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The Queen’s sweet tributes in the outfit she wore for Princess Beatrice’s wedding

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In the end, this was a royal wedding all about the special bond between a grandmother and granddaughter. As Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, she wore a gown that had once belonged to her granny and the tiara that the Queen had chosen for her own wedding over seven decades before. But this wasn’t a one way street of tributes. For the Queen made some rather lovely nods to her granddaughter in the outfit she wore for the ceremony.

Beatrice had chosen pink as one of the main colours for her big day and that was reflected in her grandmother’s outfit which featured several shades of the colour including a special nod on that most important of items, the hat of the grandmother of the bride.

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The Queen wore a mint green coat with a gentle pleat effects falling from the pockets. It was combined with a mint dress with a pink and black floral print. Her hat was in the same shade of green and adorned with roses in a range of pinks over a black embellishment.

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Her Majesty also wore three strands of pearls along with a diamond brooch with a floral design. And those flowers are just as important in the bond with Beatrice. For this was a floral wedding with the Royal Chapel of All Saints decked with summer blooms in pastel shades of rose and coral. The Queen was still in the same outfit several hours later when she knighted Captain Sir Tom Moore at Windsor Castle.

But there’s no doubt the outfit was chosen to emphasise the links between the Queen and Beatrice. On the day that the princess paid such a lovely tribute to her grandmother with her wedding picks, the Monarch she calls granny kept it all in the family.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.