Princess Beatrice is due to marry fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace on May 29. Royal expert Marlene Koenig noted the Royal Wedding 2020 of the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York is likely to be the last royal wedding to take place across Europe for at least a decade. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Koenig noted every other royal in Beatrice’s generation is “already married” and those still waiting to tie the knot are further down the pecking order to warrant a large ceremony.
Ms Koenig said: “All European heirs are now either very young or just turned legal.
“The Duchess of Brabant is barely 18 and it’s unlikely she will be marrying in the next ten years.
“So Princess Beatrice will mark the last big royal wedding across Europe.”
Princess Beatrice was scheduled to marry fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May but restrictions on the number of the attendees imposed by the Church of England have cast doubt on whether the ceremony will go ahead.
Princess Beatrice is expected to be the last member of the senior British Royal Family to marry for a while, as the Queen’s youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, are both under 18.
Four of the nine future monarchs of Europe are over the age of ten with only Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant over 18.
Fellow future queens Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway are both 16, while Infanta Sophia of Spain will be turning 13 in at the end of April.
But Buckingham Palace confirmed the garden party will not be taking place and that Beatrice and Edoardo are now considering having a smaller ceremony in line with Government guidelines.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson 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 May 29.
“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.”
Published at Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:07:00 +0000