Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The touching significance of Bea’s new wedding venue

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Princess Beatrice was married in an intimate ceremony in Windsor on Friday, July 17 at Royal Lodge in Windsor. The royal wedding 2020 ceremony was pared back as required in law meaning only 30 guests were in attendance and social distancing was observed. But where did Princess Bea get married today?

Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, married her fiance, property millionaire Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at 11am on Friday.

The young couple were originally due to marry on May 29 at the Chapel Roya in London.

The ceremony was due to be followed by a garden reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen.

Her wedding is the second to have taken place since the lockdown came into effect in March.

The first wedding was held on July 7 and saw Jordan’s Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marry Roald Dahl’s grandson Ned Donovan.

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The couple

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: What touching significance does the new wedding venue have to Bea? (Image: GETTY)

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: Edo and Bea

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The young couple had been due to marry on May 29 (Image: GETTY)

According to Government guidance, weddings are only advised when they can be done in a COVID-19 secure manner.

This means the venue would need to allow for social distancing to be observed.

The Government guidance reads: “At present, legally-valid ceremonies or formations are strongly advised to go ahead only where they can be done in a COVID-19 secure environment.

“It is also advised that the ceremonies are kept as short as reasonably possible and limited as far as reasonably possible to the parts of the ceremonies that are required in order for the marriage or civil partnership to be legally binding.

“No more than 30 people should attend a marriage or civil partnership, where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a COVID-19 secure venue.”

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: Bea and Edo

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: It was the second royal wedding to happen since lockdown (Image: GETTY)

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The royals

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: Weddings cannot have more than 30 guests at ceremonies (Image: GETTY)

Princess Bea’s original wedding was planned for the Chapel Royal, a working chapel located in the grounds of St James’s Palace.

St. James’s Palace contains the London residences of Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Princess Alexandra, and is also where Princess Beatrice lives in St James’s Palace with Edo.

Several royal weddings have taken place at The Chapel Royal through the years including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and King George V and Queen Mary.

In addition, several royal christenings have taken place at the Chapel Royal including Prince George’s.

But Princess Bea scrapped her original wedding plans, including the venue.

Today she was married at the Royal Lodge of All Saints in Windsor.

The Royal Family published a statement about the wedding which read: “The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday, July 17 at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

“The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family.

“The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government guidelines.”

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The chapel

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The Royal Lodge Church in Windsor (Image: PA)

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: Queen Mother

Princess Beatrice wedding venue: The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother at the Royal Lodge church in Windsor (Image: GETTY)

The Royal Lodge church is situated at Windsor and is also known as Queen Victoria’s Chapel which has touching significance for Princess Bea who has often spoken of her fascination with Queen Victoria.

The chapel was built in the 1820s on the orders of King George IV and was first used in 1925.

The Queen Mother often worshipped at ll Saints after she moved to the Royal Lodge in 1931 when she was still known as the Duchess of York.

She continued to attend services at this chapel until her death in 2002.

It was in fact where her coffin was brought and she was laid to rest there.

The chapel is used by the Queen and members of the Royal Family still use the chapel when staying at Windsor.

The Royal Chapel of All Saints is a royal peculiar which means that it is part of the Church of England, but outside the jurisdiction of its local diocese and under the direct jurisdiction of the Monarch.

Princess Beatrice’s marriage is the first royal wedding to have ever taken place at the chapel.


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