Beatrice cancels wedding reception over coronavirus outbreak

Princess Beatrice's wedding plans have been thrown into disarray amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Queen's granddaughter and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have cancelled their reception, which was due to take place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Beatrice and millionaire property tycoon Edo still plan to wed on May 29, but are looking at whether a private marriage with a small group of family and friends would be feasible.

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File photo dated 31/08/19 of Princess Beatrice and her fiance Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who are due to marry on May 29 in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, Buckingham Palace. Events in the royal calendar could be affected after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the Government is no longer supporting mass gatherings.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 19: Princess Beatrice d’York and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Wedding of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon and Olympia Von Arco-Zinneberg at Les Invalides on October 19, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Luc Castel/Getty Images)
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the London Premiere of Apple's acclaimed documentary "The Elephant Queen" on October 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Apple)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice of York attend the Lenny Kravitz & Dom Perignon 'Assemblage' exhibition, the launch Of Lenny Kravitz' UK Photography Exhibition, on July 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Dom Perignon)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Princess Beatrice of York and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi speak with guests during a Pitch@Palace event, hosted by Prince Andrew, Duke of York at St James Palace on June 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: (L-R) HRH Princess Beatrice of York, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Ruth Ganesh at the Animal Ball Art Show Private Viewing, presented by Elephant Family on May 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Animal Ball)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Inspiring People' project at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Portrait Gala at National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arriving at the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Casper Jopling, York Minster. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
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The daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York is set to walk down the aisle in the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.

"In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for May 29.

"They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people.

"Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place.

"The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends."

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