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Is Princess Beatrice Postponing Her Wedding After Prince Andrew's Disastrous Interview?

Is Princess Beatrice postponing her wedding after Prince Andrew's disastrous interview? 
November 22, 2019 - 11:35 / Laura Pérez

Princess Beatrice got engaged just two months ago to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli. Following her father's controversial interview, where he opened up about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Princess Beatrice of York's wedding plans could be postponed. Read the full story here...

Last weekend Prince Andrew conducted an interview where he opened up about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Following his controversial dialogue on BBC Newsnight, the Duke of York's public relations adviser quit, while people started to wonder if his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson was the one who encouraged him to do the interview. Then he announced he stepped down from all his royal duties.

Princess Beatrice's wedding could be postponed after Prince Andrew's interview

Fingers are now being pointed at Prince Andrew's daughter, Princess Beatrice, who got engaged to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli in September. According to royal experts, her father's recent actions could alter her wedding plans, expected to take place in spring 2020. Now the public has been wondering if the big event will be postponed, and royal authors believe it could be possible.

Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, 2018

Princess Beatrice's wedding won't be like any other royal wedding

Princess Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie got married last year to Jack Brooksbank; the big event was on television but it seems that's not going to happen this time. Although there is a high possibility for the event to be postponed, royal experts agree that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli will probably have to opt for a more low-key wedding, rather than reschedule it. It won't be like any other royal wedding.

Princess Beatrice of York at the Centrepoint: 50th Anniversary Gala, London, 2019

Princess Beatrice's wedding will probably be out of the public eye

Royal editors believe Prince Andrew's daughter will likely opt for a smaller affair, even in another country like Italy for instance, where her fiancé Edoardo is from. "Beatrice’s wedding will be collateral damage. I will not be surprised if she has a rather quiet wedding, out of the public eye, with a few photos, no live coverage. This will be better than an announcement that they have decided to postpone marriage," said Marlene Koenig, royal historian and author. 

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Who is Princess Beatrice's fiancé Edoardo Mapelli?

Also known as Edo, Princess Beatrice's fiancé is an Italian multi-millionaire who has been working as a property tycoon. He has a property development company called Banda, which specializes in creating exceptional homes. The Queen's granddaughter started to date the 36-year-old businessman in October 2018; they got engaged two months ago after a short trip to Italy.