Beatrice also wore the Queen Mary diamond fringed tiara, which the Queen wore on her wedding day in 1947. Buckingham Palace said the dress was reshaped and adjusted by the Queen’s main dresser, Angela Kelly, and the designer. Stewart Parvin.
The ceremony took place after the original date – May 29 – had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The tiara “is undoubtedly the most sentimental [piece] loaned from the queen again, for a very special reason, ”a source said People. “The Queen kept this large tiara especially for Beatrice. It has always been reserved for him because they are exceptionally close. It was originally made for Queen Mary by Garrard and Co. in 1919 from a diamond necklace donated by Queen Victoria.
“The queen was the guest of honor, and it was very important that she be there,” said a source. People. “It was planned for a while, and everyone must have been extremely careful before the big day because the Queen was there. They had to make sure that all the participants were in perfect health.
– Buckingham Palace Declaration
“The couple decided to organize a small private ceremony with their parents and brothers and sisters after the postponement of their marriage in May. Operating under government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while still allowing them to celebrate their marriage with their closest family, ”Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
About 20 people attended the ceremony, organized in accordance with the new guidelines for weddings, including the ban on singing hymns. Guests included Beatrice’s parents, Prince Andrew, and Sarah Ferguson.
They don’t appear in any published photo, with the shame that Andrew still wanted to question by the FBI about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the pressure on him only increasing with the recent arrest and charge of Ghislaine Maxwell . Andrew is known to walk his daughter down the aisle, while Mozzi’s young son Wolfie was the best man and the page boy.
Beatrice carried a bouquet – made by Patrice Van Helden, co-owner of RVH Floral Design – of jasmine, light pink and cream sweet peas, ivory royal porcelain roses, pink O’Hara garden roses, pink wax flower , pale pink astilbe and, in keeping with royal tradition, sprigs of myrtle.
The BBC reported that, as tradition dictates, Beatrice’s wedding bouquet was placed on the grave of the unknown warrior in Westminster Abbey; another photo shows the Rev. Canon Anthony Ball laying the bouquet with Toby Wright, the son of the Deputy Dean of the Royal Chapel, the Rev. Paul Wright.
The service also reportedly included two of the bride and groom’s favorite poems read by their mothers: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare and “I Carry Your Heart with Me” by EE Cummings.
The well-known and recited First Letter from Saint Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 13, verses 1-13, was also read – which includes a series of meditations on the meaning of love such as “Love is patient, love is good. He doesn’t envy, he doesn’t brag, he’s not proud. “