A Secret Royal Wedding

Well wasn’t this the most exciting news for a Friday!

Many congratulations to Princess Beatrice of York and her new husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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A love story to give us all hope

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, or Bea and Edo as the are known to their friends and family, were due to get married on May 29th this year. Like hundreds of thousands of other couples the world over their wedding day was postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic sweeping the UK and the rest of the planet.

My bestie Sarah should have been getting married on the 30th May. It should have been a weekend of celebrations. And like Bea and Edo, Sarah and Ian will be getting married next month in a much scaled down ceremony with plans to celebrate on a bigger scale when we are all once again safe to celebrate.

Bea and Edo’s secret wedding was held at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor. They worked within government guidelines meaning that their wedding service was in keeping with the unique circumstances we find ourselves in whilst enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family members.

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Princess Beatrice wore her something borrowed. She had two ‘somethings borrowed’! A vintage Norman Hartnell dress remodelled for her wedding day. And she also wore the spectacular Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara that her Grandmother also wore on her wedding day. She looked exquisite.

Her bouquet was packed with summer flowers of railing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink o’hara garden roses, pink wax flower and baby pink astible. And in keeping with royal tradition some sprigs of myrtle – a tradition started by Queen Victoria.

We are told that the couple had two of their favourite poems read by their Mothers; Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare and I carry you in my heart by E.E. Cummings – along with a biblical reading, St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians Chapter 13, verses 1-13. Mr NKP and I had  I carry you in my heart by E.E. Cummings read at our wedding by my now sister in law. Its a beautiful piece.

No hymns were sung to adhere to government guidelines but music was played and prayers for the newlyweds were read.

The love of your Family…

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Its been said that Bea wanted both of her grandparents there and so it was brought forward to ensure this would happen. This encapsulates everything that weddings are about. Being with your nearest and dearest to celebrate your love for each other.

I think that Princess Beatrice and her new husband Edo may have cemented the trend for at least the remainder of 2020. To have a small intimate wedding now and the most incredible party at a later date. A double celebration – whats not to love?!

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