Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes were actually a touching nod to Prince William and Kate

Since Princess Beatrice married her now-husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret intimate ceremony on Friday, we’re relishing all the details that are being released post-nuptials, including the stories behind many of the items Beatrice wore on the day.

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From her dress to the flowers, the wedding was full of sweet, sentimental touches – as well as some sustainable ones, too.

While you’d be forgiven for thinking that the bridal outfit of a royal would never include something they had previously worn, when it comes to Princess Beatrice she has no airs or graces about re-wearing old items and it seems she was only too happy to repurpose her existing wardrobe for the big day.

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The recycled item in question was in fact her shoes, which were a beautiful champagne-hued pair of sparkling Valentino heels. We’ve seen Beatrice in these shoes not once but twice before – she wore them to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 and she was also spotted in them when attending for the nuptials of Belgian royal Prince Amedeo in 2014.

Seeing as Kate and Will couldn’t be in attendance at the small wedding ceremony, which took place at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, it was a touching nod to the couple for Beatrice to wear the same shoes she stepped out in for her cousin’s big day.

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The wedding was full of these sweet, sentimental touches – her dress was a reworked vintage ivory Normal Hartnell number loaned by the Queen (which she herself wore for a state dinner in Rome in 1961), as was her diamond tiara, which was the exact one the Queen wore on her own wedding day.

Mneawhile, Beatrice’s wedding bouquet upheld a 162-year-old royal tradition by containing sprigs of myrtle, and it was designed by Patrice Van Helden Oakes, who was also the florist behind her sister Eugenie’s bouquet for her own wedding in 2018.