Sarah Ferguson speaks out for first time on daughter Princess Beatrice’s secret wedding

Sarah Ferguson speaks out for first time on daughter Princess Beatrice’s secret wedding

The Duchesss of York posted a message on Instagram thanking royal fans for the outpouring of well wishes since Bea and Edo’s secret nuptials on Friday. Fergie said: “Thank you to all the very special and kind people that took the time and trouble to send amazingly caring and supportive messages.

“Never has a mother been more proud than the wedding of Eugenie and Jack, and again with my Beatrice’s loving wedding to Dear Edo.

“I am so lucky with my girls, and now the best sons-in-law.”

The duchess posted the affectionate message alongside a picture showing an inspirational quote. 

It read: “Happiness cannot be travelled to, earned, worn or consumed.

“Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

She attributed the quote to Denis Waitley, an American motivational speaker. 

On Monday Princess Eugenie described her older sister’s wedding as a “complete joy”.

Beatrice wed the property tycoon in front of a handful of family including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

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“I am so proud of you and I’m so excited to support you in the next chapter of your life.

“We are going to have so much fun together.

“Happy wedding day to you both xxxx.”

Beatrice’s wedding bouquet included the bride and groom’s favourite flowers, and upheld a royal tradition dating back 162 years. 

The bunch included trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink O’Hara garden roses, pink wax flower, baby pink astilbe and, in keeping with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle.

The flowering plant was first carried by the Queen’s eldest daughter Princess Victoria when she married in 1858.

Myrtle has formed part of a regal tradition ever since.

Patrice Van Helden Oakes created the bouquet of flowers for Beatrice. 

She is the sister of floral designer Rob Van Helden, who also designed the wedding flowers for Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in 2018.

Mr Van Helden explained how Bea and Edo both had an input when it came to designing the wedding bouquet. 

He said: “They wanted to keep it natural, with dusky pink roses, British flowers and a vintage look.

“It has been a huge honour and privilege to be part of this special and magical day.

“They are friends of ours, and my sister and I are both blown away by the reaction we’ve had.”

Published at Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:57:00 +0000