- Princess Beatrice didn't plan on borrowing the queen's dress for her wedding.
- The princess married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday, 17 July in Windsor.
- A friend of the princess says she made a last-minute "request" for the dress. "It was touching for both of them," they shared.
From the tiara to the dress – the queen played a special and important role in granddaughter Beatrice's wedding – but the princess didn't actually plan on borrowing Her Majesty's dress.
Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor in a surprise, "Covid-secure" ceremony on Friday. The entire day was planned in two weeks, just after restrictions eased in the UK.
Beatrice was supposed to tie the knot in May, but cancelled her initial plans to marry the property developer as things got progressively worse in the country amid the pandemic.
Beatrice had a last-minute change of heart about her dress too, a friend tells People, and "made a request [to borrow one from the queen], and that was kindly granted".
"It was touching for both of them," the insider said.
The queen first wore the vintage Norman Hartnell dress to the world premiere of Lawrence Of Arabia at the Odeon Leicester Square in 1962 and the State Opening of Parliament in 1966.
What a way to ensure Beatrice had "something borrowed" on her special day.