Since Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the end of September, there’s been on big question on the public’s mind: where will she tie the knot?
As her fiancé is Italian, there was speculation that the royal may choose to have her nuptials abroad, but speaking to Press Association on Monday, her mother, Sarah, the Duchess of York, revealed that her daughter will tie the knot at home.
‘It can only be Britain,’ she confirmed to PA while walking the red carpet at the British Film Institute Luminous Gala.
Of her future son-in-law, the Duchess added: ‘Edo, I’ve known him all my life. His brother is my godson. I forgot to tell you that. Alby is my godson and I’m so proud. I’ve known Edo since he was four, and he’s got a lovely mum, Nikki. It’s really, really good news. I’m really, really proud of them both.’
Her reveal about the location of the wedding also puts an end to rumours that the Queen, Beatrice’s grandmother, might not be able to attend the big day.
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The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. This photograph was taken by Princess Eugenie in Italy. Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi said; “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 be married.” For more click the link in our bio. 📷 © Princess Eugenie
Speaking to OK! magazine, royal expert Ingrid Seward said previously: ‘I think in her heart Beatrice would like to be married in Italy where Edo’s from.
‘But there’s no way the Queen will fly to Europe for the wedding so it will have to be in England’ – and now it looks like this prediction will come true.
This means we have another royal wedding in the UK to look forward too, just under a year after Beatrice’s younger sister Eugenie said ‘I do’ to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – the same location where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in May of the same year.
It remains to be seen whether Beatrice and Edoardo will follow in their footsteps with a traditional venue, but one thing is for sure – we can’t wait to see the dress…