Princess Beatrice weds in dress and tiara borrowed from the Queen

Princess Beatrice wed property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi wearing a dress and tiara borrowed from the Queen, Buckingham Palace said.

The couple were married in a small family ceremony on Friday at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, it added.

Beatrice wore a vintage Peau De Soie taffeta dress in shades of ivory by Norman Hartnell, on loan from the Queen, trimmed with duchess satin and encrusted with diamante.

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The Queen wearing the dress (PA)

It appears to be a modified version of the dress the Queen wore to the world premier of Lawrence Of Arabia at the Odeon Leicester Square in December 1962.

The dress was remodelled and fitted by the Queen's senior dresser Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin, Buckingham Palace said.

Beatrice wore the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, also on loan from the Queen – and which was worn by the monarch on her wedding day.

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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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Buckingham Palace on Saturday released new photographs of the wedding, which show Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi leaving the church after the service, and the couple with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

She carried a bouquet of trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink O'Hara garden roses, pink wax flower, baby pink astilbe and, in keeping with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle.

It was created by Patrice Van Helden Oakes – who designed the bouquet for her sister Eugenie's wedding in 2018 – and has been placed on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.

Beatrice's ring was designed by Shaun Leane and Mr Mapelli Mozzi's ring was a vintage gold band designed by Josh Collins.

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The Queen wearing the tiara (PA)

She was walked down the aisle by her father, the Duke of York, Buckingham Palace said.

But while the new photographs showed the couple with the Queen and Philip at a distance, there was no picture released of the pair with Beatrice's parents.

Andrew's public life was left in tatters after his disastrous Newsnight interview about his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, and in the programme's aftermath the duke stepped back from royal duties.

Mr Mapelli Mozzi's son Wolfie was best man and pageboy.

The Queen described the private family occasion, attended by the Duke of Edinburgh, the couple's parents and their siblings, as "very nice".

Speaking to fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family, after she had knighted him at Windsor Castle for raising millions for the NHS, she said: "My granddaughter got married this morning, both Philip and I managed to get there – very nice."

The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Canon Paul Wright, sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, and the Reverend Canon Martin Poll, domestic Chaplain to the Queen.

It included two of the couple's favourite poems, read by their mothers, and a biblical reading – Shakespeare's Sonnet 116; I carry your heart with me by EE Cummings, and St Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians.

In an unusual move, the wedding was not announced in advance, the ceremony was held in private and pictures of the event were not immediately released.

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi outside the chapel (Benjamin Wheeler/PA)

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "The couple decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May.

"Working within Government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family."

Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi had planned to wed on May 29 in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, but the ceremony was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Mr Mapelli Mozzi, a millionaire property tycoon, known as Edo, and Beatrice began dating in autumn 2018, and were soon being tipped to walk up the aisle.

The princess, who split from her long-term love Dave Clark in 2016 after 10 years together, got engaged during a weekend trip to Italy following a whirlwind romance.

Their families have known one another for many years and the couple are said to have started a relationship after meeting again at Beatrice's sister Princess Eugenie's wedding.

The ceremony is believed to be the first time the Queen and Philip have attended a family gathering since the lockdown. Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank are also thought to have been among the guests.

The ceremony was held at the chapel regularly used by the Queen as her place of worship when she is staying at Windsor.

Beatrice, who is ninth in line to the throne, is not a full-time working royal but works for Afiniti, an artificial intelligence software firm, where she is vice president of partnerships and strategy.

Mr Mapelli Mozzi is the son of former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Williams-Ellis, and is a count himself.

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