Why Princess Beatrice's wedding was bittersweet for the Queen

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot in a secret ceremony on Friday 17 July, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

Why was the wedding of Princess Beatrice bittersweet?

Bea's wedding is likely to be the last royal wedding Her Majesty and Prince Philip will be able to attend as all of their grown-up grandchildren are now married.

As well as Princess Beatrice, their grandchildren also include Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex's children, Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James, Viscount Severn, 12, are the Queen and Prince Philip's youngest grandchildren.

but given Lady Louise and James's young ages, it will likely be some time before we see either of them walk down the aisle.

The next major royal weddings would be that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Given that the Queen is 94 and Prince Philip is 99, it's unfortunately highly unlikely they'll see any more young royals tie the knot.This follows news that Princess Beatrice decided to go against royal tradition for her wedding ring.

Most royal brides have opted for gold wedding bands in the past, but Beatrice chose platinum.

According to Hello, Beatrice’s wedding ring is platinum and diamond – created specifically to fit around her engagement ring and was designed by the same jeweller, Shaun Leane.

She also chose to upcycle her grandmother's dress for her nuptials, adding sleeves and a different trim.

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