Newlywed Princess Beatrice Bears a Striking Resemblance to Mom Sarah Ferguson during Her 1986 Wedding

Odette Odendaal
Jul 21, 2020
09:30 A.M.
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Princess Beatrice stunned on her wedding day in a dress that reminded of her mother's royal nuptials and her special relationship with Queen Elizabeth II.

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Wedding plans initially slated for the end of May had to be rescheduled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi finally tied the knot.

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A PRINCESS FIRST

The union made Beatrice the first princess to become a stepmom, as she officially stepped into the life of Edoardo's four-year-old son named Christopher, and she looked every bit the beautiful blushing bride on her big day.

On Friday, Princess Beatrice walked down the aisle at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park with about 20 guests present to share in the special occasion, including the monarch and her husband, Prince Philip. 

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York on their wedding day on July 23, 1986, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

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SHE MADE SURE THE QUEEN COULD ATTEND

According to a source, Princess Beatrice took into account that the Queen would be leaving Windsor for Balmoral month-end, and she made sure to make pick a date the monarch could attend before then. 

However, when Princess Beatrice walked down the aisle in an ivory vintage Norman Hartnell dress, she bore a striking resemblance to her mother back in 1986 on her wedding day.

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SIMILAR WEDDING DRESSES

While the gowns were not identical, they shared several key features, like the shape and the pronounced sleeves, and a beaded bodice.

The Queen loaned the beautiful dress to Princess Beatrice, and Stewart Parvin and Angela Kelly reportedly did the remodelling and fitting while also using the same type of ivory satin used on her mom, Sarah Ferguson's Lindka Cierach wedding gown.

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A SPECIAL LOAN FROM THE QUEEN

Princess Beatrice got married wearing a stunning diamond fringe tiara - the same one Queen Elizabeth II wore when she tied the knot with Prince Philip. 

According to a source, the monarch and Princess Beatrice have a special bond, and she always intended for her to also walked down the aisle wearing the beautiful piece of jewellery, and the source said:

"The Queen saved this grand tiara specifically for Beatrice. It was always reserved for her as they are exceptionally close.”

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The Garrard and Co piece dates back to 1919 when it was made especially for Queen Mary using a diamond necklace gifted to her by Queen Victoria. Princess Anne, the Queen's daughter, also wore the tiara when she married Mark Phillips in 1973.

Princess Beatrice and her new husband got engaged in September last year, and her sister, Princess Eugenie and their mother excitedly took to social media to congratulate the couple.

While Princess Eugenie said that it's been "a long time coming," they couldn't be happier for the couple who always seemed like they are "meant to be."

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