PRINCESS BEATRICE is the latest member of the Royal Family to tie the knot, and for her wedding Beatrice made a decision similar to the one Prince Harry made when he got married.
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Princess Beatrice had a very different wedding compared to other royal weddings of recent years. After being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a date was not announced for Beatrice’s wedding in June. As a result, royal fans were stunned to find out Beatrice had wed in a small, quiet ceremony in the grounds of Windsor on July 17, in a wedding which held a number of unconventional details for a royal marriage.
There are a number of ways Beatrice’s wedding was very different from other recent royal nuptials.
Unlike her sister Princess Eugenie or Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, Beatrice’s gown was not made bespoke for her wedding.
In fact, Beatrice wore a dress previously worn by her grandmother the Queen, which was repurposed for her big day.
Beatrice also decided to forego a public, large wedding in favour of a much more intimate ceremony.
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Princess Beatrice wedding: How Beatrice followed Prince Harry’s lead with wedding detail (Image: PA IMAGES)
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Princess Beatrice wedding: Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17 (Image: PA IMAGES)
It is thought less than 20 guests were in attendance to watch Beatrice marry her beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The wedding was also not televised, unlike the wedding of her sister Eugenie at St George’s Chapel in 2018.
But perhaps more subtly, Beatrice also opted for a more unusual choice when it came to deciding what wedding ring she would wear.
The Queen is known to gift Welsh gold wedding rings to members of her family.
Princess Beatrice wedding: Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in 2018 (Image: GETTY)
However, Princess Beatrice has instead chosen to wear a wedding ring designed by Edoardo, which is platinum and features a number of sparkling diamonds.
Although it is unusual for a member of the Royal Family not to take the Queen up on her offer of a Welsh gold wedding ring, it is not unheard of.
In fact, Prince Harry decided to steer clear of the tradition with his own wedding in 2018.
Prior to his wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, Kensington Palace released a statement which read: “Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave and Company to make their wedding rings.
“Ms Markle’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen.
“Prince Harry’s ring will be a platinum band with a textured finish.
“Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop.
“The rings will be carried to St George’s Chapel on the day of the wedding by The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as best man.”
Princess Beatrice wedding: Prince Harry’s wedding ring is made of platinum (Image: GETTY)
Beatrice’s wedding ring was designed to match her dazzling engagement ring, which features a large diamond and baguette diamonds either side.
Over a series of meetings with jeweller Shaun Leane, Edoardo helped choose the designs for both Beatrice’s engagement and wedding ring.
Mr Leane told PEOPLE: “We designed the ring in platinum because we wanted it to aesthetically match and entwine with the engagement ring.
“The rings have been made for each other and there’s a romance in that.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK