While rumors circulated that Princess Beatrice had canceled her engagement party after her father Prince Andrew’s eye-opening interview about his connection to Jeffrey Epstein, it appears the Princess decided to go ahead with her celebration but without her father.
The disgraced Prince was not spotted anywhere at the star-studded event, where celeb royalty like Ellie Goulding and James Blunt mingled with actual royals Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice.
“On this day two years ago…Jack and I announced we were engaged.. 💍😘,” she captioned the photo.
As one of the more candid members of the royal family, Eugenie has been an avid user of the social media platform, sometimes posting pictures multiple times a week, most of which consist of throwback images of her and older sister Princess Beatrice as children, sweet shoutouts to other royal members and her philanthropic endeavors.
However, since her father Prince Andrew, 59, formally stepped back from royal duties amid his explosive BBC interview about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein last November, Eugenie has seemingly taken a break from posting on Instagram.
It’s been 84 years since Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli (kay, fine, it’s only been since September), and the recent drama among the royal family has definitely complicated things.
Basically, Beatrice hasn’t been able to announce her wedding date due to the ongoing scandal with her dad, Prince Andrew, not to mention the drama surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal exit. And The Sun reports that she’s “furious” about the big reveal being put off. ] ]
“The decision has been delayed repeatedly because of all the issues, but finally they have something that seems to work—and barring any problems, that should be when it goes ahead,” a source said. “The queen has asked everyone to come together to put on a united front.”
According to insiders, Beatrice and Edo will wed on Friday, May 29, and then have a reception at Buckingham Palace. The wedding venue itself, however, has yet to be confirmed. “The press officers of all the palaces hope to portray the Beatrice wedding as the big event that brings the family back together again,” a source says. “Aides know this will be a tough job, but it’s all they can do not just to save the wedding but potentially the monarchy’s reputation.”
It’ll be a spring wedding for Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi!
PEOPLE has confirmed that Beatrice, 31, and Mozzi, 36, will tie the knot on May 29. The location of the ceremony has yet to be revealed. Buckingham Palace is expected to make an announcement in the coming days.
The reception will take place at Buckingham Palace. According to insiders, the ceremony service could be close by — somewhere like the Royal Military Chapel, known as the Guards Chapel, which is a church located across the road from the palace.
Prince William and Kate Middleton also held their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace following their royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
Unlike Kate, Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie’s royal weddings, Beatrice’s nuptials will be a “low-key” affair,” says a source, which is what the couple has always wanted.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi announced their engagement last year. After months of waiting, the Palace finally announced a date for the nuptials last week: Friday, May 29! The pair will say their vows in the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace in London.
This choice of venue is a sweet tribute to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's sons, George and Louis - both of the Cambridge boys were christened in the chapel.
Beatrice is known to be very fond of her cousin, Prince William, and his children are dear to her, making the venue a perfect choice to celebrate her wedding. ]
And not only were George and Louis christened in the chapel, but Beatrice was christened in the chapel herself!
But it’s not only the nod to christenings that’s worth noting here - the fact the Queen has offered this venue speaks volumes - and she’s not only offered a major venue for the ceremony, but the reception will take place in none other than the gardens of Buckingham Palace.