Princess Beatrice's Wedding Venue Just Got a Major Upgrade
All thanks to the Queen.
Despite all of the royal drama happening lately, Queen Elizabeth hasn't forgotten about Princess Beatrice's upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi.
While it was assumed that Beatrice and Eduardo would tie the knot at Windsor Castle (the same locale as her sister, as well as cousin Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle), the Queen had something more special in mind. According to The Daily Mail, Her Majesty offered to hold her granddaughter's nuptials at the holy grail of wedding venues: Buckingham Palace.
If the news is true, this will be the first reception held at the palace since Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011.
"Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept," one of Beatrice's friends told the outlet. It's reported that the gesture is intended to be a "huge morale boost" for Beatrice after her father Prince Andrew was ousted from the palace due to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
However, the high honor could also be a token of the Queen's appreciation, as Beatrice and Eugenie are rumored to fill in for Harry and Meghan amid the couple's exit from the royal family. Earlier this week, royal biographer Robert Lacey told Hello! Magazine that Harry's cousins will presumably step up in his absence. "If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie," Lacey told the publication. "I’m sure they will step forward and be greatly welcomed."
A date for the wedding has yet to be announced, but it's expected to take place sometime this summer.