Princess Beatrice’s upcoming wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will not be permitted to have any guests present should it go ahead in May as planned.
New guidance from the Church of England states that the number of people attending church weddings during the coronavirus crisis should be limited to the legal minimum of five.
These five people consist of the priest, the bride, the groom and two witnesses.
This would mean not even the parents of the bride or groom will be able to attend the service.
With the wedding reception already being cancelled, it is now looking extremely likely that the couple will postpone their marriage until 2021.
On Wednesday, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.
“In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for 29th May.
“They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people.
“Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place.
“The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends.”
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo are due to marry on May 29th 2020 in the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace, London.
The wedding venue is a working royal chapel with services open to the public at certain times. However, like all royal ceremonies held there, this will be a private service.
In recent times, when it has been used for the christenings of Prince George and Prince Louis, the Royal Family has arrived discreetly at the palace and walked to the chapel for the ceremonies.