As if planning a wedding weren’t stressful enough, the emotional roller coaster ride in 2020 became even more violent for some bride-to-be. Keyword: Corona.
Due to the worldwide virus pandemic, many a wedding has been canceled or postponed (for example, that of Sylvie Meis). Or the celebration had to take place in a different way than originally planned. Perhaps a little consolation, if you were or were affected as a bride: You are not alone with it. Countless other brides are sitting on the roller coaster with you.
Including a royal passenger. We’re talking about Princess Beatrice of York, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and thus granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. The 31-year-old had actually planned to marry her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the end of May. Unfortunately, nothing came of it. Also because the Corona virus raged particularly violently in Great Britain.
Royal wedding during Corona: This story is behind Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress
Now, similar to our European neighbors, there were first easing in private festivities. Naturally, Beatrice and her Edoardo did not have to be asked for a long time and married quietly on the weekend, or more precisely on July 17th, in the smallest family circle.
And what should we say? Even if the celebration does not come close to the pompous wedding ceremonies of other royals , we are more than thrilled with the pictures of the wedding. The princess and her newlywed husband shine on the competition and look incredibly happy.
Distance on the wedding photos: Princess Beatrice and her husband with the Queen and Prince Philip
Princess Beatrice looked so beautiful in the tiara and dress of her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth
The wedding took place in the company of around 20 guests in the beautifully decorated Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor – among the guests were of course the Queen herself and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip. cheap formal dresses online
The queen also played a special role in the wedding ceremony: according to the old wedding custom, which originally comes from England, the bride Beatrice wore something old and something borrowed – from her grandmother’s property.
Because the wedding dress of the 31-year-old is not bought new but vintage and comes from the Queen’s wardrobe. She was already wearing the dress by designer Norman Hartnell (who also had her own wedding dress by the way) for two public appearances in the early 1960s. Back then, the diamond-trimmed dress had no sleeves and a balloon-shaped, voluminous skirt. Together with the designers Stewart Parvin and Angela Kelly Beatrice gave the dress her personal touch. So transparent organza sleeves were added and the skirt, thanks to several ruffles, removed the somewhat stale heaviness.
In addition, the princess, who is ninth in the British succession, carried a bridal bouquet with the traditional myrtle branches, her engagement ring by designer Shaun Leane – and on loan from her grandmother: a tiara owned by Queen Elizabeth’s mother, who is today 94-year-old borrowed herself for her wedding in 1947. What a nice gesture!
Queen Elizabeth in Norman Hartnell’s dress at a 1962 film premiere
The tiara, which Princess Beatrice also wore at her wedding, adorned Queen Elizabeth’s head as early as 1947