Buckingham Palace have finally confirmed the date and venue for Princess Beatrice’s upcoming wedding. Beatrice will marry Edoardo at The Chapel Royal, which is situated in the grounds of St James’s Palace.
A statement released via the Royal Family Instagram read: “The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020.
“The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019.
“The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
“The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.”
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Compared to other royal wedding venues, The Chapel Royal is relatively small.
The Chapel seats only 100, while St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle can host 800 guests.
Despite its small size, the venue holds incredible significance for the Royal Family.
The venue has not been used for royal weddings in recent years, but has often served as the backdrop for the family’s events.
Most recently, the Chapel was used for the christening of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child, Prince Louis.
In a Royal Central podcast, royal experts Lydia Starbuck and Moniek Bloks discussed the interesting link between Beatrice’s wedding venue and another famous royal.
Ms Starbuck said: “The Chapel Royal at St James’s has got some really personal links.
“She was baptized there in 1988… it’s also the place where Queen Victoria, one of Beatrice’s idols, got married.”
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Ms Bloks replied: “I tried to look up the date as well to see if she had any anniversaries to coincide with her wedding date, and actually Queen Victoria’s parents were married on May 29 as well.”
Ms Starbuck added: “So she’s marrying on the anniversary of the wedding of Victoria and Edward, Duchess and Duke of Kent, in the place where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert got married.”
As the Chapel is situated in the grounds of St James’s Palace, it looks likely to be a much more private affair than royal weddings of the past.
Crowds will not likely be able to gather outside the chapel, to catch a glimpse of the bride before the ceremony.
And unlike other royal weddings, Beatrice’s wedding will not be televised.
Bea’s sister, Eugenie, married Jack Brooksbank in 2018, and millions around the world watched the young couple’s nuptials on their TV screens.
The couple have also vetoed wedding gifts, and have instead made an admirable decision.
Bea and Edo are reportedly asking guests to find out more about the work of a number of young person’s charities which are close to their hearts.
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