PRINCESS BEATRICE’S wedding was scheduled to take place on May 29, but as the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the world, the wedding was cancelled.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were due to marry one week ago today, but sadly like many happy couples around the UK, their wedding was closed after the coronavirus lockdown was imposed. But what massive change from tradition is likely to feature at Bea’s wedding day for the first time ever?
Princess Beatrice’s wedding day was due to take place on Friday, May 29.
Edo and Bea were due to marry at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London with a royal wedding 2020 reception at the Buckingham Palace gardens.
However, the couple were forced to postpone their planned nuptials.
To mark the occasion, Bea’s mother Sarah Ferguson shared a touching Instagram post praising her daughter and other couples around the world for postponing their weddings.
Alongside the post, she wrote: “Love you my darling Beatrice. You have given me more joy than I could ever wish for.
“I am so excited to celebrate yours and Edo’s love when we all are out of lockdown.”
She added: “The most important thing is health and love and today I send it to you and all the other people that were getting married during this time .. so proud of you all.”
Princess Beatrice wedding shock: What is the one surprising change from tradition Bea is planning? (Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice wedding shock: Bea and Edo were due to marry at The Chapel Royal (Image: GETTY)
But luckily despite the wedding plans being postponed, the Duchess of York has said her daughter and Edoardo are extremely happy.
Speaking to Royal Central, Sarah said: “Beatrice is the happiest I have ever seen her in my life, and she and Edo have a great love for each other and passion for life.
“For them to be getting married fills my heart with joy.”
Previously, Beatrice’s friend told People: “He is very much part of their life.
“Beatrice has embraced the child as part of her life from the outset.”
They added: “Edo is easily one of the best dads, he is so involved, and Beatrice is already showing that she’s a fantastic step-mummy.”
Princess Beatrice wedding shock: Bea is likely to re-arrange her wedding for later this year (Image: GETTY)
Royal weddings are treasured events within the Royal Family and the world.
These hugely popular events are similar to other royals weddings because of certain traditions which are maintained throughout.
For instance, weddings rings made from Welsh gold are used, a spring of myrtle is carried in the wedding bouquet and official photographs are taken and shared with the public.
But one typical wedding tradition is likely to be modernised at Princess Beatrice’s big day: the traditional wedding cake.
Princess Beatrice’s close friend nutritionist Gabriela Peacock has a history of helping royals with their pre-wedding diets.
Ms Peacock is thought to have assisted with both Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie’s pre-wedding diets.
She told Hello! Magazine: “I love to help my friends prepare for big occasions.
“Beatrice is one of my closest friends and we’re all very excited for her.”
Princess Beatrice wedding shock: Royal wedding cakes have traditionally been made of fruit cake (Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice wedding shock: Bea will likely opt for a dairy-free cake (Image: GETTY)
Ms Peacock revealed it is likely Princess Beatrice will make some substitutions when it comes to the meat and dairy aspects of her wedding meals because she is reportedly a vegan.
In 2019, the Princess hosted a lavish 31st birthday party with an entirely plant-based menu, including a dairy-free cake.
This means it is likely she will opt for a dairy-free cake, which will be the first time a vegan wedding cake has been chosen for a royal wedding.
Traditionally for most royal wedding cakes fruit cakes are chosen.
For Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018 to Jack Brooksbank, the couple opted for a giant red velvet and chocolate cake from cook Sophie Cabot.
The giant cake contains up to 400 eggs and at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kilograms of organic self-raising flour and 20 kilos of sugar.
For Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cake, the couple opted for a lemon elderflower covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers masterpiece by Claire Ptak.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK