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Sarah, Duchess of York’s poignant message to Princess Beatrice on her missed wedding day

Sarah, Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice
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Sarah, Duchess of York has posted a special tribute to her elder daughter on what should have been one of the biggest days of her life. The proud mother had told Princess Beatrice of the joy she brings her on the day she was meant to get married.

Sarah posted the message to Beatrice on her official Instagram page. Sharing a family photo of the princess as a youngster, the Duchess wrote ”Love you my darling Beatrice. You have given me more joy than I could ever wish for. I am so excited to celebrate yours and Edo’s love when we all are out of lockdown.”

And Sarah, Duchess of York sent special wishes to the many other brides and grooms around the country who are also facing the prospect of waiting for their big days, adding ”The most important thing is health and love and today I send it to you and all the other people that were getting married during this time .. so proud of you all.”

Beatrice and her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, were set to wed at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace, London on May 29th 2020 with a reception in the grounds of Buckingham Palace afterwards. However, their plans have been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Weddings aren’t currently allowed to take place in the UK under lockdown restrictions.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.