Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wowed the world with their fairytale wedding in Windsor in May 2018. While the ceremony at St George's Chapel was televised, the couple had a private evening reception at nearby Frogmore House, but a new royal biography Finding Freedom has lifted the lid on some of the details, including the couple's first dance.MORE: Meghan Markle's incredible gesture after success of charity cookbookLoading the player... WATCH: Relive the highlights from Harry and Meghan's weddingExtracts from the book serialised in PEOPLE magazine, reveal that the newlyweds "were joyful on the big day – with their first dance to 'I'm in Love' by '60s soul singer Wilson Pickett. Meghan also delivered her own toast at the reception."American soul singer Wilson Pickett had a number of hits, including In the Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally and Funky Broadway. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his impact on song writing and recording.Harry and Meghan on their wedding dayMeghan have given us some insight into their musical tastes over the years, with the former actress once sharing an uplifting playlist on her now defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, which included the likes of Crystal Fighters, Maggie Rogers and Janelle Monáe.Harry and Meghan also had the Kingdom Gospel Choir sing Ben E. King’s Stand by Me during the ceremony and Etta James’ This Little Light of Mine when they walked down the aisle as man and wife.MORE: Prince Harry films from inside temporary new home with Meghan MarkleFinding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, £13.60, Amazon BUY NOWAn excerpt from the book published in The Times also claims that Meghan relaxed on the eve of her wedding by FaceTiming a friend from the bath, as she and mother Doria Ragland stayed at Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire.A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously told HELLO!: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to ‘Finding Freedom’. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting."HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
We have been lucky to witness several big royal weddings over the past decade, as the Queen's grandchildren Princes William and Harry, Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and most recently Princess Beatrice all tied the knot. And while it is likely to be some time until we see Her Majesty's youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, walk down the aisle, there are still some family weddings we can look forward to in the near future.MORE: When royals have to make last-minute changes at their weddingsLoading the player...WATCH: See photos from Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's weddingFrom the Duchess of Cambridge's younger brother James Middleton to Prince William and Harry's cousins Lady Amelia and Lady Kitty Spencer, these are the next special occasions that will likely bring all the family together again. James Middleton and Alizee ThevenetJames Middleton and Alizee Thevenet had to postpone their weddingDuchess Kate's younger brother James and his fiancée Alizee were originally due to marry this summer, however, the couple have reportedly postponed their big day amid the coronavirus pandemic.While it is unknown whether they will change their plans to host a smaller ceremony adhering to the current government guidelines or wait until they can host a big wedding, one thing that we do know for sure is Prince William and Kate will be there to join in the celebrations along with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who may even be a part of their wedding party.POLL: Which royal wedding was your favourite? Lady Kitty Spencer and Michael LewisLady Kitty Spencer is reportedly engaged to Michael LewisEarl Charles Spencer's eldest daughter Lady Kitty Spencer reportedly became engaged to fashion tycoon Michael Lewis over Christmas, and while she hasn't shared any details about their wedding plans, it is likely her cousins Prince William and Prince Harry, their wives Kate and Meghan, and their children George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie will all be on the guest list. Lady Amelia Spencer and Greg MallettLady Amelia Spencer recently announced her engagement to Greg MallettLikewise, Lady Kitty's younger sister Lady Amelia Spencer will now be busy wedding planning after confirming her engagement to long-term boyfriend Greg Mallett earlier this month. Princes William and Harry have a close relationship with their mother's side of the family so would no doubt love to attend their cousin's big day if they are able to.RELATED: Will the Fab Four reunite at this upcoming wedding? Flora Ogilvy and Timothy VesterbergFlora Ogilvy is engaged to Timothy VesterbergThere will be another royal wedding to look forward to when Flora Ogilvy, the granddaughter of the Queen's cousin Princess Alexandra, marries her fiancé Timothy Vesterberg. The couple announced their engagement in November 2019, and haven't shared any further details about when or where their wedding will take place.Royal guests are likely to include Lady Gabriella Windsor and her husband Thomas Kingston, Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife Sophie Winkleman, and Lady Amelia Windsor, who was pictured arriving at Lady Gabriella's wedding with Flora in May 2019.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
Weddings are just one of many things that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and with strict guidelines on everything from your guest numbers to social distancing, it is going to be some time until they are back to normal.MORE: 5 of the best intimate wedding venues for your post-lockdown weddingHowever, if you're currently planning a post-lockdown wedding you shouldn't be disheartened. Just because your wedding may not look the way you always imagined, it doesn't mean it will be any less special. Just look to Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, whose surprise royal wedding was completely different to any we have known before, but was equally beautiful and memorable as those hosted by Princess Eugenie, Meghan and Kate. Here are just a few lessons we can take away from their low-key nuptials…Loading the player...WATCH: See more from Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's royal wedding Remember what's most importantOf course, it may be disappointing to restrict your guest list (current UK guidelines state that up to 30 guests can attend your wedding ceremony and reception from 1 August), but try and remember what is most important. You will still be able to marry in front of your closest family and friends, and having a smaller guest list will allow you to spend more quality time with loved ones on your special day. Better still, you'll have the excuse to host a second bigger celebration with the rest of your guests once social distancing measures are eased. Do it your wayPrincess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married on 17 JulyRoyal weddings are typically fabulously OTT affairs with months of build-up, but Princess Beatrice and her fiancé chose to host a surprise private wedding after their original plans were cancelled, which they only revealed after they had already said 'I do'.There's no reason why you can't do the same; decide as a couple what is most important to you about your wedding and focus on that. Whether you want to go ahead with an intimate wedding as soon as possible or postpone in the hope of having a bigger wedding at a later date, the choice is yours to make, so try not to be swayed by other people's opinions.MORE: Outdoor wedding inspiration for your post-lockdown ceremony Low-key is no less beautifulPrincess Beatrice's wedding flowers were beautifulAs Princess Beatrice proved, having a low-key wedding didn't make it any less beautiful. From her stunning flower arch at the entrance to the Royal Chapel of All Saints to the gorgeous vintage gown and tiara she borrowed from the Queen, her nuptials had all the hallmarks of a classic royal wedding, just on a much smaller scale.So even if you have to alter your original wedding plans, it doesn't mean you have to compromise on the details that are important to you, whether that's having a show-stopping floral display or fabulous designer wedding dress. One of the benefits to having a smaller guest list is having more of your wedding budget left to splurge on other things.RELATED: Beautiful embellished wedding dresses inspired by Princess Beatrice Have fun and make it personalRather than host a formal wedding reception, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo reportedly had a laidback celebration with friends and family in the grounds of her family home, Royal Lodge Windsor. According to The Sun, the celebration was held outside the property, complying with social distancing rules, and it featured a marquee named 'The Duke of York' which was filled with sofas, a jukebox, draft beer and a dartboard. They also offered guests speciality cocktails and bespoke catering.Whether it's your own bespoke cocktails or a menu filled with your favourite foods, take the opportunity to make your wedding a celebration that really reflects who you are as a couple, and it is sure to be extra-special. Involve your closest family and friendsPrincess Beatrice wore a wedding dress belonging to the QueenBeatrice and Edoardo relied on their closest family and friends to arrange their surprise nuptials, less than two months after their original wedding was cancelled. From borrowing a dress from her grandmother the Queen to hosting a reception at her family home and having Edoardo's son as their best man, it is sure to have been a special experience for all of those involved.When it comes to rearranging your wedding plans, don't be afraid to ask your nearest and dearest for their help. The support will be invaluable, and they will surely love the opportunity to be involved too.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
The Duchess of Sussex tied the knot to Prince Harry in a star-studded royal wedding in Windsor Castle in 2017, which was attended by everyone from the Queen to David and Victoria Beckham. The day was bittersweet for Meghan, as her dad Thomas Markle was absent from her special day. According to new book, Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the former Suits actress distracted herself from her family problems on the eve of her wedding by FaceTiming her friend from the bath. While Thomas wasn't in attendance on his daughter's big day, Meghan walked down the aisle with proud father-in-law Prince Charles.MORE: What it was like to cover Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding first-handLoading the player... WATCH: The looks of love between Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleIn May, Harry and Meghan celebrated their second wedding anniversary in LA, where they relocated to at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The couple marked the occasion in private, but no doubt did something special to mark the day.Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, £13.60, Amazon BUY NOWAccording to PEOPLE, Meghan, who has impeccable handwriting and was once a freelance calligrapher, wrote out their wedding speech and framed it for Harry for their first anniversary in 2019.READ: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's gifts to George, Charlotte and Kate Middleton revealedPrince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in 2018The couple had an extra reason to celebrate last year, as not only was it their first anniversary, but just weeks before they had welcomed their son, Archie Harrison.Currently, Harry, Meghan and Archie are temporarily living in a £15million mansion owned by Tyler Perry in the Beverly Ridge Estate of LA. The couple were previously living in Canada, where they moved to for a few months after leaving the UK at the beginning of the year.Meghan FaceTimed her friend in the bath on the eve of her wedding dayWhile the couple are keeping a low profile as they adjust to life in the States, we can expect to see a lot more of Meghan and Harry in the next few months, as they recently signed on with a high-profile agency for speaking engagements, the Harry Walker Agency, who represent Michelle and Barack Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton.It's understood that the couple will be engaging in keynote speeches with trade associations, corporations and community forums in future. Harry and Meghan will reportedly continue to focus on social issues such as racial injustice, gender equality, mental health and environmental concerns.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
It may not be the first thing you think of when planning your bridal outfit, but these celebrity and royal brides show that your wedding veil should be anything but an afterthought. Featuring intricate embellishment, special messages and metres of fabric, these stunning veils were the perfect accessories for these famous wedding dresses, and in some cases, became the talking point of the entire look. From the Duchess of Sussex's dramatic 16-foot veil to Hailey Bieber's statement accessory, look back at some of the most memorable celebrity and royal wedding veils…Loading the player...WATCH: Look back at the most beautiful royal wedding dresses The QueenThe Queen accessorised her Norman Hartnell dress with a tulle veilQueen Elizabeth's bespoke Norman Hartnell wedding dress featured a 13-foot train and was accessorised with a complementing tulle veil secured in place by the diamond fringe tiara. Allowing her beautiful embroidered dress to take centre stage, Her Majesty's veil was significantly shorter than her train.MORE: The incredible story behind Princess Beatrice's royal wedding dress Kate MossKate Moss donned a 1920s-style veil on her big dayKate Moss channelled Gatsby glamour at her wedding to Jamie Hince, where she wore a John Galliano dress with a 1920s-style lace Juliet cap veil, made of pure silk tulle. The veil featured intricate embroidery and sequin and bead embellishment to complement her gorgeous gown. Duchess of CambridgeKate's veil was hand-embroidered with flowersMade of silk ivory tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, the Duchess of Cambridge's veil was the perfect accessory to her lace wedding dress, and both were designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.MORE: 25 of the most beautiful royal weddings of all time Hailey BieberHailey Bieber's veil featured statement embroideryJustin Bieber's bride Hailey got fans talking with her dramatic wedding veil, which was embroidered with the words 'Til Death Do Us Part!' at the bottom. The perfect addition to her gorgeous Off-White lace wedding dress, if you ask us.RELATED: How to rock the statement wedding veil trend like Hailey Bieber Duchess of SussexMeghan's veil was five metres longThe Duchess of Sussex's wedding veil was made from silk tulle and measured five metres long. Meghan incorporated some sentimental touches into her veil; not only did she have a small piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry stitched within, she also paid homage to each of the Commonwealth countries with hand-embroidered flowers to represent them all on the trim. Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra's veil was 75-foot longCould this be the longest wedding veil we've ever seen? Priyanka Chopra's veil was a jaw-dropping 75-foot long and required several members of her wedding party to carry it down the aisle at her wedding to Nick Jonas in 2018. CiaraCiara's veil featured a special personalised detailCiara's exquisite wedding dress, designed by Peter Dundas at Robert Cavalli, was accessorised with an incredible tulle veil that featured a special detail – the couple's initials 'R.C.W' subtly embroidered near the bottom of her dress. Princess DianaPrincess Diana's veil barely fit inside her carriageThe Princess of Wales' veil was so long that it barely fit inside her carriage! Using a total of 153 yards of tulle and measuring even longer than her 25-foot train, it ensured Princess Diana made a dramatic entrance at St Paul's Cathedral for her wedding to Prince Charles. Princess Caroline of MonacoPrincess Caroline of Monaco added fresh flowers to her bridal headpieceWe're getting Princess Leia vibes from Princess Caroline of Monaco's striking wedding veil, in the best possible way. Grace Kelly's daughter accessorised her Christian Dior gown with a pretty garland of white blossoms on the crown of her head, underneath a fingertip-length veil. Grace KellyGrace Kelly's veil was embellished with thousands of seed pearlsPrincess Caroline's mum, Grace Kelly, also wore a show-stopping veil on her own wedding day. Covered with appliqued lace lovebirds and thousands of seed pearls, the veil was created out of 90 yards of tulle and had a circular silhouette that skimmed the bride's elbows before dropping down to the floor.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
The world stopped turning for a microsecond last Friday as an avalanche of reports about Princess Beatrice’s secret wedding to Italian count and property developer Edoardo Mappelli Mozzi descended. The couple’s marriage, which was due to take place on May 29, had been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. While it came as a surprise to us all, it was surely hard work in the making, even if final plans were rushed along. Just three weeks after the government announced that weddings, if attended by fewer than 30 people, could take place, everything from the final alterations of her vintage Norman Hartnell gown, borrowed from the Queen, to the chapel’s floral archway was ready. A party of just 20, which included the Queen and Prince Philip, watched the couple tie the knot at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. 14 friends, sworn to secrecy, then joined the couple at Royal Lodge for a reception that went on until the early hours of Saturday. It is thought that some of the original 20 guests, including the Queen and Prince Philip who left early to attend a knighthood ceremony, departed to keep numbers to within the restricted amount. Organised by Sarah, Duchess of York, the reception was held outside, in and around a marquee by the name of The Duke of York. It was done up as a pub, with a jukebox, draft beer, a dartboard and a bouncy castle, and was said to conform to social-distancing rules. Friends stayed over in glamping pods after the festivities ended. The filmmaker Andrew Gemmell was one of the few privileged people there to capture the day, which he described as, “very special and an honour to be a part of.” If you’re heartset on tying the knot this year, follow this guide on how to recreate Bea and Edo’s miniature wedding to royal standards. The invitations The most difficult part of planning a wedding so miniscule is culling your original guest list. Doing so without hurting feelings will be a very careful dance. It’s not uncommon for over 1,000 guests to attend a Royal wedding, so how exactly did Bea and Edo whittle it down?
When Princess Beatrice was pictured in her vintage Norman Hartnell gown on her intimate royal wedding day, there was no doubt that it sent the clearest message of love and respect to her grandmother the Queen. The bride - wearing the diamond tiara that Her Majesty wore on her own wedding day - chose to subvert the modern tradition of royals working with contemporary designers to create a bespoke wedding gown, instead raiding her grandmother's incredible archive and wearing a piece of history on her special day.Loading the player... WATCH: Princess Beatrice's wedding photosIt even later emerged that she did once have another gown – perhaps a bespoke creation from a modern designer - but had a change of heart and turned to vintage instead.MORE: 7 of the most magical royal weddings held in WindsorWhile Beatrice's entire wedding look was sweetly sentimental, her choice of Norman Hartnell as a designer is significant – since he was arguably the most famous royal couturier there ever was, rising to fame and success by dressing members of the royal family and other stars such as Marlene Dietrich.Beatrice wore an embellished Norman Hartnell gown from the Queen's archiveVintage fashion expert and auctioneer Kerry Taylor tells HELLO! that Hartnell became famous for his beautifully sparkling gowns during his heyday, with designs much like the one Beatrice chose for her wedding."Hartnell was the 'King of Bling' in the 1950s and 60s," she said. "His highly embellished gowns – usually smothered in beadwork, sequins and embroidery - made them the perfect choice for royal ceremonial occasions. Norman Hartnell had dressed Queen Elizabeth - then the Duchess of York - from the 1930s onwards and her daughters duly followed in her footsteps."MORE: Princess Beatrice had the most beautiful personalised bridal robe on her royal wedding dayThe Queen in her own Norman Hartnell wedding dressShe adds that it was the young Princess Elizabeth who truly loved Hartnell's work. "Princess Margaret disliked the bejewelled and more ornate examples, preferring Monsieur Christian Dior," she said.Cherie Balch, owner of cult vintage clothing store Shrimpton Couture, adds of the Queen's love for Hartnell: "He designed many of the Queen's dresses and she often re-wore them, sometimes with slight style changes as the years progressed."Her Majesty in Canberra, Australia, February 1954Of course, that's exactly what Beatrice did with her wedding dress, adding her own style to the ballgown by introducing organza puff sleeves."I feel that this shows just how much [the Queen] loved his work more then anything," she adds. "It is one thing to have your pick of dresses from anywhere in the world and another altogether to work so closely with a designer and love his work so much that you re-wear your favourites - especially in the public eye where you know it will be noted and commented on."Princess Margaret in her Hartnell gown, which did not feature his signature embellishmentAnd looking at Hartnell's stunning body of work, it's clear why Princess Beatrice fell in love with her chosen gown today - particularly when reflecting on the heavily beaded and sequinned outfits she has worn over the years.Hartnell's love of embellishment was particularly notable – he was once quoted saying: "I despise simplicity; it is the negation of all that is beautiful."MORE: Surprising story behind Princess Beatrice's sparkling wedding shoes revealedAnd while the royal couturier's legacy gains fresh eyes as he posthumously dresses yet another Princess bride, many vintage insiders hope to see his largely forgotten work gain the recognition it deserves.The Queen views her wedding dress at an exhibition in 2007"For some odd reason, his name never has become a household name like Dior or YSL," says Cherie. "Perhaps because his company did not carry on like some of the other heritage companies have, and that for the the most part his work stayed centered in England."He was a fascinating and extremely talented couturier whose history should be known. He has an incredibly rich story and his body of work is truly amazing. I hope that now that his name has circled the globe, it awakens a renewed interest in his life and the legacy of beautiful gowns that he has left behind."
Princess Eugenie took on the role of maid of honour at her sister Princess Beatrice's wedding with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020. Her outfit of choice is yet to have been revealed, but the royal has worn several stylish wedding guest looks before that give us a clear idea of what she may have gone for. Take a look…SEE: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding guestlist revealedLoading the player...WATCH: Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret 1\. Prince Christian of Hanover's royal weddingWhen Princess Eugenie attended Prince Christian of Hanover's royal wedding in Peru in 2018, she opted for a navy scarf dress with cut-out shoulders and a waist tie. The front of the gown featured intricate turquoise and yellow embroidery, and she accessorised with grey Gianvito Rossi pointed heels.MORE: The full story behind Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's royal wedding 2\. Ellie Goulding's weddingPeter Pilotto was Eugenie's designer of choice when singer Ellie Goulding tied the knot with her husband Casper Jopling in 2019. Her mid-length navy dress featured blue and pink florals, a flared skirt and a deep V-neckline, which she teamed with her favourite grey Gianvito Rossi heels, a Prada clutch bag and a navy Juliette Botterill pillbox hat. 3\. Pippa Middleton's weddingEugenie clearly has a penchant for deep V-necklines and flared skirts, as she wore the same style to Pippa Middleton and James Matthews's nuptials in May 2017. Navy also seems to be Eugenie's favourite colour, as she chose the shade for this occasion, too. She finished the look with coordinating navy heels in the same shape as her go-to Gianvito Rossi pair, which, considering she's rarely seen in anything else, we imagine would also have been her choice of shape for Princess Beatrice's wedding. 4\. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's weddingEugenie's headpiece was the focal point of her outfit for Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding in 2011. The usual deep V-neckline we've seen in a few of her outfits didn't make an appearance here, but the recurring blue theme stayed strong. Likewise, she completed her look with a pair of pointed stiletto heels. 5\. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's weddingAt Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials in 2018, Princess Eugenie (almost) did an entire U-turn on her usual wedding guest style of choice. Instead of a midi dress, she rocked a mini length with a high neck and short sleeves. Nonetheless, the shade was, of course, blue, and her shoes were, of course, pointed stilettos. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Sarah, Duchess of York has thanked the "very special and kind people" have congratulated her family following Princess Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.The mother of two added that "never has a mother been more proud" of her daughters' weddings, adding that she is "so lucky with my girls".Sarah shared the sweet message about her daughter on Instagram Sarah's full message read: "Thank you to all the very special and kind people that took the time and trouble to send amazingly caring and supportive messages.""Never 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."MORE: Princess Beatrice compared to this Disney Princess by royal fansPrincess Beatrice married at a beautiful ceremony on Friday MORE: Princess Beatrice's videographer shares touching details from the weddingThe Duchess also shared touching words about happiness and gratitude written by Denis Waitley.They read: "Happiness cannot be travelled to, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." Beatrice and Edoardo married on Friday 17 July. The happy couple's Windsor nuptials were announced on Friday, with further details and official photographs released by the palace on Saturday evening.Their low-key wedding reception was held on Friday afternoon, hours after secretly tying the knot. The newlyweds reportedly invited over 14 friends to Royal Lodge and partied until the early hours of Saturday.According to The Sun, the celebration was held outside the property, complying with social distancing rules, and it featured a marquee named 'The Duke of York' which was filled with sofas, a jukebox, draft beer and a dartboard. They also offered guests speciality cocktails and bespoke catering.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Royal watchers were delighted to hear that Princess Beatrice had secretly tied the knot with her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday. But it wasn't just the British royals who have celebrated a wedding in the past week.MORE: The two surprising guests at Princess Beatrice and Edo's wedding revealedOn Monday 20 July, Austrian Archduchess Eleonore von Habsburg and her partner Jerome d'Ambrosio exchanged vows in a civil ceremony in Monaco, with their nearest and dearest in attendance.Loading the player... WATCH: Buckingham Palace shares MORE photos from Princess Beatrice and Edo's weddingThe couple had planned a large church wedding but due to coronavirus restrictions, their plans changed and they opted for a smaller civil ceremony at a registry office, HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! can reveal.MORE: Royal brides and their tiaras: the most stunning looks revealedThe 26-year-old bride, who is a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, looked absolutely stunning in an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress, which she paired with a delicate fascinator by Stephen Jones and diamond drop earrings.The bride and groom flanked by their parents and the Mayor of Monaco (far left)Eleonore, a jewellery designer, said "I do" to her fiancé Jerome, who looked smart in a navy suit and silk blue tie. The couple posed for official photos as they exchanged rings.MORE: Princess Beatrice's wedding outfit had a subtle tribute to her nameEleonore and Jerome chose to have their respective sisters Gloria and Olivia act as witnesses. The civil ceremony was attended by their closest family members, after which a larger group of guests were invited to toast the couple at a socially distanced lunch. As soon as restrictions are lifted, the bride and groom plan to celebrate a larger church wedding as planned.The couple pictured shortly after their 2019 engagementThe newlyweds met three years ago on a plane, flying from London to Nice. They announced their engagement exclusively in HOLA! in March 2019. Jerome, 34, a Belgian race car driver, was previously married to actress and producer Natalie Sifferman from 2013 to 2015.Eleonore is the daughter of Karl von Habsburg, a politician and head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, and Francesca von Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva, an art collector and member of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. Eleonore's paternal great-grandparents, Charles I of Austria and Zita of Bourbon-Parma, were the last Emperor and Empress of Austria.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Royal weddings are usually a public affair (1.9billion people watched Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot on TV in 2018, although Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi made history when they married in private on 17 July) but, either way, it turns out there’s a lot going on behind-the-scenes that we aren’t aware of. Here’s everything you didn’t know.SEE: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding guestlist revealed 1\. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were the first royals to marry in secret in over 200 yearsLoading the player...WATCH: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi marry in secretThey kept all details private until after the ceremony. 2\. Princess Beatrice's wedding outfit paid homage to her full nameShe wore one of Queen Elizabeth's vintage Norman Hartnell dresses and accessorised with Queen Mary's diamond fringe tiara, forming her complete name: Beatrice Elizabeth Mary.MORE: Two surprising guests that attended Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding 3\. Princess Beatrice broke tradition with her wedding bandAlmost all royal brides over the last century wore gold wedding bands, while Beatrice opted for a silver design. 4\. Queen Victoria set the white wedding dress trendQueen Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840When Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert in 1840, she wore a white satin design and inspired millions of others to do the same. 5\. Princess Diana said the wrong name during her vowsWedding day nerves got the better of Diana when she mistakenly said Philip and Charles in the wrong order and vowed to love ‘Philip Charles Arthur George’.Then Princess Elizabeth paid for her wedding dress with ration coupons 6\. Queen Elizabeth used ration coupons to buy her dressThe then-Princess Elizabeth used clothing ration coupons to buy her wedding dress fabric from Norman Hartnell to wear on her big day with the Duke of Edinburgh. She was granted an extra 200 coupons from the government. 7\. Every royal wedding serves fruitcakeEvery British royal wedding since Queen Victoria’s 1840 ceremony has served fruitcake. Why? It’s a symbol of wealth and prosperity, while the variety of ingredients is said to represent the vastness of the British empire.SEE: 15 of the most amazing royal wedding cakesPrincess Diana married the Prince of Wales in 1981 8\. Princess Diana spilled perfume on her gownInstead of spraying it on her wrists, Diana reportedly spilled perfume all over gown en route to the ceremony. Apparently, her make-up artist showed her how to hold the dress to cover up the stain.SEE: 19 memorable royal weddings from the past decade 9\. Every royal bride has a sprig of myrtle in their bouquetQueen Victoria carried myrtle – the herb of love – in her wedding bouquet and went on to plant a shrub in her garden at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight afterwards. Every royal bride since has carried a sprig from her shrub in their wedding bouquet.Princess Diana's wedding shoes paid tribute to her husband-to-be with his initial on the sole 10\. Princess Diana’s wedding shoes had a hidden messageBesides being covered in 542 sequins and 132 pearls, Diana’s heels had the initials C and D for Charles and Diana, painted on the soles of her wedding shoes.The Duchess of Cambridge did her own wedding make-up 11\. The Duchess of Cambridge did her own make upKate had lessons from make-up artist Arabella Preston but opted to do it herself on the big day.SEE: Royal bridal beauty secretsPrincess Diana had the longest wedding dress train of all royal brides 12\. Princess Diana had the longest train in royal historyIt was 25 feet long. 13\. Queen Elizabeth’s tiara snapped on her wedding dayThe court jeweler was rushed by police escort to repair it before the bride left for Westminster Abbey. 14\. They receive thousands of giftsElizabeth and Philip received 2,500 wedding presents and 10,000 congratulatory telegrams.The Duchess of Cambridge now wears Princess Diana's former engagement ring 15\. Diana’s engagement ring was not custom-madeThe iconic £28,000 sapphire and diamond design was not custom-made; Diana picked it out of a Garrarrd’s catalogue. The ring is now worn by her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.SEE: How the royals inspire engagement ring trends 16\. They cater to potential wardrobe malfunctions tooWilliam and Harry wore built-in sweat guards during William and Kate’s wedding, so that they didn’t sweat under the bright television lights in the cathedral. 17\. Not everyone follows traditionWilliam doesn’t wear a wedding ring, but his father does. 18\. The family doesn’t always exchange traditional wedding giftsKate Middleton’s brother, James Middleton, gave his sister and brother-in-law their cocker spaniel, Lupo, as a wedding present. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018 19\. Meghan Markle was the oldest royal brideShe was 36 on her big day. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
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Following Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's surprise royal wedding on Friday, their official photographer has spoken out and said it was an "honour" to capture the day. Benjamin Wheeler, who was the man behind the lens, took to his Instagram page to express his gratitude after he was picked to capture the beautiful portraits.SEE: Princess Beatrice's stunning wedding band revealed"I was so incredibly honoured to photograph their wedding day, a certain milestone of my career," he wrote alongside the two images Buckingham Palace released to the public.Loading the player...WATCH: Buckingham Palace releases new images of Princess Beatrice's weddingThe photographer went on to thank Gillian Lawtie, who is a fellow photographer and founder of the Wedding Collective - a wedding directory providing contact details for wedding specialists such as caterers, filmmakers and stylists.READ: Why Princess Beatrice's wedding ring is a departure from royal traditionOne of the stunning pictures showed the happy couple exit the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge Windsor. In the other, the newlyweds posed outside the chapel, standing close to Beatrice's grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.Beatrice and Edoardo with the Queen and Prince Philip (credit Benjamin Wheeler)Shortly after Benjamin shared the photos on his page, Edoardo - known as Edo - posted a grateful hands emoji. The photographer was among the few guests who was able to witness the intimate ceremony.READ: Kate Middleton and Prince William react to Princess Beatrice's surprise weddingBeatrice and Edoardo were originally meant to tie the knot on 29 May 2020 but had to postpone their nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic. They announced their engagement in September 2019 after the groom-to-be proposed with a bespoke diamond ring, designed by Mayfair atelier Shaun Leane, during a romantic getaway in Italy.Beatrice and Edoardo on their special day (photo credit Benjamin Wheeler)Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Italian property developer shared more pictures by Benjamin on his Instagram account. The wedding photos appeared to have been taken just moments after they said their vows, showing them posing in the grounds at Royal Lodge.Alongside the precious snapshots, the dad-of-one posted a heartfelt caption dedicated to his new wife, writing the words of E. E. Cumming's poem, I Carry Your Heart With Me (I Carry It In), which was read at the ceremony.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Princess Beatrice made a beautiful royal bride at her low-key wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday – and she also made a number of sweet decisions with her fashion choices, choosing to wear a vintage Norman Hartnell gown from the Queen's collection, and Her Majesty's own wedding tiara. And it seems that Beatrice was the ultimate sustainable bride, since she also wore a pair of recycled heels for her big day – the sparkling Valentino pair that she stepped out in for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's big day.MORE: Why Princess Beatrice's wedding ring is a departure from royal traditionLoading the player... WATCH: Princess Beatrice's secret royal wedding - the detailsWe're not surprised she wanted to wear the beautiful champagne pumps, which feature diamanté embellishments and a flattering deep V shape. They matched perfectly with the soft ivory shade of her puff sleeve gown. The royal also chose to wear them to Prince Amedeo's royal wedding in 2014.Beatrice wore sparkling Valentino shoes for her royal wedding dayThe beautiful wedding dress was made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory, trimmed with ivory Duchess satin, with organza sleeves. It was encrusted with diamanté details and has a geometric checkered bodice, too.MORE: Princess Beatrice's bridal hair and makeup was just as magical as we imagined – all the detailsIn a statement, Buckingham Palace also revealed that the gown was remodelled and fitted for Beatrice by the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly and loyal dressmaker Stewart Parvin.She wore the same pair to Prince William and Kate's big dayThe Princess certainly made a statement with her sentimental choices, which leaves us wondering whether her beautiful veil was borrowed, too! At present we don't know much about the flowing headpiece, which was fixed behind the regal Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the Queen also wore on her own wedding day.GET THE LOOK: Embellished court shoes, £22.49, New Look BUY NOWIt was confirmed on Friday that Beatrice and Edoardo had married in a private ceremony at The Royal Chapel of all Saints at Royal Lodge Windsor. The ceremony took place at 11am and was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family, who all adhered to government guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot in a low-key wedding ceremony on Friday, and on Sunday, the groom shared new pictures of the special day on his Instagram account. The photos – which appeared to be a teaser since they were not on his page for too long - looked to have been taken just after they said their vows, showing them posing in the grounds at Royal Lodge. In one beautiful picture, the newly-weds are hand-in-hand walking down the steps following their nuptials, with Beatrice's childhood home, Royal Lodge, visible in the background. Another candid image showed them looking into the distance while standing outside in the garden.MORE: Prince Charles and Camilla react to Princess Beatrice's surprise weddingLoading the player... VIDEO: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo tied the knot in a secret ceremony on FridayPrincess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on their wedding day (Benjamin Wheeler)The third was a close-up portrait of the pair looking incredibly loved-up. Edoardo's wedding ring could be seen, while Beatrice wore a beautiful gold bracelet. Alongside the snapshots, the dad-of-one posted a heartfelt caption dedicated to his new wife, writing the words of E. E. Cumming's poem, I Carry Your Heart With Me (I Carry It In), which was read at the ceremony. Beatrice and Edoardo on their special day (photo credit Benjamin Wheeler)He wrote: "I carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you.READ: All the details on Princess Beatrice's special wedding tiaraThe happy couple tied the knot at All Saints Chapel"Here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart. I carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)."The pictures were later shared on the official Royal Family Instagram page alongside a touching message which read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York and Mr Mapelli Mozzi have been touched by the warm wishes they have received since their wedding, and are delighted to share two additional photographs of their happy day."Beatrice and Edoardo with the Queen and Prince Philip (credit Benjamin Wheeler)The happy couple said 'I do' in front of a small number of close family and friends, including the Queen and Prince Philip, who featured in one of the official wedding pictures released on Saturday, which were taken by photographer Benjamin Wheeler.The ceremony took place at 11am, and was followed by a low-key reception. According to The Sun, the celebration was held outside the property, complying with social distancing rules, and it featured a marquee named 'The Duke of York' which was filled with sofas, a jukebox, draft beer and a dartboard.They also offered guests speciality cocktails and bespoke catering. The bride and groom had clearly thought of everything and even hired a bouncy castle which was no doubt enjoyed by Edoardo's four-year-old son Wolfie.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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Princess Beatrice looked simply stunning in her Norman Hartnell wedding dress during her private nuptials with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday 17 July - and her frock included very on-trend statement sleeves!READ: Prince Charles and Camilla react to Princess Beatrice's surprise weddingThe bride's vintage gown was loaned to her from the Queen, Buckingham Palace confirmed, and it was made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory, trimmed with ivory Duchess satin and encrusted with diamanté details. But did you notice how Beatrice tweaked Her Majesty's original frock for her wedding day?Loading the player...WATCH: Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at secret ceremony in front of QueenWhen the Queen was pictured wearing the Norman Hartnell gown to a state dinner in Rome in 1961, it clearly featured delicate straps. However, photos of the newlyweds emerging from The Royal Chapel of all Saints at Royal Lodge Windsor shows Princess Beatrice rocking organza puff sleeves, which were likely added when the gown was remodelled and fitted for the bride by the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly and loyal dressmaker Stewart Parvin.Princess Beatrice's wedding dress featured organza sleeves, while the Queen's original frock had thin strapsSo if you're thinking about taking style tips from Princess Beatrice with some royally-approved statement sleeves for your wedding day, we've rounded up some stunning designer and high street options to start your search…Very similar to the red and blue Safiyaa cape dresses the Duchess of Sussex was pictured wearing back in 2018 and 2019, this stunning Dara crepe gown from the brand's bridal collection features a simple yet striking silhouette that is bound to turn heads.'Dara' bridal gown, £1,350, Safiyaa @ Mytheresa SHOP NOWHow bold are the sleeves on this organza maxi dress? The frock is from Emilia Wickstead - one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite designers - and its simple design means all eyes are on the sleeves.Organza maxi dress, £1,975, Emilia Wickstead @ Matches Fashion SHOP NOWIf you love Princess Beatrice's sleeves but want a longer version then French Connection is offering an elegant square-neck design. And it's a total bargain at just £59, down from £195!'Aadina' crepe wedding dress, was £195 now £59, French Connection SHOP NOWAs well as a high-neck collar and cut-out back, this Ghost dress features bohemian puffed sleeves that are cinched from the elbow down into deep cuffs with pretty buttons. Beautiful!'Laurel' dress, £495, Ghost SHOP NOWPussy-bow ties, lace-trimmed sleeves and full-length skirt? What's not to love about this ethereal gown by Luisa Beccaria. And did we mention it's 60 per cent off in the sale?Pussy-bow lace gown, was £6,245 now £2,498, Luisa Beccaria @ Matches Fashion SHOP NOWLooking for a more classic wedding dress with pretty flutter sleeves and embroidered detailing like Princess Beatrice? Then look no further than Monsoon.'Kitty' embellished bridal dress, £499, Monsoon SHOP NOWWe love this 100 per cent silk dress from Reformation! Instead of capped sleeves, it features slightly puffed shoulders that add an elegant touch to the simple design, which features a stunning deep V at the back.'Geranium' silk dress, £640, Reformation SHOP NOWPuff-sleeve dresses are hugely popular right now, but if you don't want to buy a wedding dress you can only wear once then why not invest in a non-traditional version? This frock would look just as stunning paired with sandals after your big day.Puff-sleeve lace dress, was £810 now £486, MSGM @ Farfetch SHOP NOWMORE: Princess Beatrice's bridal hair and makeup was just as magical as we imaginedHELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.
As predicted, Princess Beatrice looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day, and in the new photographs released by the palace, it appears that she opted to keep things very simple and elegant with her bridal beauty look.The royal bride chose to wear her signature strawberry blonde hair in loose curls around her shoulders - an unusual choice considering updos have been popular among other royal brides such as the Duchess of Sussex and her sister Princess Eugenie. She completed the look with the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara and wore her makeup natural, opting for a fresh complexion and peachy lip.MORE: Everything you need to know about Princess Beatrice's surprise royal weddingLoading the player...WATCH: Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret ceremonyBeatrice, who has always loved having fun with makeup – rocking everything from bold red lips to smokey eyes – looked completely timeless in the happy photographs. Her beauty look certainly complemented her stunning vintage gown by Norman Hartnell, on loan from Her Majesty The Queen, which was made from Peau De Soie taffeta and featured organza sleeves, a geometric checkered bodice and was encrusted with diamanté details.It's not yet known whether Beatrice worked with a hairdresser and makeup artist for her special day, or if the stunning look is the result of her own handiwork – much like the Duchess of Cambridge, who did her own makeup for her royal nuptials.Princess Beatrice kept her beauty look elegant on her wedding day. Image: Benjamin WheelerDue to the coronavirus guidelines, much about Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's celebrations were different. The couple were originally meant to tie the knot on 29 May 2020 but had to postpone their nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic. They announced their engagement in September 2019 after the groom-to-be proposed during a romantic getaway in Italy.MORE: Inside Princess Beatrice's low-key reception at Royal LodgeTheir private wedding on Friday was attended by only a select few guests, including Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, the Duke and Duchess of York and the Queen and Prince Philip.The royal bride wore her hair in loose curls with the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara. Image: Benjamin WheelerIt was no doubt a beautifully personal ceremony nevertheless, held at the All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park. A statement from Buckingham Palace read on Friday: "The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17 July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor."The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines."
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi shared their wedding photos one day after their surprise ceremony
Princess Beatrice is now a married woman after confirming her surprise nuptials to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday 17 July.But unlike other royal weddings, the new bride and groom had to consider government guidelines into their special day in the wake of COVID-19.MORE: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi look so in love in official wedding photosLoading the player...WATCH: Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret Windsor ceremonySo it's not surprising that Beatrice and her new husband enjoyed a very different day to royals who married without the concerns of a global pandemic. From the guestlist to the venue, every detail of their day had to be changed following the postponement of their May wedding date.Let's take a look at the differences between Beatrice's wedding and those of her extended family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Wedding venuePrincess Beatrice married at All Saints Chapel, WindsorPrincess Beatrice and Edoardo married at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The venue is intimate and simple, with a maximum capacity of 180 people, though only their closest family members attended the wedding due to strict government guidelines.The couple's surprising venue is in stark contrast to the wedding of her sister Princess Eugenie, who married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018 at the much larger and more lavish St. George's Chapel, Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also wed at St. George's Chapel in May 2018. Whereas, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed in the palatial setting of Westminster Abbey in April 2011. MORE: Princess Beatrice stuns in vintage gown borrowed from the Queen GuestsBeatrice and Edoardo held a small private ceremony with only their parents, siblings and the Queen and Prince Philip in attendance. Compared to the weddings of Eugenie, Harry and Meghan and William and Kate, it couldn't have been more different!Not only were those weddings attended by hundreds of people, including extended family, friends, and influential guests, they were also televised to millions of people around the world.Beatrice went all out with colour in her bouquet Wedding bouquetRoyal brides in the past have kept to a simple colour scheme of white and green for their wedding bouquets. While Eugenie added hints of blue flowers to hers, Beatrice went all out with colour for her bouquet. The bride carried an assortment of trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink o’hara garden roses, pink wax flower and baby pink astible. In keeping with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle are also added to the bride's floral arrangement. MusicThe new bride and groom were unable to have hymns sung during the ceremony after the government advised against all "singing, chanting, or playing music at a volume that may encourage this – even if social distancing is being observed or face coverings are used". They did have a selection of recorded music played though.Kate and William's 2011 royal weddingHarry and Meghan enjoyed a full choir at their nuptials. The Kingdom Choir sang a stunning rendition of Stand By Me. There were also a number of hymns sung and an orchestra also performed throughout the ceremony.Kate and William's service began with a Fanfare by The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry to mark the arrival of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. They also had a choir sing throughout, several orchestral pieces performed and three hymns sung. National AnthemIt is customary for the bride, groom and guests to sing the National Anthem at royal weddings, as was done at Harry and Meghan's, Kate and William's and Beatrice's. However, due to restrictions on public singing, the National Anthem was instead played but not sung at Beatrice and Edoardo's ceremony.RELATED: 21 of the most iconic - and expensive - royal wedding dresses in history Wedding dressPerhaps the biggest difference between Beatrice and other royal brides is the fact she opted to wear a wedding dress that was once worn by Her Majesty instead of a bespoke design. Beatrice looked stunning in a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell, which was remodelled and fitted by Her Majesty's dresser Angela Kelly and loyal dressmaker Stewart Parvin.Princess Beatrice's gown was borrowed from the QueenThe gown is made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory, trimmed with ivory Duchess satin, with organza sleeves. It is encrusted with diamanté and has a geometric checkered bodice.Her sister, meanwhile, wore a custom gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. The ivory gown included a number of intricately-woven symbols that held special meaning to the Princess. The fabric of the dress featured the White Rose of York – Eugenie's family name – as well as ivy, representing the couple’s home of Ivy Cottage. Eugenie also specifically requested a low back silhouette to show the scar from a surgery she underwent aged 12 to correct scoliosis.Princess Eugenie wore a design featuring a low back silhouetteMeghan's gown was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, former artistic director of Givenchy, and was made from an exclusive double-bonded silk cady. True to the heritage of the house of Givenchy, the graceful lines of the dress were achieved using six meticulously placed seams. One of the main features of the gown is the boat neckline bodice – a favourite with Meghan.She also had a five-metre-long veil, which was made from silk tulle and embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, of which the Queen is Head.Meghan Markle wore a gown by Givenchy Kate's Alexander McQueen wedding gown was made in collaboration with designer Sarah Burton. The ivory satin bodice incorporated floral motifs cut from machine-made lace, which were then appliquéd on to silk net (tulle) by workers from the Royal School of Needlework. On the back were 58 buttons of gazar and organza.The main body of the dress was made in ivory and white satin gazar, with a long, full skirt designed to echo an opening flower, with soft pleats which unfolded to the floor, forming a Victorian-style semi-bustle at the back, and finishing in a short train measuring just under three metres in length. Wedding photosAnother major difference between Beatrice's wedding and those of Eugenie, Kate and Meghan were the official wedding photos. Beatrice and Edoardo released two photos on Saturday, one of which sees them exiting the Chapel hand-in-hand, and another of them standing near the Queen and Prince Philip.Beatrice and her new husband exit the Chapel However, the aforementioned brides released photos that included extended members of the family, including their parents. While we're sure Beatrice and Edoardo posed for photos with their parents, they have so far decided not to publically release them. First kissIn previous royal weddings, we've seen the newlyweds share a kiss in front of an adoring crowd, but we haven't been treated to such a snap from Beatrice and Edoardo. Obviously, the happy couple no doubt celebrated their new union with a kiss, but this wasn't photographed or broadcast like usual. ReceptionDue to coronavirus, Beatrice and her wedding party were unable to hold a lavish reception to toast their vows with all their friends and family. With restrictions now easing, it could be possible that the couple decide to throw a party later in the year to match those of previous royal weddings. Other royal brides have changed into a second dress for the evening reception Second wedding dressRoyal brides have usually changed into a second exquisite dress for their evening reception; Eugenie wore a silk, blush Zac Posen gown, Meghan opted for a gorgeous slinky Stella McCartney number, and Kate changed into another Alexander McQueen frock. Fingers crossed we'll get a look at another fantastic outfit from Beatrice when she celebrates her marriage with family and friends.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Princess Beatrice tied the knot with her now-husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in an intimate ceremony on Friday, and in the stunning new photographs released by the palace it was revealed that she wore the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara at the low-key nuptials. The beautiful piece was loaned to Beatrice by the Queen, and is even more special given that Her Majesty wore the tiara for her own royal wedding day back in 1947. The tiara was originally made for Queen Mary by Garrard and Co. in 1919, from a diamond necklace given by Queen Victoria for her wedding.MORE: Royal bride Princess Beatrice stuns in vintage gown borrowed from the Queen Princess Beatrice wore the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara. IMAGE: Benjamin WheelerBeatrice's choice completes a sentimental wedding look that paid a sweet tribute to her grandmother - since the bride also wore a vintage Norman Hartnell gown from the Queen's collection. She finished her look with her hair in a beautiful half-up style and wore a long veil with her sparkling tiara. Loading the player... WATCH: Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret ceremonyBeatrice and Edoardo celebrated their wedding on Friday, it was revealed by Buckingham Palace. The statement read: "The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17 July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines."The Queen also wore the tiara on her own wedding dayBeatrice and Edoardo were originally meant to tie the knot on 29 May 2020 but had to postpone their nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic. They announced their engagement in September 2019 after the groom-to-be proposed with a bespoke diamond ring, designed by Mayfair atelier Shaun Leane, during a romantic getaway in Italy.MORE: Princess Beatrice inherits titles from Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's family after secret royal weddingThe couple commented at the time: "We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can't wait to actually be married. We share so many similar interests and values, and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."