SHE IS due to walk down the aisle this summer – with a celebration to be held at Buckingham Palace afterwards.
However, a royal expert has revealed that Princess Beatrice wishes she could have eloped with fianc Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi instead, because the Prince Andrew scandal has created “ugliness” around wedding plans.
Princess Beatrice would have rather married in Italy, according to a royal expert, due to Prince Andrew’s scandal
According to Victoria Arbiter, the Queen’s granddaughter, 31, would have preferred to “take off toItalyand do something private” due to the “scrutiny” around her nuptials, which are to be held on May 29th at The Chapel Royal in St Jamess Palace in London.
“I feel for [Princess Beatrice and Edo] a little bit because there is so much ugliness surrounding Prince Andrew at the moment and so by extension that does trickle down to his daughters,” the commentator told 9Honey.
She added that there had been “a lot of talk” about how the Duke and Duchess of York’s eldest daughter had been keen on a “low-key” marriage abroad in the country where her betrothed’s family are from.
However, the expert noted that Beatrice was probably always going to wed the property developer, 37, in the UK in order for the monarch and Prince Philip to be able to attend.
The Queen’s granddaughter now feels there is an “ugliness” around the wedding, says Victoria Arbiter
Victoria also suggested that Beatrice’s London wedding may be to differentiate it from the three most recent royal nuptials at Windsor Castle.
The expert said: ‘No bride wants to be compared to the bride that has gone before, so I think with Beatrice we’re going to see something smaller…I think she’s going to be keen to keep negative press at bay.’
It comes as it was announced earlier this month that Andrew – who celebrates his 60th birthday today – will give away his daughter.
A statement also revealed the date and location of her big day.
She would have preferred a “low-key” ceremony without “scrutiny”
It read: “The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020.
“The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019.
The Duke of York will give his eldest child away on her big day in May
“The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St Jamess Palace.
“The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.”
It was accompanied by a picture of Beatrice and Edoardo taken by her younger sister Princess Eugenie shortly after they became engaged last year.
In other royal news, Sarah Ferguson had shared an unseen snap of Prince Andrew to mark his 60th birthday.
We also revealed how royal fans have praised Kate Middleton’s “growing confidence” as she posts clip promoting survey.
And the Duchess of Cambridge said introducing her children to world hours after birth was “terrifying”.