Princess Beatrice is scheduled to marry her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on May 29, but the outbreak of COVID-19 has now forced the couple to (at least) scale back their plans for their wedding day. It was announced by Buckingham Palace on Wednesday that the planned wedding reception at the Palace will not be taking place because of the pandemic.
Princess Beatrice: Will her wedding be postponed as well?
A spokesperson said: "Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances."
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's home country of Italy is still on lock down and it is unclear how long that status will be upheld. It is therefore not certain whether Edoardo's parents will be able to fly in for their son's wedding in late May.
"They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people," the spokesperson continued. "Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place."
But what about their actual wedding, which is supposed to take place at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace? Will their planned fairytale wedding have to be postponed? Buckingham Palace was a little vague on that subject.
"The couple will carefully consider government advice before deciding whether a private marriage might take place amongst a small group of family and friends."
We will keep you updated on this topic every step of the way!