The Queen may not be able to attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding depending on location

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Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last week, with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, breaking the news.

‘The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York to Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi,’ Princess Beatrice’s parents announced in a statement. ‘Her Royal Highness and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. Further details will be announced in due course.’

Princess Beatrice herself also shared the news, stating: ‘We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to actually be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.’

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But it wasn’t Princess Beatrice’s announcement or her sister Eugenie's tribute that got the world talking the most. Instead it was the news that the Queen might not be in attendance for the impending nuptials.

According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, it's all dependant on location.

'I think in her heart Beatrice would like to be married in Italy where Edo’s from,' the royal expert told OK! Magazine. 'But there’s no way the Queen will fly to Europe for the wedding so it will have to be in England.'

Here's hoping the Queen will make an appearance on the day.

Congratulations again to Beatrice and Edoardo!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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