Princess Beatrice paid tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton at her wedding.
It’s reported that the senior royals were not invited to the big day as the guest list was restricted due to lockdown.
But the bride made sure she gave a nod to her cousin and his wife at her nuptials.
Princess Beatrice’s nod to Prince William and Kate Middleton
Beatrice married her property tycoon beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony on Friday (July 17).
Taking the public totally by surprise, the elegant affair was deliberately low key due to coronavirus and lockdown restrictions.
Her wedding day outfit reportedly paid many nods to royal family members – including William and Kate.
In a sweet touch, the bride notably wore the same champagne coloured heels that she wore to William and Kate’s wedding in 2011.
The princess also borrowed a vintage 1950’s jewel-encrusted gown from the Queen’s wardrobe.
In addition, she wore the same tiara worn by the Queen on her own wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947.
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Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi! The couple were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday 17th July. . Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi celebrated their wedding with their closest family. . The happy couple are pictured with Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. . Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, both belonging to Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day in 1947. . Photograph by Benjamin Wheeler.
William and Kate congratulate Beatrice
Despite not being at the wedding, William and Kate sent their best wishes to the newlyweds.
Taking to their official Instagram page, the couple wrote: “Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edorado Mapelli Mozzi who were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also not in attendance.
The couple now reside in Los Angeles with their son Archie, where a strict lockdown remains in place.
Prince Andrew walked Beatrice down the aisle
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew were both present, as was Beatrice’s sister Eugenie.
He isolated with his eldest daughter “for some time” and was therefore able to walk her down the aisle.
The second youngest of the Queen’s four children, Andrew has kept a remarkably low profile in recent months.
He is not present in any of the publicly released photos of the wedding so far.
The Queen and Prince Philip are in the official wedding photos.
On the same day of the lowkey ceremony, the Queen knighted charity fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore.
The Queen told Sir Tom: “My granddaughter got married this morning, both Philip and I managed to get there – very nice.”
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