Buckingham Palace have confirmed that Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding is now on hold amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Beatrice, 26, and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, were due to marry on 29th May at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, in London, before Beatrice’s 150 guests were hosted by the Queen at a private reception in Buckingham Palace’s gardens.
However, a spokesperson today has announced that the reception has been cancelled due to Coronavirus, and the couple could now host a private marriage with a ‘small group of family and friends’ instead.
‘Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.
‘In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements. They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people.
‘Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place.
‘The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends.’
Beatrice and Edoardo, who got engaged in Italy last September, were always due to have a smaller wedding than her younger sister Princess Eugenie, who married Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in October 2018.
Coronavirus has been impacting weddings for couples due to marry in Spring and Summer 2020 since Boris Johnson announced that all social gatherings should be avoided. The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases jumped by 676 to 2,626 on Wednesday, the biggest daily leap so far.
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