Princess Beatrice wants a smaller wedding than her sister, but it won’t really be different

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I’m actually developing some second-hand stress from these stories about Princess Beatrice and her wedding plans. It’s weird to say this, but I truly feel sorry for Beatrice. It felt like she was the “sad sack” of the royal family, and now her wedding might be some sad copycat affair where she can’t even truly celebrate because her dad is disgusting, her mom is a nutcase and her sister and her cousins did everything wedding-related before she got a chance to do it. If I were in Beatrice’s shoes, I’d make a compromise with the Queen: we’ll have the wedding in England so you can attend, but we’re not doing it in Windsor because everyone else has already done the Windsor wedding. She should totally get married in London. I’m not saying she should get Westminster Abbey or anything, but she could totally just… do something different. But that won’t happen. Thus, my second-hand stress when I read a story like this:

Royal sisters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie may have a close relationship, but they’re two very different people — and their weddings may reflect that. Beatrice, the older daughter of Britain’s Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, just announced her engagement to Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and now it’s time to plan the big day, which is set to take place in 2020. However, those close to the Queen’s granddaughter say she may go for a less extravagant affair than her younger sister’s royal nuptials to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle last year.

“She has talked about having a smaller affair in the past,” a friend tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, adding that the wedding could take place in the spring or later.

“Beatrice and Eugenie are super close, but they are very different,” another source adds. “Beatrice is more serious and Eugenie is the outgoing extrovert, she’s so bubbly and fun. Beatrice is more reserved and discreet. She holds back more, she is very polite, very well-educated but more formal and quiet in her personalty, so I think it will be a very different wedding to Eugenie’s.”

[From People]

Beatrice should be “allowed” to celebrate her wedding in a big way or in any way she chooses. It’s her wedding… although her dad and grandmother are probably paying for everything. But the comparisons are inevitable – in the past two years, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Lady Gabriella Windsor have all been married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. All of their weddings have had similar vibes and similar guest lists (the Sussexes’ wedding being the most glamorous and inclusive). My point remains the same: Beatrice should do her own thing because if she just does a version of Eugenie’s wedding (but smaller!), then that will be a disappointment too. Not to mention, it will just make for really boring photos. I’m taking this too personally, I know. But lord, I just feel sorry for Beatrice. She’s going to get sh-t coming and going from her own wedding.

HRH Princess Beatrice

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and HRH Princess Beatrice

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  1. Yoyo says:

    The wedding will be paid for privately, so they say, no tax money.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Isn’t the “security” costs what really amps up the bottom line? For the RF AND the titled guests? I’m sure they’re “privately paying” for the dress/reception (ie: whatever Freeloader can’t get comped!), but you’ll see, the taxpayers will STILL get socked with a HUGE “security” bill (padded to kickback to Pedo and Freeloader).

  2. Becks1 says:

    She should do the wedding in a different church for sure. At Sandringham? I’m not sure how big that church is though (St Mary Magdalene, I think?)

    I read yesterday that its going to be privately funded (I’m assuming by the queen) – Eugenie’s mostly was, but there was still a cost of 2 million pounds for security apparently, and Beatrice’s won’t have that (which makes me think it wont be at Windsor?)

  3. Tw says:

    I always kind of liked the York sisters, or didn’t dislike them. Hard to remember now after this barrage of engagement and wedding crap. It’s all a bit much considering her shady fiancé and pedophile father. Just stahp.

  4. Sarah says:

    A wedding is a wedding. What can you really do that differently if you’re working within broadly traditional (Church of England) boundaries? Different venue? Slightly different big white dress? Slightly different kids walking behind you? Just enjoy your day Beatrice and do whatever you and that chap want!

  5. Melissa says:

    If I were her, I’d take the kid and elope somewhere, just the three of us (and maybe a nanny, lol) and then have a party at Sandringham after the fact. Didn’t Zara get married at Balmoral? Why is everyone stuck at Windsor now?

    • Mumbles says:

      I think she got married in Edinburgh. Maybe they had the reception at Holyrood House?

    • What. . now? says:

      I came to say why doesn’t she get married in Scotland like Zara did to Mike Tindall? It would still be royal, exclusive and smaller. . .and for sure the Queen would go.

  6. Eliza says:

    I think they’ll have a Windsor wedding on a Thursday or Friday, but continue a wedding weekend celebration in Italy. Because they can’t do a big carnival at Andys place again. At least it’s all out of their pockets.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Didn’t BayTampaBay include an IG post from an event planner in a CB post about a month ago? He was posing with Fergie at Marina Hanbury’s place in Italy. A fancy engagement party in Italy, or a post-wedding party in Italy is possible. But Misha NoNoo just did the big Italian destination wedding, and they’re all in the same set.

  7. Keekee says:

    I just realised that Bea looks just like Andy but with Fergies hair colouring and Eugenie looks like her mom with Andrews coloring.

  8. TheOriginalMia says:

    I hope she has the wedding she wants. It’s what every bride deserves. I just can’t imagine a smaller wedding at Windsor. She could choose a smaller chapel like Zara, but would she be allowed that with her parents’ egos? She could elope, then have a civil marriage like Charles and Camilla in the Queen’s presence.

    • notasugarhere says:

      HM and Prince Philip did not attend Charles and Camilla’s civil wedding. They did attend the blessing service at St George’s Chapel Windsor with 800 other people.

  9. Chaine says:

    If I were her I’d negotiate a huge contract to get married at Disney at the Cinderella castle. There has to be some kind of major revenue stream for real princess getting married at a tourist attraction castle.

  10. Maria says:

    I vote for St Martin-in-the-fields, smaller than Windsor, and if they are lucky, they can arrange it when her father is out of town.

    • HK9 says:

      Nice idea!! This is her wedding and she should have what she wants.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I would think securing a church in London, either during the week or weekend, would be more trouble than securing Windsor. And make people angry about traffic, detours, road closures. If they don’t do a carriage ride, they can close off the area around the church at Windsor and not cause headaches.

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I…really don’t care. I cant summon anything more than apathy for Beatrice OR Eugenie. I do like the blue dress she’s wearing in the photo with Pedo Andy. That’s all I got.

  12. Amelie says:

    She could get married in Scotland like her cousin Zara did? Or in London. She’s got choices, Windsor isn’t the only option.

  13. Ainsley7 says:

    I think she should be allowed to get married at Westminster if she wants to. It was made pretty clear in 2017 that securing Windsor is more difficult and costly compared to London. The wedding itself will cost the same either way. Why not keep security costs as low as possible? She doesn’t need to do the whole carriage ride thing.

  14. Fluffy Donuts says:

    Beatrice is the more formal and reserved one? Since when?? That dress in the first pic looks like it’s suffering from an infestation.

  15. Kittylouise says:

    How about York Minster (where Ellie Goulding got married last month). She’s a princess of York after all.

    There’ll be no shame from Prince Andrew or Fergie. They’ll be lording it as if the Epstein stuff never happened. The grim pair.

    • Gail says:

      So true. I shudder for Beatrice, trying to celebrate her engagement under the foul shadow of her parents.

  16. minx says:

    She’s another one who needs better posture. Stand up straight!