The national anthem was played but not sung.” The couple reportedly had a series of readings read aloud, including two poems and a Bible reading. The couple’s mothers were said to have read Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare and “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in)” by e.e. cummings. Among the I don’t care what day it is it’s early I’m grumpy I want Whataburger shirt besides I will buy this 20 or so guests were the 99-year-old Prince Phillip, making a rare public appearance. What did Beatrice wear? Unlike other recent royal weddings, where a top designer was secretly enlisted to create a showstopping gown (Sarah Burton for Kate Middleton and Clare Waight Keller for Meghan Markle), the 31-year-old Beatrice opted for a glamorous hand-me-down from Queen Elizabeth II. According to a statement issued by the palace, the ivory gown was an original design by Norman Hartnell, one of the queen’s favorites, made from peau de soie taffeta and trimmed with ivory duchesse satin. It featured organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice. Are Beatrice and the queen the same dress size? According to press reports, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, both of whom regularly work with the queen, remodeled the dress and carried out a fitting to ensure that it fit the princess. (Both the queen and Beatrice are said to 5’4”, so that helped. Anything else of note in her outfit? Princess Beatrice’s wedding gown was accessorized by the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, the same tiara that her grandmother wore at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947. According to the palace, the tiara dates back to 1919 when it was made especially for Queen Mary by Garrard and Co., created from a necklace once owned by Queen Victoria. Was Prince Andrew there? Both Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, were said to be in attendance at their daughter’s wedding, along with Beatrice’s sister, Eugenie. But neither of the parents was in any of the official photos released by the palace. As has been widely reported, Andrew had a long friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and, after a disastrous interview with BBC last year, he stepped from any official royal duties. The Daily Mail reported that the prince walked his daughter from the Royal Lodge to the chapel and then down the aisle. Tell us more about the groom. Known as Edo to his friends, the 36-year-old Mapelli Mozzi is CEO of Banda Property, a property development company. The couple apparently began dating in 2018, not long after Beatrice broke off a 10-year relationship with the British businessman Dave Clark. They first went public with their relationship when they appeared together at the National Portrait Gallery’s annual gala in March 2019.
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