Princess Beatrice is said to be “very sad” about the decision but feels there was “no alternative” as the coronavirus outbreak grips the UK. Buckingham Palace confirmed the planned garden party reception on May 29 would not take place.
It is understood Beatrice is considering moving the entire wedding to next year for the safety of her guests, The Sun’s Dan Wootton reports.
The Queen has already been moved to Windsor Castle as a precaution amid the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has seen the number of infected cases in the UK rise to 2,626 positive as of 9am, March 18.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Princess 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 for 29th May.
“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.”
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Published at Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:24:00 +0000