Princess Beatrice marries in private ceremony

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Princess Beatrice marries in private ceremony


Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi pictured last summer

Princess Beatrice has married Italian property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at a private ceremony in Windsor.

The wedding took place on Friday morning at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge. It was attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with other close relatives.

Beatrice was initially due to marry in May but coronavirus delayed the plans.

The new date had not been announced in advance and Buckingham Palace said the ceremony was “small”.

The wedding took place at 11:00 BST in accordance with all relevant government guidelines, the palace said in a statement.

When the coronavirus lockdown began on 23 March, weddings in England were banned under almost all circumstances. However,since 4 July, ceremonies of up to 30 people have been allowed to take place.

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The investiture took place in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle

The Queen, 94, and Philip, 99, have been isolating at Windsor since March and the ceremony is believed to be the first time the pair have attended a family gathering since lockdown began.

Later on Friday,she was pictured knighting Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who raised more than £32m for NHS charities – her first official engagement in person since lockdown.

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The couple have only been seen in public together on a few occasions – including here at St James’s Palace at a [email protected] event last June

The princess, 31, and Mr Mapelli Mozzi, 35, had originally

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