Princess Beatrice Has Reportedly Canceled Her Wedding
Update 3/18/2020 at 6:30 P.M.: Royal reporter Omid Scobie confirmed that Princess Beatrice's wedding will be canceled. Due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, Beatrice and her fiancé have decided to cancel their reception and will consider all government mandates before holding a "private marriage" with a small group of friends and family. The royal wedding was scheduled to take place on May 29 and faced multiple setbacks and rescheduling.
For Princess Beatrice, the third time is, unfortunately, not the charm. According to a report from People, she could have to reschedule her upcoming wedding for the third time after already changing the date due to her father's association with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, had planned on holding her ceremony on May 29 at St. James’s Palace in London with a reception to follow at Queen Elizabeth's gardens at Buckingham Palace. Due to the spread of coronavirus, the queen has canceled all upcoming garden parties. People notes that the details of the wedding, like the new date, are still being worked out and neither Beatrice or her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have commented.
“The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal]," a source told People back in February. "It will be smaller than the original plan.”
Beatrice's wedding was already set to be a more low-key affair than her cousins'. Unlike Princes Harry and William, Beatrice didn't intend on having a carriage procession. She was, however, planning on keeping the rest of the wedding as normal as possible, which involves having her father take part in it.
"Andrew will probably give a toast at the reception like any father of the bride," People's source added. "They will try to normalize [the wedding] as much as possible."
Sources close to Beatrice insist that Andrew has been part of the planning since last year and he remains an important part of his daughters' — and ex-wife's — lives.
"Beatrice would never do anything to be hurtful to her father. He's going to be by her side and she’s going to be by his," the source finished.