Proud mother the Duchess of York has treated royal fans to an exclusive glimpse at her daughter Princess Beatrice’s wedding day.
An unseen black and white image of the bride and her new husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi features on a thank you note sent by Fergie and has been shared to Instagram by royal fan Sarah Janes.
The note and exclusive picture she received was sent by the Duchess of York as a thank you for her well wishes on her daughter’s July wedding day.
Princess Beatrice, 32, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor on 17 July 2020 in a small ceremony attended by her immediate family and the Queen, 94, and Duke of Edinburgh, 99.
In the picture, the beaming couple are seen holding hands on the grounds of Royal Lodge, with the happy couple sharing smiles as they stroll along.
A British royal fan has revealed a never-before-seen picture of Princess Beatrice’s July wedding to Edo Mapello Mozzi, sent to her by the Duchess of York as a thank you for her well wishes
The photo was accompanied by a heartfelt note where Fergie re-lived the ‘glorious’ day when Beatrice and Edo got wed
‘A beautiful reply from the Duchess of York for Beatrice and Edo wedding. Love the photo. Thanks Sarah,’ the fan wrote.
The note penned by the Duchess of York read: ‘Thank you so much for your amazingly caring and supporting messages for Beatrice and Edo’s future happiness.
‘It was a glorious day; the sun smiled down on them. We were all delighted to be able to come together and celebrate their love for one another.
‘Beatrice looked stunning and Edo handsome – their love shone through.
The royal fan excitedly praised the thank you note sent nby Sarah Ferguson alongside the photo
‘We are so happy to welcome Edo into our family and thank him for his love and devotion to Beatrice.
‘Thank you for many years of kindness and loyalty.’
The Queen’s granddaughter, 32, was due to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, at St James’s Palace on 29 May but plans were postponed due to Covid-19 – and they instead tied the knot in a surprise secret ceremony at Windsor Castle on 17 July with just twenty guests.
The royal has now spoken out about the wedding for the first time as she appeared in a video for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and announced the winners of the organisation’s Kids Summer Art Competition 2020.
Princess Beatrice, 32, married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020 at Royal Lodge in Windsor in a socially distanced ceremony attended by her immediate family and the Queen, 94 and Duke of Edinburgh, 99
The video appears to have been filmed at the same time as the royal’s wedding dress was unveiled at Windsor Castle last week.
The Sir Norman Hartnell gown, first worn by the Queen in the 1960s, was loaned to Beatrice by her grandmother for her low-key wedding to Edo.
Her wedding gown will be on display from September 24 until November 22, the Royal Collection Trust announced earlier this month.
Princess Beatrice and Edo enjoyed a slimmed-down wedding at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on July 17.
The ceremony details were not made public beforehand and the pair were originally due to marry in the Chapel Royal followed by a reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace – but their wedding was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Beatrice’s father the Duke of York walked her down the aisle but he did not feature in the photographs released by Buckingham Palace. The wedding was also attended by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Beatrice’s latest comments come as the York family celebrate the news that Beatrice’s younger sister Princess Eugenie is expecting her first baby.
The royal, who married husband Jack Brooksbank in October 2018, are expecting the baby in early 2021.
Sharing the news on Instagram last week, Eugenie, 30, wrote: ‘Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….,’ alongside photos of baby slippers and her and Jack smiling.
Her mother Sarah Ferguson shared her excitement, writing: ‘I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.
‘Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.’
On her Storytime with Fergie and Friends channel, she read out – appropriately enough – a tale of magic called Nanna Maureen, by Casey Gillespie.
The baby will be the first grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s ninth great-grandchild.