ROYAL WEDDING: Buckingham Palace announces new details about Princess Beatrice's nuptials

Publish Date
Monday, 10 February 2020, 9:57AM

It has been a big couple of years for the royal family, with not one but FOUR royal weddings!

After Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018, Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle in May 2018 and Lady Gabriella Windsor tied the knot with Thomas Kingston exactly one year later.

But it's not time to put your fascinator away just yet ... because Princess Beatrice's wedding is just around the corner.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the 31-year-old, who's ninth in line to the throne, will walk down the aisle on Friday 29 May to exchange vows with property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The couple's wedding - which is set to take place at the Chapel Royal, situated within the grounds of St James's Palace, followed by a private reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace - will come eight months after they got engaged in Italy in September 2019.

"Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace," the official statement read.

The chapel, which was built in 1540, also served as the wedding venue for Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather, King George V, as well as the christening site for Prince George and Prince Louis.

It is understood the couple want their nuptials to be "low key" and without the fanfare that surrounded the wedding of Beatrice's sister Eugenie.

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Full details about bridesmaids and pageboys are yet to be confirmed, but it is expected that the bride-to-be will have Prince George and Princess Charlotte in her wedding party.

Edoardo's son, Christopher, will likely also be a pageboy.

Prince Louis will probably sit the wedding out, given that he'll be just two years old on the big day.

And the same goes for his cousin, Archie, who will have celebrated his first birthday a few weeks prior.

While it is believed that Prince Andrew will still walk his daughter down the aisle.

The couple has asked that well-wishers donate to the charities Big Change and Cricket Builds Hope instead of sending wedding gifts.

Beatrice and Edoardo had been together for 11 months at the time they announced their engagement in September last year. Father-of-one Edoardo proposed with a ring estimated to have cost £100,000, while the pair were holidaying in Italy.