Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice are very close, so the Duke of Sussex is expected to attend his cousin’s upcoming wedding despite his and wife Meghan Markle's shocking announcement last month. A royal expert then said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will play a minor role in the nuptials.
When Princess Beatrice announced that she will be marrying property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020, a lot of royal fans were very excited about the upcoming nuptials. However, the announcement was made back in September, where things were a lot different from the recent months.
Two months after the announcement, Princess Beatrice’s father Prince Andrew withdrew from royal life for “the foreseeable future” following a scandalous interview with BBC Newsnight, where his alleged involvement to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s scandal was discussed. And just last month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they will be stepping down as senior royals to focus on their family and charities and to live a more “peaceful life.”
But despite all the things that have been going on in the royal family household, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding.
“It’s likely that we’ll see the Sussexes return for the royal wedding, as Harry is very close with his cousin Princess Beatrice,” royal correspondent Danielle Stacey said. “The couple attended her sister Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018, so I’m sure they wouldn’t miss it for the world. Beatrice and Eugenie were also guests on Harry and Meghan’s big day two years ago.”
Danielle Stacey noted that Meghan Markle will have a “low-key role” at the wedding, just like Kate Middleton. The nuptials will also be a good moment for the royal family to be together again in a happy and loving environment, which they truly needed after the major shake-up.
“Meghan won’t be in the immediate wedding party and like sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, she’ll have a low-key role, just like the pair did at Eugenie’s nuptials in Windsor,” she said. “It’ll give the Royal Family the opportunity to have a catch-up, especially given the intimate setting. “The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace seats only 150 guests and in line with Beatrice and Edoardo’s wishes, it’ll be a much more private affair.”
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will say their “I dos” on May 29. Prince Andrew is confirmed to walk his daughter down the aisle.