Wedding gown of Princess Beatrice on display for public
LONDON (UK) – The gown worn by Britain’s Princess Beatrice at her scaled down wedding two months ago will be out on display for the public on Thursday at Windsor Castle where her “secret” marriage took place.
Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, entered wedlock with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July in a private ceremony. It was a simple affair without the usual pomp that royal weddings usually attract.
The couple had plans to get married in May but the coronavirus lockdown forced them to reschedule. It was a low-key ceremony, restricting the number of guests. It was only attended by close family including the 94-year-old monarch.
Beatrice wore a remodelled taffeta, ivory dress designed by Norman Hartnell. Elizabeth herself had worn in the 1960s and had loaned it to her granddaughter for the wedding.
Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino, is a replica of her bridal bouquet, and will be on display as well. However, the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the queen wore for her own wedding in 1947 and lent Beatrice for the day, will not be part of the same, open for public.
Beatrice, 32, is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, the queen’s second son, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is the ninth-in-line to the British throne.