Beatrice should get an A* when it comes to dressing for weddings. The eldest daughter of Princess Andrew has been to some pretty big-scale nuptials and always ends up on best-dressed lists. At Ellie Goulding's wedding on Saturday afternoon, the royal pulled out all the stops as per usual, rocking a stunning green metallic dress from trendy fashion label, The Vampire's Wife.
The 31-year-old wore her famous red hair down, but accessorised with a black headband. Other accessories included a green clutch bag, a gold cuff and black dressy shoes. Her makeup appeared as fresh and flawless as ever.
Beatrice was accompanied by her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and her sister Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York.
Princess Beatrice and her partner, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, announced their engagement this week and said they planned to wed in 2020. Although they haven’t said where they will say ‘I do’ just yet, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor is a hot favourite and the pair are widely expected to get married in a Church of England ceremony. And by the time they say ‘I do’, major changes in the way the church records marriages could well have taken effect.
It will be one of the biggest shake ups in marriage law in over a century. At the moment, all marriage certificates issued in England and Wales record details of the bride and groom’s father – their name and their occupation. Mums don’t get a look in. The rules were formulated in the time of Queen Victoria and they’ve changed very little since. Until now.
This year, the law was altered to allow opposite sex couples to enter into civil partnerships (CPs) which were introduced in 2005 for same sex couples before legal changes almost a decade later permitted gay couples to marry in England and Wales. The legal record of a CP is called a schedule and it has always included details for the couple’s mothers as well as fathers. Now that CPs will be available to all, it’s been decided that marriage records should change too. And that’s where Fergie comes in.
The Church of England is currently getting ready for the alterations which will see marriage registers and certificates replaced with schedules which will be completed before the wedding then signed by the couple contracting marriage, their nominated witnesses and the officiating ministers on the day of the ceremony. Following the wedding, it will then be the couple’s responsibility to lodge the schedule with their local register office within a set time period (possibly as short as seven days after their marriage). Once that has happened, they will be issued with a marriage certificate. And that piece of paper will contain details for both the mother and the father of the bride and groom.
Princess Beatrice would like to get married in Italy 'in her heart' but will likely plump for England as the Queen 'won't fly to Europe for the wedding', a royal expert has claimed.
Buckingham Palace announced the 31-year-old royal's engagement to father-of-one property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 34, on Thursday last week.
Edoardo comes from a family of Italian aristocrats and proposed to Beatrice, whom he has been dating since late last year, during a romantic trip to the country this month, which saw them staying in the exclusive cliffside village of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast.
But their wedding, likely to take place in spring next year, will have to be in the UK to accommodate for Her Majesty, according to royal expert Ingrid Seward.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi delightedly announced their engagement last week, with a wedding due to take place in 2020. Theirs will be the fourth Royal Wedding in three years and is likely to take place in the famed St George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle. While most royal fans will have reacted to the news with enthusiasm, it may have left a bad taste in the mouth of others.
When Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018, she did so amid public controversy.
Overall costs for Eugenie’s wedding amounted to £2 million, footed by the taxpayer, igniting fury among members of the general public.
Some people rallied against it, creating a petition calling for the Royal Family to finance their own ceremony without taxpayer support.
Petition organisers Republic claimed the wedding was a private affair, given Eugenie does not serve the public as a working royal.
Princess Beatrice will become more than a wife when she marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi — she’ll be a stepmother to her husband’s young son!
Mozzi — who Beatrice affectionately calls “Edo” — shares son Christopher, who was born in 2016, with his former girlfriend Dara Huang, an architect and designer.
“Edo is easily one of the best dads,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “He is so involved, he is so committed to this little boy, and Beatrice is already showing that she’s a fantastic step-mummy already. They’ve been on family vacations together already. They are really happy, there’s no better person they could have for a step-mummy.”
The former couple share joint custody of Christopher. Because Huang works half of her time in London and the other half in Hong Kong, their son stays with Mozzi when she’s working in Asia and Beatrice “has really gotten to know him.”
“[Dara and Edo] are a unit, a really good unit together,” the source adds. “Everyone is really happy, they are very supportive. He’s an awesome father, period, end of story!”