In case you missed it, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, just got hitched! The Royal Family's Instagram account shared the happy news in a post, "Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi! The couple were married in a small private ceremony."
The newlyweds posed for a photo together with the reigning monarch, Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Apart from practicing obvious social distancing with their intimate ceremony, we can't help but swoon over Princess Beatrice's bridal look, of course! We bet you'll also love the story behind her wedding frock!
As it turns out, Princess Beatrice honored her grandmother in her nuptials by wearing one of The Queen's old dresses! The Queen also loaned the Princess a tiara that bears great sentimental value to the 94-year-old monarch. "Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, both belonging to Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day in 1947." So sweet!
As for the bride's dress, Princess Beatrice revamped The Queen's 'fit which she has previously worn to a movie premiere in 1962. Its designer, Norman Hartnell, was royal favorite as he had also designed the wedding and coronation gowns of the Queen, as well as Princess Margaret's own bridal frock.
The vintage dress was made with Peau De Soie taffeta and Duchess satin in different shades of ivory. Princess Beatrice had it altered to inlude sheer organza puff sleeves, thus giving the dress a contemporary and trendy look. She also opted out of the frock's floor-grazing length and had it hemmed to her ankles instead. Meanwhile, the bride kept the gown's diamante? details and structured bodice.
Princess Beatrice and her new husband celebrated their nuptials in a modest reception surrounded by their close family in the garden of the Princess' childhood home. Congratulations, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo!