With the release of the much-anticipated wedding photos from Princess Beatrice and Edo’s Friday wedding, the world finally got a glimpse at the royal wedding gown, and it turns out that it is a sweet tribute to The Queen.
Princess Beatrice’s vintage ivory Peau de Soie taffeta dress was created by Norman Hartnell. That name should be familiar to royal fans as he designed The Queen’s 1947 wedding gown.
The vintage piece was loaned to Beatrice by The Queen, and the monarch wore the gown to the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia in London in 1962.
The dress was trimmed in Duchess satin, encrusted with diamanté down the front and featured organza sleeves. Her Majesty’s dresser, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin worked with Beatrice to remodel and refit it for her 2020 ceremony.
She also wore the Queen Mary Diamond Fringe Tiara – the same tiara her grandmother wore when she wed the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020 in a private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor.
Watching her walk down the aisle was her beloved grandparents, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as her sister and brother-in-law, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank and parents, the Duke and Duchess of York. From Edo’s side, his parents – Alex and Nikki – and siblings – older sister, Natalia and younger half-brother, Alby – were also in attendance. Edo’s young son, Christopher Woolf, served as his father’s best man and page boy.
The wedding followed all COVID-19 guidelines, and keeping within those guidelines, no hymns were sung nor was the national anthem, “God Save The Queen.” Royal Communications said in a press release: “In accordance with government guidelines, no hymns were sung, but a selection of music was played. The National Anthem was played but not sung.”