Princess Beatrice and her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have announced their wedding date. The couple will marry on May 29th 2020 in the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace, London.
The ceremony, which will be conducted according to the rites of the Church of England, will be followed by a reception at Buckingham Palace. Beatrice will be just the second of the Queen’s grandchildren to hold her celebration at the Royal Family’s main residence.
In a short statement, the couple confirmed that ”Her Majesty the Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at the Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace. The ceremony will be followed by a private reception given by the Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace”.
Princess Beatrice has always had a deep interest in the life and reign of her own great, great, great, great, grandmother, Queen Victoria, and it was at the Chapel Royal, St.James’ Palace that she married Prince Albert in 1840. The Queen’s grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, married there in July 1893. It was also the place where Princess Beatrice was baptised in 1988.
The wedding venue is located within the grounds of St. James’ Palace. It 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.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi announced their engagement in September 2019.