Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York, might be pressuring a commercial TV channel to air the wedding of their daughter, Princess Beatrice, on live TV in 2020. Royal experts believe that this won't likely happen due to the fallout of Prince Andrew's sex scandal.
According to Daily Express, there's a precedent to assume that Prince Andrew and his ex-wife will make such a demandfor the live coverage of Princess Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in the summer of 2020. Royal correspondent Tom Sykes said that in 2018, Prince Andrew and Sarah made sure that a British broadcaster would be airing the wedding of their other daughter, Princess Eugenie, to Jack Brooksbank.
ITV agreed to the Yorks' wishes in October last year but BBC did not do the same citing that there was little public interest for this particular wedding. The Yorks settled for the three-hour coverage by ITV.
Skyes thinks that Prince Andrew and Sarah would ask the same for Beatrice and Mozzi. Only, ITV might not give in this time around because of Prince Andrew's massive sex scandal and links to the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Russell Myers, another royal expert, has the same sentiments as Skykes. In the podcast series Pod Save the Queen, Myers revealed that Princess Beatrice isn't bothered by the potential lack of coverage for her wedding anyway so her parents might not push for the coverage anymore.
It is also possible that she and Mozzi could be married in Italy, which is her husband-to-be's homeland. If this happens, there will be fewer royal family members in attendance and it will make a TV coverage much more costly and logistically challenging thus nixing any possibility.
Princess Beatrice reportedly wants a smaller wedding unlike her sister or her cousins, Prince William and Prince Harry. To this day, however, the York princess still hasn't publicly announced the actual date of her wedding after her engagement to Mozzi last September.
Daily Mail reported that Princess Beatrice and Mozzi are hosting an engagement party on Dec. 18 at the Chiltern Firehouse, where they could announce the wedding date. Like all members of the royal family, Princess Beatrice needs the permission of her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, for the wedding date but sources said that this could be revealed after the General Elections on Dec. 12. Her father is reportedly invited to the party but sources said Prince Andrew might avoid getting photographed in public amid his still-evolving scandal.