It was all celebrations for the royal family last week, as Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The couple, who went public with their relationship last December, got engaged on holiday in Positano, Italy, and will be marrying next year, in 2020.
But while the ceremony is sure to have a high profile guest list of many royal faces, reports are already surfacing that one very important person may not attend: Beatrice’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, it all depends on where Beatrice has her wedding. Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: ‘I think in her heart Beatrice would like to be married in Italy where Edo’s from, but there’s no way the Queen will fly to Europe for the wedding so it will have to be in England.’
The wedding will have to be in England… if having her grandmother there is a top priority for Princess Beatrice. But who knows; after attending Misha Nonoo’s wedding two weeks ago in Rome, perhaps the royal and her Italian fiancé will be inspired to have their own wedding on the continent. At ninth in line to the throne, it’s not as if Beatrice is required to have the same kind of formalities as more senior royals when it comes to her wedding.