Princess Beatrice’s wedding has been somewhat up in the air for a while now thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, but last night’s ban on weddings means there’s basically no chance she’ll be getting married on 29 May as planned… unless she’s eloping, of course.
Last week, the royal family released a statement saying Beatrice and Edo were cancelling the reception that was scheduled to take place at Buckingham Palace but were considering whether to go ahead with a small ceremony.
‘Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances,’ read the official statement from Buckingham Palace.
‘In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements. They are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the wellbeing of older family members and large gatherings of people. Therefore, the planned reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens will not take place.’
According to the Daily Mail, those plans could include an elopement, followed by a big reception in a few months’ time. ‘Now the couple are deciding what they will do. Extraordinarily, they are weighing up the possibility of a behind-closed-doors ‘elopement’-style wedding that will feature just five people: the bride, groom, priest, and two witnesses. They would then throw the party to end all parties some months hence when all is back to normal.’
However yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the public with new, more stringent rules everyone in the United Kingdom has to follow in a bid to suppress the spread of coronavirus – and they include a ban on weddings. So we’d guess a statement from the palace saying the wedding is off could be imminent.
Maybe 2021 will be your year, guys?
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan UK
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