PRINCESS BEATRICE has shunned what Princess Eugenie wanted for her royal wedding as royal expert Angela Mollard explained the two sisters as “completely different”.
Princess Beatrice, 31, will become the next royal family member to walk down the aisle when she ties the knot with Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, later this year. Unlike previous royal weddings, including her sister’s Princess Eugenie’s, Beatrice’s will receive no major television coverage. Royal expert Angela Mollard explained Eugenie is “more outgoing” and would have wanted her wedding day to be broadcast unlike Beatrice.
Speaking on the ROYALS podcast, Ms Mollard said: “When Beatrice’s sister Eugenie got married, Prince Andrew very much wanted his daughter to have her wedding televised by the BBC.
“He approached the BBC, they didn’t want it and ITV begrudgingly broadcast it.
“I feel very sorry for Beatrice because I don’t think she would have wanted it broadcast anyway.
“They are completely different sisters. Beatrice is the elder more subdued, quieter, more serious, shyer sister.
Princess Beatrice has shunned what Princess Eugenie wanted for her royal wedding (Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice will become the next royal family member to walk down the aisle (Image: GETTY )
“Eugenie is far more outgoing and sociable so she potentially would have wanted her wedding broadcast.
“She was also the one who wore the wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar and she wants to talk about her life, Beatrice doesn’t.
“She’s the opposite of her mother really. Fergie was always in the limelight and Beatrice is almost this throwback where she wants a quiet life.
“She would love nothing better apparently than to go off with her fiancé to Italy and have a quiet little wedding in a Tuscan villa.”
Princess Beatrice wedding will receive no major television coverage (Image: GETTY)
It comes as ITV became the second big broadcaster to confirmed it “definitely won’t” provide live TV coverage of Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding.
The BBC had already confirmed it would not provide live TV coverage of the event but would still offer “news coverage of the wedding across our channels.”
While the lack of TV coverage of Bea’s big day may seem like a snub it was never part of the couple’s plan to begin with, according to reports.
Since Princess Beatrice and Edoardo first announced their engagement last October it seemed likely they were planning a low-key wedding.
Royal residences (Image: EXPRESS)
While royal weddings have received huge coverage in recent years, it seems Bea and Edo wanted to do things differently.
Last year a Palace spokeswoman told Express.co.uk that costs for the wedding would be “met privately” when in previous years royal weddings have received taxpayer funding for security.
Despite speculation Beatrice’s toned down big day was prompted by the recent scandal surrounding her father Prince Andrew and his withdrawal from his official role, it seems has been planning a more private event from the start.
More than £2 million of taxpayer money was put towards Princess Eugenie’s lavish royal wedding at St George’s Chapel.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK