Sources have revealed to People that Princess Beatrice requested to borrow her grandmother Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress at the last minute.
It is no longer news that Princess Beatrice and her charming prince Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi walked down the aisle last week Friday in a private ceremony held at Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi leaving The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor after their wedding on July 17, 2020, in England | Photo: Getty Images
Since then, revelations about the wedding have continued to make the news as more pictures continue to surface from the ceremony, showing that Beatrice wore Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress.
The queen got married to Prince Philip in 1947 wearing a gorgeous dress that was designed by Norman Hartnell and an adorable tiara to match.
It was a special moment for Beatrice and the queen as well, but that was not always the former's plan. A friend of Beatrice and Edoardo revealed to People that Beatrice made a last-minute request to the queen for the dress, which she was happy to grant.
The dress looked amazing on Beatrice, just like it did when Queen Elizabeth wore it on her wedding day, and they were emotional about it, with the source saying,
"It was touching for both of them."
Another friend revealed that Beatrice often spoke about her grandmother and that it was evident that they had a strong bond, adding that the dress and the tiara could not have been more perfect.
Beatrice had to make the last-minute request for her grandmother's dress given the short time that they had to plan the wedding.
Princess Beatrice's wedding dress also featured diamante adornments and a checkered geometric bodice.
Following the decision by the Government of the United Kingdom to lift the ban on weddings due to COVID-19 on July 4, there was little time to plan the wedding, but they did so in record time; the couple's friend said,
"They swung into action and brought it all together in two weeks, which was quite extraordinary."
The wedding was initially scheduled for May 29 but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, when the ban was lifted, the family jumped at the chance to hold the ceremony, with Beatrice very much excited.
Princess Beatrice made an update on the dress she borrowed from the queen, adding organza sleeves to it, which was done to adhere to the rules of the church where the wedding was held, which deemed bare shoulders inappropriate.
Princess Beatrice's wedding dress also featured diamante adornments and a checkered geometric bodice, and her look on the day was much similar to her mother, Sarah Ferguson's look when she married Prince Andrew.
The wedding dress is the latest among many revelations from the private nuptials of Beatrice and Edoardo, which was Queen Elizabeth's first official event in the United Kingdom since the lockdown took effect in March.