The dress, the tiara, the poems: How the queen and the royals made Princess Beatrice's special day

  • We're looking at all the ways the royal family made sure Princess Beatrice got her fairytale wedding.
  • From her dress and tiara, which belongs to the queen, to the poems read out during the ceremony, the princess had a memorable and special day in Windsor.
  • Prince Andrew is said to have walked the royal down the aisle, before she said 'I do' alongside Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a surprise ceremony on Friday morning.

The couple, who were supposed to tie the knot in May, had to change their plans with the outbreak of the coronavirus.

But the queen still ensured Beatrice had a fairytale wedding, even loaning the princess her tiara and gown for her day in Windsor.

The royal family took to social media over the weekend to post snaps of Beatrice's special day, sharing in a caption that she wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell, belonging to the queen, and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which also belongs to Her Majesty and was worn on her wedding day in 1947.

According to ITV News, the dress was remodelled and fitted by the Queen's senior dresser Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin, and is thought to have been worn by the queen to the world premiere of Lawrence Of Arabia at the Odeon Leicester Square in December 1962 and the State Opening of Parliament in 1966.

The vintage ivory taffeta gown was trimmed with duchess satin and encrusted with diamante.

Of the ceremony the queen told Sir Tom Moore, who she later knighted: "My granddaughter got married this morning, both Philip and I managed to get there – very nice."

Only 20 or so guests were present at the "Covid-secure" ceremony and reception, as a friend of the princess described it, and Prince Andrew is said to have walked Beatrice down the aisle.

"I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)"
– I carry your heart with me by EE Cummings

The Duchess of York also played an important role during the ceremony, reading Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, I carry your heart with me by EE Cummings and St Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians, along with Edoardo's mom.

The poems are said to be two of Beatrice and Edoardo's favourites, with words we're sure reflect the love of the happy couple.

Congratulations once again to the newlyweds!

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