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Princess Beatrice Might Reportedly Be Limited to 2 Guests at Wedding Due to Coronavirus Fears

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 21, 2020
08:30 P.M.
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Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, British Royal, Princess Beatrice, will reportedly be able to invite only two guests to her wedding.


If the ongoing coronavirus pandemic persists till May, Princess Beatrice reportedly will be forced to invite only two guests to her wedding. 

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, The Church of England instructed that the number of people allowed at a church wedding should be limited to five. These five people include the priest, the groom, the bride, and two witnesses.

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


For the Princess, this rule means that Beatrice could have only her parents at the wedding and no other person. To make up for their absence, couples have been advised to stream their wedding ceremony to friends and family at large.

Beatrice is set to wed her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, on the 29th of May. The church ceremony was revealed to be the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace in London. 

Their marriage reception was slated to hold at Buckingham Palace but was canceled as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Lenny Kravitz & Dom Perignon 'Assemblage' exhibition. | Source: Getty Images


Beatrice and Edoardo got engaged on a weekend trip to Italy last September, after which they shared that they could not wait to be married.

After the announcement of the Princess's engagement, a scandal about her father, Prince Andrew, broke out, which reportedly resulted in a delay of picking a wedding date.

The Princess will become an Italian "Contessa" and "Nobile Donna," or noblewoman, following their wedding.


According to The Sun, the decision to pick a wedding date had repeatedly been delayed before they settled for what seemed like the best option. The Queen reportedly asked everyone to put on a united front to ensure the success of the wedding.

Prince Andrew stepped down from royal public duties in November after news about his scandalous friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made the headlines.

The Duke had previously been accused of sleeping with Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 after being trafficked by Epstein. Andrew strenuously denied the claims. 


Although Beatrice is already royalty, she will gain one more title after her marriage. Her fiance, Edoardo, comes from a line of Italian Aristocracy.

As such, the Princess will become an Italian "Contessa" and "Nobile Donna," or noblewoman, following their wedding.

Edoardo's father is Count Alesandra Mopelli Mozzi, and as the first son, Edoardo is next in line to the family's ancestral seat, the 18th century Villa Mapelli Mozzi palace in Italy.

Princess Beatrice is granddaughter to the Queen of England, and she is ninth in succession to the throne before her sister, Princess Eugenie.