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Princess Beatrice is set to marry property tycoon Edoardo Mapeeli Mozzi on 29 May and the Queen has agreed to host her wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.
The pair will marry at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace – which Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement last week.
But while her big day won’t be as lavish as her sister Eugenie’s, or other royals who have married in recent years, an official statement from the palace confirmed that the Queen will host Beatrice’s wedding reception at her iconic London home.
The statement read, ‘The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020.
‘The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019.
‘Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
‘The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.’
The Chapel Royal is a smaller wedding venue that St George’s Chapel Windsor, where Princess Eugenie wed, however Buckingham Palace is an extraordinary location for a reception.
Some have speculated that the Queen’s incredibly kind gesture is a sign that she is sticking by the Yorks amid the controversy surrounding Prince Andrew.
The Prince stepped down from royal duties last year after a disastrous interview about his friendship with the late paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein.
On the other hand, the Queen deciding to host their wedding reception could be a practical move.
As Princess Beatrice’s wedding is being held in Central London, she would need a London location for her reception.
And considering Buckingham Palace is just a stone’s throw away from St James’s Palace, it makes sense for the reception to be held at the Queen’s residence.
Either way, we can’t wait for the next Royal Wedding!