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Sarah, Duchess of York makes first comments on Princess Beatrice’s wedding

Sarah, Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice
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Sarah, Duchess of York has thanked everyone who sent good wishes following the marriage of her elder daughter, Princess Beatrice. And she spoke of her pride in her children in her first comments since Beatrice wed Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last week.

Taking to her personal Instagram account, Sarah shared a quote from Denis Waitley called ”Gratitude”. Alongside it, she wrote ”Thank you to all the very special and kind people that took the time and trouble to send amazingly caring and supportive messages.”

The duchess went on ”ever has a mother been more proud than the wedding of Eugenie and Jack, and again with my Beatrice’s loving wedding to Dear Edo. I am so lucky with my girls, and now the best sons-in-law.”

There were no images of the wedding with the post.

Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, has already celebrated the wedding on her social media. Writing on Instagram at the start of the week, Eugenie said ‘Couldn’t Bea happier (get it)” before adding ”What a complete joy and privilege to watch you, my beautiful big sister, walk down the aisle to dear Edo. I am so proud of you and I’m so excited to support you in the next chapter of your life. We are going to have so much fun together.”

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17th 2020 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Windsor. She wore a restyled evening gown belonging to the Queen and designed by Norman Hartnell. The changes to it were made under the direction of Angela Kelly. Beatrice also wore the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara, used by the Queen at her own wedding in 1947.

Four official images of the celebration have been shared although none of them feature the parents of the bride and groom. One photo shows Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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