Royal weddings are always grand, except when it's Princess Beatrice's. The York princess is set to marry her fiancé, Edo Mapelli Mozzi, on Friday, May 29, but there will be little bells and whistles to this event.
According to Daily Mail, Princess Beatrice will actually have a low-key and normal wedding. This wasn't her original plan but she apparently didn't have a choice but to scale down because of her father, Prince Andrew, whose scandal still hasn't died down.
Princess Beatrice apparently moved her original wedding date two times to adjust to Prince Andrew, who has been avoiding drawing attention from the media. As a result, a lot of the elements expected of a royal wedding will also be stripped off.
For instance, the eldest York royal will not have a carriage procession unlike the wedding of her sister Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in 2018. She will also exchange vows with Edo in a chapel that will only fit 150 guests.
There will be no live media coverage to Princess Beatrice and Edo's wedding as well. Instead, the feature will come during the regular news programs for that night on BBC and ITV.
Consequently, Princess Beatrice also decided to have her wedding on a weekday. Apparently, she does not want to disrupt the devotees who visit the church inside St. James Palace during Saturdays or Sundays.
The wedding reception inside Buckingham Palace will also be a very private garden affair. Prince Andrew, however, is expected to give the groom and bride a toast, just like any father whose daughter is celebrating her wedding day. He will also be the one to walk Princess Beatrice down the aisle.
According to royal experts, Princess Beatrice is a very shy and private individual and would not want anything more than this scaled-down royal wedding. However, an insider bared to The Sun that she was furious about the repeated delays to her wedding planning.
In November, Prince Andrew sat down for an interview with BBC to shed light on his friendship with the convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. While the Duke of York said he was not aware of his friend's activities, he was not regretful of his friendship with the felon.
Prince Andrew also denied that he had sexual relations with one of the young women that Epstein apparently prostituted. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into summoning the royal in the legal case against Epstein. Buckingham Palace, however, is not commenting on this issue as Prince Andrew's lawyers are handling the matter.