A florist to the Royals has provided a glimpse behind the scenes at Princes Beatrice’s secret Windsor wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Martyn Crossley has supplied flowers to the Royal Family for many years and even created a wreath for the Queen to place on her mother’s grave.
At Friday’s low-key ceremony, which had a limited number of guests in line with coronavirus guidance, staff were seen bringing bouquets out of a van.
Mr Crossley – who has regularly supplied the Queen from his shop in Windsor town centre – set social media ablaze when he posted an image of a spectacular arrangement.
Martyn Crossley – who has regularly supplied the Queen from his shop in Windsor town cenre – set social media ablaze when he posted an image of a spectacular arrangement
At Friday’s low-key ceremony, which had a limited number of guests in line with coronavirus guidance, staff were seen bringing bouquets out of a van
Mr Crossley is one of the Queen’s favourite florists but had to shut his shop last year after hitting financial problems before opening new premises
He wrote: ‘Flowers for Royal bride Princess Beatrice of York after her marriage to Mr Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi this morning in Windsor Great Park.’
His followers were thrilled with the purple and pink arrangement and one asked which flowers he had specifically chosen.
“Very English garden flowers in the Princess’ favourite colours. The flowers included Peonies, Scabious, Eustoma, Stocks, Dahlia. Alchemila, Phlox, Alstrameria and Stocks with Eucalyptus foliage,” he revealed.
Other fans wondered if the bouquet had actually been her official wedding one or they had been part of a centrepiece but Martyn clarified: “These were a wedding gift to the bride after the ceremony.”
Last year alone, the small business created bouquets for the Duchess of Cambridge on St Patrick’s Day arrangements for the Queen on Mother’s Day and on her birthday as well as supplying roses for the Earl and Countess of Wessex on the 20th Anniversary of their marriage.
This was despite Mr Crossley having to close his store last year after hitting financial problems, before finding new premises again in October.
The first ‘secret’ royal wedding for 235 years saw Prince Andrew walk his daughter Beatrice down the aisle.
The disgraced royal put his troubles over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal to one side to give the princess away in a remarkable private ceremony.
Beatrice, 31, wed her fiance, 37, known as Edo, at All Saints Church on the Queen’s Windsor estate in an intimate ceremony, with just 15 family and friends
The clandestine nature of the hastily arranged nuptials meant the Queen’s beleaguered son was spared appearing in public.
Beatrice, 31, wed her fiance, 37, known as Edo, at All Saints Church on the Queen’s Windsor estate in an intimate ceremony, with just 15 family and friends.
The couple had planned a much bigger event in London for May but had to cancel due to lockdown.
Her grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, were the only royals present beside Beatrice and her immediate family including her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, and younger sister, Princess Eugenie.
The monarch shared her delight with Captain Sir Tom Moore, who she knighted at Windsor Castle hours after the nuptials, telling him: ‘My granddaughter got married this morning. Both Philip and I managed to get there – very nice.’
Edo’s son Wolfie, four, was his ‘mini best man’ as Beatrice became the first ‘blood princess’ to become a stepmother. The last royal believed to have married in secret was George IV, who wed his mistress Maria Fitzherbert in 1785 in a furtive ceremony in her Mayfair drawing room.
When Mr Crossley had to shut up shop 12 months ago after it was taken back by the landlord, he revealed there was outrage from the local community.
He said: ‘It’s pretty raw for everyone at the moment. ‘Unbelievable’ is most people’s reaction because we were an institution.
‘We have been there for longer than most retailers. People have been absolutely devastated.’