The couple who postponed their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic held an intimate ceremony tying the knot in front of 15 guests rather than the 150 initially invited eduardo’s cousin, dario mapelli mozzie, who is once removed claims. The couple may have slashed the guest list to avoid criticism. He said we heard it was postponed to next year, but that was clearly to keep it secret. Maybe they did it now to be sure that the queen could be there or perhaps because of the problems with her father. They didn’t want to go overboard with publicity in case anyone criticized them pressure mounted on andrew 60, after gislane maxwell, his close friend was arrested. Maxwell is accused of grooming girls as young as 14 for jeffrey epstein to abuse between 1994 and 1997 a period when she was his girlfriend. She has been charged with six criminal counts, including four related to transporting minors for illegal sexual acts and two for perjury. The fbi want to speak with prince andrew over his friendship with convicted pedophile epstein who committed suicide while awaiting trial. Last year, however, family friends denied the private ceremony is connected to prince andrews problems over the jeffrey epstein scandal. One friend told the daily mail. The investigation into prince andrew and epstein’s friendship had been tremendously difficult, one for the family. They said those children have been so devastated by it all. So it was really nice to have this wedding away from the public eye.

They were all there and sarah kept the show on the road. Very very few people were given any information about it. The royal family claimed the dramatic changes in the wedding were to mirror the new government guidelines on marriage that state only groups of 30 can be present at a ceremony, and social distancing rules must apply. The palace said in a statement the private wedding ceremony of princess beatrice and mr eduardo mapalimozi took place at 11am on friday july 17, at the royal chapel of all saints at royal lodge windsor. The small ceremony was attended by the queen, the duke of edinburgh and khloe’s family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines, the bride and her mother. Sarah ferguson rushed to organize the wedding in two weeks after the government lifted restrictions at the end of june. The scaled down event saw 130, family and friends cut from the event, which was to be held at st james’s palace in may. The big day started with beatrice walking from her father’s home royal, lodge where she stayed the night before to the church. Prince andrew walked his eldest daughter down the aisle beatrice’s grandparents, the queen 94 and duke of edinburgh 99, were the only royals to attend the wedding. It is the first time queen elizabeth ii has met with prince andrew since, before the arrest of maxwell, a friend of the bride and groom, said the scaled down service was hastily organized to ensure the queen could attend before traveling to balmoral castle in scotland.

They said a massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus. They were obviously very keen for the queen to come, so the wedding had to happen before she goes up to balmoral. So this was a great opportunity. They needed to make the wedding coveted, secure and safe for the queen.