WINDSOR, England: The robe worn by Britain’s Princess Beatrice at her scaled down marriage ceremony two months in the past goes on show to the general public on Thursday at Windsor Citadel the place her “secret” marriage came about.
Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on the fortress to the west of London in July in a personal ceremony with out the standard pomp and fanfare that royal weddings often appeal to.
The couple had deliberate to marry in Could however the coronavirus lockdown, which restricted the variety of friends, compelled them to reschedule and have a low-key ceremony as an alternative which was solely attended by shut household together with the 94-year-old monarch.
For the event, Beatrice, 32, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, the queen’s second son, and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore a remodelled taffeta, ivory gown designed by Norman Hartnell which Elizabeth herself first wore within the Sixties and loaned to her granddaughter for the marriage.
The ninth-in-line to the British throne was reunited together with her gown on the fortress on Wednesday for a photocall to publicise the upcoming show.
“This royal marriage ceremony gown is especially distinctive as a result of I feel it is the primary time in royal historical past and definitely in fashionable royal historical past, say from the 18th or nineteenth century onwards, that an current gown … has been reworn and changed into a marriage gown,” stated the show’s curator Caroline de Guitaut.
“So it is a very particular, very distinctive piece.”
Additionally to go on show at Windsor might be Beatrice’s marriage ceremony sneakers, made by Valentino, and a reproduction of her bridal bouquet. Nevertheless, the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the queen wore for her personal marriage ceremony in 1947 and lent Beatrice for the day, won’t function.