If you thought that royal wedding mania was over for a while after the double whammy of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie celebrating their nuptials last year, then think again. It’s time for us all to get excited again as Princess Beatrice is officially engaged.
Congratulations are in order for Eugenie’s sister and her new fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who announced their engagement on Thursday morning (26 September), with the most beautiful series of pictures capturing their special moment.
The images, which appeared on Princess Eugenie’s Instagram page after the royal became the first to congratulate her sister in public, show Beatrice wearing a gorgeous floral dress and naturally, we’re now obsessed with it. Luckily, Marks & Spencer is selling a dupe of the stylish royal’s Allia dress by Zimmermann and the resemblance is uncanny.
The high street giant’s Floral-Waisted Midi dress is part of their Per Una collection and it is gorgeous. Just like the original designer version, it features a rose print design, chic long sleeves and gathered cuffs. However, unlike the £595 price tag that comes with Beatrice’s dress, this one will only set you back £65. Talk about a bargain!
As described on by M&S, the dress’s ‘gently cinched waist gives subtle definition’ and the ‘delicate self-covered front buttons and blouson sleeves for a nod to the season’s prairie trend.’ It is perfect for both a day time or an evening look, if not a special occasion like Beatrice’s.
The Princess looked breath-taking and royal fans were left gushing after Eugenie’s touching congratulatory message to her sister, which read: ‘Beabea – wow! I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo. It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be. 📷 by me!! “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”‘