Prince Andrew’s daughter Princess Beatrice got married on Friday to real estate CEO Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Although Prince Andrew was at the ceremony and walked his daughter down the aisle, he is not in either of the two official photos posted by The Royal Family on Instagram.
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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi have been touched by the warm wishes they have received since their wedding, and are delighted to share two additional photographs of their happy day. . The pictures show Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi in the grounds of Royal Lodge after their wedding. . Photographs by Benjamin Wheeler.
The ceremony, which was postponed from May 29, was a small private ceremony held at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor. Buckingham Palace released a statement that the couple elected to hold nuptials attended by only their immediate family “working within government guidelines.”
And while the coronavirus pandemic clearly was the driving force behind the size of the intimate wedding, Prince Andrew’s transgressions may have also compelled the reduced guest list.
His friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein first garnered media attention and criticism in 2011. By 2015, Prince Andrew was named in a lawsuit that alleged he had sex with a minor who was trafficked by Epstein, charges that Buckingham Palace vehemently denied at the time.
In 2019, a second woman accused the prince of groping her breast while posing for a photo at Epstein’s house. In a disastrous interview, Prince Andrew revealed that he stayed at Epstein’s home for three days in 2010. By the end of the year, Buckingham Palace announced that he was stepping down from all of his public duties and patronages.
Prince Andrew continued to embarrass the Royal Family when federal prosecutors in the United States requested Prince Andrew’s testimony against Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators in June.
In recently unearth video, President Trump told reporters that Epstein’s island was a cesspool. “Just ask Prince Andrew, he’ll tell you all about it.”