Daily Mail Online understands Beatrice and Edo first had to wait for a date to be agreed by the Queen, then for the “furore surrounding Prince Andrew to die down”.
The general election, Christmas and New Year then got in the way, and now “Beatrice has been upstaged by Harry and Meghan.”
Sources have suggested the royal nuptials is to be planned for “early summer” before Royal Ascot week.
However, no official date has yet been revealed.
When Buckingham Palace first announced the engagement, the statement said the couple will marry “in 2020”.