Princess Beatrice borrows wedding dress and tiara from the Queen

Princess Beatrice borrowed a vintage dress from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, for her wedding to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Designed by Norman Hartnell, the ivory dress is made from Peau De Soie taffeta, and is trimmed with ivory Duchess satin. According to a release from Buckingham Palace, the dress also features organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice.

The queen’s senior dresser Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin remodelled the dress for Beatrice, which the queen debuted at the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia in Leicester Square, London, in 1962.

Accessorising her wedding ensemble, Beatrice also borrowed the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which Queen Elizabeth II wore at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

Queen Elizabeth II arriving at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London for the world charity premiere of the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ in 1962 (PA)

The tiara dates back to 1919 when it was made especially for Queen Mary by Garrard and Co., created from a necklace gifted by Queen Victoria.

Beatrice married property tycoon Mozzi in a small family ceremony on Friday at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

The couple had been planning to marry on May 29 in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, but the nuptials were postponed some time ago due to the coronavirus outbreak.


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