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Inside Princess Beatrice’s intimate wedding venue that Her Majesty uses for private prayer

Inside Princess Beatrice’s wedding venue: 180-capacity All Saints chapel in Windsor Great Park that Her Majesty uses for private prayer is the royal family’s venue of choice for intimate services

  •  Princess Beatrice has tied the knot to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor today
  • Couple married at the All Saints Chapel at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park
  • Venue has capacity for 180 people and is favoured as Queen’s place of worship 
  • Monarch is said to appreciate the privacy it affords her  

Princess Beatrice has tied the knot with Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a surprise secret ceremony at the All Saints Chapel at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park today.

The modest chapel, which was refurbished  by George IV in the 1820s, is significantly more smaller than St George’s Chapel where her sister Eugenie wed last year with a capacity of just 180 guests.

The 31-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, was obliged to keep her nuptials small amid stringent regulations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which allow a maximum of 30 people in attendance.

The modest chapel, which was refurbished by George IV in the 1820s, is where Princess Beatrice tied the knot to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi today

The 31-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, was obliged to keep her nuptials small amid stringent regulations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which allow a maximum of 30 people in attendance. Pictured is the chapel at the Queen Mother's funeral in 2002

The 31-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, was obliged to keep her nuptials small amid stringent regulations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which allow a maximum of 30 people in attendance. Pictured is the chapel at the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002

The chapel is on the grounds of the Royal Lodge, where the Duke and Duchess of York live and have been staying during lockdown. 

According to the St George’s parish website, the Queen normally worships at the Chapel of All Saints for reasons of privacy.

She attends services at the larger St George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan wed in 2017,  on certain special occasions, such as the Easter morning service every year.

The All Saints Chapel has also been home to more intimate gatherings throughout the royal family’s history, including the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002.

The chapel is on the grounds of the Royal Lodge, where the Duke and Duchess of York have been staying in lockdown

The chapel is on the grounds of the Royal Lodge, where the Duke and Duchess of York have been staying in lockdown

Beatrice and Edo are pictured at Ellie Goulding's wedding in August 2019. They would have a maximum of 30 guests at the ceremony roady

Beatrice and Edo are pictured at Ellie Goulding’s wedding in August 2019. They would have a maximum of 30 guests at the ceremony roady 

The Queen mother lived in the Royal Lodge as a widow and would regularly attend service at the chapel, because it’s only 100 yards from the entrance.

Queen Victoria also attended services in the chapel. 

A record of her attendance in March 1842 recalls her saying: ‘Everyone joined in the singing, which I so much like. 

‘Afterwards we walked to the Royal Lodge, and in the garden which is very pretty’.

The Queen mother lived in the Royal Lodge as a widow and would regularly attend service at the chapel, as it's only 100 yards from the entrance

The Queen mother lived in the Royal Lodge as a widow and would regularly attend service at the chapel, as it’s only 100 yards from the entrance

In a statement the palace confirmed ‘The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

‘The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family.

‘The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government guidelines.’

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