Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi announced their engagement in September with a set of heartwarming pictures taken by the bride-to-be’s sister, Princess Eugenie. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson is expected to tie the knot sometime in spring next year, making her the fourth member of the Royal Family to get married in a little over two years. But Beatrice may be forced to renounce having a public ceremony in one of the royal residences due to the ongoing scandal gripping the Duke of York.
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said: “Beatrice is set to get married next year.
“They put the other one on TV, Eugenie’s wedding was on television – it was a huge, royal thing. I don’t think that’s going to happen this time.”
Russell Meyer, the Daily Mirror’s royal editor, echoed the statement from Ms Kelly and suggested the Princess will opt instead for a “smaller affair” to avoid public scrutiny into her family.
Mr Meyer said: “No, I wouldn’t say so. I know Beatrice wanted a smaller affair than Eugenie’s last year at St. George’s Chapel.
“But I would bet my money on it being at a castle somewhere, or it may even be in Italy where her fiancé is from.
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Princess Beatrice may choose not to have her wedding on TV, Kelly suggested (Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice is believed to have been planning a smaller ceremony compared to her sister's and cousins' (Image: GETTY)
“It will be away from prying eyes, I don’t think we’re going to see Andrew walking around with his family this time.”
Prince Andrew has faced increasing criticism after he agreed to discuss his relationship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in an unprecedented interview with BBC Newsnight.
In the interview, the Duke of York admitted to having let “the side down” by continuing to engage with Epstein in the aftermath of his conviction in 2008.
Prince Andrew also refuted claims from one of the disgraced billionaire’s victims, Virginia Roberts-Giuffre, who claimed