LONDON | The princess Beatrice, granddaughter of queen Elizabeth II and daughter of prince Andrew, was married quietly on Friday the Italian businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private ceremony in Windsor, announced Buckingham palace.
Initially scheduled for 29 may in London, the marriage had been postponed because of the pandemic of novel coronavirus. The new date had not been announced.
The ceremony “” private,” was held Friday morning at the royal Chapel of Windsor, in the presence of the queen (94 years old), her husband prince Philip (99 years) and the “immediate family” of the young woman, and this, in “compliance” with the recommendations of the government in the fight against the new coronavirus, according to the Buckingham palace.
31-year-old princess Beatrice is the daughter of Andrew, second son of queen Elizabeth II, and Sarah Ferguson. His parents are divorced.
Princess Beatrice is ninth in the order of succession to the british throne, and her younger sister Eugenie, tenth.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37 years old, is a wealthy tycoon real estate, jet-setter and admirer of cricket. He is divorced and already a father of a little boy.
Prince Andrew is blamed for his relations with the american financial Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of having sexually exploited underage girls for years and committed suicide in prison.
On the occasion of the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is suspected of being the accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, the prosecutor’s office in Manhattan recently reiterated his desire to hear the prince Andrew.
One of the victims of Epstein, Virginia Giuffre, claimed to have been forced by the financial american to have sexual relations with prince Andrew, which the latter has strongly denied, in particular during an interview event has turned into a fiasco, after which he retired from public life.