Princess Beatrice's New Wedding Plans Are Reportedly Bigger Than Ever
With large gatherings on hold for the foreseeable future, will Princess Beatrice push her wedding to 2021? Sources are saying that she and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are reportedly considering it so that they can have a big wedding. (Elite Daily reached out to reps for the couple for confirmation but did not hear back in time for publication.) "As the granddaughter of the Queen, it seems unfair that Bea would have had to hide her nuptials from the public when her younger sister Eugenie did not have to," a source reportedly told The Daily Mail. "Eugenie’s wedding was televised and watched by three million viewers in the UK alone." (However, the decision to not televise Beatrice's wedding was made back in January, two months before the United Kingdom placed strict restrictions on social gatherings due to the coronavirus.)
"Beatrice and Eugenie’s profiles and workload will increase after the departure of Harry and Meghan," the source reportedly continued. "Beatrice wants to show the public that she will never shirk her civic duties. She wants the public to see her as an individual, and not to be judged for the mistakes of her father. By next year, it would be wonderful if she could hold her head up high as she walks down the aisle in front of hundreds of people."
If the reports of her wanting a big wedding are true, they definitely indicate a change of heart for the princess, who was originally supposed to get married on May 29 in a private ceremony at the Chapel Royal, which only seats 150 people. (While 150 might seem like a pretty big wedding to some folks, Eugenie got married at St. George's chapel, which seats 800 guests.)
By March, the couple was reportedly considering an even smaller ceremony due to new restrictions placed upon them due to the coronavirus. “Friends say restrictions on large gatherings, and the fear of the impact of coronavirus on the older generation, made the decision inevitable," The Daily Mail reported on March 20. "Now the couple are deciding what they will do. Extraordinarily, they are weighing up the possibility of a behind-closed-doors ‘elopement’-style wedding that will feature just five people: the bride, groom, priest, and two witnesses."
Whenever and however these two tie the knot, it'll be royally fantastic.