Princess Beatrice and her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will tie the knot in a lavish Royal Wedding on May 29. The couple will we after a whirlwind romance, which saw Eda get down on one knee while the couple enjoyed a trip to Italy.
Princess Beatrice hasn’t had the best year, so the proposal has likely brought the York sister some happiness during the difficult few months.
But it seems that while wedding planning may have been a good tactic to keep her mind off things, the organisation of her upcoming nuptials has proved more difficult than previously thought.
Royal Weddings are a nightmare for planning at the best of times, that much can be assumed.
And while Bea has been planning a much more parred back wedding than younger sister Princess Eugenie, or that of Meghan MArkle and Prince Harry, there’s still been a number of difficulties along the way.
Announcing the most recent news on Friday, the couple confirmed that ”Her Majesty the Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at the Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace”.
The statement read: “The ceremony will be followed by a private reception given by the Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace”.
Beatrice will be just the second of the Queen’s grandchildren to hold her celebration at the Royal Family’s main residence.
But it was rumoured the wedding was initially planned to be held in Italy.
However, the couple cancelled their plans to marry abroad due to Bea’s grandparents’ health conditions.
This comes after Prince Philip spent four days in hospital over Christmas, with the Queen cancelling an engagement due to feeling under the weather in January.
The Queen no longer travels abroad but a source claimed she was adamant she wanted to attend the couples’ wedding.
This left Bea and Edo with no choice but the hold the wedding in the UK, as Beatrice was also keen to see her beloved grandmother there for her big day.
Buckingham Palace says the choice of the Chapel Royal, which is adjacent to Princess Beatrice’s home, is an indication of the scale and nature of the wedding.
The stunning venue was chosen by Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi, known as Edo, for its “intimate atmosphere”.
But there is also a more personal note behind the sweet venue choice.
The chapel is also where the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was held in February 1840, and where Bea herself was christened as a baby.