I feel like the universe has been trying to tell Princess Beatrice that the royal wedding of her dreams just ain’t gonna happen since the day she was born to that toe-sucking aficionado Original Fergie and that FBI dodger Prince Andrew. Even if neither of her parents’ many scandals over the years have managed to put the kibosh on it completely, in struts the coronavirus threatening to lick all the silverware and replace all of the DJ’s records with scratched singles of The Macarena. According to People, Bea’s scheduled May 29 wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, has now been postponed for the third time. ¡Hey, Macarena!
The royal bride-to-be, 31, who is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, was set to wed the 37-year-old financier at St. James’s Palace in London on May 29 with a reception to follow at her grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s gardens at Buckingham Palace. On Tuesday, the Queen canceled all upcoming garden parties.
Details are still being worked out behind the scenes by Buckingham Palace, PEOPLE understands. The reception at the Queen’s gardens will no longer take place and the couple is currently discussing the option to marry in a private ceremony with friends and family instead.
When Bea and Mozzi were first engaged, it seemed like everyone was willing to overlook the fact that the timeline between Edo leaving his fiance and mother of his young son, and him getting together with his family friend Bea, was a little wonky. But a little whiff of Eau de Scandal like that never stopped a royal wedding before. It wasn’t until family friend Jeffrey Epstein, was found hanged in his jail cell, that The Palace indicated that Bea would be getting the red-headed step child version of a royal wedding (ironic since Camila’s actual red-headed step child got the full shebang!) People reminds us:
In February, a source previously PEOPLE of the wedding, “The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal]. It will be smaller than the original plan.”
Now, since the world is metaphorically on fire, Bea and Edo might have to get married in the butler’s pantry of the underground bunker with only the one remaining footman as witness. Which honestly sounds very romantic.
The spokesperson added, “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.”
Well, at the very least, it sounds like the coronavirus did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a favor. They’re probably off the hook for this one!
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Yeah, they’re definitely sending a fruit basket and doing The Macarena from the privacy of their own home.