Modest Wedding Dress Inspiration: Princess Beatrice’s Gorgeous Wedding Gown

To say 2020 has been an unusual year is quite the understatement. From social distancing to store closures, very little seems “normal” about this year. As much as we struggle in our day to day lives, we have to feel a special sympathy for Princess Beatrice, who had her original wedding date scheduled on May 29, only to have it cancel by COVID.

Add on to that her father, Prince Andrew’s, legal woes involving his connection to Jeffrey Epstein, and you have the recipe for stressful nuptial arrangements.

Despite these challenges, Princess Beatrice more than rose to the occasion and showed real ingenuity in the process.


Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Princess Beatrice Emerge from Church

The newlyweds Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi emerging from their private ceremony at Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge.


Princess Beatrice Modest Wedding Dress Front of Church

Princess Beatrice looking every bit the fairy tale princess.


Princess Beatrice Wearing Queen Mary Fringe Tiara

Even though Princess Beatrice’s looks timeless like any royal princess, you might be surprised to learn that her dress was a loan from her grandmother, Elizabeth II.


Queen Elizabeth Peau De Soie Formal Dress

Queen Elizabeth’s gown designed by Norman Hartnell was one of her favorites, worn to both the premier of Lawrence of Arabia and to open Parliament. It’s easy to see why this frock was a favorite of the queen, from the gorgeous ivory taffeta to the ivory duchess satin trim, this dress is replete with luxury. This gorgeous gown also features diamanté adornments, as well as a bodice with geometric motifs. The only changes Princess Beatrice made to this iconic gown was to make alterations so that the skirt hung more naturally, and the addition of organza sleeves, so that her gown would fall more in line with royal modesty standards.


Queen Elizabeth Wearing Queen Mary Fringe Tiara Wedding Day

Not only did Queen Elizabeth loan Princess Beatrice the gown she wore on her wedding day, she also loaned her Queen Mary Diamond Fringe tiara.


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