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It’s confirmed: Princess Beatrice will marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi this May

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the couple's wedding date, plus the intimate venue where they’re set to tie the knot.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the exciting news that Princess Beatrice will marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on May 29, in the intimate Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.
In an announcement made at the weekend, the Palace also shared the couple will hold a private reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace - how perfect!
"The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzie will take place on Friday 29 May 2020," the statement began.
"The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019. Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.
"The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace."
The Chapel Royal is a popular venue for many royal weddings and christenings, including the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert and was also the venue Prince George and Prince Louis were christened.
Princess Beatrice will marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on May 29. (Image: Getty)
According to People, Princess Beatrice's father, Prince Andrew, will walk her down the aisle, despite the scandal surrounding him, and Edoardo's young son from a previous partner, is set to also have a role in the special occasion.
Princess Beatrice's younger sister Princess Eugenie, who held her own wedding in October 2018, has always been incredibly close with her older sister and took to Instagram to share her excitement after the announcement was made.
Posting a throwback photo of her and Beatrice as flower girls, the 29-year-old wrote: "She's so excited… Today the family announced Beatrice will marry Edo on 29th May 2020.
"Very proud of this moment. Xx"

And showing just how close that sisterly bond is, Eugenie was also there to capture the couple's engagement in September last year, sharing three gorgeous photos of the couple to Instagram writing: "Beabea – wow! I'm so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo. It's been a long time coming and you two are meant to be."
In a joint statement on their engagement, the couple shared they were "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 be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."

Beatrice will no doubt be relieved and excited to finally be able to announce the date of her wedding to 36-year-old Edoardo, after reports last week that she had had to delay the announcement twice – once due to the Sussexes' bombshell announcement, and a second time when her father's ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein were brought into the spotlight once again.
Like her royal cousins Prince William and Prince Harry, who married before her, Beatrice and Edoardo are asking well-wishers to forgo physical presents and to instead take time to learn about the organisations Big Change, which was co-founded by Beatrice, and Cricket Builds Hope, founded by Edoardo.
Congratulations Princess Beatrice and Edoardo – we can't wait to see the beautiful bride marry her Prince Charming.