As promised, we’ve got more intel about the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Buckingham Palace released two official photos, as well as details about her gown. We’ve also got the gossip on the socially distant wedding reception–which included “glamping pods” for overnight guests.
Read on for all the decadent details–including what the heck a “glamping pod” is!
The Significance of Beatrice’s Gown and Tiara
In a surprise move, Beatrice chose to wear a vintage gown from her Granny’s closet. Although it was originally rumored that Bea would wear a gown by designer Caroline Castigliano, those plans fell apart at some point–possibly because of the pandemic. Instead, she wore a slightly altered dress that Queen Elizabeth once wore to the opening of Parliament.
The white gown designed by Norman Hartnell is covered in intricate silver and diamanté embroidery. She chose to add demure organza puffed sleeves–possibly as a nod to the design of her mother’s wedding dress. The gown featured a good 10 inches of “ivory duchess satin” at the hem, possibly to lengthen the garment to fit Beatrice’s height.
While the dress was quite lovely, her tiara was the star of the show. The Queen loaned her granddaughter the diamond fringe tiara–the very same headpiece she wore to her own wedding in 1947! The Royal Family is acutely aware of appearances, and it’s not a stretch to say that this tiara choice was a show of support for the eldest York daughter after a difficult year.
Beatrice carried a bouquet that included jasmine, sweet peas, pink and ivory roses, and–of course–sprigs of myrtle. Every Royal bride (including Meghan) has included myrtle since Queen Victoria. In fact, Victoria planted the myrtle at Windsor Castle that the sprigs are snipped from.
Reception Details–Including the Menu
I don’t often say this, but bless the Daily Mail. The gossip rag came through with even more details about the wedding. It turns out there were only about 20 guests, including the families of the bride and groom. Edo’s four-year-old son from a previous relationship, Wolfie, served as his best man.
The small wedding party enjoyed a reception at the Royal Lodge, the official residence of Prince Andrew. Although BP has chosen not to share any photos of Andrew and Fergie from the wedding, Bea’s parents were most assuredly there. However, it seems that Andrew is wisely letting the spotlight stay on his daughter.
The menu featured “cured sea trout with capers, dill and lemon, chorizo and ricotta salad with toasted quinoa and fillet steak.” Guests celebrated with specialty cocktails in an Indian-style tent on the grounds of Windsor. There was even a bouncy castle for the kids!
Overnight guests stayed in temporary individual housing (the mysterious “glamping pods”) on the grounds instead of spending the night in the castle. According to reports, everyone was extremely conscious of the Queen’s health and did not want to take any risk.