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Prince Andrew absent from Princess Beatrice’s official wedding pictures

Benjamin Wheeler / PA Handout

The Duke of York was absent from the official photographs marking the surprise wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Strict social distancing rules meant that pictures of the happy day would be some what different to the royal wedding pictures we are used to seeing, with participants having to keep at least one metre apart.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, did, however, feature in the official wedding portraits as they stand approximately two metres apart from the couple.

But it appears Her Majesty and Prince Philip were the exceptions, with no other guests shown in the official photographs.

Beatrice and Edoardo married on July 17th 2020 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in the grounds of the Windsor estate. The official photos were taken immediately after the 11am ceremony.

Beatrice and Edoardo’s wedding was an extremely low key affair, with news of the marriage not being made public until after the ceremony concluded.

The wedding pictures show that Beatrice wore the Queen Mary’s Fringe tiara, the very same headpiece worn by The Queen on her wedding day in 1947.

The couple decided not to share their wedding photos until the weekend following their celebrations so as not to overshadow the investiture ceremony of NHS fundraiser, Captain Sir Tom Moore, which took place at Windsor on the same day as their marriage.