Princess Beatrice will announce her June wedding just after New Year’s?

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For weeks, we’ve been hearing different things about Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s wedding planning, or rather, their lack of wedding planning. The story I believed was that Beatrice did have a lot of ideas about when and where her wedding should be, but she kept getting shut down by the Queen, and she was told she couldn’t announce anything until after her father’s awful bulls–t wasn’t making headlines, and she also had to wait until after the election. So here we are… the British election is over (and the results were awful) and Andrew has been sufficiently sidelined. Allegedly, Beatrice will announce her wedding date in early January, and the wedding date will be in early June. From the Daily Mail’s Talk of the Town column:

After a tough few weeks for Princess Beatrice, I gather there is at last some happy news for the young Royal as the Queen has finally agreed to let her announce a wedding date – albeit one that doesn’t interrupt Royal Ascot. Her Majesty says that Beatrice and her fiance Edo Mapelli Mozzi can reveal details about their big day in the New Year. I’m told we can expect the ceremony to be in early June, as the racing-obsessed Monarch has stipulated the date must not interrupt her favourite meeting, which next year starts on June 16.

A source close to the couple said: ‘Bea and Edo will finally announce their wedding date in the second week of January. The date has been described as “early summer”, just before the summer social season kicks off.’

However, it appears that securing a venue is proving to be problematic. The happy couple had told select friends last month that The Guards’ Chapel, St James’s Park, had made their final shortlist but now it seems that the venue is no longer under consideration. Prince Andrew’s position as an honorary Colonel of the Grenadier Guards would have pushed Bea to the front of the queue to marry at the venue, which has a long waiting list. Generally, only current serving members of the military and their direct descendants can marry at the site, though exceptions can be made for civilians who are very well known to the church.

For this reason, the chapel was deemed to be a perfect choice – exclusive yet not traditionally Royal, and striking just the right note at a time when the Yorks’ prominence within the Royal Family is in flux. However, the chapel, which played host to the wedding of Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, looks to be off the cards.

My source says: ‘Only three weeks ago, friends were expecting to watch Bea walk down the aisle at The Guards Chapel, but that location is now looking unlikely. Poor Beatrice – this wedding seems impossible to cement. At least she’s got a date at last, and has found a window to announce it, once the opening of Parliament, Christmas and New Year are over.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I looked at the 2020 calendar and my guess is that her wedding will be on June 6th, a Saturday. Only direct heirs (like William) get to have a royal wedding on a weekday, and everybody else is encouraged to just have their weddings on a Saturday. June 6th would also make sense not just because of Royal Ascot, but because Trooping the Colour is scheduled for June 13th next year, which would be the following weekend. June 6th is practically the only date that makes any sense. It will also be the 76th anniversary of D-Day!

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I think its funny that there is such an emphasis on “when” Bea can announce the date. Like we are hearing rumors that they will announce the date in a few weeks….do people really care that much?

    I mean I know we do, lol, but this is a gossip site. Would the announcement of her wedding day be such a big deal in the UK that it has to be timed like this?

    • Erinn says:

      That’s something that always makes me wonder with the royal family.

      There’s always this big to-do about announcing the date. I assume they run it by the queen first? I have no idea. But it always just seemed like a silly tradition to have to wait to ‘announce’ when everyone involved probably already knows what’s going on. Can’t step on someone else’s toes, you have to announce your own happy news when it’s most convenient for everyone else. So silly.

  2. Flamingo says:

    I’ll be surprised if there is a wedding. Her fiance seems like the type who really loves some good connections and most of Beatrice/ Andrew’s have probably dried up. My guess is that they wait until after Christmas to release a statement about how they will not be getting married, but will remain good friends.

    • Mignionette says:

      Bizarrely I think the wedding will go ahead and then Edo will do a half arsed job of being a husband, cheat for a few years and finally bail. In the meantime he will have secured a grand-child to the future sitting monarch as heir, whilst Andy will be consigned to the annals of history.

      He’s already done the suspect timing baby daddy thing once. And at that level of society, image is EVERYTHING, so doing the dirty on Bea won’t phase him. This one is a rotter through and through.

      It’s win win for Edo. It’s Bea who will be left with a miserable legacy that will leave her open to constant media derision on a daily basis in the same vein as Princess Margaret.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yeah I can see this happening – he’ll cheat once she has had a baby. He has cheating, social climbing douche written all over him and she has previous for showing how bad her picker is.

      • stepup says:

        Agreed. There is no way he is leaving her before the wedding. It would be too obvious. But a divorce down the road? That’s a very safe bet.

      • TQ says:

        Agreed. He’ll be a half-assed husband — sticking it out for a few years while cheating, cement the heir, solidify the connections, then divorce.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      The wedding is almost sure. He’s not stupid enough to wave so long farewell now; it would ruin all the chances he has and will have to get good business contacts with bad press squeezing the hell out of him. I think the comments below are extremely accurate: to marry, to cheat, to have a baby (so he will never loose the ties with the BRF) and to divorce. What never fails to strike me is his eyes: so hungry…..

  3. Ravensdaughter says:

    Finally, she’s wearing an attractive outfit! I like the red velvet ensemble…the belt and shoes are very sassy!

    • Lady D says:

      imo, shoes are incredible, sorry, belt is cheap looking. It looks like the wide stretchy belts with the huge butterfly buckles the malls used to sell in the 80′s. Everyone and their dogs used to have and wear a white one with a gold butterfly closure. I was so sick of them.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I agree; she looks cute in that dress!

  4. S808 says:

    I still want one of them to bail, cause I just don’t have a good feeling about this match, but if they do make it down the aisle I hope things work out for them.

  5. Keekee says:

    I kind of feel sad for her… This is suppose to be a happy time. Even when the wedding comes people will still giving them the side eye.

  6. Erinn says:

    I think they’ll make it down the aisle, but I’ve always said that. I mean, hey, maybe they won’t. But I’d be surprised if they made it through to this point and didn’t make it to the actual aisle.

  7. Danielle says:

    The rush is ridiculous. If something major happened in my family at all the last thing I would want would be the stress of a wedding. Let alone it being in the public eye and then considering what her father actually did too. I know she shouldn’t have to put her life on hold, but she should wait until 2021. Bonus points if Edo is still around then too!

    • lana86 says:

      For some ppl the stress of the wedding is nothing in comparison to the stress of feeling like you’re the last spinster on this planet))

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      TRF usually marries w/in 6 mos. of an engagement announcement, don’t they? Also, I’d think they’d consider PP, who is what, 98 now? I’m sure they’d want him to be there (though unless they’re going to marry at/near Sandringham, it might be doubtful, considering how frail he’s become).

      A “quiet” announcement of a broken engagement in the NY wouldn’t surprise me (no more big ££££ income/connections for poor Edo-yes I know his family is “well to do”, but that could be on paper, not cash).

      However, Mignionette’s theory makes some sense, too. If he can’t have the cash, he can have the caché of connections to the lineage/line of succession. That’s big in the aristo circle.

  8. Rapunzel says:

    It being on the anniversary of D Day is unlikely, imo. The royals always attend D Day commemorations, and someone usually goes to Normandy. I doubt this is the date.

  9. girl_ninja says:

    I hope she’s not rushing into marriage because her longtime ex boyfriend is married and her younger sister got married. People put a ridiculous amount of pressure on themselves when their peer group jumps on the marriage train. Just take your time Bea! Also. Find a real damn job! With her connections and education she could secure something that pays very well.

  10. Sarah says:

    Surely with the D-Day anniversary various royals will already have commitments. Or could that be the plan? That they ‘can’t’ attend..?

    I’ll take my tinfoil hat off now.

    • Erinn says:

      Good point. I kind of doubt that they’d plan it for d-day. Maybe they would. But I have a hard time believing that that would be something agreed upon by the queen. That said, the queen is constantly disappointing us all lately, so there’s that.

  11. Eliza_ says:

    Bea’s friends/ family, unlike us plebs, don’t work 9-5. She can really have her wedding any day of the week. I could see a Friday wedding, like Eug, with a long weekend celebration. I do hope it’s in the UK and the Queen attends with the DoE.

  12. Sofia says:

    So it’s an announcement for the announcement?

    At this point, I’ll believe it when it happens

  13. Jumpingthesnark says:

    I think the Mozz will go along with it, see if it helps with “connections”. If it doesn’t, broken engagement. If it does, the scenario upthread will play out.

  14. JanetFerber says:

    I think he’s still weighing the pros and cons. Very calculating man. He’s the sort the families of heiresses warn their daughters about. The sort that parents buy off with cash before the wedding. That sort.

  15. Miriam says:

    Gosh, I hope it works out for her! They doesn’t seem as enthusiastic as he was once photographed to be!!

  16. Kayla says:

    I don’t think this wedding will happen.

  17. Lowrider says:

    The wedding will happen.

  18. Rogue says:

    Did anybody see that Edo, Beatrice& Eugenie were at Boris Johnson’s election victory celebrations? Not too political though I guess.

    Only interest in this wedding is what she will wear, guest list& if they will have any random readings. If the Andrew allegations hadn’t erupted again would have been interesting if he would have been as thirsty as he was for Eugenie’s wedding.

    • Mignionette says:

      Yes I peeped that too… They were at Evgeny Lebedev’s ‘Christmas Ball’ aka celebration party in honour of Bozo winning the GE…

      And yes it’s incredible that Royals like Bea and Eugenie, although not that high up in the order of succession, were in attendance and further still that they are allegedly so closely connected to the son of a former KGB spy who’s source of wealth can still not be verified ….

      Can you imagine the keffuffle if that was the bi-racial Duchess…. I’ve been saying it for yonks but the reason that Meghan is targeted so mercilessly is because even the RF are controlled by dark money and power. The Queen is the head of state and it’s her job to schmooze in the national interest even if it’s with murderous tin pot dictators and sociopath Saudi Princes.

      Meghan on the other hand bucks the trend by favouring liberals thereby refusing to sing from the family hymn sheet. Also I will go further and say that the courtiers don’t give two fuks about what Meghan does on a daily basis, the real issue is her identity politics.

  19. Rogue says:

    @Mignionette I’ve long thought Meghan’s press by UK’s right wing dominated media in addition to usual prejudice- was also politically motivated& backlash might not have been quite as harsh if she had been a Candace Owens type. And for her first project to be centred on black& brown women, some of whom were Muslim (Islamaphobia is a real issue in the U.K.) and to have talked about loving London’s diversity at the launch event must have had right wing media editors steaming. Also explains Vogue backlash. She’s a figurehead of UK’s culture war.