- Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s wedding has been canceled.
- The royal wedding was initially set to take place on May 29 at St. James’ Palace in London.
Just when we thought we’d have a chance to see another beautiful royal wedding, sadly that’s no longer the case. Next in line in the British monarchy to wed is Princess Beatrice and her Italian fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beatrice and Edoardo’s wedding has been canceled until further notice, People confirmed.
Beatrice and Edoardo’s wedding was initially set to take place at The Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace in London on May 29, with a formal reception to follow in Queen Elizabeth’s gardens at Buckingham Palace. Back in March, outlets speculated that the wedding would be canceled because the Queen decided to not host her annual garden party there this year (for obvious reasons).
“There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding. They aren’t even thinking about their wedding at this time. There will come a time to rearrange, but that’s not yet,” a source told People, adding that Beatrice and Edoardo’s “invitations were never actually sent out” due to early concerns.
But of course, this wasn’t the first time Beatrice and Edoardo’s wedding had to be pushed back. Beatrice’s dad, Prince Andrew, messed things up for her and Edoardo after his sexual misconduct allegations with Jeffrey Epstein came to light. Andrew promptly stepped back from his royal duties and stayed out of the public eye, but as a result, Beatrice had to reschedule her wedding date not once, but twice. There was the possibility of Beatrice and Edoardo eloping, but they settled on a cancelation instead.
Though a reschedule date is still up in the air (and probably will be for a while), Beatrice is looking forward to 2021 for her and Edoardo to have their nuptials. According to a Daily Mail source, Beatrice “wants the public to see her as an individual, and not to be judged for the mistakes of her father. By next year, it would be wonderful if she could hold her head up high as she walks down the aisle in front of hundreds of people.”
Fingers crossed that Beatrice and Edoardo can get the wedding of their dreams next year!