Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s wedding portraits are here

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Well, here are the official wedding portraits for Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Bea and Edo married in Windsor on Friday, July 17, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge. Royal Lodge is Prince Andrew’s country estate in Windsor, part of the Windsor Castle property, and a huge mansion given to him by his mummy. I mean, he has his own chapel for God’s sake. While Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were absolutely in attendance at the wedding, they were wisely NOT photographed with the bride and groom, at least not in the two portraits released. They released one portrait of Beatrice and Edo leaving the chapel (which is just a bad photo, in general) and another one of Bea and Edo social distancing from the Queen and Prince Philip.

At least we now know what Beatrice wore – I have no idea if those stories, months ago, were true and Beatrice initially planned to wear a wedding gown designed by Caroline Castigliano, but I believed it at the time and Beatrice was legitimately seen entering and leaving Castigliano’s atelier several times. So I tend to believe Beatrice threw out the initial plan to wear a new gown and she decided, for her quarantine wedding, to wear a vintage dress from the Queen. Her wedding gown was designed by Norman Hartnell and was worn by the Queen (at the opening of Parliament) decades ago. Someone added puffy sheer sleeves to the vintage dress, and the Queen let Beatrice wear the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which was worn by the Queen on her wedding day.

So, do you get it? Beatrice was cosplaying the Queen and this was all done for the Queen’s benefit. Beatrice even scheduled this quiet, secret wedding to suit the Queen’s schedule (the Queen will leave for Balmoral soon). I don’t doubt that Beatrice is close to her grandmother, but I also don’t doubt that this wedding was a strategic, political play by the Yorks.

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Photos by Benjamin Wheeler for the Royal Family, courtesy of social media.

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  1. DS9 says:

    She looks lovely enough and very happy. Congrats to him.

    But I have questions. Did she do her own hair including the color?

    • Nic919 says:

      Her colour is probably natural because she’s always had that hair colour, even as a child. Plus it is much harder for natural red heads to colour their hair.

      • DS9 says:

        It’s not always been that color. It’s been redder, darker, richer, ashier, more/less highlighted, etc throughout the years.

        Plenty of redheaded celebrities and such play with their hair color. It takes a touch more talent to dye red hair but it’s not terribly more difficult.

      • Becks1 says:

        I do think she did her own hair for this, but I think its hard to tell the color because the pictures look like there was a filter or something used.

      • A says:

        Yeah, I think it’s her natural hair too. She’s a dead ringer for Fergie with this colour, and that’s what makes me think this is the case.

    • Tessa says:

      I think she had a hair stylist.

    • S808 says:

      I’m surprised no one here had more to say about the “messy” look of her hair seeing as it was a huge topic of discussion for Meghan.

      • MA says:

        Yes where’s the outrage of “messy hair” and tailoring?

      • A says:

        Oh, if it’s Beatrice, it’s simply endearing and an example of how she doesn’t care about frivolous things like that (and looks beautiful anyway).

        With Meghan, it’s a cardinal sin, an example of how she’s sloppy and doesn’t care about looking good or put together and how that means she’s a disgrace.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I have no idea if she did her own hair or not, but I’ll say this: I was a witness at a close friend’s (second) wedding 4 years ago. My bestie is a hairdresser, and I told the bride she’d do our hair fir free, but she booked a full hair and makeup service for us, so I had to go along with that. By the time it was all over, my hair looked ghastly. I waited until the team left, and then I got in the shower and started again. I redid both hair and makeup myself. No way was I going to be seen in public the way they’d tarted me up. I’d wager a hairdresser did hers, because they’d need to set the tiara in for best effect. In any case, there’s nothing wrong with doing your own hair for special occasions.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I think if Bea wore her hair up or had more volume at the top, the tiara would have looked much better.

    • sa says:

      “It’s not always been that color. It’s been redder, darker, richer, ashier, more/less highlighted, etc throughout the years.”

      As a natural redish head (dark strawberry blonde), I can tell you that how much sun I get has a dramatic affect on the color. My hair can look more like a reddish blonde in the summer, and much darker and redder in the winter. I have pictures of myself where I look like a blonde and others where I look like I have bright red hair. If I travel to a very sunny place, a couple of weeks after I get home it can look like I need to get my roots touched up, because there will be a visible line from when I got home and no longer had the sun lightening my hair.

      I’m not saying that she doesn’t color her hair, I have no idea, just that the changes of different shades of red can be natural.

  2. Züri says:

    The wedding was clearly a lot about the optics and I suspect it was done to deflect attention from her father, but I’m all about the flowers. They were gorgeous!

    • LittlePenguin says:

      Yes, the flowers are gorgeous – A friend and I were messaging about the flower arch and how long it must have taken to make!

      (Because we both think the gown was better without the puff sleeves, we decided to ignore it and talk plants instead!)

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I think the dress should’ve stayed sleeveless, and Bea could’ve worn a “pashmina” type shawl of organza or tulle wrapped around her shoulders, looped under her arms and tied in the back (*almost* like a bolero).

        I’d also not have added that ugly border, but kept the length as is, which would’ve been a “tea length” on her. As it was a day wedding, and very small and informal, it would’ve been perfect and romantic.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She could have looked to ‘Princess’ Sophie of Isenburg and her wedding to ‘Prince’ Georg Friedrich of Prussia in 2011. Her wedding gown was modern, deconstructed, but she had a fitted sheer jacket over it for the ceremony.

        For the reception? She took off the long jacket and switched the bland floral tiara for the interesting Princess Cecile Meander.

      • Züri says:

        That was a good way to go focusing on the flowers, because they were the best part of the whole thing for me. I agree the dress would have been better without the “ethereal” puff sleeves.

      • Amy Too says:

        The sleeves are especially awkward because the original dress straps were placed much further in towards the neck than we see on dresses today, thus showing off the armpits of the wearer (but….why?) so Bea’s sleeves have to cover that little armpit area, then skip the straps of the dress, then cover her shoulders. It’s bizarre. It’s just not the right type of dress to add sleeves to and it makes me wonder who chose it for Bea and who demanded it have sleeves added? I’m assuming the Queen in both cases. It would’ve been lovely without the sleeves. And if sleeves were necessary (and it seems like the Queen insists that they are, not necessarily the church) then another dress would’ve been better.

        It seems like one of those tricky/backhanded gifts that the Queen likes to bestow on people: You may borrow one single dress from me, I will choose which one, I will be offended if you do not wear it, and you must put sleeves on it even though sleeves will look horrid on it. Or: I am “gifting” you this super rundown cottage, under a flight path, that hasn’t been updated or maintained in years. It will be very expensive and time consuming for you to turn it back into a single family residence. I will be very offended if you don’t accept this gift with gratitude. Or: I am designing this tiara specially just for you. It will be very ugly, look like it’s going to fall apart at any minute, and it will be unflattering on you, as I am both terrible at designing jewelry and have not taken your taste into consideration at all. I will be terribly offended if you do not wear it on your wedding day and for years afterwards.

      • JanetDR says:

        Those puffy sleeves are an abomination! Otherwise, I really love the dress.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Yes, those sleeves were unnecessary. It’s weird how there’s (supposedly) this thing about it being frowned upon for Royal ladies to wear coloured nail polish, short skirts and – shockhorror – sleeveless dresses or tops, yet when the queen wore this dress, it was sleeveless. Admittedly, she was wearing looooong gloves, but that might have been to hide the nail polished named “Slutty Vermillion”… 😬

    • Robin says:

      The flowers are stunning and I love her dress. This might be my favorite Royal Wedding tbh? I would like to see more photos, but the small, intimate chapel, flowers, dress, tiara, everything just knocks it out of the park for me.

      • Stacy Dresden says:

        Same here. I absolutely love the dress on her, the sleeves look well incorporated to the original design, I love the skirt, and the pics are adorable.

      • minx says:

        She looks pretty and happy. And very slender. The tiara… I think it’s just a little too tall for the less formal look of her dress. The dress is fine, it’s obviously what she wanted, I can’t be objective because I don’t care for baby doll sleeves. Too girlish.

      • Sof says:

        Came here to say the same thing, judging by the pictures I’ve seen, this has to be my favourite Royal wedding. It’s the only one that gives me that princessy vibe, maybe because she reminds me of a Disney character.
        (I don’t want to talk about the hypothetical reasons behind this kind of wedding because she has nothing to do with her father’s crimes and I’m sure she wasn’t given other option).

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        The flowers were done by Rob Van Helden. He also did Eugenie’s wedding.

      • horseandhound says:

        I have never followed bea. I know nothing about her. but these are without a doubt the most beautiful royal wedding photos I’ve ever seen and I had never been this thrilled about a royal wedding. the bride looks so happy, the groom looks like he’s the right match. the flowers are heavenly. the atmosphere is intimate and sweet. the dress is lovely. the queen seems genuinely happy for her granddaughter. I LOVE everything about this wedding.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I like the shows, but don’t like the border. Love the flowers.

  3. ArtHistorian says:

    It think it is sweet that she wore her grandmother’s gown, which is gorgeous! – but I don’t like the addition of the sheer puff sleeves. The tiara is quite beautiful in itself but for some reason I don’t like it on either Beatrice or the Queen, which is odd because I generally think that you can’t go wrong with a fringe tiara. Maybe it is the sizing? Or the fit? The way it is placed? I dunno. It just doesn’t seem to “fit” either woman, like fx the Girls of Great Britain is such a perfect fit for the Queen or the Baden Fringe is a perfect fit for CP Victoria. I just can’t put my finger on what it is but there’s just something a bit “off”.

    I do think that she looked very happy and lovely. I’m glad that they decided just to get married rather than wait to have a big lavish, public wedding like her pompous and entitled father wanted. I hope they are happy – and I hope the discussion of this post won’t become as toxic as it became on the post from yesterday.

    • Royalblue says:

      I like the frugal approach during these COVID times, so the borrowed dress is a lovely gesture. I agree with you those puff sleeves look horrid. I zoomed in and can’t imagine why that was the approach they went with.

      I love that they had a simple and small ceremony and kept bad dad out of the optics.

      • Molly says:

        I think in this case it really is protocol and brides are not allowed to wear sleeveless dresses. I wouldn’t be surprised if the sleeves were somehow detachable.

      • Royalblue says:

        yes, that’s fine. It’s not the fact that they added sleeves that’s being discussed. I understand the protocol, and it’s likely detachable, however it’s the workmanship of the sleeves that just doesn’t fit. It looks odd, and like a cheap last minute add on.

    • Jay says:

      I think maybe the tiara is sitting too far forward on her head? It’s hard to wear those things without some professional teasing/updo/big hair!

      Is it possible she got the atelier involved in altering the dress? I love the idea of wearing vintage, would love to see more people go that route. Don’t love the puffed sleeves – I would have taken the straps off and kept the fullness in the skirt, but the beading is gorgeous.

      • Zen says:

        I feel a sympathy headache just looking at those tieras. I don’t know how they wear them for hours.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It was altered by the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, and her team of taxpayer-funded seamstresses.

      • Original Jenns says:

        Yes, like notasugarhere said, altered by the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly. The first time the queen wore the dress was to the film premier of Laurence of Arabia in 1962. Second time was parliament in 67. I like the addition of the sleeves and the less puffy skirt. Much softer and feels even more vintage. I also like the panel on the bottom of the skirt but I’m not sure if I like the top and bottom together yet. Maybe feels like two different styles? I love them separately though. And that’s all the nice things I have to say about the grifters’ family wedding and mommy doing the most to prop up the York’s. I too believe this was to distract and show the Queen standing behind the York’s with her dress and tiara.

      • Tessa says:

        If only the QUeen had done this much for the Sussexes. She could have been their support but failed miserably.

      • Jessi says:

        Oooo, Jay, I think you’re right – if sleeves were required, then taking off the straps and adding little cap sleeves with sheer material or tulle might have been a better option. And keep the fuller, tea-length skirt? Maybe they were told they could only alter the dress in ways that could be easily be undone?

        The flowers are STUNNING, though!

    • Becks1 says:

      I don’t think her hair was professionally done (which I guess makes sense given the overall circumstances) – it seems to me that if had been more styled, and maybe more “up,” the tiara might have worked better? I wonder if that was the original plan, or if she had planned for a different tiara and the queen offered this one at the last minute so she took it? Her hair (which I actually think looks good overall) doesn’t work with the tiara.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I think you’re right about the hairstyle. However, I still don’t like the tiara on the Queen (at her wedding). Sometimes tiaras photography beautifully alone but look odd when worn (or even when seen in person). A few years ago, Princess Marie of Denmark collaborated with the French jeweler Mauboussin on a tiara. It photographs beautifully alone but it didn’t look good when she wore it – and it actually didn’t look very good when I saw it in person on an exhibit – while it looks gorgeous in the photo in the catalogue.

      • Becks1 says:

        I didn’t love it on the queen either at her wedding (is that the only time she’s worn it? I know Anne wore it for her wedding) but I am not a fan of fringe tiaras in general – I know some people love them but they just aren’t my personal taste (again, generally speaking, I’m sure I’ve seen some that I’ve liked and just cant remember now, lol).

        I am not sure I’ve ever seen an expensive tiara in person ha but I understand what you are saying about photography vs in-person.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Becks1, she did wear it other times and still wears it now. If you ever get the chance to see a Cartier exhibit, go. So much in-person tiara sparkle.

        Many fringe tiaras look too much like fence posts to me. I like the Baden Fringe from the Swedish royal family, and the Modern Fringe Madeleine wore for her wedding.

        Marie-Chanel ex-royal of Greece has a nice fringe. The Kent line of the Windsors has two fringes. I like the Vladimir Fringe more than their City of London Fringe.

      • ClaireB says:

        I always think this tiara looks gap-toothed.

        I actually like the puffed sleeves on the dress. They might be a bit too puffy, but for some reason they seem to fit for me.

        Edit: Nevermind. I just saw a more close up shot and they look terrible!

      • sandy says:

        Tessa, what exactly does this wedding have to do with the Sussexes? Not much, I think. Bea seems like an ok person who has always been close to her grandmother. I don’t see why you are placing grandchildren in competition.

      • L4frimaire says:

        The tiara looks too spiky and does not go with the Victorian look of the wedding, with the lush flowers and the dress. That tiara would suit a sleeker style dress and hair, but I get why she wore it, being the Queens wedding tiara. I loved the flowers and she looked pretty. It’s definitely a low key wedding for many reasons but they seem happy, so happy for them and wish them well.

      • Tessa says:

        Basically I am talking about the Queen and how she treats some of her relatives better than others.

    • Vava says:

      Those sleeves look horrid on that dress. Hartnell must be rolling over in his grave.

      • Nic919 says:

        The curtain fringe on the bottom doesn’t work either. The original dress was made for a much shorter woman and adding fabric panels and sleeves mess with the proportions of the original dress.

        I think they would have been better off designing a new dress inspired by the original look and then the proportions would have been better fit for Beatrice. The original dress is quite nice. This reminds me of Pippi Longstockings.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Yeah, the cobbled-together dress is … not great close up. The original was a diamanté-sprinkled evening gown in rich silk. Now they add in ‘50s Cinderella diaphanous puff sleeves, and then a super plain but different-colored panel at the hem. It’s incoherent.

        With that said, the silhouette of the dress is great (if old fashioned). I love her smile, her hair with the soft waves, and her flowers. And I despise all of them for continuing to be complicit in sex trafficking and child abuse by shielding Andrew from the FBI.

    • Tessa says:

      I think she would have wanted a large wedding had Coronavirus not happened. But her father’s scandal probably would have made it taking place without Cameras showing the actual ceremony and her father walking her down the aisle.

    • Amy Too says:

      I like how well the gown fits her and how flattering it is on her. Those 1950s-Early 1960s gown shapes are quite flattering on women with any amount of breasts/hips (so… 99% of women). The York girls and their mother seem to have trouble dressing themselves a lot of the time, but I think this silhouette was a good, flattering choice for Bea. She looks really pretty. I like that she didn’t wear the petticoat that would have been worn under this dress originally. I think it looks both more modern and somehow more timeless this way without the big poof. In some pictures (leaving the chapel) I actually really like the band at the bottom of the dress, but in others (the one posted on the RF twitter of them walking in the garden), I don’t like how the light is catching that band of fabric.

      She rarely gets it right sartorially so it was nice to see her looking so beautiful and wearing something that fit her so well, today.

      • Courtney B says:

        Bea and Eugenie, especially the latter, are built like the Queen. I’ve always thought they should look to her silhouettes from her younger days. When they do they look much better.

    • JustBitchy says:

      Don’t worry she will have a big purse funded party late in 2021 – baby might be first and I don’t see large gatherings being safe until vaccine is widely available/ used which will be late 2021

    • A says:

      I think the issue for me with this tiara (as opposed to other fringe tiaras) are the gaps in between the fringes. It makes it look like a picket fence rather than a tiara, and that kind of ruins the look and makes it look spiky and sparse rather than anything really beautiful.

  4. Scollins says:

    Lovely vintage dress, lovely shade of blue for Queen Petty, lovely pink flowers.
    Gotta say though the pic under the flower arbor… oh my lord she looks like a cartoon character with her facial expression, would scare this pee out of small children. Princess Gargoyle.

    • Redgrl says:

      @scollins – yes – my first thought was how bad did they both look in the other pictures that they picked that one? No patience for any of the Yorks. I also want to know how they handled the Philip/Fergie situation since he hates her with a passion. Social distancing must’ve come in handy there…

    • Teebee says:

      His is the quintessential smile with the lips but not the eyes.

      Her face looks genuinely gobsmacked with glee, which makes his deer-in-the-headlights expression that much more stark.

      I like the rose tinted photos, there’s a romantic sepia tinged feel to these official photos. But you will never convince me this is a genuine love affair and marriage. One of these two things is not like the other…

      • Tessa says:

        I think she should have had a softer expression. She reminded me too much of Kate with the over the top grins. I would not have recommended that photo of her for display.

      • Sara says:

        @Tessa – one of the very few things I regret about my wedding is that I didn’t control my facial expressions very well in photos. I was over the moon happy and it shows but I could have looked a little better in them. (The only other thing I regret is not having a videographer.) Anyway, I think it’s nice to see such a happy bride.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I don’t get it. I thought the photo of the two of them coming out the arched doorway surrounded by flowers was lovely. I thought she was lovely–the borrowed gown (not crazy about the big fat ’50s hem, though), the tiara, her hair, everything. And he was very handsome. Nice big smiles on the Queen & Philip.

      • Lady D says:

        I must be off this morning, I thought it was a really pretty picture too. She looks quite cute here.

      • Adrianna says:

        I think they both look just lovely. I guess people expect perfection and a chicklet toothed bimbo, professionally posing Hollywood style. They are both radiating happiness and contentment with their covid style wedding as they exit through the beautiful flowers. The body language, the way he looks at her shows how much he cares for her. Also, stuff your nasty gargoyle comment.

      • Gem says:

        I thought it was lovely too!

      • Dl says:

        I am in no way a fashion person. I thought Kate’s dress was beautiful and so was she. I loved Megans. Again thought the dress was beautiful and the bride had a radiance about her, Megan that is. I was shocked at how gorgeous Bea looks. I cannot get enough pictures of her and the gown and the tiarra.

      • justwastingtime says:

        I know, i loved both of their expressions. Nice pic, lovely flowers, nice silhouette on her, can’t hate on anything. Maybe she should channel that era more often in dressing.

      • WorkingForWeekend says:

        I agree…..I love pretty much everything except the bottom of the dress. The flowers were absolutely breath taking and the picture of them in the arch was perfect.

        Not sure what this woman has done to irritate so many posters other than to be Born to Andrew. So now since she was….she’s fair game I guess.

        I’m just tired of so much misguided anger.

      • Dizzy says:

        Don’t worry, you’re right, very lovely photos. There’s a lot of nit picking and negativity in the comment section.
        I think the pandemic has started a trend in small, simple weddings. Some friends have been to some recently and everyone says they are so fun and intimate.
        My own wedding was only 30 people and to me it’s seemed huge. I hate being the centre of attention.

      • Bunny says:

        Same. I think she’s lovely, he’s handsome, and they look perfect for their day.

        We’re in the midst of a global pandemic. In light of that, and honestly, even without that, they look happily in love, are dressed beautifully, in gorgeous surroundings.

      • P89LT says:

        I love all the pictures too. I also like the puff sleeves added to the dress. It looks good on her and makes it look more like a wedding dress. I think this is the prettiest I’ve seen her.

        FYI pretty sure the Queen still owns the chapel not Andrew, although I do believe he owns the house. Also, I think the timing is more they planned on getting married and if they waited it would be a long wait for a big wedding and her father’s situation could be different by then. Plus they are smart no one wants to see pictures of Andrew now. All in all they did a great job with this wedding and pictures, considering the circumstances. The florist was amazing.

    • Jennifer says:

      What an awful thing to say. She looks beautiful and happy.

      • Redgrl says:

        An awful thing is the BRF still associating with PedoAndy in any shape or form. An awful thing is these grifters using this event to distract from Madam Maxwell’s arrest. There are lots of awful things here. A catty comment about her looks pales in comparison to how awful the York’s all are. And I dare say people would make less mocking comments if she exhibited one ounce of compassion for the victims, found a real job, worked hard and kept her head down.

      • sandy says:

        Obviously if Bea (or Kate) looked happy in their wedding day it’s “over the top” and “manic” and not, you know, happiness. How dare a royal bride look happy.

      • Argus says:

        Princess Gargoyle?! What a vicious comment, are you ok? And of course, here come the comments from the smile police too. Because heaven knows, women should smile inoffensively, even on their wedding day.

      • Tessa says:

        Kate did not look manic and over the top on her wedding day, I’ll give her that. Bea’s pictures were for the most part fine.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ SCollins : I agree the archway photo is a bit amateur-ish. But I love the expression on Bea’s face – all excited and a bit goofy. I think it makes it more intimate.

    • tinasusan says:

      Shut it with the gargoyle comment. Princess Beatrice looked beautiful

    • Tessa says:

      who was the photographer? DId any article say?

    • Alexandria says:

      Come on, not everyone is photogenic. Her face looks fine.

  5. duchesschicana says:

    Congratulations to them! Bea looks so beautiful! It was lovely wore one of her grandmothers dresses and HM’s wedding tiara. Very fitting since we all know she loves her family’s history, I suspect that was the dress intended to wear on her original date. The sleeves look removable, would have been a great look for an evening reception!

    They just published more pics FYI!

    On a side note, royals do really have an affect on the market. I was looking at replica of Bea’s/HM’s tiara the day she got married and someone’s else brought the tiara a few hours later. It was about $200

    And I think it’s taky to keep mentioning her father on her day.

    • Becks1 says:

      Do you mean the pics from Edo? he deleted them already, which is unfortunate because I liked them, lol.

      • duchesschicana says:

        Yes, maybe he thought to spell check ? :P I liked his post it was romantic. Pics are circulating still

      • Nanea says:

        @ duchesschicana: if you mean that the poem was romantic – Edo took it from e.e.cummings, appearently without crediting

      • duchesschicana says:

        @Nanea Yes, I think everyone knows where the poem is from. I think the post is romantic in general.

      • Becks1 says:

        Someone on twitter pointed out there is probably a magazine deal, which makes sense and would explain why he took these pics down.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I would not be surprised if pics were sold to HELLO! Zara will be mad as a wet hen.

      • duchesschicana says:

        Offical accounts posted pics. He had to wait for offical accounts to release the photos for whatever reason. Happy now? :P

      • Becks1 says:

        Well, I wasn’t unhappy before, lol.

      • Sara says:

        Aww – I had the e.e. cummings poem read at my wedding. And today’s our sixth wedding anniversary. 😍

      • duchesschicana says:

        @Sara congrats!

    • duchesschicana says:

      @Becks1 Though I dont deny Fergs would try to pull one with Hello:P

      • Becks1 says:

        You know that she 100% tried it, and I’m still expecting it, to be honest, but we’ll see!

  6. starryfish29 says:

    She looks so much like her mother here! Everything about this wedding feels kind of off though; The chapel at her dad’s place (can we talk about the shit M&H got for Frogmore while this pedo literally lives on a compound large enough to have its own chapel!), the suddenness, the hand me down cosplay dress & tiara, etc. Either she’s knocked up or there’s some major Andrew drama coming down the pike that she wanted to get her wedding done ahead of.

    • Nic919 says:

      Ghislaine is arrested and he knows what she knows and what she can tell the FBI. It’s really as simple as that.

  7. dsfskfsg says:

    Wow, she really did get the ultimate “something borrowed”. A substantial tiara (not one that looks like a child’s dress-up toy) and a vintage dress by reputable designer straight out of the Queen’s closet. Good for her!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Pray tell, which royal bride received one that looked like a dress-up toy IYO?

      • Becks1 says:

        Sophie’s kind of did, lol.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Sophie’s definitely did! Crown Princess Mary’s wedding tiara was pretty bad IMO, as was the one for Sofia in Sweden. All three of those have now been altered to varying degrees of success.

      • Ada says:

        Agreed, Sophie’s looked like a dress-up toy!

      • Nic919 says:

        Sophie’s tiara was designed by the Queen and it was horrible. If the queen is behind the alterations in the dress then we have another example of her poor sense of style.

      • dsfskfsg says:

        I was going to say Sophie but everyone beat me to it!

      • Courtney B says:

        Ironic since the Queen likes her so much. It really is awful. Loved Meghan’s and Eugenie’s.

      • Eugh says:

        Sophie was did so dirty. The married ins really get some bootsy tiaras. Yes Kate and Meghans were nice but they were not very ‘high’, which i heard is a Queen preference.

  8. Eleonor says:

    The dress is really lovely.
    I am more impressed by Philipp being there.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      I’m impressed with him standing upright, w/out help!

      • Kkat says:

        He was photo shopped into that other photo a month or so back, a long with the queens hands
        Could he be photoshopped here? He hasn’t looked this good in like a decade

  9. Sarah says:

    I’m really not a fan of this dress on her, I think it’s the sleeves and the length. If they are genuinely in love and happy I wish them all the best. This screams of optics and deflection from the actions of her father which is a tragedy for the women he abused and his daughter.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Not everything is a conspiracy. She literally had to cancel her original plans and no one knows when this pandemic will have abated enough to safely hold a large celebration. I just think they wanted to be married and they didn’t want to wait for an unspecified amount of time because there’s no deadline on a pandemic.

      This was a small wedding on a private property – and it was just reported after the fact. It was always going to be reported since Bea is a member of the RF. Honestly, it has the same vibes as Archie’s christening – small, intimate and private, only reported after the fact.

      • Tanguerita says:

        I agree. They might just want to go on with their lives, maybe start a family. With Covid and Brexit, and the scandal around her father that will keep unfolding in the next months if not years, a big wedding would be absolutely out of question, she might have wanted to have her grandparents at her wedding and who knows how long they have to live?

      • Nic919 says:

        If Ghislaine Maxwell wasn’t arrested last week and there weren’t a ton of stories about Andy wanting a big wedding for Bea then this could be written off as a change for Covid, but we know how he and Fergie acted for Eugenie‘s wedding and his decades of being an ego maniac don’t change overnight. Plus he and Fergie are noticeably not being shown in photos which for any wedding is very odd. There is nothing humble about the Yorks.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Her parents most def wanted a big, splashy and public wedding. However, I do think that Bea just wanted to get married. She’s had to cancel and post-phone so many times – waiting indefinitely for something because external things get in the way is hard. Sometimes a spade is just a spade.

        I really think it is as simple as that – they wanted to be married. The only deference to optics is the fact that her parents weren’t in the photos that they made public. It isn’t that odd – they have a bad rep.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Agreed, Nic919. We’ve seen this dog and pony show now as a direct result of Maxwell’s arrest.

      • Nic919 says:

        It’s more than a bad reputation. He’s a rapist of underaged girls and she’s a grifter willing to borrow money from a pedophile running sex trafficking rings. We need to stop soft pedalling the language of just how despicable they are as human beings. They are both lucky to not be in jail, and yet the Queen still protects them.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        This event wasn’t about Andrew, it was about Beatrice and Edo. They wanted to be married and they were. Should she simply put her life indefinitely on hold because her father is a criminal and her mother is a grifter? Andrew belongs in jail but this story and event is about his daughter.

        This wedding was very low-key but it was always going to be made public after the fact because she’s the Queen’s grand-daughter. When she first had to cancel and post-phone, a lot of people talked about how it would be a good idea for them to hold a small low-key wedding. Guess what, they did! Even if it goes against the popular narrative on this site that Bea was more about having a big wedding than a marriage and that Edo would leave her before they tied the knot.

      • Becks1 says:

        @ArtHistorian – I’ll grant you that I was one who wasn’t sure the wedding would happen. I kind of figured it would just keep getting postponed and postponed and then in a year we would hear that it was 100% called off. I definitely was one who said things like “if they wanted to get married, they would, and have the big reception later” and they did that. But the timing IS suspicious and since we know the Windsors don’t do things willy-nilly, that has to be considered. but I don’t hate the general idea of this low key and private wedding.

        So I don’t mind that it was “secret” and private and low-key, but I admit the hypocrisy of the RRs who are STILL ticked about Archie’s christening being private, but are praising this wedding because “omg it was so secret and romantic!” is driving me insane. But that hypocrisy should not surprise me at this point.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Just a couple months ago, they were still talking postponing and during a huge public event in 2021 for public morale.

        This event taking place now, in a dress borrowed from the Queen, in a tiara still worn by the Queen? This is all about Andrew.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        @Becks1 Beatrice not wanting to wait getting married and the BRF trying to exploit the wedding for good PR are not mutually exclusive. A wedding is a happy event and both bride and groom looked happy. This was Bea’s day and I’m not going to shit all over it because her father is a rapist who ought to be in jail. He’s the criminal, not her.

        @nota – the one making this wedding all about Andrew is you. Like I said to Becks1, the BRF wanting to exploit this event for some good PR doesn’t invalidate Beatrice not wanting to wait any longer to get married since no one knows when it will be safe to hold a big celebration. It is a plausible explanation. How long should she put her life on hold? Maybe she wanted a big wedding, maybe it was more her entitled and pompous parents who wanted that – none of us actually know her. She couldn’t have a big wedding now and not in the foreseeable future, which may be a year or more.

        You’re perfectly entitled to your theory as I am to mine – just keep in mind that’s all they are: theories – because none of us knows these people and none of us knows what went on behind the scenes, and unnamed sources in tabloid stories aren’t the gospel word of truth.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        While I’m with ArtHistorian in that Bea and Edoardo just wanted to get married I kinda see what others are saying in that Andrew had a hand in this with all the cosplaying of TQ and that of the 2 photo’s released one is with TQ and the DoE. This is his way of showing he still has influence with his mother as with this family its ALL about the family politics.

        TBH they both just look happy to finally get married and well, I never felt that they even wanted the big wedding – her parents are a different story. Two more photo’s have been released and they both look lovely and happy. Am sure more photo’s will be released with her parent mugging for all they are worth. It was sweet TQ let her use that vintage dress and borrow a tiara that she wears a lot.

        Anyways congrats to them and I actually like the dress, she suits it. But the sleeves, I don’t know if its the style or the material but they seem off.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The sleeves don’t fit the style of the dress at all. That why they look odd. However, I think they are detachable and they were probably added because of some kind of unwritten protocol about not being sleeveless in church.

        I still think the dress is overall beautiful.

      • notasugarhere says:

        If they just wanted a small ceremony, they could have done it any time after the engagement was announced in September. If she was always going to wear the Queen’s dress, it could easily have been altered for a Christmas wedding at Sandringham.

        As it stands? This happening now, with this bridal look, and releasing photos to the public? I’m not the one *making* this about Andrew. It *is* about Andrew the criminal, not about Beatrice and Edo.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        @nota -
        Bea had to change plans because of external conditions. I doubt she always wanted a small wedding but I also think that she wasn’t willing to wait an indefinite amount of time because no one knows when it will be safe to have a large celebration, especially in Britain.

        Like I said before, Beatrice and Edo not wanting to wait anymore and the BRF wanting to exploit this event for positive PR is not mutually exclusive. If you want to make the whole thing about Andrew be my guest but don’t pretend to know the whole truth because you’re just observing from the outside like the rest of us.

        We can make educated guesses – but in the end it is all just speculation.

      • Amy Too says:

        Honestly, if she had this wedding at any point in the last six months it could have also been described as PR deflection/distraction from something Andrew/Epstein related: Andrew’s interview, all the follow up articles about his interview, Andrew being forced to step down from Royal duties, articles about Pitch at the Palace being his own money making scheme, Andrew being forced to step down from Pitch, Epstein’s arrest, Epstein’s death, that horrible PR church photo of Andrew and the Queen after Epstein’s death, the bus that drove around accusing Andrew, any of the various times that the SDNY said Andrew wasn’t cooperating, any of the various times Andrew said he was cooperating, etc, etc, etc. If they weren’t distracting from Ghislaine, they would’ve been distracting from any of the many other things that emphasized what a guilty disgrace her father is.

        So I can see both sides: I think everything adding up and tightening around Andrew caused them to decide they couldn’t wait on this wedding anymore and the final nail in the coffin that spurred them to act NOW was Ghislaine being arrested recently.

        But then I can also see how this family would just assume that absolutely nothing will ever happen to Andrew (besides bad PR, which they don’t care about enough to deny [the parents of a] blood princess a big fancy tax payer funded wedding) because he’s the Queen’s favorite son and an HRH and won’t be extradited. So maybe it wasn’t necessarily the Epstein and Maxwell stuff spurring on this wedding, but more the fact that Bea, Edo, Queen, and Philip couldn’t/didn’t want to wait indefinitely for Covid to be over, and this seemed like a good time to do it when rules were just loosened enough to allow 30 people at a wedding, so that her family, including her grandparents, could attend. And they did it on this day because everyone they wanted to attend was in the same place: Windsor.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The blatant, obvious ‘external condition’ being the arrest of Maxwell and the FBI stating they want to interview Andrew. This wedding could have taken place at any time if she wanted a small wedding. If she’d wanted it with family, the month they all spend at Sandringham at Christmas would have worked. Or any other weekend the Queen has been at Windsor, which has been every weekend for months.

        It happening two weeks after Maxwell was arrested is obvious PR.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        @nota – I honestly think it is completely pointless to continue this discussion since you obviously refuse to consider that there might be several things in play for them to alter their plans and have a small family wedding. Like most things in life, this wedding is not just an either/or situation.

      • Courtney B says:

        @arthistorian I tend to agree. The restrictions on number of people present was lifted not too long ago. The Queen is leaving for balmoral. It works out for Andrew but I don’t think it was thrown together in the last week or so.

      • Zoya says:

        Good posts, ArtHistorian. That said, people will believe what they want to believe, doesn’t matter whatever nuanced theory you present. And it was wise of you to not engage with them any further.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Just a few months ago, they were floating the PR idea they would have a huge wedding in 2021 for the nation’s morale. This wedding now, complete with dress and tiara worn by her grandmother? Two weeks after Maxwell’s arrest? This is QEII doubling and tripling down on protecting Andrew and his line.

      • Tanguerita says:

        do you really think they threw it together in two weeks? Maxwell was arrested on July 2. To me, it doesn’t make any sense at all. The trial date was set for July 12, 2021. Till then everyone will have forgotten about this wedding.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Go read the other stories. Fergie has already been leaking (‘sources’) about how she planned it herself in two weeks. This was a PR move instigated entirely by Maxwell’s arrest and the announcement the FBI wants to interview Andrew.

      • Tanguerita says:

        No need to be so abrasive. I am not saying you are wrong, only that this move doesn’t make any sense to me. How is this supposed to help her pervert of a father in two weeks, let alone, a year from now?

      • notasugarhere says:

        No need to take false offense.

        It makes complete sense to those of us who have watched the Queen protect her rapist son for years. As Nic919 writes just above, Fergie and Andrew had enormous plans for Beatrice’s wedding. Just a couple months ago they were still touting those plans.

        Two weeks after his pimp is arrested, Beatrice gets married in a dress and tiara worn previously by the queen. This was an obvious last-minute PR show all the way. Look, a squirrel. Don’t look at the rapist, stop discussing how his pimp will tell all about him to the FBI, just look at the Queen’s old dress.

      • Tanguerita says:

        Well, in two days the squirrel will be gone and then what?

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Queen will do what she has done for years – protect Andrew and his line from any legal consequences of their actions. PR move after PR move, this wedding and wedding outfit included.

      • Nic919 says:

        Lending the tiara is something the Queen has done for other women, but getting one of her historic dresses altered, and altered poorly, is made to “show her support for her granddaughter” so that people forget about her rapist of underaged girls son. With the amount of staff at Windsor castle this could have been done in two weeks.

      • Tanguerita says:

        Well, then they are in for a biggest f..king surprise of their lives. He should have kept his shenanigans in GB. I am not sure the Southern District of New York will show itself impressed with his daughter’s wedding.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Not with the way the US ‘Justice’ Department (deliberately in quotes) has fired key staff and replace them with pro-Trumpers. Trump has plenty of skeletons in the internaional Maxwell/Epstein closet.

      • Tessa says:

        HM probably had wanted it low key and may have suggested to Bea that she lend her one of her gowns.

      • STEPHANIE says:

        2 weeks ago new regulations for weddings were announced to restart them maybe just maybe that’s what influences why the wedding was now

      • Tealie says:

        I agree with you 100%, there is something to this ‘secret’ wedding

      • Calibration says:

        I agree this looks like a statement.. Supposedly it did all happen in the last couple of weeks? Unsure if it was two weeks or three according to ‘sources’. TQ is known for making statements with clothing so lending her dress and tiara was absolutely saying something. I don’t know if Bea is a favorite grandchild but that’s how it’s being spun. And anti meghan and Harry of course. They’re just grifters (deflect deflect from the real grifters and pedo prince).

    • Lemons says:

      It honestly just feels like they needed to just get on with the wedding while family is still around. Who knows how long Beatrice would be able to have her grandparents in attendance (would never be possible in today’s climate), let alone Edo’s relatives? It seems like the right decision to me.

      She looked lovely, though I think they could have done better with the photography, as she looks beautiful coming out of the chapel, but tired in the photo with the Queen. Flowers were on point and someone knows what they were doing adding that little touch of red in the arch outside the chapel.

      I really like the dress. The details are stunning. The sheer sleeves are a bit wonky, but it’s minor.

      Yes, this is obviously a great distraction from Pedo Andy, but this either needed to be done now or never.

      • notasugarhere says:

        This could have been done any time after they announced their engagement in September. If they wanted a small, private wedding with few attendees? They could have married at Christmas at Sandringham.

        This wedding took place now because of Maxwell’s arrest.

      • Lemons says:

        Yeah, I think the plan was a big wedding with Andrew walking his daughter down the aisle and Fergie wearing something vulgar, but that plan had to have died the minute Covid got serious and wasn’t going away.

        And again, how much time do they really have left with Phillip or even the Queen? I wouldn’t try to wait it out to have a big wedding.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I’m actually kind of glad they avoided the drama of who is on the guest list. Seems like neither the Cambridges or the Cornwalls were there, so that avoided that whole drama about “ snubbing” H&M. I bet the press will try their hardest to dig up the guest list to see who was actually there. Assume Eugenie & hubs, Bea’s parents, Edo’s parents and son. As for the rest, at least it’s nice to get a change in the typical royal news cycle.

      • Melissa says:

        Not buying it as a deflection – this chick doesn’t stand trial for a year, they get what…3 days worth of “deflection” out of this wedding? Maybe they even get a premature birth out of it…wooo…another 24 hour news cycle of deflection?

        Sometimes a duck really is just a duck.

    • Lanie says:

      Yeah. Not a fan of the puffed sleeves and the band added around the bottom. The dress in its original state is beautiful, but Beatrice is taller than the queen and a church weddings with no sleeves wasn’t going to happen.

      Still, it’s not the worst thing Bea has ever worn.

      I hate that tiara. It was broken and weird when the queen wore it at her wedding. It just looks too severe for the dress.

      • Tessa says:

        Maybe a simpler tiara would have been better. I liked the one Eugenie wore better.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There’s another hidden one from Queen Mary, the lozenge tiara. It would have been pretty with this dress.

  10. ABritGuest says:

    It’s a nice touch that she wore her grandma’s dress and tiara& suspect this is part of a huge show of support from the Queen& love between grandma& grandchild, but the Queen literally did wear it better.

    Beatrice looks really happy though and the flower arrangements are gorgeous. Wishing them the best& a happy enduring marriage.

    And reminder that the royal rota the Firm are in cahoots with are trash- most of their front pages led with Andrew’s absence from the official photos released.

  11. Aang says:

    I love the dress. I like it better than Kate’s or Meghan’s. I’m surprised. I was expecting something ill fitting and unfortunate looking based on how she normally dresses.

    • Becks1 says:

      The actual dress is very flattering on her. Both York princesses surprised me with their wedding gowns because normally they don’t wear clothes that fit them well, but for their weddings they both chose gowns that are very flattering. I just really think the sleeves ruin it (I know she had to have the sleeves because of the chapel, but I feel like they could have been done better.)

    • duchesschicana says:

      The Queen finds it disrepectful to be sleevless in a church

      • Nic919 says:

        The woman is protecting her rapist son. What she finds disrespectful is pretty meaningless at this point. Your moral authority is lost when you let a man who has raped girls in a sex trafficking ring escape his rightful punishment.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I figured that was probably the case & those sleeves can easily be removed.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Agreed Nic919. I don’t think the Queen gets to be considered a Christian at this point.

      • Lanie says:

        A church that was established so a king could divorce and exile his wife so he could marry a younger woman when the Catholic Church wouldn’t allow it.

    • Rocķy says:

      I love the dress too. And Ann wore the same tiara for her first wedding.

      • L4frimaire says:

        The tiara actually looked really good on Anne. It suited her dress, which was long and fitted, and her hairstyle worked well with the size of the tiara. So out of the 3 brides, Anne wore it best. BTW, whatever happened to Sarah Ferguson’s bridal tiara?

  12. Becks1 says:

    I think she and Edo both look happy, which is the most important thing.

    I like the idea of the dress more than the actual dress. The design matches the tiara, but the dress seems like it was altered in a hurry. Those sleeves are not good. In pictures of the Queen wearing the dress decades ago, it looked a lot better.

    I feel like this wedding dress/tiara could be interpreted several different ways. Beatrice is a blood princess and this whole thing is establishing her status – queen’s dress, queen’s tiara. Her father may be persona non grata but Beatrice is still the queen’s favorite(I feel like every grandchild is listed as her favorite at some point, with the exception of William, ha.) The Queen will stand with Beatrice (and with Andrew) against all allegations.

    I saw some theories that this is a snub to Meghan, and I really don’t think it is. I don’t think Meghan had any interest in this tiara (does not seem her style) and I don’t think it was offered to her. If anything I think this is a snub to Kate, because it’s establishing that despite Kate’s future role, Beatrice is the princess.

    But to me, the big takeaway is that this is happened in a hurry. I would be surprised if that was the dress she was supposed to wear in May (I kind of wonder if she didn’t get that dress finished before the pandemic, so had to “resort” to wearing one of the Queen’s old ones with some updates, because she could not get a custom gown done in time.) OR she was told a week ago that the wedding would be this week, if she wanted it to happen this summer, and her original dress wasn’t ready (pandemic, wedding delay etc) so the queen offered this one.

    • DS9 says:

      There was no way Meghan would have been offered this tiara and neither would have Kate.

      They married into the family.

      • Becks1 says:

        I agree with that, which is why I said the tiara wasn’t offered to Meghan, and why I don’t think this tiara was a snub to Meghan.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Not Meghan’s taste at all anyway. The one Meghan picked totally suited her.

      • Tessa says:

        Princess Anne used that same tiara for her wedding. As a born in, Princess Charlotte may use it or the Spencer tiara for her wedding.

      • notasugarhere says:

        No, Tessa, she cannot use the Spencer tiara. She is not ‘born in’ as a Spencer, that is not her ‘line’, ergo she cannot use the Spencer tiara.

      • Lady D says:

        Really, nota? The fact that Diana was her grandmother has no bearing on her wearing the tiara? I would have thought the Spencer tiara was a natural for Charlotte. Could Charlotte wear it at her wedding if she wanted to?

      • Tessa says:

        I am not sure Charlotte would ask for the tiara. If she really wanted she would have to put in a request to her Great Uncle Charles Spencer. She is a Spencer by blood through her grandmother and Jane, Sarah’s and Charles’ great niece. The Spencers might welcome the idea.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Diana never owned the tiara, it belongs to the male heir (her brother). She could ask her brother to wear it, but she had no ‘right’ to wear it as a female descendant of a Spencer. That isn’t how it works. Blood descendant or not, she had no ‘right’ to wear it.

        The way the aristos play the game? CC is not considered a Spencer. She is a Windsor or a Cambridge, not a Spencer.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Spencer tiara goes to Spencer children and Charlotte is not a Spencer. Diana was and so were her sisters. The only ones allowed to wear the Spencer tiara now are the female children of Diana’s brother.

        Besides Charlotte will have access to all of Betty’s tiaras, many of which we have never seen. I think she will be fine.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Celia McCorquodale, daughter of Diana’s sister Sarah, wore the Spencer tiara at her wedding a few years back. So no, it’s not only direct descendants of Diana’s brother who are allowed.

      • Becks1 says:

        I am sure if Charlotte asked for the Spencer tiara, she could wear it, but honestly why would she? She wont have much connection to the Spencer family by that point (that’s my guess at any rate.)

        Plus, there’s a good chance she’ll be the daughter of the king when she gets married. She’ll get to wear basically whatever tiara she wants.

      • Lorri says:

        The very first articles on Bea’s wedding said the Queen had reserved the Fringe Tiara for her ages ago. No one else would have been offered it.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      The funny thing is that I think all the previous brides tiaras suited them and this one looks out of place- too big, or something. Autumn Kelly wore Anne’s tiara with the festoon elements that are very “Disney Princess” but that was good for the first royal bride of this generation. Zara wore her mother’s tiara that was made with jewels from Prince Philip’s mother. I thought Kate’s tiara was the best match in size and also the scroll elements matching the earrings that her own parents gifted to her. Meghan’s was a good size and shape for her face, plus bonus points for being hidden in the vaults for so long. Eugenie’s emerald tiara was just perfection for her! Beatrice’s fringe is a wall of diamonds, sure, but I think something more delicate would have suited her features better. Oh well, not gonna be many tiara spotting opportunities for a while, I will take what I can get!

    • duchesschicana says:

      I think this was her intended dress its too sentimental not to be

      • Prairiegirl says:

        Agree 100% about the dress

      • notasugarhere says:

        As Kaiser wrote, Beatrice wouldn’t have been caught visiting Castigliano several times if she intended to wear a vintage gown from the Queen. This dress and tiara were a calculated and calculating PR move.

      • Mumbles says:

        Maybe she got a second dress for the reception, as is in vogue for well-heeled ladies?

      • duchesschicana says:

        @notasugarhere could have been for the 2nd dress or another occasion, either way this outcome was better .

      • Original Penguin says:

        I agree- this is far too well planned and thought out. She probably had a second reception dress and bridesmaid dresses from Castigliano

      • notasugarhere says:

        Since you haven’t seen her in a wedding dress by Castigliano, you cannot tell this outcome was better.

        When you have hundreds of millions in the bank and access to your own chapel and preacher at a moment’s notice? You can pull off a wedding with two weeks (or less) notice. Also when you have a full staff of seamstresses, paid by taxpayers, to alter an old dress in a matter of days. This was an obvious last-minute PR move in the face of Maxwell’s arrest.

      • duchesschicana says:

        Lets not forget her engagement ring was similiar to HM’s engagement ring, the choices are very in theme.

        So was she was supposed to wait another 5-10 years so the courts could sort out her dad if ever to marry? I think not.

        STOP being a PEtTy BettY

      • Becks1 says:

        If this wasn’t last minute, the sleeves wouldn’t look so atrocious, lol.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Becks1, I cannot decide which is the wore last-minute alteration. Those childish sleeves or the ‘add a fabric border at the bottom’ part.

      • notasugarhere says:

        DC, slipped up there and showed your tumblr roots with that set of lower and upper case letters.

        Petty Betty Windsor is the one who needs to stop. She needs to turn her son into the FBI and retire.

    • Calibration says:

      @becks1 yeah there’s no way this was her original dress for the big splashy wedding. This was cobbled together recently. The ‘big’ dress wouldn’t suit the chapel setting. And these alterations could be done quickly. But for a big wedding, nah.

      And let’s not forget the B and E are only titled HRH Princess.. Because Andrew insisted on it. No one talks about ‘blood princesses’ with the ones who don’t have that title. It’s not a given, it has to be bestowed.

      • Becks1 says:

        Re: HRH – that’s not actually true. B&E were entitled to HRH at birth, as grandchildren in the male line of the monarch, like Will and Harry were entitled to it. Edward’s children were/are entitled to HRH but the parents chose for them not to use it.

        It’s why when there is such talk about Harry “losing” his HRH status – he cant just “lose it,” its more complicated than that.

        Archie will be entitled to HRH when Charles becomes king.

      • Calibration says:

        @becks1 I’ll research again to be sure but I remember when both girls were born and he specifically asked for the princess titles and I guess I assumed HRH. It wasn’t a done deal. I remember that conversation. But from memory it was that he wanted it specifically. I’m sure they were entitled but it’s not a, done deal coz they’re born. happy to research.

      • Becks1 says:

        The princess titles and HRH would have been automatic, given his status as the son of the monarch. But, Andrew and Sarah could have gone the route of Harry and Meghan or the Wessexes and not used the Princess title. When Charles becomes king, Archie could use the title HRH Prince Archie if he wanted to (but I doubt he will.)

        Lady Louise is a princess and HRH, but is not styled as such.

  13. 10KTurtle says:

    Princess Beatrice was just full of surprises! I was not expecting the downsized wedding, I was not expecting that tiara (I was really hoping for the Strathmore Rose tiara!) and I was certainly not expecting that dress (although vintage makes a lot of sense for her when I think about it now). I love the dress but I wish the alterations had been done better (the sheer puff sleeves are ugly and the material added to lengthen it doesn’t match the rest of the dress). The Swedish royal women recycle fashions with [mostly] great success, and I wonder if the Brits don’t do it more because QE2 was just so petite.
    I’m glad she got her happy day and I hope she has a happy life with her husband & stepson!

    • ArtHistorian says:

      The Strathmore Rose is reportedly very fragile and will most likely never be worn again. I think that’s good because that tiara is a mess in terms of design.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That fragility may have been a result of the original design. It wasn’t made out of hard metal and was designed to travel flat. If it was constantly put on and removed from a tiara frame, that could harm it. I suspect when Sylvia uses her flat ‘travel tiara’ (Leuchtenberg) it is inspected and repaired after each use.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I like that tiara shame they can’t splash the cash to properly repair it and maybe reset it so that its a bit more sturdy. Its been done before.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It is possible that they have to completely reconstruct it to make it more sturdy. Honestly, I don’t think it is a great loss. This tiara is such an awkward mash-up of a floral with a laurel tiara.

      • FicklePickle says:

        Well, they certainly didn’t have a problem completely reconstructing the Vladimir Tiara when it got to be too fragile. Since such reports of fragility are unsubstantiated tabloid rumors I’m not going to put much stock in it. If someone actually wanted to wear the darn thing such refurbishment would not be an issue.

        It’s probably just never chosen because there aren’t a lot of tiara-wearers or tiara events for the BRF so there’s no need to dust off and pull out all the minor tiaras in the vault at the same time, and Queenie is somewhat renowned as being chintzy with the jewel loans (especially considering how many options she has). It’s also…not a great design. Why choose this one over the other two-and-a-half-dozen tiaras known to certainly still be in the Queen’s possession?

    • Dl says:

      Bea, Eugenie, and Kate seem tall to me. It is hard to judge with heels being worn. Is this a correct guess?

      • Nic919 says:

        Neither Beatrice or Eugenie are considered tall, it’s just that Betty is so short herself. Kate is several inches taller than both of them.

      • Dl says:

        Thank you

      • christina says:

        The internet says both Queen Elizabeth and Beatrice are 5’4″. I’m sure Elizabeth has lost a bit of height. The dress should have been long enough without that hem.

      • The Hench says:

        I’m 5’5″ and have had the Queen walk past me at the Windsor show a few years ago. She barely came to my shoulder.

  14. Zen says:

    I like the dress except the sleeves. Quarter length or full length slim fit sleeves of the same material as the skirt would have looked better. Apparently the material on the bottom was added because she is taller than the queen. I don’t like the tiera at all. There are so many to choose from, too bad she chose that one. But then the queen and Anne wore it at their weddings so maybe copying? And hallelujah it looks like Edo is wearing a ring. I disapprove of all those royal men not wearing rings, it pisses me off especially since so much fuss is made about the woman’s ring.

    • Dl says:

      And 3rd generation to wear it on their wedding day. I know Bea is not Anne daughter but it still counts right? I just loved this whole thing but then I love history and honoring family history.

    • Alexandria says:

      Zen I agree, quarter length sleeves would make it look princessy and match this filter, but not like Barbie princessy which is the vibe those sleeves are giving me.

      I saw new photos and the silhouette one reminded me of Fergie on her wedding day. There was another one of Edo looking at her, I liked that one.

  15. S808 says:

    Because these are the Windsor’s, I don’t think anything is done but because. On one hand the gown and the tiara seem like a consolation prize for not getting a big wedding. But on the other hand I can see it being a way to appeal to the Queen. I think Andrew and Fergie not being in the released portraits is significant. I think it’s more than not wanting to spoil Bea’s day. I think they know time may be up for him. I could see this being an appeal to Queen to make sure Bea and Eugine are taken care of in the event Andrew goes to jail or in exile.

    I don’t hate the dress but it’s not my favorite. Love the tiara and the flowers! I think her sisters wedding is still my favorite over all. Drama free, lovely wedding dress + tiara and her reception dress was perfection.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree. Everything has a message including the alteration of a dress worn by the Queen. Everyone expected a tiara to be lent if she didn’t wear the york tiara, but the dress is saying that the Queen is supporting her. The dress is ok, but the alterations diminish the original. The flower arch is gorgeous.

      • C-Shell says:

        Re: the flowers — when I first saw these pics yesterday, I was all “ooooh, I love these flowers (and the arch).” I *do* love the flower choices, the colors are divine, but when I look at the pic of Bea & Edo under the arch, it’s WAY out of scale for that doorway and completely overwhelms the couple. It should frame the bride, but this looks like they’d have to go single file to get through it. Or use a machete. I will admit I’m now influenced by a side by side posted on Twitter of Harry & Meghan under their stunning wedding arch and this one. This seems like an overdone Fergie choice.

      • Nic919 says:

        I liked the colours but I see your point about the scale. And of course Fergie probably went overboard.

    • dsfskfsg says:

      I agree Eugenie wedding was the best. Her wedding dress, tiara, jewels, hairstyle and the wedding itself were just perfection.

  16. Milly says:

    The best kind of wedding – private, lovely, family only.

  17. taylor says:

    I wish there were better pictures of the dress, but I think I like it. The flowers are beautiful and her hair looks lush. And yeah, her and the queen seem very very close. That worked out well.

    • Millennial says:

      Yes. I’m a little disappointed that the photos don’t provide better detail shots. I want to see the whole gown, the train, the jewelry, etc!

      I think she looks lovely. A small wedding was a good move, and I wonder if the queen let her do the gown and tiara as making up for not having a big splashy affair.

    • Scal says:

      They’ve released more! There’s a silouhette one that is stunning IMO.

      The more I look at the dress the more I like it for Bea. It suits her and the romantic springy vibe even. I don’t even mind the sleeves. The tiara doesn’t work with the look or her hair.

      • Millennial says:

        Oh found them on Instagram! The sleeves are very Disney Princess – not my favorite, but whatever. I agree with the point you made about being a romantic, spring vibe. Tiara is a bit too big on her head, but honestly I’m giving her all the passes since she probably didn’t have a bunch of folks helping due to the pandemic.

      • Thirtynine says:

        I saw Disney Princess too. The whole vibe reminds me of Snow White’s dress. I like it.

      • Harper says:

        The close-up of the top of the gown is fabulous. She didn’t wear anything around her neck either, which keeps the focus on the gown. The little bit of bling in the center of the trim on the sleeves is beautiful.

  18. Laalaa says:

    Call me crazy, but I just think they wanted to carry on with their wedding plans so they did in the best way they could.
    She looks lovely, they look happy, she got the Queen’s support in a way she wouldn’t have if she had the big wedding and it’s nice.

    And … I don’t think it was on Queen’s timetable, but Andrew’s. She wanted her father present before he goes to jail, which is reasonable. ;)

  19. Sofia says:

    I think I’m in the minority then. I love the flowers and pink blush tone but I just don’t think the tiara and dress suit her. I understand the sentimentality behind it but I just don’t think the queen’s dress makes for a nice wedding dress, especially with those puffy sleeves.

    Same with the tiara. It’s lovely and it suits Bea but I don’t think it works well with the dress.

    But I wish them both many years of happiness.

    • dsfskfsg says:

      Its not the Queen’s Coronation dress it’s a dress that she wore to a movie premiere in the 1960s and the puffy sleeves were added afterward’s specifically for this wedding.

    • Smices says:

      I think the dress as the Queen originally wore it would have been gorgeous. Someone suggested tulle would’ve worked better at the bottom and I agree.

      The best thing here is the flowers. Just gorgeous!

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Agreed. The original dress was lovely. The bottom and the sleeves really made the dress look fugly. Her hair and make up are flawless and she is glowing. Glad her horrible father was not able to ruin the moment. It must have killed her parents not to be able to be tacky in the released photos.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Agreed. The original dress was lovely. The bottom and the sleeves really made the dress look fugly. Her hair and make up are flawless and she is glowing. Glad her horrible father was not able to ruin the moment. It must have killed her parents not to be able to be tacky in the released photos.

      • Calibration says:

        I really like the dress but not the alterations. And yes, surely a tulle, something lighter, would have been better.
        The flowers are spectacular.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      It looks like a costume to me and the tiara/veil combo is especially awful. This all seems like a very last-minute, rushed arrangement. Either she’s expecting or Andrew’s time is running out.

    • starryfish29 says:

      You’re not alone. The alterations to the dress don’t look good (and they don’t look well executed either), and I’ve never been a fan of that tiara to begin with but it especially doesn’t fit with the small chapel family affair vibe of the wedding, it’s too big. Everything about it just looks off. These choices feel like very deliberate messaging choices to show support for the Yorks, and I 100% believe that there is an unfinished/abandoned dress on a dress form somewhere.

      • Becks1 says:

        @starry – I saw a comment on twitter that said something along the lines of “the queen is sending a message here, and its not about Beatrice.” I’m sure she loves Beatrice, but the use of her dress and her wedding tiara is a message about Andrew. She’s telling the world that she stands by the Yorks.

  20. Joan Callamezzo says:

    I love her dress minus the sleeves. Petty Betty looks pleased as punch. The roses around the archway are beautiful. Whyyyyy did no one think to power wash the chapel before the big day? Unacceptable.

  21. Kyle Owens says:

    I’m happy for Bea. She is a lovely bride. It seems she takes an awful lot of abuse not because of anything she has done but because of her awful parents, which seems a bit unfair. She comes across as an inoffensive young woman who has become an easy target .

    • Laalaa says:

      I agree, both sisters seem really decent, and they didn’t choose their parents.

    • Truthiness says:

      When they published just how many vacation trips Beatrice took at a new job I was gobsmacked. She is the very definition of privilege, clearly her job was less important than jetting away for social occasions at resorts world-wide. She has been an adult for quite a while, she purposely chose her parent’s lifestyle.

    • Chiara says:

      She and Edo attended the meeting with the Chinese ambassador AFTER Andrew was fired. Her sister wisely sat that out. Beatrice became complicit with her own action in attending that meeting, she deserves criticism.

  22. Harper says:

    I love everything about this. It feels like the quintessential English country wedding. Those flower arches are to die for and the vintage borrowed dress and tiara from the Queen add so much charm. I actually love the little puffy sleeves, it looks very princes-y. Not crazy about the tiara because the proportions are all off on it–it’s just too big and pointy. I’m glad the Queen saved the big gun tiara for Beatrice since this family always seems like they treat each other like competitors so it’s nice to see some loving gestures. Andrew is a piece of poo and I think it’s funny that he’s cut out of the official photos–now he and Fergie are really on the same level.

    • lemon8 says:

      Agree with all of this! Love the flowers, her dress (the bead / embroidery details is gorgeous!), and the chapel is charming!

  23. Thirtynine says:

    I thought it was beautiful, and they all looked very happy. I preferred the simpler, stealth wedding like this rather than a huge spectacular, and I hope Bea found it a perfect day, and better than she had ever imagined. The dress was a lovely surprise- soft and romantic. Our weddings are among the most significant and memorable days in our lives, and sometimes families just make choices because they want to honour the ties, traditions and the love between them, and in the case of very elderly or unwell family members, it means a lot just that they can be present. I’d like to see more royal weddings like this. I wish them every happiness.

  24. Ginger says:

    I love the flowers, gorgeous. I actually like her dress but the tiara seems too big for her. I wonder why she didn’t wear the York tiara?

    • ex-Mel says:

      It’s the Queen’s own wedding tiara. I suppose it was, along with the dress, a huge honour (and a token of grandmother’s love and support) meant to “compensate” for all the bad luck Beatrice had with her planned wedding.
      (Besides, its design sort of matches the appliques on the dress.)

    • Melissa says:

      The pawn shop owner wouldn’t allow it.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Didn’t Fergie hock the York tiara to pay off debts? Lol
      Anyway, I don’t like the dress or the tiara but Bea and Edo look happy so bless their hearts, I guess.
      I agree with others about the flowers. They are stunning. Beautiful , quaint location for a royal wedding.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Maybe Fergie was planning to wear it to the reception herself?

      • Harper says:

        Hilarious!

        I am dying to see what Fergie wore…. neon pink? Crossing guard yellow? White? Haha.

  25. ex-Mel says:

    “They released one portrait of Beatrice and Edo leaving the chapel (which is just a bad photo, in general) ”

    De gustibus etc., but it is one of the loveliest wedding photos I’ve seen in my entire life. That image of Beatrice peeping from behind the flowers is just unforgettably heart-warming.
    They look happy (I hope they are), and the photo made me feel happy for them.

    • Other Renee says:

      Ex-Mel, I totally agree with you. That photo is so lovely and natural. I love the whole look of her dress, hair and tiara; the flowers are stunning. I love the whole vibe of this small and intimate wedding. Her grandparents are in their 90s and she wanted them there. They obviously really wanted to be married and they look so happy. People are reading way too much into the whole “planned optics” notion. I thought the groom would run but apparently I was wrong. I hope they’ll be very happy for many years.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I agree! I thought it was charming. I just don’t get the ‘bad photo’ statement.

    • Robin says:

      I think it’s really lovely as well. My favorite of the bunch.

  26. Helen says:

    Beatrice looks nice.

    The queen is a petty hag.

  27. Rae says:

    The flowers around the chapel entrance are to die for. Styling of the dress may not be to my taste, but they both look genuinely happy and so I’m happy to leave it at that.

  28. Priscila says:

    Say what you will of Andrew, but he is a good father in what he makes sure to provide for his girls- of course, not through his hard work, but through him kissing his mother´s butt every single time. He is the quintessential Court´s favorite we hear about, whose sole reason for existence is to make the Monarch happy and be rewarded for it.

    The corona wrecked a lot of plans, and also Beatrice. Lets no forget all the information regarding her initial plans and her own sister´s wedding. They absolutely wanted a big wedding, could not get it and settled for a small wedding where the Queen is center stage and every single detail, from the date to the dress to even Beatrice´s name is picked with the Queen´s in mind.

    I am not surprised Beatrice still plays this game. Betty is her grandmother and she was raised to defer to her all the times. I dont think she minds nor ressents it. I think Beatrice was very happy at her grandmother and grandfather being present and that is completely fine. All I am saying is that Andrew has been playing with his mother´s affections all his life and being rewarded for it and this is just one of such ocasions.

  29. Mireille says:

    Voicing minority opinion here, but I love the dress AND the puff sleeves. She looks lovely. I don’t care for the crown though — too much. A simpler style would have complemented the overall look. I also think her hair should be up as opposed to down as to highlight her face. Overall though, very pretty. Congrats to them both!

  30. Royalblue says:

    The significance of the tiara could be the link to Queen Victoria. The tiara was made from a necklace belonging to the Queen, and due to the strong resemblance Bea shares with her ancestor, it was fitting.

    • notasugarhere says:

      There are portraits of Victoria in a fringe tiara, but that is the Queen Adelaide fringe. This is the Queen Mary Fringe, which Mary/May of Teck commissioned because she didn’t like the Adelaide fringe. She used the diamonds from a necklace given to her by Queen Victoria to make the new tiara, but Victoria never wore the necklace herself. She purchased it as a wedding gift for Mary.

      • Royalblue says:

        thanks for that clarification that Victoria never wore it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Windsors have so many fringe tiaras they are hard to keep straight. They have what, 4-5 of them running around?

  31. Pea says:

    The hem?!?!? The original dress had a massive poof bottom, and this enormous heavy hem looks very amateurish — did Bea sew it herself?

    • Original Penguin says:

      Pictures from an exhibit show that the flounce was gone 20 yrs ago. The bottom of the dress is probably Stuart Parvins influence- he designed Zara’s dress too and that had the same hem.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Parvin didn’t alter or re-design this dress, Angela Kelly and the team of taxpayer-funded seamstresses did. The ugly hem is because Beatrice is taller than her grandmother.

        iirc Parvin didn’t design a wedding dress for Zara. She bought an existing off-the-rack one by him.

      • Original Penguin says:

        Notasugarhere. Press release definitely says Parvin involved in Bea’s alongside AK. Whether Zara had a couture or off the rack dress it was designed by his label and the hem was a design feature of it

  32. Lily says:

    Lovely pictures. I like the puffy sleeves better than fat string camisole style for a wedding. I wish them happiness. The Queen went all out on her since she has nothing of what she wanted of a wedding, not the date, not the venue, not the guests, not the vibe, etc, etc. She is the unlucky one with the shame that has nothing to do with her so pity on her, she gets the Queen’s tiara & the Queen’s gown: the Queen is 94? this could be her last wedding to attend? I don’t think she cares anymore about any tiaras, any dress that she used to wear and this is also part a plan to distract us from talking about Andrew. They know petty. And I think Beatrice will be wearing the original dress she wanted for that big party she will be having with all her friends and family to celebrate.

  33. TheOriginalMia says:

    I loved everything about the wedding. The dress was pretty. I think it was always intended as her wedding gown. The tiara was offered to her because she’s the last granddaughter who could wear it while the Queen is alive. Andrew is in pictures. Sarah is in pictures. Those won’t be released. Thankfully, they’ll remain private. This day wasn’t about either of them. Edo & Beatrice looked very happy. I’m happy for them.

    • Lady D says:

      The Lady Louise will be 17 in November. The Queen (94) could conceivably be around for her wedding in 5-6 years. I wouldn’t bet against her.

  34. Eenie Googles says:

    She looks nice.

  35. lili says:

    Pretty gesture with the dress and tiara. I like it being so private, small and vintage – not too expensive. Well, a fitting dress for a princess. Bea is a born princess after all.

    • notasugarhere says:

      More like a ‘petty’ gesture in the face of Andrew’s accomplice being arrested two weeks ago. This was a rush PR job, not what was intended from the start.

      • lili says:

        It might be both. She might have wanted to get married before her father gets arrested. A wedding is a big PR rush job and the last one.

  36. KellyRyan says:

    MIA :) Bad for the brand. Queenie and Phillie not much better. They support and hide the problem.

  37. paddingtonjr says:

    I like the ivory on Beatrice; I think it works better with her coloring than a bright white would have. The tiara is a bit much with the simpler dress, but I understand why she wanted to wear it. Overall, I think she looks nice and very happy. The groom, TQ and PP all look happy as well. Beatrice would get sh*t for her wedding, especially now, no matter what. I’m glad she was able to have one day without drama (hopefully!); it may be a while before that happens again.

  38. Ariel says:

    As a princess Bea has to get married before she has babies. Tick tock. She’s not getting any younger.
    I agree with the gross daddy diversion PR- that was probably part of the decision.

    But she was probably sick of waiting for this part of her life to begin.
    Glad she’s pulled the trigger.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Marriage or no marriage didn’t stop Princess Stephanie of Monaco from having kids.

      • Ennie says:

        Stephanie, Charlotte… but I am not sure the Monaco Royals are highly regarded, even with. All the money they have. Caroline marrying (and staying married) to that awful Queen’s cousin with so much pedigree helped them a bit, but I think they are seen as lowly royals, and IIRC, most European Royalty is seen as such, in comoarison to the British (by the British themselves.

      • Jaded says:

        The Monaco royals are sort of regarded as “trailer trash royals” in Europe.

      • Green Desert says:

        @ Ennie and Jaded – It boggles the mind that Grace Kelly is their mother. She was so elegant and classy. It is crazy that her children are…what they are.

      • Ennie says:

        Grace was gorgeous and graceful, and I understand that Ranier (spelling?) married her for specific purposes besides love. He wanted to make Monaco a bigger game and this was good international promotion. Grace, on the other hand is said to have been in a series of unfortunate affairs with older men, some of them already married. I don’t think she “needed” a way out of Hollywood, she was on the top of her game, but she said yes and became a princess. I think she found happiness as a mother, but was too restricted by the outdated lifestyle, and her children all broke the mold anyway.

  39. SJR says:

    They look happy, now officially married, small wedding with both elderly Grandparents attending, good for them.
    Philip is 99, TQ is 94, if Bea is close to her Grandparents I’m glad they got married while TC&PP are both still alive. PP is doing pretty damn good for 99, look at his standing tall. We should all be so blessed to have elderly loved ones still with us.

    I like the dress, the flowers around the doorway arch are fabulous and I think the groom looks a lot like her old bf Dave. She has a type: tall, dark hair, slim/fit. He must really love her to step into that family of hers.

    They are gonna need a lot of luck, the BRF is a hot mess and the Royal marriages do not have a great track record of long term happiness.
    Btw, Prince Andrew still belongs in jail.

  40. Mina_Esq says:

    I feel like the tiara and dress were consolation for having her wedding plans ruined by COVID. The fringe tiara isn’t sparkly enough in photos, although I’m sure it’s a stunner in person. The dress IMO has too much fabric for Bea’s small frame, and whoever thought to add those ugly puffy sleeves was wrong. Is there a thing about royal brides having to cover their shoulders/arms? I’m too lazy to Google. I LOVE the flowers, and I think Bea’s hair and makeup look pretty. They were obviously not professionally done, but she looks genuinely happy. I really like small weddings.

  41. Maria says:

    Bea looked lovely and they both looked very happy. I loved the vintage look, and the Queen and Phillip looked great. The flowers were just gorgeous and added to the whole vintage look. Thank goodness we had no pics of Andy and Fergie, but I would have loved to see one of Edo’s son who was in the wedding party. Also one of her and Eugenie.

  42. Mariane says:

    Hmmm, the stiff posture and lack of affection (worst than the keenbridges) is sad to see. She deserves just as much happiness as everyone! I dont feel like they’ll last more than 2yrs(if lucky)!! This feels more like friends with an arrangement!!
    The dress looks awful. She should’ve just worn it as it was. Angela Kelly made it worse especially the hemline which makes it look like table cloth or mattress cover. The whole thing according to DM was very last minute. I wonder if its because she’s pregnant?

    On a side note, notice the silence from the keenbridges. They posted Cap.tom’s award ceremony & NormalBill shared a posted even when the RF said they’ll release photos yesterday to not take spotlight from Cap.Tom. KP is shady af and they’re moderating their posts to delete comments highlighting that👀

    • Tessa says:

      Kate and Bea don’t get along well from what I understand.

    • Chica1971 says:

      Second. The hem is awful. Madeleine of Sweden had this type of hem but the beautiful upper part distracted from it. Her hair seem to everyday compared to everything else and does not make the most of the tiara. Flowers are beautiful. I guess Edo a subdued pretty boy because his enthusiasm never matches Beatrice effusiveness

    • Beach Dreams says:

      William even released PR of himself discussing homelessness on the same day as the wedding pics. What happened to the complaints of stepping on other royals’ PR? The Cambridge stans and royalists in general have been rather quiet on that front…

      • Nic919 says:

        William does so little did he need to release something on that same day? It does look odd.

  43. EviesMom says:

    I loved the wedding pictures (especially the one of them in the doorway). Whimsical and playful. Maybe Beatrice was looking for her new step son?

    Cute & best wishes to them. I’m impressed Beatrice really went the opposite way to all the other royals. It made her wedding stand out.

    I DO hate the add in puff sleeves … but everything else was amaze balls.

    • Lanie says:

      It’s not like she had a choice if she wanted to be married before 2021. Putting off the wedding would be a risky proposition considering the pandemic and the ages of QEII and Phillip.

      Let’s not pretend like she didn’t have a big wedding like everyone else’s planned for this past Spring. It just got cancelled when people started dying of COVID-19.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I def think she originally wanted to have a big wedding – but COVID threw a spanner in the works and god knows when life will become somewhat normal again.

      • duchesschicana says:

        @lanie I dont thhink she was going to have a big wedding ceremoney, after party yes, but the originalle church they had in mind holds 150 guests. There was no merchandise for her wedding(as yet but knowing her parents.) There was no carriage prrocession scheduled or interview clearly this was going to always be a smaller ceremony

      • Becks1 says:

        The details of her wedding being smaller than Eugenie’s came out well after Andrew’s interview. Andrew was persona non grata by that point and had already stepped back from royal duties. So even the original planned wedding on the grounds of Buckingham palace was a scaled down wedding due to Andrew.

        (and maybe Bea was fine with that, but I always felt that if she didn’t want a “royal” wedding, she could have pulled a Zara and gone completely out of London.)

  44. Nyro says:

    I really like her dress, puffed sleeves and all. It’s very sweet and whimsical. And her tiara and the vertical placement of the jewels on her dress kind of match, which is nice.

  45. Marigold says:

    I adore the dress, but the crown doesn’t suit her. The chapel is gorgeous.

  46. Betsy says:

    Setting aside a metric ton of issues of the Queen’s favoritism toward her rapist son, the optics of what now appears by comparison to be even more lack of support of Meghan and Harry, etc etc…

    This is legitimately one of the loveliest wedding pictures I have ever see. Peeking out from behind an absolute bower of flowers in a retro-styled vintage dress from a tiny chapel…. they could be a post war bride and groom. My opinions on everyone and everything around this situation remain unchanged, but just absolutely beautiful. I even like the puffed sleeves and weird hem.

    • S808 says:

      Agree. Mt. Everest sized issues aside the photo of her peaking around the corner is stunning! I think it’s a timeless photo and will age well.

    • Becks1 says:

      I really like that picture too, of them peaking out from the flowers (and I thought the flowers were gorgeous, even if a bit over the top.) I can see why some don’t like it but I think its a pretty picture.

    • lili says:

      Exactly. A big wedding wouldn’t be more beautiful. It’s a very romantic one.

      • Harper says:

        @lili I feel the same! I could happily stare at these four beautiful photos of Bea and Edo all day, whereas Kate and Will’s overdone cathedral ceremony left me cold.

    • Green Desert says:

      Agreed with everything you say.

      The picture is indeed lovely. When I first saw it on another site I thought it was a retro picture before I realized it was them! Truly timeless.

    • Lady D says:

      I think it’s romantic and cute. She looks adorable here, and I never thought I’d say that about her. I’m not disparaging her looks for the record, I just really like this picture. I think it’s the best royal wedding picture from this family in the last 100 years.

  47. TeamAwesome says:

    Given that every clothes retailer I have looked at online this Summer has numerous tops with puffed sleeves, it’s both trendy AND a princess throwback look. Red hair + puffed sleeves= Bea is an Anne Shirley at heart.
    Love the flowers, so romantic, but there’s a random red flower at the bottom left with no other match. I think the photo with Bea looking out to the side is super cute, and in one of the other photos Edo is full on crinkle eyes smiling. All York and Petty Betty shade aside, I hope they are happy because we need more of that in the world.

    • Lady D says:

      I’d of requested those red flowers be a different colour, out of there altogether, or at the very least on the right hand side of the bouquet/arch.

    • Dl says:

      And the picture of him looking at her? Ok not a romantic but that was beautiful and sweet

  48. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I would’ve liked the dress more if they had done capped sleeves, or the like, out of say….the banded material at the hemline. Puffy sheers?

  49. khaveman says:

    I think it was a perfect look on her and actually do like the delicate sleeves. GREAT job on recycling the dress, which I love. That flower arch is so pretty. Lovely day for her and her new husband.

  50. Savannah says:

    It’s only two highly-staged photos. None of us know what really went down behind closed doors. Maybe she had another dress. Maybe they invited a ton of people, or maybe it really was just immediate family. Doesn’t seem like any of the heirs were there, which is…telling. The rift between the Yorks and Charles is probably true. I like the dress and she looked great, her hair is really pretty and they both look happy. They are a match made in aristocratic heaven, two noble families with ancient titles. He was never going to marry Dara, which is sad but that’s how these blue bloods work.

    As a PR person myself, the strategy and optics of this are quite frankly, brilliant. Tons of strategy, leaks and build up. The days-long roll out culminating in THE DRESS and the faux modesty of it all, which people just eat up, are again, brilliant. If you think re-wearing this dress is “sustainable,” I have a bridge to sell you. Only very expensive museum quality care can preserve a dress like this, and it speaks volumes of the care invested in the queens extensive wardrobe.

    The Queen Mary tiara is absolutely a chess move of epic proportions for royal watchers ;-)

    • notasugarhere says:

      The ‘title’ is as fake as his bankbook. Italy eliminated titles after WWI and WWII.

      I’m sure Andrew and Fergie would have preferred her married off to Percy or Grosvenor as would have been done in previous times. Edo, like Moderately Wealth James, is the ‘best’ the grifters could get.

      • Savannah says:

        I respectfully disagree. I am French and understand the overthrow. But to them it doesn’t matter what governments did. Nobles very much keep track amongst themselves, both in name and lineage. He carries the actual name – which holds a lot of weight. Beyond that it’s not a low ranking noble, he is a Count with a historic seat in his lineage. Not to make him sound like dracula or anything :)

        Agree they would have been happier with a Grosvenor or Spencer Churchill etc, but Andrew and Fergie’s dealings made that impossible.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Just because illegal titles matter to a handful of historically inbred people? Doesn’t mean they matter in the least to anyone else.

        Also doubles down on Edo’s internalized racism that he made sure his first-born son wasn’t eligible.

      • Ennie says:

        The family just got a title in the early XX century, and it was unrecognized by 1946, after WWII. They flaunt that they are an older family, and they might be, but not a grand one; there were even much renowned merchants and bankers families in Italy, but they were trying to enbiggen themselves. It reminds me if something I read, how abundant Russian and Polish princes were in Europe in the latter XIX and early XX. A dime a dozen.
        Good for him that he is handsome and so rich, yes I see him as in the same category as the middletons. Only that in earlier centuries, the middletons would’ve gotten other titles thanks to their royal connections.

      • Savannah says:

        The family seat dates back to the 18th century, not exactly new. Not saying they are medicis or anything like that, but they are established nobles. Edoardo is the heir set to inherit the title. It mattered enough to the royals to include this as a major part of the narrative. Doesn’t matter to the average joe, but it matters to them. My point is just that in case anyone thought the royals are modern, they’re not. They still care about all this.

      • ennie says:

        the family seat, maybe, the courtesy title was granted in 1913, lasted until 1946. his grandfather was the first count and the last.

  51. one of the Marys says:

    I saw this in the news last night and came this morning to get the lowdown.
    I’m surprised at the negative takes but I understand the context
    I loved everything about those photos, her dress surprised the hell out of me, I was expecting something awful from her given her track record. I think she looked great and very happy.
    not surprised her parents are not shown but very surprised Phillip is, I thought he was decrepit at this point they say so little about him anymore

    • ArtHistorian says:

      I was pleasantly surprised by the wedding dresses of both York sisters – because, let’s face it, they generally have more fashion misses than hits. Though the sleeves on Bea’s dress aren’t good, the dress itself is just beautiful. I especially like the embroidery on the skirt. It actually matches with the structure of the fringe tiara. However, I just think that particular tiara a bit too tall and ill-fitting (I didn’t even look good on Liz at her wedding).

      • Becks1 says:

        I said something similar above – even though I didn’t love Eugenie’s dress as much as others did, in general both York sisters picked dresses that were very flattering to their figures, better than I had expected. I think without the sleeves and the weird hem, Beatrice’s dress would have been a complete hit.

      • notasugarhere says:

        To me, Eugenie’s dress was altered last minute to cover her shoulders for church. It distracted from the overall look and made her shoulders look too wide. If you look closely, there is a wedge of plain fabric on either side covering her shoulders.

        There was no reason for the fabric over her shoulders to be plain when the rest of the gown was custom woven floral. If that was the original intended shape of the collar, it would have been done as one piece of patterned fabric.

  52. Case says:

    I really love her look. The dress and tiara are just beautiful and classic.

    • Linda says:

      I love Bea’s dress the most of all the recent royal brides. She looked absolutely stunning. Wishing the couple a beautiful marriage.

  53. Boo says:

    I think they’re all mad as hell, but that dress is the prettiest wedding dress I have ever seen.

  54. Sid says:

    The photo of them peeking out from the flower arch is lovely. Glad for her that she was able to have her grandparents there.

    A gorgeous dress was ruined with the addition of the sleeves and that cheap looking bottom piece.

  55. Florence says:

    She never photographs particularly well as her features are very pronounced (one wrong move and her eyes look like they’re falling out her her head), but she looks lovely here.

    I know this has probs been arranged for ages, but to me the loaned/altered dress screams “quick get hitched before dad is hauled out by the fbi”. I feel sorry for her.

    Edo seems boring enough to keep out of the spotlight.

  56. Ninette says:

    LOVE the dress :-)

  57. L4frimaire says:

    I think Bea wearing her granny’s dress and wedding tiara shows the Queen fully supports her granddaughter and her wedding. She will always protect her favorite son, hence releasing the pictures with Queen and Philip first. I think the dress is cute but the neckline is v. frumpy ( was back in the 50s as well) and the length is slightly too short. Overall she looks very cute, and Edo looks very short. There is a slight tinge of melancholy in the photos. Maybe it’s the lighting or the awkward socially distanced poses, or the cloud of Andrew, but definitely a subdued air about it. They should get on with their lives on their own terms, although Beatrice sometimes gives off the same thirsty vibes as her parents. I hope the press stays out of their business and their marriage, and hope Edo does not get involved with royal duties, because then they will own him, and never let him forget it.

  58. Mads says:

    I’m pleased she finally got her wedding but the dress could have looked so much better if the straps were removed; sheer material added to the bodice going up to the neck and sheer long sleeves, those short sleeves are awful. I like the veil but think the tiara is too big and chosen because it’s not been worn by any other female royal for her wedding since Princess Anne. Her mother’s tiara would have looked better.

  59. Ladiabla says:

    Aww the picture of them peeking out of the flower archway is v cute, they both look so happy. I don’t mind the sleeves on the dress but the bottom/hem is so bad. Surely they could’ve done better than this with all the resources they have on hand. Where are her earrings? Something simple would do, since I understand the tiara is the focal point. The flowers are beautiful and she does look happy, which is the most important thing. Agree with other posters that this is good PR for the firm/distraction from Andrew but as Bea’s not responsible for her parents’ criminality, I’m pleased for her

    • ArtHistorian says:

      A wedding is a happy event and the couple look so very happy. Like you said, Bea’s not responsible for her parents’ criminality – so there’s no need go around spreading negativity about something that was clearly a very happy event for the young couple.

    • Eugh says:

      I also like the sleeves but hate the hem. So I actually looked up the height of the Queen (at the time) and Bea and they are basically the same height, so I really don’t know what happened here. The original dress looked like it had enough material.

  60. Alexandria says:

    I’m gonna say it. Love the idea, hate the execution. Crown is somehow styled wrongly or wrong choice. Flowers were absolutely gorgeous.

    But I wish her a happy marriage…

  61. nicegirl says:

    Wow she sure takes after her mom in these pics.

  62. Q says:

    I don’t know where to start…
    The dress looks like something you’d wear to a renaissance fair. The puff sleeves would suit someone with a romantic face, bea is a dramatic (according to kibbe typing).
    I have never seen her look more beautiful than when she wore that sleek bun with the black fitted blazer and orangey brown skirt. Imagine if she’d wore her hair in a sleek updo with a nice structured champagne colored dress instead of this aurora vintage dress that looks nothing like it did on HM.
    The brides bouquets flowers in close up look cheap but the beautiful flowers surrounding the chapel look lovely!
    The pink filter helps.
    It’s hard to actually see details due to this filter used. It all looks grainy.
    Edo looks stiff and his smile doesn’t reach his eyes.
    Beatrices hair is such a beautiful color but it does not look good styled here. She should have kept it out of her face. No comments on the makeup bc it’s impossible to tell but looks good from here.
    The tiara does not look good, sorry, didn’t like it on the Queen either.
    That’s all I’ve got.
    Wish beatrice all the best in life.

  63. K says:

    Wish the sleeves were a different shape, but I like it. Unexpected, but sweet for a low-key wedding (for a Princess, I mean.)

  64. Jaded says:

    I’m surprised Fergie didn’t shove herself into the photos wearing some skin-tight, bilious coloured dress and ferris-wheel fascinator, grinning like a monkey. Bea’s parents at least showed some discretion given the deep pool of shit they’re standing in.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Am sure we will see some photo’s with her parents soon enough and yeah I wonder what kind of god awful getup Fergie will be wearing – woman does not know how to dress.

      Fergie gives Top CEO a run for her money in the gurning dept.

    • Nic919 says:

      Fergie is going to release photos of her outfit in a few days. There is no way she will stay silent for that long.

    • Melissa says:

      Bilious coloured dress — I do love an unexpected term!

  65. caty says:

    Slight correction, the dress was not for an opening of parliament, the Queen wouldn’t be caught dead wearing sleeveless during the day (the dress is originally sleeveless). This particular dress was for the premier of Lawrence of Arabia back in the 60′s and it was an evening premiere, hence the sleeveless.

    • Original Penguin says:

      It was worn for both. Opening of parliament in 1966. There are pictures and a video

    • Becks1 says:

      She definitely wore it to the opening of parliament, sleeveless and all (although she did wear long gloves.)

      The queen was not as stodgy a dresser in her younger days as people think, hence why so much of the criticism about “royal protocol” is just another false criticism of Meghan. I remember when she wore that black velvet one shouldered dress and people freaked out about how she was breaking protocol. But the queen has worn one-shouldered gowns before herself.

  66. Lizzie says:

    Effective way to keep PA out of the photos. Happy for all couples married July 18, 2020.

  67. Katrine Troelsen says:

    Who would marry into this family? Like actively choosing a raping pedo as a inlaw? INSANITY

  68. Redgrl says:

    So…. photos have surfaced of PedoAndy driving out of the Lodge grounds after this spectacle wearing a shirt…with a crest…of the Order of the Garter on it. Anyone who doesn’t see that this was meant to show support for that entitled POS and deflect from the Maxwell arrest – I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Of all the shirts he owns…he HAPPENS to pick that one. Sure. And let’s not forget the motto…”shame on him who thinks evil of it.” He may as well be giving a big middle finger to everyone.

  69. The Recluse says:

    This marriage won’t stand a chance unless they move away and keep her parents at a polite distance. She and her sister need to live their own lives as much as possible, although that will be difficult, considering what an impecunious leech their mother is.

  70. Jackie says:

    Her original wedding dress probably had a huge train and was designed for the other chapel.

  71. Mary says:

    While I don’t like the dress at all, it suits Beatrice in a Disney princess sort of way, good for her. Do I agree about this being a political power play by the Yorks? Absolutely!

  72. GreenGirl says:

    AmyToo, I had a relative who gave “gifts” like that, too, or at least with that same line of thinking! At first glance, the gift looks incredibly generous, but when you look at it closer, it’s really not. As in, “I will give you a gift certificate to a restaurant that is nowhere near where you live, has a fancy dress code that will be expensive for a college student to accommodate, and the gift certificate does not even begin to cover the cost of one full meal, so it would be expensive for you to even try the place. I will be offended if you do not use this gift certificate.”

  73. Reece says:

    Like many I believe her is prettier w/out the sleeves but I understand why they are there. I think less poof in the sleeves and more in her hair would have been great. Although, I do like the loose style of her hair. It needs a bit more structure on top to fit the tiara.

    As for the optics, political play? Probably, on some level.

    I’m going full conspiracy theory and say that she’s already pregnant so they had to rush it. lol

  74. Blerg says:

    I think the photo of them leaving the church is adorable. Her expression is cute and the flowers are lovely. The dress is very pretty on her, puffed sleeves and all.

  75. Soggy_Darcy says:

    Bea looks very pretty. Smart decision to have a quiet wedding. I am in Australia and saw the wedding reported on the news AND literally following this Prince Andrew was mentioned, his connection to Epstein and Ghislaine and him being wanted by the FBI. Having this so openly reported on news in relation to Beatrice’s wedding shows the royal family’s reputation is shot and no one buys into the RF happy narrative anymore which I am glad about.

  76. Maevo says:

    Wow the queen really is all in on the Yorks…

    As for the dress…I kind of think her whole look is great??!? Truly it’s the perfect amount of tacky bonkers that I expect from Beatrice and I’m here for it.

  77. Severine says:

    Do not like the dress, especially close up. It looks like it has dirndl straps and the sheer puff sleeves look awkward. The tiara doesn’t work because the verticality of the design emphasizes her large horse-like teeth (an unfortunate family trait). She needed a softer tiara design and a different dress. A billion dresses out there (including personally designed ones) and she recycles the Queen’s to not offend grandma. Also interesting to note pics are of her and hubby, grandma and grandpa, and none of disgraceful father and much disliked mother. Dr. Phil, where are you?

  78. JRenee says:

    I hope these Queen relates items were her choice and not her parents trying to endear her to the Queen..

  79. lalalandgal says:

    I’m loving the dress, not bothered by the sleeves, somehow. I’m loving the flowers!!!!! : ) My reading of borrowed dress and that particular tiara is “gesture of kindness from a grandma to a grandchild with a bit of ill luck”. And Beatrice is not to blame for Fergie & Prince Andr-ewwwww’s crimes. Who knows, maybe Beatrice didn’t want parents in her pics, to which I’d say Damn right Ms. B!

  80. Jane says:

    I’ve never seen such a bunch of hideous comments as you guys on here. You don’t have to like one bit of it, or understand one person in it. The savagery over the dress and the shoulders and the hem and the flower arch being “too big” and marrying into those inlaws and lord, bunch of unhappy people, clearly.

    She is not her father.

    She looks lovely. The flowers are gorgeous. They look actually happy. I think that’s enough.

    • Alexandria says:

      People here criticise fashion and make-up all the time whether it’s a wedding or not. If you read earlier comments, there is a range of opinions on her dress, as it should be. Royal wedding gowns have been dissected and discussed long before her wedding and on other sites too.

      You can certainly call them out on the rest of the non-fashion comments or disagree.

    • Lanie says:

      She is not her father.

      But she did set up that interview so daddy dearest could get on tv and lie about raping sex trafficked underage girls.

      All the queen’s ball gowns and tiaras can’t take that away. She made that choice to get involved.

      She could’ve stayed out of it.

      • Kkat says:

        She set up the interview. She joins in recent happy family photos showing support for him.
        The girls aren’t children, they are adults. They can read.
        They know.

      • Stephanie Hawkins says:

        And yet we also have the same tabloids saying that she didn’t want her father to do the interview . So my question is when do we believe tabloids and when do we not . Some people. Pick an choose here

    • A says:

      But the dress with the shoulders and the hem are bad though. That’s a purely stylistic opinion, and it has nothing to do with who Beatrice’s father is. People are entitled to that view, and it’s not savage to express it.

    • Katrine Troelsen says:

      Jane, you are correct: I am unhappy! I am unhappy that bc Andrew is “a royal” he is above the law. Im unhappy that in 2020 the concept of royals exist so that a group of ppl dont adhere to the law as the rest of us. I am unhappy about that. You sound really stupid. But it must be nice in your world, where eyes are shut to reality and everything is flowers and smiles and where rape and ppl who exuse rape (such as the queen) dont exist and we cant think about that or point it out. FFS.

    • minime says:

      Are you that positive when it’s about other people, like let’s say… Meghan? Or your positivity and flowers only go to the whitest royals? This is a gossip blog, it’s normal to comment on her dress and the big elephant in the room called Andrew. I think overall the comments are pretty polite all things considered.

    • Calibration says:

      @jane you’re welcome to go back to the Daily Fail where you clearly belong 🤷‍♀️

  81. Bread and Circuses says:

    She looks beautiful! And I love those flowers.

  82. A says:

    I don’t care for this dress or how it was upcycled. It don’t think it translates very well to a wedding dress. I think she should have kept this for something else, like an evening occasion, where she can go without sleeves, and chosen something else for the wedding itself. All in all, she looks way too twee, which just doesn’t look good at all tbh.

    I don’t like the tiara much either. I’m surprised that neither one of the girls wanted to wear Fergie’s tiara, which is actually a really nice design and would have looked good on either of them. I wonder if Fergie still has it, and who she’s going to pass it on to out of the two of them, or if she’s sold it at some point already.

    I’m torn on the optics of this. I’m well aware that Beatrice is one of the Queen’s favourite grandkids, and nowhere is this more obvious than here. I’m sure that Beatrice chose to wear the Queen’s dress and the tiara because she does really care for granny, and the Queen gave her permission, because it’s not as if Beatrice can really go get a dress made after all that’s happened in the last few months. You can tell that Beatrice is genuinely ecstatic with everything, and that she’s actually happy to have gotten married rather than had a big splashy wedding with all the publicity. So good for her for that.

    But at the same time, the royal family relies on these sorts of callbacks to reinforce this notion of continuity, and that’s pretty obvious in this scenario as well. Beatrice, Eugenie and the Yorks might have been cut off by the rest of the world, but from the Queen’s perspective, they are family, and this gives the message that they will never be turned away as long as she’s around.

    • Lanie says:

      The a queen’s message is pretty terrible given her non-support of Harry and Meaghan.

      If exploiting sex trafficked teens is the hill she’s willing to die on, then she’s not a good person.

  83. Katebush says:

    I’m a bit late to the party but my two cents worth is that upon first seeing the photos o was pleasantly surprised at Bea’s dress and the fact it was up cycled I think is great. But the more I look at it the tiara doesn’t go with the dress I don’t think. It needed something more romantic.
    I thought she looked pretty and I loved the flowers.
    I’m really glad Andrew stayed hidden I hate him with a passion.

  84. Chichi says:

    Can’t help but feel bad for her. Hope her marriage is happy and long but it does seem like she was told she had to take one for the team and have a low key wedding.

    I don’t think a large wedding next year (or ever for that matter) would have been on the cards for her, now her father is pretty much cancelled by the public, so Covid provided the best excuse to keep her tragic parents out of the tabloids, ugh…

  85. Emmitt says:

    The tiara is probably because Princess Elizabeth of York wore it to her wedding.

    The dress was a rush job but probably looks better than what she was going to originally wear. She & her sister are very curvy and 2020 sleek styles don’t work for them…but those retro 50s/60s styles would.

    She looks very lovely.

    They were going to marry anyway in May, so what is the big deal?

    If you want your 99 year old grandfather at the wedding, you don’t wait until December or 2021, you do it now. You’re lucky to wake up every morning by the time you get to 99.

    The tiara/wedding was no snub to Meghan or Kate by the Queen. Her daughter wore the tiara and her granddaughter who has the same title she once had wore the tiara. The end.

    Harry & Meghan were probably not/never going to be invited/never going to the original May wedding in the first place. That would’ve been a snub so it all worked out for the best for everyone.

    Since most of the grandchildren have gotten married around or after age 30, this is the last wedding of a grandchild Elizabeth & Phillip will attend, unless Louise becomes a teen bride.

    The Queen should not be showing all of this overboard support to Andrew or Fergie but I don’t see why Beatrice needs to be punished for Andrew’s crimes, especially when the allegations about Andrew were known at the time of Eugenie’s wedding and she got a circus show of a wedding. Beatrice had a nice, small 2020 wedding; whether it was a PR job or not doesn’t really matter. She looks like a lovely, happy bride and with NO 2020 brides able to have a wedding larger than a few people, hopefully this will start a trend towards smaller weddings rather than big gaudy shows that are wasteful.

  86. diamond rottweiler says:

    The dress looks like what it is–a fustily aged evening gown that they tried to turn into some kind of folkloric, Snow White thing (except with heavy, Metropolis-style beading?). The awkwardly tacked in puffy sleeves and weirdly extended hem panel. Uff. I wonder why she didn’t choose one of the queen’s gowns that didn’t need to be reworked so heavily? Anyways, as long as the person wearing it likes it, good on her. But the whole thing of chucking such desperate red meat at the Brexit crowd to distract from the pedophile prince is just so f-ing gross that imma hard pass on anything these inbred leeches do. Except for M & H (and even H I have a question mark around), they’re all dumb as a bag of hammers.

  87. Flying Fish says:

    The dress is horrendous…the sleeves, the hemline!
    Done

  88. AGreatDane says:

    Considering how many changes probably had to be made, this turned out nice. Everyone online hates the sleeves, though. I still think Eugenie had the best dress, bouquet, and tiara. Meghan’s veil was a lovely touch, though.

  89. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I’ll be the odd man out and say that I think she looked lovely. This look is perfectly Bea. I could quibble about the hair but I’d be willing to wear mine like that if I were given a tiara to plonk on top of it. I hope they’re happy.