There's another royal wedding on the horizon. Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Princess Beatrice is the next royal to tie the knot after becoming engaged to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in late September.
However, over the weekend, British broadcasters BBC and ITV announced that they would not be streaming the 31-year-old's wedding, which will take place later this year. Although neither networks will be broadcasting the nuptials, as they did for Beatrice's younger sister Princess Eugenie in 2018, BBC said it would still offer "news coverage of the wedding across our channels."
The news from the networks follows many rocky months for the royal family following Prince Andrew's connection to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew, Eugenie and Beatrice's father, recently resigned from royal duties with Her Majesty's approval. The duke was also not spotted at his daughter's engagement party in mid-December, although he did join the rest of the royal family at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham for Christmas services.
Reports also allege that the ongoing scandal isn't the only reason for the networks' decision to not broadcast the princess' nuptials. Princess Eugenie's wedding in October 2018 was met with considerable backlash from the public: Despite being a private citizen, her wedding reportedly cost British taxpayers £2million. However, insiders say that Beatrice never had plans to wed in the same public manner as her younger sister.
“She has talked about having a smaller affair in the past,” an insider said to People.
"Beatrice is more serious and Eugenie is the outgoing extrovert, she’s so bubbly and fun. Beatrice is more reserved and discreet," revealed another source. "She holds back more, she is very polite, very well-educated but more formal and quiet in her personality, so I think it will be a very different wedding to Eugenie’s.”