelly and bridal designer Stewart Parvin both worked with the Princess to ensure the gown was remodelled to fit her.
Buckingham Palace has released two official photographs from the ceremony, one of which shows the Princess and Mapelli Mozzi emerging from their ceremony together while another shows them standing arm in arm at a short distance from the Queen and Prince Philip.
A photograph from the occasion reveals that back then the dress did not feature puff sleeves but had simple straps.
Additionally, the skirt of the gown was in a puffball silhouette, while for Beatrice it had been redone so that the hem of the skirt gently grazed the floor.
Princess Beatrice wore the gown with a veil and a tiara.
The Queen, meanwhile, wore it with long white gloves and a crown.
The Princess’s wedding ceremony took place on Friday in private at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Beatrice, who was originally scheduled to marry Mapelli Mozzi in May, was forced to postpone her nuptials due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the couple adhered to strict social distancing guidelines on the day.
Prince Philip also attended the service along with about 20 other guests, including Beatrice’s parents Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York.
“The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor,” the statement read.
“The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family members.
“The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines.”
Last year, because of the health crisis, it was switched to a low-key celebration in the grounds of Windsor Castle west of London, and the palace said the same was likely again.
Prince William is encouraging everyone in Britain to follow the example of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip by having the coronavirus vaccine.
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