Princess Beatrice got married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor

Princess Beatrice wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, wedding ceremony
On July 17 Friday, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi got married in a private and small wedding ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park. The wedding ceremony was attended by The Queen, Prince Philip and close family. This was the first time The Queen and Prince Philip left Windsor Castle since lockdown started.
Princess Beatrice wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, wedding ceremony
The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Princess Beatrice wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, wedding ceremony
Two new photographs have been released to mark Princess Beatrice's marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The bride wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, loaned by the Queen.
Princess Beatrice wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, wedding ceremony
The bride's vintage dress was made by Norman Hartnell and worn by the Queen at the 1967 State Opening of Parliament. It was remodelled by Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin. The tiara was originally made for Queen Mary by Garrard and Co. in 1919 from a diamond necklace given by Queen Victoria for her wedding.
Princess Beatrice wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, wedding ceremony
Princess Beatrice wore one of the Queen's vintage Norman Hartnell gowns and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, wedding ceremony

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  1. Beatrice looks beautiful. I love that she wore one of the Queen's old gowns. I wonder if this was always her plan. The Queen Mary fringe tiara is stunning. Her hair and make-up look great. Beautiful flowers. I hope Beatrice had a wonderful day. She like so many brides these last few months had to rethink and adapt her wedding plans.
    Guessing they purposely didn't release a ton of family photos- trying to keep Prince Andrew out of the spotlight.
    E.B.B.

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    1. I was thinking your comment was so thoughtful and mature... until that last sentence.

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    2. From Joann - I admit I teared up a bit looking at these pictures. Beatrice looked lovely. It was so touching she wore the same tiara the Queen wore at her wedding. And I thought the Duke of Edinburg looked great. Even at his age, he still is handsome. The Queen, as usual, looked wonderful. I respectfully disagree that Andrew was kept out deliberately. I think a decision was made not to photograph any of the guests or principal simply because they wanted to highlight the private nature of the event. And let's not forget, Andrew has not been charged with anything. He still has the presumption of innocence.. Besides, I don't think there is any message there. If there is a "message" to come out of this wedding, it is that Beatrice and her husband are setting an example for the country. Cherished traditions and family occasions have to be altered because of the virus. And the royal family is setting the pace for everyone else to follow.

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    3. Given they waited until today to release photos so Sir Tom would be the royal focus yesterday, my guess is they just let the wedding and connection to the Queen and DOE shine today. A very wise, disciplined tradition characteristic of how the royal family does PR. Especially knowing how much the press/others will try and spotlight things away from the joy of the wedding couple.

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    4. Yes, the last sentence by E.B.B. wasn't really necessary. But there we go!
      I'm VERY impressed with the love and respect the Queen shows for her grandchildren.
      All my best wishes to the newly married couple.

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    6. I din't say they didn't take pictures with Andrew. Simply that those weren't released. Yes Andrew hasn't been charged but there is currently black cloud hanging over him. There is reason, he has been seen so little since November. Out of sight out of mind.

      E.B.B.

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    7. Why do we have to be silent about the obvious? Normally there is a picture of the couple with their parents. It is missing here.

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    8. EBB, are we supposed to bring the sins of the father ( proven or not) every time that a picture of their daughters is published?
      Exhausting!!

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    9. No one is judging Beatrice by her father's supposed sins. The Yorks (Andrews, Sarah, Beatrice and Eugenie) are a close family. One would expect to see pictures of Beatrice and Edo with their parents and siblings.

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  2. Congratulations to the couple! Wonderful choice of dress and tiara, and a thoughtful way to honor her grandmother,... and for something old. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage to them!

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  3. Beautiful, classy, classic, stunning! Bea finally got it totally right with her fashion choices, chosen from the past. The Queen and Prince Philip looked so good, and so proud.

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    1. Totally agree

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    2. I was nervous about bridal Beatrice but she exceeded all expectations. The only other time I had such apprehensive and low expectations for a Royal bride but ended up so impressed was Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in Luxembourg 2012. Beatrice's wedding florals seem off a movie set...I have honestly never seen more beautiful Royal wedding flowers in Britain or out.

      WELL DONE Beatrice!! You took lemons and didn't just lemonade. You made champagne !

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  4. Congratulations to both Beatrice and Edoardo. I wish them every happiness.
    A dress fit for a princess. Gorgeous and aristocratic. Love the dress she looks miles better than any of the previous royal wedding dresses. Flawless. H

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    1. I agree with your comment on the dress. By far, the most beautiful royal dress in many years!

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  5. Love the way they did it and Bella's look was perfection!

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  6. Wow, Princess Beatrice looks amazing. She is just radiating happiness. Love the recycled gown with the extra fabric to make it longer (I used the same trick, wearing my mother's gorgeous silk wedding gown, with an added frill, 25 years later) It looks as if it has a pink tinge in the photos, as opposed to the one where the Queen is wearing it. And wonderful of the Queen to lend Queen Mary's diamond fringe tiara--worn by Princess Anne as well as the Queen. The Queen's outfit is beautiful, of course as we had already seen and the Duke of Edinburgh looks really well. Hope we will see a photo of the rest of the York family at some stage. Wishing long life and every blessing to the happy couple

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  7. PS Edo looks fantastic as well.

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  8. That is SO lovely and an incredibly sweet tribute to her Grandparents- absolutely well-done Beatrice. How really difficult but completely understandable to distance at such a meaningful event. The flowers are gorgeous. Really wish them the best.
    Glo

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    1. I fully agree with Glo. This was really the best option for them to get near to the grandparents and they did it so nicely! Congrats to them all and best wishes to the young couple. I also agree with : "miles better than any of the previous royal wedding dresses".
      For the rest yes discretion on all sides was the best option, although IMV her sister and her husband could have been associated a bit more closely as well.

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  9. Did she make it even better than her sister? This was very well done, and how woderful that the Queen was open to this kind of solution.

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  10. A surprise wedding indeed!! I absolutely love the flower arch and bouquet Princess Beatrice had in her wedding. Mixed emotions about the dress though. The dress itself is pretty, but I'm not a fan of the sleeves. For her first tiara appearance it would have been nice if her hair was styled a bit better. I wonder how their wedding would have looked overall if we had no Covid-19.

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  11. Simple, elegant and with a lovely nod to tradition.

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  12. What a great tribute to her grandmother, the Queen!!! . Beautiful and so well done. Wishing the happy couple all the best and a long and happy married life

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  13. A triumph. One of the nicest royal wedding looks in a while. Very appropriate and feminine.

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  14. Beautifully done! I have hoped for years that someone would dive into the Queen's closet. I can't think of a more perfect time for it to happen. What a lovely tribute to the Queen! This wedding looks like it was stripped of any pomp and was a warm family gathering. She is blessed to still have her grandparents here to attend, it was the perfect solution to her father's distraction, and she looks absolutely thrilled! Fabulous!

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    1. I agree about diving into the Queen’s closet- just to look at some of her well-crafted dresses up close! Maybe it will start a trend (could be fun!) like in Sweden, although the Queen was/is a petite lady which may make it difficult but clearly Ms. Kelly and Mr. Parvin were up to the challenge!
      Glo

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  15. Love everything about this -- the look, the sentiment, the successful subterfuge! A moment of magical beauty for the family to look back on and cherish. I'm happy for all concerned.

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  16. Just read that Angela Kelly is the one who did the alterations on the vintage gown. Kudos to her for the soft sleeves, hem and especially fit on the body. It looks cohesive and great on Beatrice - a real difficulty with vintage or rewear, especially with those seams. I again just have a soft spot for her choice of Gran’s vintage reuse- lovely.
    Glo

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    1. Oops forgot to include she collaborated with Stewart Pravin- kudos to him as well as the rest from before:)
      Glo

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    2. The fit of the dress on Beatrice is what I can't get over ...No baggy or too tight spots...the hemline just so. I wonder who designed the matching bridal veil?

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  17. So beautiful and classy and what a nice gesture from the Queen.
    Happy for Bea and Edoardo. Congrats.

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  18. Wow, finally they are married! The last months haven´t been so easy for the young bride. It´s great that the Queen gave her own dress to her grandchild (never seen something like this with the Royals before) Love and many happy years to the young couple :) !

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  19. The 2nd photo, I dont think I have ever seen a more beautiful photo of a bride on her wedding day, capturing the various blooms and flowers, Beatrice coming out the church door looking breathtaking. In a dress of the Queen and the Fringe tiara, she is a individual and looks magnificent.

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  20. Wonderfull!
    And very nice from them to share these pictures with us.
    A private event , very well chosen!

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  21. I love that she wore the same tiara the Queen wore on her wedding day.

    The dress, however, makes me sad. I know alot of commentors think it's a sweet gesture, etc. but I look at this and think of two things right off the bat. 1) The rumours that Beatrice couldn't find anyone who was willing to design her wedding dress; and 2) her father's reversal of fortunes. This was a dress designed to accentuate the Queen's hourglass figure. It's not doing Bee any favors. And the additions of the sleeves and the satin whatever at the hem (which isn't visible in any of the photos from the 1960s) are so out of place with the rest of the dress. Surely there were better options to choose from.

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    1. I think this is one of the most insulting comments here.
      1) Why should she not find a designer? There are thousend designers out there ... she even found two who refitted the dress for her. And she probably also had another dress for the party. How do you assume that? Because there were no rumours about who will design the dress? Maybe she always planned to wear that dress and never really looked for the designer and hence there were no rumours?
      2) Why connect the dress or the overall wedding to her father? She is his daughter, but not responsible for his actions.

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    2. Don't listen to the birds of doom!

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    3. You made me thinking. I wonder what Queen Elisabeth would say to this comment. H

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    4. Casey, not sure where you are getting your information about the fact that nobody wanted to do her wedding dress, perhaps from the tabloids? I would bet , if I were the betting kind, that is not true. Her choice seems to me rather intentional, and I don’t think is sad at all, in fact is rather sensible not to spend a fortune with the current situation, and specially on an intimate ceremony. In fact you can see that most royals in their recent appearances seem to be yo recycling outfits as not to be tone deaf. I also think it’s uncalled for, to bring her father’s issues, specially on her wedding day, whatever he has done it doesn’t define her.

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    5. Casey, your comments are uninformed and cruel. Beatrice is her own woman and not attached in any way to her father's personal life. What designer would turn away an opportunity to design a wedding dress for a lovely young princess, devoid of any scandal, and known to have a very close bond to the Queen? As of now, we don't know if she had commissioned another gown for the May wedding, or if she had perhaps planned to wear this gown all along. I would imagine that she had her choice, for the most part, of the Queens gowns, and she certainly had experts at her disposal that could guide her and let her know if her choice would work for her body. She also had a perfect right to make this gown her own. I don't see the Queen rewearing it again, and I would bet she is much happier, and honored, knowing it was worn by Beatrice instead of packed away in storage. Instead of looking at an entitled bridezilla that had to have the most and best of everything, and she is a young woman that has grown up with the finer things, yet she was happy wearing her grandmothers gown and having a private family ceremony. Why aren't you celebrating the fact that this beautiful young lady has her priorities in order, from the fashion on down? THIS is what we need to see more of. Right now, I could not adore her more.

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  22. And so refreshing to read "New My Royals" concentrating on fashion.
    And so refreshing to read positive comments on personalities in the Royal family.
    Are the "haters" and negative commentators away on holiday?
    If so, no need to hurry back.

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    1. If you enjoy the positivity, I wonder why you stopped to inject this?

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  23. I must say that I generally prefer cleaner lines and I am not much for frills regarding wedding dresses, but WOW,! she looks divine, and this dress is a work of art, regardless of individual taste. She is the image of a fairy princess, and the tiara is breathtaking, not to mention the sentimental value.
    Two things came to mind looking at the original, dress, first the Queen's tiny waist, and the arms :-) I have often read many criticisms about queen Letizia showing her arms, but alas Lillibeth had a very attractive pair herself.
    Many blessings to this young couple.

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  24. So nice that her grandparents attended the wedding, they look so proud. Beatriz looks lovely and so does her husband, Very nice dress and tiara, with a nod to her grandmother. Congratulations!

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  25. Now that's what you call a Private Wedding. Am so Happy for her, there was no drama, no celebrities, just their closest family. And what a wonderful tribute to her grand mother, that dress was well retouched. So Beautiful ❤

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  26. Stunningly Beautiful what a fabulous idea to pay tribute to her granma the Queen by wearing her lovely dress and how great if the Queen to loan the fringe tiara Perfect. Wishing this fabulous couple a very long and happy marriage. Sending much love.

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  27. Beatrice gets her fairy tale wedding and how beautiful she looks! The look on her Majesty's face as she sees her grand daughter wearing her own wedding tiara and her dress is magical! After all those big and loud royal weddings in the past years, this one was romantic, simple and simply perfect. Congrats to the happy couple!

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  28. something old something new something borrowed something blue. very classy. the very best to the young couple and may they have a long and happy life

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  29. A nice tribute to her grandmother, but it's a miss for me. The sleeves look clumsily added, and the hem is a few inches too short. The tiara is lovely, but the hair and veil placement don't go together. I much prefer her sister's wedding look. I suspect this was not her original attire, but I could be wrong. She does look very happy, so good for her.

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    1. I agree about the alterations to the dress i.e. puff sleeves do not improve it and not a very subtle management of making it longer.
      Queen Elizabeth had the most incredible hourglass figure but both Beatrice and Eugenie are not far behind. I suspect the longer I look at the dress that around the bosom nothing had to be done but that all those waist darts just had to be let out a bit (just a two millimetres at each dart would soon give some extra centimetres for the waist) and the sewing marks would disappear behind the reapplied beads. If those puff sleeves had just been sleek and long and the band at the bottom had been embroidered in some way to echo the top even if the beading was simpler I think it would have looked far nicer. That original skirt was balloon shaped and must have had various stiff petticoats or linings which they have done away with. I can imagine how difficult it was to add that band at the bottom which actually looks on closer inspection like it is just underneath the original fabric and that they managed to lengthen it by getting rid of the balloon hem which would have had quite a sizeable fold to the inside. What they have done to it now looks like they took up a to wide hem
      Just a thought to add to the lady who commented about the present idea that cause some comment about Queen Letitia going sleeveless. I grew up towards the end of the 1950's and 1960's when it was not a criminal offence to wear sleeveless dresses, even on formal occasions, but quite normal even to a funeral if it was extremely hot.

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  30. After all the heartbreak, what a beautifully beginning for this princess bride, Beatrice has truly left the best for her wedding day! And in my opinion, the loveliest British royal bride in a while....
    Congrulations and may your union be blessed.

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  31. Magnifique couple de mariés. Beatrice est vraiment très belle entre la robe et le diadème qui est parfait pour être porté avec sa coiffure très naturelle et romantique ; elle aura quand même eu un beau mariage malgré les aléas de la vie. Félicitations au jeune couple à qui nous souhaitons une longue vie avec beaucoup de bonheur. Sublimes toutes les fleurs !

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  32. Magnifique couple de mariés. Beatrice est vraiment très belle entre la robe et le diadème qui est parfait pour être porté avec sa coiffure très naturelle et romantique ; elle aura quand même eu un beau mariage malgré les aléas de la vie. Félicitations au jeune couple à qui nous souhaitons une longue vie avec beaucoup de bonheur. Sublimes toutes les fleurs !

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  33. Magnifique couple de mariés. Beatrice est vraiment très belle entre la robe et le diadème qui est parfait pour être porté avec sa coiffure très naturelle et romantique ; elle aura quand même eu un beau mariage malgré les aléas de la vie. Félicitations au jeune couple à qui nous souhaitons une longue vie avec beaucoup de bonheur. Sublimes toutes les fleurs !

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  34. Quelle jolie attention !
    Le diadème est parfait et son bouquet est absolument lovely.

    Best wishes to them.

    Prince Philip is absolutely impressive at 99.

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  35. I love that the queen alllowed her to wear one of her own dresses - such a good idea, to honour the craftsmanship that went into the original dress. Sustainable, too. The flower arrangement around the door is stunning.
    Very beautiful wedding.

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  36. Such a lovely youthful dress! The bridge looks stunning! All the best to them.

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  37. I love the entire look. I think her hair is done in what looks like a 40s style which goes great with he entire ensemble. The tiara is beautiful. When I first saw the dress, I didn’t know it was one of the Queens but I thought it was beautiful and very appropriate for this wedding. This is probably not Beatrice’s first choice but we have all had to make sacrifices due to the pandemic. Overall, I think it was perfect and the couple was glowing with happiness.

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  38. So totally different, from most of the past royalty brides with their stunning lace dresses, but still a winner. I just wish she had a hair dresser,know the arrangements were done in a haste. Still, if she could have a hair dresser to style her hair in an updo. But hey, that tiara's sure one of the creme de la creme, between the huge collection of tiara's, owned by royal families, around the world. And I am glad it get's center stage again!And I seriously hope, they can still have the mother of all parties, after this dreadful lock down!!!!

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    1. Why would her hair need to be in an updo? The Queen never wore this tiara with an updo.

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  39. She looked beautiful. And hope your both be very happy. Congratulations

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  40. Congratulations to the happy couple . They look really lovely , the queen and prince Phillip look great. I love the fringe tiara and I think it is very touching . The dress and tiara paid homage to the queen. The flowers around the gate are fabulous . I like the gown but that hem does not look good at all because Bea is taller than the Queen . Perhaps the bottom edge should have been extended to fit her length better .

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  41. They look so happy, her grandparents are beaming. I love the dress - have seen some more photos released by the groom on his Instagram and the dress is stunning, the sleeves look like less of an "add-on".

    The tiara is beautiful. I'm glad they got their wedding and I love the symbolism of Beatrice's outfit.

    The floral arrangements are superb.

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  42. Nice bride but that extension is really awful.

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  43. Beatrice looks incredibly happy and that is the way a bride should be. Her dress is so beautiful, she is radiant, her husband looks so in love...what else you need in a wedding? It has to be the best royal wedding in years!! The best for the future to Beatrice & Edoardo!!
    The Queen and her husband are out of this world: unique and so, so elegant both of them!!

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  44. J'aime bien les modifications qui ont été faites sur la robe de sa grand-mère. J'aurais cependant préféré qu'elle soit un petit peu plus longue. Les arrangements floraux sont magnifiques.

    Même avec un nombre d'invités réduit au minimum, on peut voir la joie sur le visage des nouveaux mariés. Le prince Philip nous surprend toujours avec cette étonnante forme malgré ses 99 ans. Quant à la Reine, toujours aussi pimpante!

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  45. The most important thing here that they are happy and sharing this beautiful moment with their love ones. Well done Bea and many years of happiness!!

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  47. Knowing that the bride could have certainly purchased any expensive dress she desired, her choice of the queen's dress is stunning. It is beautiful on her, and magical, romantic and sentimental. All the lace, satin, and embroidery in the world cannot compare . Beautiful...simply beautiful!

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  48. I was curious about the fabric added at the hem and also assumed that Bea is shorter than the queen. However, a Google search shows that they're both 5'4" (or at least, the queen was at one point, I assume). Given that they're the same height, I can't figure out why there's additional fabric added, as it doesn't appear to be to lengthen the skirt. Maybe something damaged the bottom of the skirt at some point? Regardless, Beatrice looks absolutely lovely and happy. I'm glad they were able to celebrate their wedding in such an intimate and special way.

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  49. There has been discussion about the dress - if it was meant already for "the big wedding" in May or just a last-minute choice for this private July wedding.
    I'm pretty sure that the choice of dress was made already for the original date. There are so many alterations made (albeit small) that making them has taken quite a long time, longer than was available after the government opened the lockdown for weddings.
    There has also been remarks that the dress is too short. It's practical to have slightly shorter dress to be able to walk. And they walked to the church and back. Besides, the champagne "reception" was in the park/garden. Only the queen and prince Philip used car to get to the church.
    To make it clear: I did like how everything was arranged.
    Margot

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  50. Dress is fantastic;actually this dress is priceless,the tiara is beautiful;the fact that Her Majesty gave her the opportunity to wear the same tiara that she wore on her wedding day. Beatrice looks lovely as do the other wedding guests. Beatrice's wedding was always going to be a surprise. XXXXXXX Now she is a Contessa;and her husband is a Count;as Edoardo is of Italian Aristocracy.

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    1. Il me semble avoir lu quelque part qu'il serait Comte seulement au décès de son père. Est-ce bien ça?

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  51. Unknown @1:59, what an idiotic comment! If I were the owner of the blog I would just block you. Who needs the comments of trolls that their only contribution are insults.

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    1. Good thing Sandra you are not the owner with all the times you comment just to insult or scold others and tell them they should be blocked- wouldn’t be much of a blog.

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  52. Anonymous @5:49, well it looks like the blog administrator agreed with me and removed the insulting comment. Sorry if the comment was yours, perhaps you should measure your words. By the way , what are you talking about about scolding people? I just started following this blog about 3 days ago, you must be confused.

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  53. Anonymous @ 5:49, it looks like the comment was removed, did you not read it? Unless you were the author, I can’t see how you could be OK such nastiness.
    I differ with you regarding the deletion of some comments, the administrator should be able to choose the tone of the blog.
    If you disagree, you can use other platforms ( like FB) where everything goes, and people can insult others, start rumors, conspiracies and really get down and dirty. Personally, I find this site appealing because even when people disagree strongly, it maintains a level of civility.

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