Duchess of York says she is ‘so lucky’ after Beatrice’s wedding

Sarah, Duchess of York, has expressed her joy and pride after the wedding of her eldest daughter Princess Beatrice.

The ex-wife of the Duke of York shared a message on Twitter after Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private ceremony on Friday.

The princess and property tycoon Mr Mapelli Mozzi wed in front of a handful of family, including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

In the message, accompanied by a quote about happiness, Sarah said she was "so lucky" to have her daughters and sons-in-law.

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NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18th January 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. Copyright in the photograph is vested in Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Benjamin Wheeler. Publications are asked to credit the photograph to Benjamin Wheeler. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. This official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi showing them in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, after their wedding.
NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18th January 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. Copyright in the photograph is vested in Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Benjamin Wheeler. Publications are asked to credit the photograph to Benjamin Wheeler. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. This official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi showing them in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, after their wedding.
NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18th January 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. Copyright in the photograph is vested in Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Benjamin Wheeler. Publications are asked to credit the photograph to Benjamin Wheeler. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. This official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi shows them leaving The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor after their wedding. Issue date: Saturday July 18, 2020. See PA story ROYAL Beatrice. Photo credit should read: Benjamin Wheeler/PA Wire.
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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She wrote: "Thank you to all the special & kind people that took the time to send amazingly caring & supportive messages.

"Never has a mother been more proud than the wedding of Eugenie and Jack&again with my Beatrice's loving wedding to Dear Edo. I am so lucky with my girls & the best sons-in-law."

Sarah's tribute to the newlyweds follows a public message from Princess Eugenie, describing the wedding as a "complete joy".

Writing a message to her sister on Instagram, Eugenie said: "Couldn't Bea happier (get it)" – with an emoji of a bee.

She added: "What a complete joy and privilege to watch you, my beautiful big sister, walk down the aisle to dear Edo.

"I am so proud of you and I'm so excited to support you in the next chapter of your life. We are going to have so much fun together. ⁣

⁣"Happy wedding day to you both xxxx."

Beatrice, who is ninth in line to the throne, 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.

The bride's something borrowed was a vintage ivory Norman Hartnell gown which belongs to the Queen, and the monarch's own wedding day tiara – the Queen Mary diamond fringe.

As part of her tribute, Eugenie also shared the four official images released by Buckingham Palace to mark the discreet wedding.

But there was still no sign of the Duke of York.

Andrew, who walked Beatrice down the aisle, has not been seen in a picture with his daughter on her wedding day.

Official royal wedding photographs traditionally feature a family group portrait including the parents of the bride and groom.

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with the newlyweds (Benjamin Wheeler/PA)

Andrew stepped down from public royal life in November last year after his disastrous Newsnight interview in which he failed to show remorse over his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

One of Epstein's victims, Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was trafficked by the financier, alleges the duke had sex with her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17, still a minor under US law.

The duke, who categorically denies any wrongdoing, has been urged to come forward and be interviewed by US prosecutors, calls that were renewed after his friend Ghislaine Maxwell appeared in court accused of facilitating Epstein's sexual exploitation of underage girls.

The duke's legal team has stressed he has made three offers to help with investigations.

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