Princess Beatrice’s wedding reception involved glamping pods & an Indian tent

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Here are some of the same portraits from Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s secret Friday wedding, plus some of the portraits released on Sunday. It seems clear that everything about this wedding was designed to gain the Queen’s favor and that just makes me feel sorry for Beatrice. She couldn’t even have a wedding the way she wanted, it had to be some political move to gain support from the Queen because Beatrice’s father is a rapist human trafficker. Prince Andrew reportedly walked Beatrice down the aisle and Sarah Ferguson was absolutely there too, but no portraits with Bea’s parents were released. Yet.

Edo’s cousin told the Mail that “We heard it was postponed to next year but that was clearly to keep it secret. Maybe they did it now to be sure that the Queen would be there. Or perhaps because of the problems with her father they didn’t want to go overboard with publicity in case anyone criticised them.” Ha. About 20 people came to the wedding and the Queen and Philip came in through a side door to adhere to social distancing protocols. Edo’s son Wolfie was his best man and page boy (would have been lovely to see Wolfie included in a portrait), Edo’s niece Coco Yeomans was a bridesmaid, and Edo’s nephew Freddie was also a page boy.

Beatrice’s bouquet was made from “trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink O’Hara garden roses, pink waxflower, baby pink astilbe and sprigs of myrtle.” Bea’s mother and Edo’s mother both did readings, but there were no songs/singing but music was played.

Bea and Edo’s reception was held at Andrew’s Royal Lodge, and the DM said that it was “a high-spirited reception, featuring speciality cocktails, bespoke catering, an exquisitely decorated Indian-style tent, a bouncy castle and glamping pods for overnight guests.” The menu (my favorite part of any wedding story) was “cured sea trout with capers, dill and lemon, chorizo and ricotta salad with toasted quinoa and fillet steak.” Bea and Edo spent their wedding night in a glamping pod. The DM says Bea and Edo have no immediate honeymoon plans, but People Magazine’s sources claim that the couple is planning a honeymoon in August.

Edo did not take a British title, and we don’t know if the Queen even offered him one? Edo has a title… in Italy. He will become a count when his father passes away, and Beatrice will become a Contessa or Donna Nobile when that happens. For now, Bea’s title will styled like this: Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. No longer “Beatrice of York.” Which is good news, I guess.

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Photos by Benjamin Wheeler for the Royal Family, courtesy of social media, and Edo’s social media.

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  1. Bookie says:

    I usually hate her styling, but I have to say she looks fabulous. That dress is wonderful.

    • WilliamJoelene says:

      Agree! Against all expectations I love everything about this wedding lol. Except the FOTB of course.

    • Chrissy says:

      The beading on that dress is gorgeous. I hope they’re very happy despite having to compromise on their big day.

    • chicken tetrazzini! says:

      I love the dress and think the sleeves fit the period of when the dress was originally constructed… anything else would be too streamlined and might offset the balance of the silhouette. As the oldest granddaughter, I can almost guarantee that tiara was earmarked for her wedding before she was even born and when it’s as historically important -not only to family history, but also world history- you don’t exactly decline and ask for other options.

      • dsfskfsg says:

        @chicken tetrazzini!

        She’s not the oldest granddaughter Zara is. But Beatrice is the oldest granddaughter with ‘HRH Princess’ before her name. I get what you are saying though, I do believe that the Queen put this tiara aside for Beatrice to wear. Maybe not before she was born but maybe when she was a tween/teen.

      • Cinna214 says:

        Isn’t Zara the eldest granddaughter?

      • Becks1 says:

        Zara is the oldest granddaughter, and honestly it would have made more sense for Zara to wear it, IMO, because Anne wore it for her wedding.

      • Melody Calder says:

        Zara may be older but isn’t Beatrice first female in line of succession?

      • Tessa says:

        THe first female in line of succession is now Princess Charlotte.

      • chicken tetrazzini! says:

        Oops, sorry Zara! I went by order of succession, but yes, I’m surprised Zara didn’t wear it as well then

      • liz says:

        Zara wore a tiara that had belonged to Philip’s mother. It is gorgeous in its own right.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Melody – yes, prior to Charlotte being born, Beatrice was the first female in the line of succession. As I said below too, this may have something to do with Beatrice’s status as the oldest York princess, which is what the Queen was herself as a girl.

    • josephine says:

      I like the dress as well, and like that she added the sleeves. It looks better than the way it was originally worn in my opinion, and the sleeves somehow suit her. Can never o wrong with classic styling.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes, I love that she is wearing no earrings or necklace, just letting the beaded dress speak for itself. Lovely.

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      I adore the dress!

  2. Becks1 says:

    It sounds like a big reception for only 20 people? I wonder if they had more people at the reception, especially if it was outside in a tent?

    Andrew and Fergie were definitely prepared to be super extra for Bea’s wedding in May, you can tell lol.

    • Eliza_ says:

      I’m assuming with social distancing that’s why there was outside tenting. The entire party was under the tent and nothing indoors. Renting tents/ tables doesn’t seem odd even given size especially if they needed to be extra spaced out

      The glamping pod was so they didn’t spend their wedding night in her dad’s house.

      A bouncer was there too to entertain the kids.

      • Becks1 says:

        I didn’t say it was odd that they rented tents, and I understand the purpose of the bounce house, trust me, lol.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Took me a minute to figure out that the “bouncer” was a bounce house, not a burly nightclub security guard.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I bet it was a lot more people-but obviously not the Queen.

    • Nic919 says:

      The bouncy castle seems like a germ infested mess waiting to happen.

  3. ArtHistorian says:

    What the hell is a glamping pod?

    • Eleonor says:

      I have the same question.

    • WilliamJoelene says:

      Glamping is glamorous-camping. Fancy styled tents etc.
      A glamping pod is a little one room (usually wooden) hut thing. Google it – theyre really pretty!

    • Becks1 says:

      I think they’re sort of a cross between a tent and a cabin. Glamping = glamorous camping, I’m not sure if that’s a term used outside the US, but its basically for people who are going to camp but don’t want to sleep in a tent or not have some luxuries.

      According to this site, pod camping is a “hit” in Europe, lol.

    • Vera says:

      Glamping = glamorous camping.
      So it’s like those very posh tents in 5* safaris, except these are wooden.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        So basically a hut? Why is it called a pod?

      • SomeChick says:

        Because you can’t make money renting “huts” to fancy people?

      • Becks1 says:

        I think they are usually shaped differently from a hut, they’re usually rounder. My impression is that they can be moved, but not sure if that’s true across the board.

      • betsyh says:

        Those are darling.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It is just that whenever I think about people sleeping in pods, my mind automatically goes to strange 1950s science fiction. ;-)

      • Feeshalori says:

        Invasion of the Body Snatchers comes to mind.😆

      • candykat says:

        It’s actually kind of brilliant. Normally (I’d guess?) a guest at a small family wedding like that would stay in one of the zillion spare rooms at Royal Lodge. But given the pandemic, that may have felt too risky for some. The glamping pods are appropriately luxurious for a Royal house party but still allow each guest or family to have control over their own space. I don’t know who came up with the idea, but I’d put that person in charge of the family PR, STAT!

      • L4frimaire says:

        I stayed in a glamping pod in Ireland. It was fun but tiny with basic beds and shared bathrooms. Better then a tent but not quite a cabin. It was nice and in a lovely area. The owner said they get a lot of bachelorette parties.

    • Giddy says:

      I’m hoping for future pictures of the glamping pods. From what I’ve seen the only thing they have in common with camping is that they are temporary places to sleep. Otherwise they are luxurious quarters with attached baths and can be incredible. How fun to have them in such a lovely setting.

    • Chelsea Poole says:

      Glamping pod = fancy hayloft?

    • Vera says:

      They often have a rounder roof and I have seen some advertised that did look like scifi pods, completely see through domes.

    • Eugh says:

      Any Londonders here? I imagine the Coppa Club igloo domes

    • Dinah says:

      This is another way to copycat Harry and Meghan.
      It is known that H&M at least twice camped out in Botswana, most likely glamping style.
      This couple, like the others in the Windsor family, have no original ideas of their own. Since Meghan came around they criticise her, but they all copy her/them. This couple copied Harry’s and Meghan’s engagement picture style (out doors, in each other’s arms, even the position to show the engagement ring was the same as Meghan’s). Jeasess!!

  4. Jessica says:

    This really is the best I’ve seen her look. I have flower envy. That being said, I’m sorry but this doesn’t make me forget that her father is a rapist who should be in prison. Yet still holds his title and “royal lodge” aka castle.

    • Nic919 says:

      Same. His victims won’t get this kind of glowing coverage or fancy wedding.

    • yellow says:

      Yeah. I’ve never seen anything I’ve wanted to copy, wedding-flower wise. And isn’t like blush and cream is original. But the way this came off is simply breath-taking. I believe it’s due to the fairy tale stone church setting it off with the dark grey, plus the loveliness of her vintage dress. Just wouldn’t be the same with the usual bright white modern dress. That’s the key!

  5. Katie_44 says:

    Honestly I think her hair looks beautiful styled down, with the veil and tiara she looks beautiful. I wish I could get my hair to look like that!

  6. Smiles says:

    Congrats to the both of them, the look happy! I am just not a fan of the dress, but overall she looked lovely.

  7. Jay says:

    Even if this was not her “dream”, I hope Beatrice will look back on this with appreciation – she won’t be compared to her sister or any other royal wedding, and she won’t have an indefinite endless engagement.

    Not for nothing, but I think the Queen’s age played a part in the timing, too – one of the best decisions I’ve ever made was getting married just before moving out of the country, and getting to hug both of my grandmothers (seated under a shady tree, cuz it was damn hot that day) right away. They were both gone within the year. That was 13 years ago (tomorrow is my anniversary) and I’m so grateful I got that time.

    • Robin says:

      I agree about the health of the Queen (among other things Bea has no control over). I was originally planning a fall wedding, but at the time my grandmother who had been battling brain cancer took a really severe turn for the worst and we went from being engaged in January to married in the first of May’. My grandmother ended up living another year, but she struggled and was in so much pain in the fall that I’m glad we were able to have her around while she still felt well.

    • ravynrobyn says:


      Your post reminded me of my wedding a million years ago. Very small ceremony at a judge’s chamber and my beloved grandpa & grandma were there. I have a picture of my grandpa watching us get married, with happy tears in his eyes 🤗 Thanks for the sweet memory!

      ETA-this should have been posted below @ Jay.

      @ Robin-I’m so very sorry about your grandmother. How wonderful she was there on your special day 💔

  8. Rosa says:

    Call me crazy, but I love the entire look. The flowers are to die for and seem to set off the rest of the wedding look, the dress the hair everything

    • chicken tetrazzini! says:

      The color palette – flowers, dress, hair etc are absolutely lovely together. I honestly don’t think she’d have worn white as well as she’s wearing this champagne-gray shade, it would have been much too stark of a color

    • NatureLover says:

      @ Rosa, yes she looks lovely and happy! I adore her flowers and the dress is stunning! I think that she chose very well with the dress as it’s very unusual and striking also. I also like the choice of her tiara and her hair, though I am surprise that she didn’t wear it up. But it was her day and her choices but the dress is stunning!!

  9. Kyle Owens says:

    What about the cake??? The most important part of any wedding

  10. Nanea says:

    ” Edo has a title… in Italy. He will become a count when his father passes away”

    When Italy became a republic after WWII, they did away with royalty/nobility – and titles.

    Of course the formerly titled ones would want you to believe differently, but their “titles” are no longer officially recognized.

    • Aang says:

      I doubt the world cares if it’s officially recognized. The entire idea of hereditary monarchy is silly and stupid. Her title is as worthless to me as his is. I knew absolutely nothing about any royal person before I began visiting CB. I think most people outside of countries that have monarchs are like that. Have a vague knowledge that these people exist but don’t really care. I read the CB stories now because I find palace intrigue interesting but I still think they are all leeches.

    • Eliza_ says:

      BRF doesn’t recognize other titles anyhow. She’ll never be called a Countess there.

      • Courtney B says:

        Don’t know if it still holds but, at least up until the 1960s, the monarch can grant permission for foreign titles to be recognized in the UK.

    • Marjorie says:

      To me it seems that for Bea to get a royal wedding with a major tiara on her head, she had to agree that Mom and Dad would not be photographed. They all probaby think these pictures have as much royal significance in them as the portrait of Elizabeth I stamping on the Spanish Armada. It’s like they really think that they can still show the parts they want us to see and we can’t figure out the rest.

      I wish Bea and her “property developer” “Italian nobleman” “childhood friend” Edo a long and happy marriage, however they define it

      • Tessa says:

        The ones with Mom and Dad will probably go no further than a private family album. I doubt they would be released to the public.

      • Nic919 says:

        I really think that Fergie is going to post something within a week. Maybe not with Andy, but she’s only going to stay quiet for so long.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I agree, Nic, this prolonged silence goes against Sarah’s nature. She has to get in her bragging rights!

    • Dinah says:

      It is indeed more about the royalty and title fixation of the British monarchists and the British tabloids. Italy since ages doesn’t have a royal house. In Italy aristocrat titles are only important among the surviving aristocrat families who own and pass on land (and money) if they even have any substantial amounts, than it is about passing on titles. The aristocracy in Italy, like in most other European countries, is more or less powerless and dying.

  11. Priscila says:

    As I said, This has Andrew all over it. While Charles usually take great pains not to displease his mother, but will do it if he feels he needs to, Andrew take great pains to please the Queen, because he knows damn well the minute she is no longer there, his relevance is gone.

    His voracity to court favour with the Queen is his most constant trait. Why would he change his ways if his mothers constantly support him?

    He obviously raised his daughters to defer to Elizabeth. I only see a grandaughter beaming with happiness because her grandparents are there. No doubt she wanted to marry while they were still able to attend- there is nothing wrong with it. I too would have done the same. It is just that the move is so fucking obvious- from the whole ” we are just a normal family” spin, to the fact she was not only wearing an old dress, but also a significant tiara, and the timing…Balmoral is a done deal, they knew since May they could not have a bigger wedding, so they could have had this small one any time but chose just now…

    The dress looks exquisite. I dislike commenting on physical appearances and sounding a bit bitter, but there is no way this man really loves he This is the most beautiful Bea has ever looked and is still….not there? Not that she is ugly, but she is definetly not a beauty, nowhere near the previous girlfriend level.

    Maybe he is a Brad Pitt kind of guy who really has no type, but miost men do have a type, and if the mother of his child is any indication, Edo has a thing for ” exotic” beauties.

    Again, not wanting to be bitter, but a life being a mixed race woman and my own experiences with brits has taught me that, especially iun the upper class, they have this idea of the woman they have sex with as oposed to the woman they marry- and Edo fits teh bill so well that not only he made sure not to marry his asian girlfriend, but his next relationship was with a childhood friend who had recently been dumped after a decade of a relationship.

    • Tanguerita says:

      he is Italian, not British. Plus, the assumption that the attraction between two people is based solely on their looks is is kind of cheap. But I am sorry that’s what your life experience has taught you.

      • Priscila says:

        No, no- his mother is British. His father is an italian olympian who made his name in Britain. He was raised in the Britain´s “public” schools, which are actually catered for the elites…

        Don´t be sorry . My experiences are the experiences others like me also had. , and, as Meghan has showed us, not everybody raised in this bubble will die believing in this shit. It took a while for Harry to shake it off, but he did and there are many good men out there capable of the same, it is just that, in this particular case, Edo fits the bill for this behaviour pattern rather perfectly.

        and since I do not know them and I am making a comment based purely on assumptions, I am ready to say that I might be wrong yes, but unfortunetely, many men see physical attraction as a first. Obviously, Edo was more worried about other things other than Bea´s looks :P

        It is just that I do not think his intentions are that pure and lovely, but it is just me…

    • Teebee says:

      I genuinely think Bea is bird happy and perhaps hoping love and happiness will bloom with time.

      I don’t think Bea is the match he hoped for, in the transactional sense. The spectre of the Prince Andrew scandal will never go away. I’m surprised he went through with the marriage. But I guess the allure of a royal match, even a sullied and tarnished one, is enough to get him to the altar.

      I have no love for any of the BRF, but Bea is still just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. I believe she deserves to be happy. But I don’t think this is it.

      • Priscila says:

        I might be wrong, but he fits so well the bill that I do not see how this is genuine. I hope I am wrong, honestly.

        But you know, I think it also boils down to Bea´s parents marriage. She is not an ordinary girl raised in ordinary circumstances. Her parents cheated each other openly, divorced and never broke up. They both had relationships while sharing a home. The Queen overlooked PP dalliances because she truly loved him and divorce was out. I doubt Beatrice would be okay with Edo being unfaithful, but I dont see being a deal breaker, unless it broke the ” discreetion” code.

      • Tessa says:

        The worst scenario would be if he turned out to be like Junot and be seen with other women on the honeymoon. I don’t think it will go that far though.

    • Aang says:

      So no women outside of exotic beauties can ever expect a faithful marriage? Average looking women can never expect to be loved? She’s so plain that if she weren’t a princess she’d be a spinster? Maybe he is using her but that’s on him being a bad person not on the way she looks. We know nothing about her real personality and she could be an entirely lovely, Bright, funny, kind woman that any man would be lucky to marry. And he might be head over heels for her. Only time will tell.

      • Priscila says:

        No,no…that is not what I said lol!

        I am speaking about Edo, not all the men in each corner of the world, …speaking about the atitudes of men raised in a Brit Elite bubble, which he was raised in. As I said before, Harry shook it off and married who he wanted to get married with. I am seriously puzzled because Edo did everything one of these sleazy guys would do: date the ” exotic woman”, then dump her and then, marry the “English rose.”

        I never said the things you saying I said lol ( other than being a bit concerned this is the best look of Beatrice-I am sorry, I dont want to be rude, but her eyes do freak me out)!
        But yeah, I hope I am dead wrong here…

      • WilliamJoelene says:

        You cant expect a faithful marriage from a cheat. She deserves better. I hope I am wrong though, I wish them the happiness of their wedding day, shared again together, many times in marriage.

      • aang says:

        Sorry Priscila. People have been so mean about her looks the last couple days. I was reading through that lens. Her father is so awful that I wish her the best.

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t like how he treated his ex.

      • Priscila says:

        @aang no worries, I can see how my initial comment could be seen as a critique. I do think her eyes make her hard to be photographed, but I do not believe every girl has to be a model. She is far from ugly, actually, but Edo fits the bill so perfectly as I said, that I do have this feeling he is taking advantage.

        Hope I am wrong, honestely do.

      • duchesschicana says:

        There is no evidence he ever cheated that was tabloid gossip which . i find it iteresting that most are taking it as fact when with most commentoes on here would say dont listent to the tabloads when it comes to the royals.

    • Eenie Googles says:

      There is “no way he loves her” because this is the “best she’s ever looked BUT” you don’t think she’s pretty enough?

      Let me get this straight: you don’t think she is pretty enough…to be LOVED?

      That’s a horrible thing to say. That’s a horrible thing to think. Good luck with your own shallow marriage.

      • Priscila says:

        Noooo…lol…I am terrible at this!

        I never said she cannot be loved because she is ugly…I am saying that, based on his previous relationship, if it is any indication of what he likes, which usually is…Beatrice is not what he really, really would call attractive..,

        and from there, you can make your own questions: is he seeing more than beauty? Is he after a good marriage rather than good relatiosnhip? Is Beatrice actually more than her looks and he fell for her intellect? Or is he like Brad Pitt or does not have a type?

        Kind of you to ignore all the points I was making and go straight to call me shallow. Which I might be. I happen to think all the guys I dated extremelly attractive, inside and out, but this is a matter of opinion, right?

        Anyway, I am very, very happy with my ten years marriage after three years dating, thankyouverymuch. Hope Beatrice finds the happiness I found, but honestly? I do doubt it. She lives in a bubble and is apparently happy in her bubble and this is not a good thing IMO.

      • Granger says:

        Priscila, I gotta admit, you’re confusing me. You literally wrote, “but unfortunetely, many men see physical attraction as a first.” Not that this guy sees it first, or that British/Italian aristocrats see it first — but “many men.” So I think it’s understandable if a few of us think your message is that men only want to marry women who are beautiful.

      • Priscila says:

        @Granger yeah, I get that. What I expressed, and I went back and I think in the first comment it was clear, but the answers to the comment made it sound, lets say, more ” shallow” and less pertinent that actually was, is that if we assume ( emphasis on assume) that Edo, a half Italian man born and raised in the midst of Brit Elites, do partake in some of his class behaviours, and if we assume that he , like most guys, does have a type ( most men do- some not.) and that Dara is his type, then we look at Beatrice, who physically could not be any more different than Dara…then we can conclude, based on said assumptions, that either Edo is really not interested in only one kind of aestetics when it comes to women OR…that he behaved like many men his class do, which is going as far as sleeping and cohabiting with a woman from another race, but when it comes to actually marrying, going for one that would be socially acceptable, bring him many contacts etc.

        Again, I might be completely wrong, but looking straight to the facts…that is my take..

        Also, I am getting a bit annoyed at this innocent Beatrice narrative. We do not know anything really, but we know enough to realize aristocrats have different expectations on relationships and marriage. Maybe Beatrice is indeed coming into this with less coloured lenses than we would assume- maybe she thought herself going old- which she is not- and decided her childhood friend, who might or not love her- would be a good husband.

        After all, Fergie and Andrew did marry for love and ended like this, so Beatrice might be smarter than we realize.

      • Aran says:

        This Dara person is hardly a model herself, so I’m not sure what you are on about. Accomplished, yes, but beautiful? I’d say that’s in the eye of the beholder if her youtube videos are anything to go by.

    • Rosa says:

      @priscila You think there is no way he can love her because, in your opinion, his ex is prettier?!

      Also given they were together for a number of years, had a child together, were engaged it seems that he did not view Dara as a woman to just have sex with. I think you have done all 3 of them a disservice with your comment tbh

      • Priscila says:

        Maybe I did! I actually hope I did and that they will be happy!

        But again, he does fit the bill. He did not marry Dara. His son will not inherit his fake title. He went for Bea as soon as she was avaiblable.

        Just the facts, not any personal knowledge. So yeah, might be a brutal assessment, but also might be true- or not.

        Only time will tell.

      • Tessa says:

        He apparently broke off the engagement. He did not marry her so it was not a permanent relationship with her nor did he fully commit. Bea also was seeing a man for 10 years and he broke up with her. When she was available all of a sudden Edo got interested. I wonder if WIlliam told her to take things slow.LOL.

      • Priscila says:

        @Tessa “I wonder if WIlliam told her to take things slow.LOL.”

        I can see William telling EDO that…I dont think he is close with his cousins to actually care to say anything.

      • Nyro says:

        I don’t get all of this going on in her looks. We live in such a shallow Instagram “one face fits all” era now. That somehow, if you don’t look like a runway model or a Kardashian, you can’t be considered attractive. Beatrice is an everyday attractive woman and it’s ridiculous to think that a straight man wouldn’t find her attractive or couldn’t really love her. I hate this unimaginative beauty standard that only allows for a handful of “types” to have their beauty recognized.

    • Lala456 says:

      @Priscila I agree with you. I’m surprised so many people on here rooting for them when this guy was still with his ex when he got together with Bea. I actually thought they got together in the first place as a distraction from Andrew. It all happened so fast it makes it hard for me to believe it was genuine. And I get what you mean about who he’s “supposed” to marry. I’m married to a brit and POC and tho my husband obv isn’t that way, there’s definitely a type of girl and life, almost a script, that a large amount of people follow.

      • Priscila says:

        Thanks! What I meant about her appearance, and I made this clear on my first comment stating she is far from ugly, is that, if you look to his past ex and if you assume he has a type and that Dara was it, Beatrice could not be any more different. Most guys do have a type- some do not, i know-. and I am just assuming Dara is Edo´s type.

        I am also going fon assumptions on what I know from upper class brits, and the well known facts of how they behave. There is also my personal experiences with them, and I did not mean I got my heart broken by any brit like some people might have surmised. I did not want to go into specifics, but I worked in a hotel in Brasil, made friends with many brits, even dated a couple and the difference on how they behave and treat you when they are not travelling and they are at home is incredible, and many do have this type of behaviour about the woman to have sex with and the woman to marry in their upper class and say this openly when their guards are down. I heard it.

        Edo, born in England, raised in England to an an English mother, on the outskirts of aristocracy, educated in public shcools, dated and had a child with a beautiful chinese woman he did not marry and, as soon as the average looking, english rose Princess Bea was available, he went on to date her, gotten engaged to and married her, Bea- these are the facts

        I believe the reason some are having problems with my comment is that they thought i was saying Beatrice was ugly and did not deserve love? Of course she does deserve love, she is not ugly, although she is definitely not photogenic,

        But yeah, who would have known this pragmatic decision of marrying in a small ceremony would elicit so many cheers?

        Ultimately, only time will tell if they are the real deal and what we say do not matter much. anyway, thanks

      • Rosa says:

        @priscila what has his son inheriting his title or not got to do with anything?

        @tessa I understand what you are saying but relationships end for many reasons, married or not. that does not make the people involved any less committed while they are together. I would also argue that having a child with someone is about a properly committed as you can get

      • Dinah says:

        I think I understand what point Priscilla is making. To be more specific, I get what she is trying to explain about the behaviour of elite, upper class men towards women of colour, other ethnicities or of ‘lower classes’: they often see these women as a toy and not wedding material. I have this Royal House Grimaldi case at hand:

        Look at what Prince Albert II of Monaco did to his black girlfriend of years, the black France-Togolese air hostess Nicole Coste. If the stories were correct, he dated her more than 5 years and secretly fathered her a son named Alexandre. To be clear: he dumped her when she got pregnant and got her so far as to give birth to the child quietly and to keep his existence a secret. The child was born in 2003. Then he ignored her for about 2 years and didn’t want to pay for the child’s upbringing. So not only did he not recognize his first son, he also didn’t marry her, because of her social status and colour.

        Then, to his shock, the press found out (they said she/her lawyers leaked the legal case out of frustration) that his ex-girlfriend was taking him to court to recognize fatherhood and for financial support for the child. In the end, just before his accession to the throne in July 2005, they settled a payment for the child’s upbringing. He officially recognized the child, but Alexandre does not qualify for the Monegasque throne, is banned to bear the name Grimaldi or any royal title, but will be part of his father’s inheritance when Albert II dies.

        But then, following the publicity surrounding the ongoing lawsuit over the paternity of his illegitimate son, Albert II rushed to announce in June 2005, that he is the father of another illegitimate child; his first born daughter, Jazmin Grace, who he had fathered outside his royal/ elite circle. She was 13 years old at the time. As the heir to the throne, this working-class American woman, the waitress Tamara Rotolo, who was just divorced when they met while she was vacationing in Monaco, was no marriage material either. By the time of announcement he had an ongoing financial arrangement for this child; she too had taken him to court when he had denied fatherhood. That secret arrangement was not disclosed.

        However, the striking difference between the son and this child is that by recognition he gave her the Grimaldi family name. She is not in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, but Jazmin will inherit from Albert’s wealth when he dies.

        Another remarkable difference is that he openly takes pride of fatherhood of this child; despite the fact that she lives in the US, till this day they can be seen together in public and at the palace regularly, sometimes with his Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer wife and small children, the twin heirs to the throne. The black child is more or less banned from his life and is hardly seen in public with Albert, let alone at the palace, since he bought his mother off.

        So yes, many of these upper class, elitist and royal men use women who are not part of their social circle, as a lust object, as a toy. The women they will chose to put a wedding ring on the finger are the kind of women who will surely be accepted by their friends and family; nine out of ten times that will be a white woman from their own, class or social/economic circles.

    • Argus says:

      I wonder if Edo sat you down and told you what he finds attractive in a woman. The only thing men like him are attracted to- ‘exotic looks’ . It’s just so offensive on every level, and I say that as a WOC living in Britain. And just so you know, ‘far from ugly’ is NOT a compliment. She could be funny, kind, clever and they could have sexual chemistry and be an intellectual & spiritual match for each other which is not a far fetched assumption to make considering they were long time family friends. But of course, it’s easier to assume that a handsome, young, rich, successful aristocrat only married Bea for the honour and privilege of being known as a paedophile’s son-in-law. Just my humble opinion, I find her very pretty and like someone with spirit and warmth maybe Edo does too.

      • Argus says:

        And you may not realise how your comments read, but you are implying that Dara had no agency in this relationship. She was just the naive ‘exotic’ beauty who was used for sex, impregnated and left by the white aristocratic boy she couldn’t help but be seduced by. Maybe she was the one who called it quits because she found him boring and incompatible and wanted better. We have no proof or facts apart from conspiracy theories.

      • Priscila says:

        You are completely entitled to your opinion, as I am.

        Unfortunately, you, like many commenters, in your wish to provide me with a lesson in humanity, failed to read what I wrote. I do not know Edo. I am assuming. I am making this clear and opening the door for my being wrong.

        Far from ugly is not an insult. It is basically calling her pretty in her own way. But Dara is stunning and they are very far apart in looks and yes, Upper Class Brits would see Dara as more “exotic” ( again, with quotes you ignore.).

        As for angency, for all we know, and we do not know much, Dara was dumped, so it was not her choice.

        Nice try though :)

      • Argus says:

        Shallow and bitter is what shallow and bitter does and says. What you have said is what all of us commentors have read. So maybe the problem is not our reading comprehension but what you are saying…i.e Bea is less attractive than Edo’s ex and therefore this is definitely not a love match and she is likely to be cheated on and anyone hoping to secure a peaceful marriage better be a stunner. Good luck projecting your narrow worldview on to the world.

    • A says:

      “miost men do have a type, and if the mother of his child is any indication, Edo has a thing for ” exotic” beauties.”

      I mean, your follow up paragraph kind of saved you there, because it explained what you meant when you said this. I agree 100%–the British aristocratic crowd are f-cking weirdos, this is a major reason why.

    • Nikki says:

      Ughhh, Priscilla, I don’t know why so many are giving you grief about your comment. I understand what you are saying and quite frankly agree with you. It would be FANTASTIC if Edo isn’t in fact shallow and class/title/money focused and married Beatrice because of “true love” but odds are that he in fact does fall into the category of dates “exotic” but would never, god forbid!, marry one….I know the type, I’ve hung out with the type, thankfully I didn’t marry the type. My husband, a posh public school Oxbridge lad, was told outright by so many of his friends that, whilst I was perfectly lovely and brilliant, I am not the “sort” you marry. Too exotic and biracial and all. Luckily for me he told them exactly what to do with their advice. So, yes, I get it and I certainly know the type.

      • Lala456 says:

        @nikki Agree too, the situation definitely looks suspicious that this guy was with this woman many deemed a catch and couldn’t even wait until he broke up with her to get together with Bea. But mostly, the timing of it with Price Andrew makes it really suspect to me. And maybe most on here aren’t familiar with English culture but Priscilla is right and this is absolutely a thing. For god sakes, look how Meghan is treated! Because Price Harry wasn’t “supposed” to marry her. My in laws aren’t even upper class and they wanted their sons to marry “posh, English girls.” Posh being the most important. So I can’t even imagine what it’s like in aristocracy.

      • February-Pisces says:

        It’s so frustrating and something that a lot of white women don’t get. I tried to explain this to my white friend and she was trying to be positively dismissive and saying’ don’t be silly’, but it is the case. So many men in particular white men hyper-sexualise ‘exotic’ women. They see you as being good for causal sex and nothing more. Your just a stop gap until the meet someone ‘suitable’. I seen white men who have liked me, but they don’t WANT to like me. It’s funny because I have white female friends who fit the ‘plain Jane, girl next door’ type and they could literally screw and entire rugby team, and would still be seen and the ‘perfect marriage material.

      • livealot says:

        Yup I agree with Priscilla on all accounts.

      • Lala456 says:

        @February-Pisces Sooo frustrating. I’m automatically seen as “from a dysfunctional family and troubled” when I have a higher education, make six figures and have a fancy job. We only have to look at how Kate and Meghan are treated to know this is true. I surprised people here are pro-meghan most of the time and yet not seeing the similarities here.

  12. Molly says:

    Was the flower arch always a thing for royal weddings not at Westminister? Or did the York sisters copy the Sussexes? I see that Pippa had a smaller version of it ( understandably because flowers can be so expensive).

    I hope Edo and Beatrice surprise people and have a long happy marriage.

    Bespoke catering. It’s not from a restaurant menu. Of course it’s “bespoke.”

    • sarah says:

      Flower arches are very very common at British weddings. Every church wedding I have been to has had one.

  13. Alexandria says:

    I like everything about this except the sleeves and that bottom panel. The bottom panel should have matched the beading or the veil. The sleeves could not be puffy, be three-quartered and the two straps be pinned down and hidden. It could be unpinned after the wedding to restore it. That’s if it were up to me. The crown could be a better choice but I just can’t dismiss those sleeves.

    But anyway her makeup is nice because she looks like her. I am a bad judge of hair so I think they look fine here. Happy marriage to Beatrice and Edo.

    As for her father, that can be a separate discussion.

    • ohrhilly says:

      This! I think a 3/4 sleeve would have been divine. I also find the dress too short. Everything else is gorgeous.

      • Alexandria says:

        Yea. If she doesn’t want full sleeves like Kate, do a three quarter romantic quasi medieval cutout bell sleeve that sort of matches this romantic garden theme.

        Maybe she did not want the same sleeves or neckline as the other recent royal brides, so she chose these.

  14. TheOriginalMia says:

    The show Escape the Chateau featured a glamping tent. Very nice. Super envious because that’s the only way I’d camp.

    Still believe this was done due to her grandparents ages and a desire to get married. It turned into a nice affair and now she, Edo & Wolfie can move on with their lives.

    • Tessa says:

      Wolfie hopefully will spend much more time with his mother. Wolfie and his mother are the ones moving on with their lives. Though he will see his father a lot.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Edo has been a full-time parent. Wolfie lives with his father. Why should he spend less time with him because he married Beatrice? Why would you advocate that? Wolfie has a bonus mom in Beatrice. Hopefully, he’ll continue to be surrounded by people who love him.

      • Tessa says:

        I think the child should alternate between both parents, custody wise. Otherwise there might be some confusion. There is no such thing as a bonus mom. He has a mother already. She is stepmother and the woman his father married. I don’t like the idea of his seeing his stepmother more than his own mother. I am not sure how things are with his grandparents–his mother’s parents might want to spend time with him as well, and he won’t just be more with his stepgrandparents.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They alternate, he isn’t with his father full-time.

      • tcbc says:

        Given what we know about the courtiers/palace lackeys, I wouldn’t want any child, must less a mixed-race child, in that viper’s pit.

  15. ArtHistorian says:

    After having looked closer at the photos, I think I know what bugs me about this tiara. Bea has a side part in her hair – and with the strong vertical lines of the fringe tiara, it simply looks like it sits askew on her head. With a fringe tiara, the tallest point should sit over the middle of the forehead – because it needs symmetry. Beatrice’s side-part just wrecks the symmetry and the tiara looks off. With tiaras, it is often all about the hair style – and Beatrice’s hair style, which is lovely and romantic, is just wrong for this particular tiara.

    • Becks1 says:

      The hairstyle is definitely wrong for it and I think the tiara is wrong for the overall “vibe.” That is a significant tiara in terms of height etc and for a low key wedding that is giving off strong vibes of “quaint English countryside wedding” – the tiara doesn’t fit, in my opinion. So I wonder if she asked for it, if the queen insisted she wear this tiara* or what. Her hairstyle is relatively casual and laid back (and I actually like her hair here, overall), but it just doesn’t fit with the tiara.

      *I wonder if the Queen offered this tiara to Zara and to Eugenie, and they both said no and went with others, so she insisted Bea wear it because she wanted one granddaughter to wear it at her wedding? (Louise obviously isn’t married yet but the queen might not live for her wedding.)

      • notasugarhere says:

        I think the Queen Mary Lozenge would have been a much better choice with this dress and scale of wedding.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I had mentioned in another post that if Bea had an updo or more height to the top of her hair, l think the tiara would have looked much better. The side part also throws off the balance of the look. A Gibson girl-style hairdo would have suited Bea’s romantic look and displayed the tiara beautifully, and perhaps softened its spikey appearance. But she looked happy and glowing, and that’s what counts on a wedding day.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Setting of a tiara is very much about hair style – and that is especially true with Belle Epoque tiaras since women then had a lot of hair that was put up in bouffant hair styles. That is why so many gorgeous Belle Epoque tiaras are very big and quite difficult to pull off with a modern and more sleek hair do. Art Deco tiaras (the last golden age of tiara design) are often more flattering on today’s women because they were made in a period where the fashion changed from very big hair to short and sleek hair.

    • Alexandria says:

      I agree ladies. The aesthetic of this wedding and her hairstyle does not match the tiara. Out of all the latest royal weddings tiaras, I enjoyed Eugenie’s followed by Meghan. For wedding, I like Meghan’s.

  16. Mariane says:

    I was suprised they released more pictures considering other royals using them during anniversaries but I guess they took alot more!
    The dress is beautiful around the middle and I love the beading. However it becomes tacky when you see the lower part especially the hemline. It also would’ve been better with a tulip or butterfly sleeve. Her hair and makeup were too simple and it felt like her normal ever day style

    I wish them well. Everyone deserves a happily ever after but I dont get a loving vibe more like best friends who care about one another.
    I agree with Kaiser about this being organised by the palace to highlight the queen!! Maybe Beatrice wanted to do a civil ceremony but was convinced to do this instead hence why everything is a “tribute”

    • Sarah says:

      I’m guessing that more photos are to keep our eyes on this and keep her in the news so that 1. she (her family) get the publicity they love and 2. we’re (supposedly) not paying attention to Andrew/the Ghislaine stories coming out of the US while our eyes are on Bea.

      Maybe they are totally loved up but that’s not the vibe I’ve had, particularly from him. Hard to judge people you don’t know at all but something seems ‘off’. I just hope she’s truly happy and stays that way.

    • Becks1 says:

      This has become the norm with the royals and honestly I find it tiresome. Just release the pics you want to release. I get holding some back for anniversaries or Christmas cards, etc, but the whole “We’ll release 2 pictures and then the next day release some more with a note about how touched we are by the messages” (as if the pictures are a reward) is just boring at this point because its so expected. The Cambridges do it regularly, the Sussexes did it for their engagement pictures, I think they did it for Eugenie’s wedding, for Beatrice’s engagement, etc.

      They were obviously always going to release those 4 pictures so just release them. But spreading it out controls the royal news cycle for longer, which is obviously why they do it.

    • Chiara says:

      They had to release these two photos because Edo posted them on his instagram beforehand and while he took them down quickly, it was too late and they were already out there.

  17. Intheknow says:

    I am pleasantly surprised. She looks beautiful and happy. I was also pleased to see that in one pic he was staring lovingly at her. Normally, it looks like he’s always looking ‘past’ her. I wish them well and hope the marriage is happy one.

  18. dsfskfsg says:

    The tiara looks better on her in the new close up picture and the silhouette and beading of the dress are beautiful.

  19. SunshineG says:

    I love how Bea looks. First I’m tired of hearing about this girl’s looks. She had awkward teens but in my opinion she has an old world beauty. She would fit right in an 1800s film set. Second, I really love her look here. It’s classic. 10 years from now it will still hold up. My only gripe is the length of the dress. I don’t mind the puffy sleeves. Again the whole look fits her type of beauty. The tiara is magnificent. And in the header pic Edo is glowing and happy looking at her. He looks genuinely in love. People project so much if their issues on her and it’s old now.

    • Rosa says:

      Thank you @sunshineg I’m also really tired of it and you’re right, it’s been going on for YEARS and it’s old

    • Molly says:

      I’m tired of it too. How dare this woman take up space if people don’t think she meets their aesthetic expectations, right? All the Windsor men are ugly as sin (yes, ALL of them) but only William and Andrew get dragged because they are crappy people.

    • Case says:

      Agreed. This is by far my favorite royal wedding look of the last several years. She’s classically beautiful and this is a timeless look. Love the vintage dress and that gorgeous beading, and the tiara is just out-of-this-world stunning. The flowers and color scheme are lovely, too.

      With so many terrible things going on in the world, pictures of their wedding made me happy.

    • MissMarierose says:

      I completely agree. It’s so tiresome to see people taking shots at her physical appearance. You’d think we’d be past that sort of thing in the year 2020.

    • Chiara says:

      I think she’s beautiful, especially her big eyes! They’re very expressive and unique.

  20. Lizzie says:

    The Queen thought back to what B wore to W&K’s wedding and decided to step in with the dress.

  21. Jen says:

    I go back and forth between thinking she’s exceptionally close to the Queen and therefore wanted to wear the Queen’s dress and tiara and thinking she did it to suck up to the Queen and thinking she wants it to appear she’s super close to the Queen so it is harder for Charles to keep her profile low.

    Never trust a York is my motto.

    • Lizzie says:

      Or it was an offer from the Queen in exchange for a small wedding where the FOB does not show his face in pictures.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Sarah and Andrew made sure those girls were always close to their grandmother. I think that part is absolutely genuine.

    • Becks1 says:

      I do think she’s close to the Queen. I read an article several years ago about the York sisters and the queen – it was around the time it was decided they would not be working royals and apparently the Queen had wanted them to be? Anyway the article contained a line that stuck with me about how the queen felt about the girls – “after all the queen herself was once just a princess of York.” So I wonder if to a large extent she is somewhat protective of the girls because she sees them as having the life she could not have.

      But, again, like we were saying yesterday, this is a case where several things can be true at once. Beatrice can be close to her grandmother and can want to emphasize that closeness to make it harder for Charles to jettison the Yorks and the tiara and dress can be a clear signal of the Queen’s love for Beatrice AND her support for Andrew. The tiara and dress could have been part of the deal for the small wedding. These things are not mutually exclusive.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’ll add a third possibility. The Queen and courtiers are closing ranks around rapist Andrew and his line. That’s why the quickie wedding in an old dress of the Queen’s and the Queen’s wedding tiara. If Maxwell had not been arrested two weeks ago, this wedding would not have taken place now.

    • tcbc says:

      She’s close to the Queen because she sucks up to the Queen.

    • A says:

      In the immortal words of that wonderful little girl in the Old El Paso commercial–”Porque no los dos???”

      I think it’s both. I think she’s close to the Queen, and she fully understands the strategic importance of sucking up to the Queen and wearing such visible demonstrations of the Queen’s continued affections for her.

  22. Redgrl says:

    Still waiting for the photo of Andrew driving away after the wedding wearing his Royal Order of the Garter crested shirt on. Which, of course is the highest knighted order that can be bestowed on anyone by the Queen. And whose motto is “shame on them who thinks evil of it”. Which, coupled with all the cozy photos of Bea and the Queen is his way of telling everyone he sees himself as untouchable. He is truly sickening and is using his daughter’s wedding to give a big middle finger to his victims. Time will tell how complicit Bea was in all of that I guess…

    • Priscila says:

      While a daughter can not be and blamed by her father’s sins and I never blame family from believing the best of their loved ones, Beatrice and Eugenie are not girls. They are full grown woman . There is a level of co dependency any member of this family will have to the Queen because she is the source of their privilege,so at some point, many things are not negotiable behind the scenes.

      However, it is perfectly doable to exist while being a daughter of grifters and the benefetiary of unimaginable privileges and not be complicit with it.

      Bea and Edo are complicit yes. They went with her parents to meet the Chinese ambassador after the interview when Andrew had lost his job. After.

      I can see Andrew being a manipulator and shaming Beatrice into playing ball,but she is an adult and us get choice. She could not have gone to the event

      • Becks1 says:

        @Priscilla I agree. Everyone says that Bea cant be blamed for the sins of her father, and of course that’s true. But Beatrice is not a child at this point and is making some clear choices re: supporting her father. Now maybe some of us would do the same, but that would be a choice.

      • Redgrl says:

        @priscilla & @becks1 – yes to all of this.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I’ll add supporting her father AND she and Edo are trying to get on Andrew’s grifter train.

      • Chiara says:

        Exactly. Someone in the comments the other day tried to make the argument that we don’t judge Meghan for her father, so why judge the York girls? Well, this is why. Because they are complicit. They continue to support their father and go along with his ideas like the Chinese ambassador visit, whereas Meghan cut her father off.

      • S808 says:

        Yup, whereas her sister hasn’t even been SEEN with their father since. If she’s supportive, she’s smart enough to do it privately.

      • Nic919 says:

        Beatrice wants to be on the royal train as much as Andrew. She never got a real job and even the pretend one she has isn’t something she takes seriously. And despite not being a working royal, she’s got a place at very low under market rates that only the Queen’s relatives get. She is going to grift like her parents and playing nice with the Queen is a part of it. She better enjoy it because Charles is going to cut off the Yorks, for a variety of reasons and William doesn’t seem interested either.

      • duchesschicana says:

        I think as someone with dark family members like Bea its confusing even as an adult and who knows what they think at night. Its a strugle it really is.

  23. Tiffany says:

    I honestly did not think they would make it down the aisle. That’s 10 bucks I owe someone.

    Also, I am okay with the menu but, no details on the cake. What???!!!

  24. MsIam says:

    Not loving the dress, although it looks better in these pictures. Kudos to Bea for snagging the big tiara. Congrats to them both.

  25. Tink says:

    Frequent lurker, but I rarely post! I live in London and know Edo and did post about him at the time the news of his ‘romance’ with Bea broke.

    There was a definite cross-over of several months. Dara only found out when it hit the news.

    Wolfie has been living with the nanny and Edo and Dara have been visiting him there. Bea occasionally as well.

    I’ve seen Edo with Dara and I’ve seen him with Bea. The contrast is striking. Bea could be his younger sister – that’s how he acts with her. No one believes he is in-love with her.

    Finally, he is not a multimillionaire. His company is currently renovating three townhouses in Battersea, south of the river. That is the only current project. He lived in a modest house in Fulham, before recently upgrading his son and nannying to a flat in Knightsbridge.

    • Becks1 says:

      TEA!!!!! We live for tea here!!!

      Is Edo nice?

      Why do you think they got married, if he’s not in love? Connections? Just because they both thought it was time?

      And interesting to have confirmation of the overlap in relationships.

    • Murphy says:

      Wow the boy doesn’t live with either of his parents? Thats…strange.

      • Priscila says:

        It is strange to us. I did not know they still did this kind of thing. Eventually, Wolfie will be shipped off to a boarding school and see his parents on weekends anyway-

      • SomeChick says:

        Having one place the child stays at while the parents each have their own place is totally a thing for those who can afford it. The point is for the child to have the most stability and not always have to be bouncing between two homes.

      • Amy Too says:

        I’ve heard of that arran he meant before with people who can afford it. The children live in the “family home” 24/7 with each parent taking turns living there for 1 week, or 2 weeks, or the weekend, or however long. That way the kids aren’t the ones packing up and constantly moving back and for tv between parents’ houses because the children weren’t the ones who decided to divorce. This is thought to be more stable for them. They have all their stuff all the time, rather than having some things at moms and some at dads.

      • MsIam says:

        Sometimes it’s strange when parents are separated/ divorced, etc. I lived with my grandparents for the most part, only saw my mom on the weekends. My mom felt it was more stable for me to have someone at home, go to a neighborhood school, play with friends during the week, etc. You do what you have to do to make it work. I guess the thing that seems strange to me is that he is not staying with a family member but if he’s been with this nanny since birth maybe she is like family to him.

      • Chiara says:

        as someone who grew up with divorced parents, I’d much rather have had the experience Wolfie has with getting to stay in one place and his parents being the ones to move in and out and deal with being in a new location half the time. They’re the ones whose relationship failed and created the situation, they should have to deal with the hard part of moving back and forth instead of making their child do it.

    • Eugh says:

      Tink, you’re doing god’s work here

    • duchesschicana says:

      He is ‘rich’ just not that ‘rich’, 13 million. You can check on companieshouse UK type his name look through the filings. I say he makes a million a year, but Idonnt know since covid or if he has any debt spending habits, etc.

      and you just happen to magicallly and conviently stumble on these little momments when out and about? ^_- Sounds like you are the same peopel that claim thay have no chemistry

  26. Gabyrana says:

    I wish they had shared a picture where they are looking into each other’s eyes. That would have been more romantic. In these photos she seems to always be looking to something else and not her groom.

  27. AMM says:

    I find it curious that Edo’s side seemed to have made up the bulk of the guest list. Was Eugene even there? Because it looks like she had 4 guests (parents and grandparents) and he had his whole family there including nieces and nephews.

    I’m actuallly in love with the aesthetics of the wedding though. The colors, the vintage dress, the flowers, the glamping, etc. It’s all beautiful.

    • Becks1 says:

      Eugenie was there, she tweeted something about it (or on IG maybe?)

      So 20 – maybe 10 each side? if Bea had her parents there, the queen and the duke (and security for them?) and then Eugenie and Jack, and maybe a friend or two? That would be 10 (depending if the security counted towards the limit of people?)

  28. Sara says:

    I’m adding “bespoke” to the list of terms that I cannot stand along with “living my truth”, “chef’s kiss”, and “farm to table.”

    • Rosa says:

      Hahaha! Agree about the “my truth” and “chefs kiss”. Can’t stand either. I don’t mind “bespoke” so much but I’m unreasonably irritated by “curated”

    • Elizabeth says:

      Agreed! What happened to “custom made”? Everything is bespoke now!

      • yellow says:

        Isn’t that simply the standard english/uk term for what we in the US call ‘custom’? I’ve seen that on english sites for over 10 years (was looking at custom rings at that time).

    • Kristin says:

      I am right there with you. Can I please add “walk the talk” and “disrupt” (for my friends in marketing who have been hearing that on a loop for the past 6-8 years)?

    • Courtney B says:

      Agreed. My personal hate is for ‘I’m just telling it like it is’ which usually translates to being a rude asshole.

    • Redgrl says:

      @sara – and people who say “I feel” at the beginning of every sentence – “I feel it’s going to be a nice day.” STOP.

  29. Maria says:

    Where are they going to live? Eugenie and Jack were gifted a house at KP. Maybe the Queen will kick him out of Frogmore.

    • Lanie says:

      Why don’t they move onto Andrew’s property? Afraid it will interfere with his sex trafficking of minors? Maybe the queen can pay off Andy’s chalet and let Bea and Edo live there.

  30. Tink says:

    @Becks, yes, he is very nice and very English. He is always referred to as Italian, but he is British raised and educated – nothing Italian about him!

    He is well-mannered, quietly spoken…your classic limp-wristed Englishmen. We all think he is secretly gay!

    Most suspect the marriage is one of convenience for him – for the money and connections. His family are on the fringes of English aristocratic life. Now he’s smack bang at the heart of it!

    • Harper says:

      @Tink thank you for your insights! I’m wondering what Beatrice is like in real life? Are they two nice people that are gaining from the marriage or is she naive and too trusting?

    • February-Pisces says:

      @tink thanks for the tea. Keep pouring it please! What tea have you heard about the other royals?

    • Redgrl says:

      “Limp-wristed?” And that’s a sign of being “secretly gay”? Please explain that comment. Because from where I’m standing in 2020 that’s completely homophobic @Tink.

    • livealot says:

      This comment was towards Priscillas above but it coincides with Tink! Bea had the proper credentials point blank! Albert of Monaco is a prime example (his discarded mixed race first born) and even Meghans treatment from Harry’s side support Priscilla’s earlier point. Harry actually married (gasped) the mixed girl and not just dated her… something their peers and aristo bubble were against. Edo chose to marry the aristocratic english rose despite having a long term asian baby mother/girlfriend who is stunning and looks nothing like Bea (not calling Bea ugly just a different kind of beauty on a surface level). The more this corrupt behavior is called out the more it can hopefully come to an end. Social climbing isnt a new phenomenon- the racist element just makes it more disgusting and insincere IMO. BEAUTIFUL wedding though!

  31. Tink says:

    @Harper, I’ve only met Bea twice. She was very polite, unassuming and nice to everyone. Very different to Dara in that Dara is such a force of nature – very charming, successful and very much the ‘Belle of the ball’ in any gathering. She and Edo are still extremely close…

    • Sofia says:

      I suppose her and edo have to be close because they’ve got a kid to co-parent. Unless you’re saying they’re “too close”?

      And what do you think of the Bea/Edo pairing overall? Happy marriage or what?

      • ohrhilly says:

        They don’t scream “in love” to me. The engagement photos only showed Edo in profile. It was all about Bea and the ring. It would have been nice had there been a pic of Wolfie with his dad and Bea. I didn’t think they’d get married, personally. I’m giving the side eye to folks having overlapping relationships. I hope Bea is happy, but I don’t getngood vibes on this one.

  32. AL says:

    Does anyone else notice that in all the wedding pictures they’re not looking at each other? She’s always looking somewhere else. She looks happy, and their engagement pictures were far more…engaged…but it’s odd. Just my opinion.

    • Dee says:

      These are just a few photos from the wedding. You can’t interpret what’s going on in a relationship from just a few shots like this.

  33. yinyang says:

    This wedding takes the win. Perfect flowers, dress, everything, more so than Kates, Eugenies, Meghans. Everything was perfect, not overly gaudy, picturesque, and small and intimate, I bet their thanking themselves now, and who is the photgrapher I’ve never seen Beatrice look better.

    • Q says:

      It’s a filter. To give it that pinkish sepia romantic like feeling to the photographs.
      It would have never been allowed for meghan and kate.

  34. Tink says:

    @Sofia if you saw Edo and Dara together, you’d think they were still together! Lots of hugs and kisses. As I wrote earlier, I’ve only met Bea twice and she was with Edo of course, but there was no physical contact between them at all. It was very strange.

    I’m actually surprised the wedding happened. We thought he would have bolted by now. I will be amazed if it turns into a ‘happily ever after’.

    He’s been living at St James with Bea for a while now, hence moving Wolfie and nanny to a Knightsbridge flat to be closer. Although I understand (don’t know this for a fact!) he spent most of lockdown with Bea and his mother at his mother’s country place

  35. Jayna says:

    I love that gown on her and the sleeves and the fact that it’s not bright white. I love the softness of the whole look. She looks lovely. It’s very sweet she is wearing her grandmother’s gown. The queen looks very proud. I’m so glad they kept Fergie and Andrew out of the released photos.

    The setting for the photos is beautiful. I can’t believe Bea, who always has such awful fashion sense, got it so right. Out of all the younger generation’s royal weddings, this is my favorite. That’s strange to say, because I would have thought Bea would be my least favorite. Love, love, love the flowers.

  36. The Recluse says:

    The Queen’s favoritism toward Andrew seems to extend most definitely to his daughters. That’s all I got to say.
    They ran Meghan off and Harry had the decency to go with her and their son.
    I like these people less and less.

  37. Tashiro says:

    She looks lovely and they look very happy. Congratulations to them both.

  38. HMadison says:

    I get what Priscila is saying. Don’t know why she can’t have her own opinion on here. My sister is a London Brit, up there in social status (insert quick eye roll here) and she kind of said the same thing regarding this relationship. They look like a happy couple and I hope it lasts because I don’t think it is easy being in the public eye and especially a part of the Royal family.

  39. Andrea says:

    I love the dress (even the puff sleeves) and her hair, but the bottom hem looks like curtains to me. I can look past the hem though. She looks radiant and happy as any bride should look!