According to a royal expert, the Duke of Edinburgh will “no doubt” attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding “if his health permits.”
Beatrice, 31, the fifth grandchild of the queen, 93, and Prince Philip, 98, will marry I.Talian project developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, on May 29 at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.
And royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams says the Duke of Edinburgh does not want to miss the wedding of his granddaughter after attending the wedding of her sister Princess Eugenie in October 2018.
He told me to express: “The Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 99 in June, will no doubt attend the wedding if his health allows it as he did with Eugenie, despite his retirement.”
Beatrice, 31, the fifth grandchild of the queen, 93, and Prince Philip, 98, will marry Italian project developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi (pictured together), 36 at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace on May 29, 36.
The Duke of Edinburgh (pictured on December 24, 2019) will “no doubt” attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding “if his health permits,” according to a royal expert
It comes after Prince Philip spent four nights at King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London for treatment in connection with an ‘existing condition’ in December.
Prince Philip was admitted to the hospital during the Christmas period as a precaution and for observation, after a period of ill health in which he reportedly fought weeks against a ‘flu-like’ illness and had a ‘bad fall’.
The duke, who turned 98 in June, generally enjoyed good health and seemed to be recovering well from a planned hip replacement operation in April 2018.
He escaped with minor injuries after a dramatic car accident near Sandringham in January, but in the last decade he was admitted to the hospital for abdominal surgery, cystitis and a blocked coronary artery.
Buckingham Palace would not comment on details about Philip’s pre-existing condition or the nature of his treatment.
Philip’s decision to retire in 2017 was not health related, Buckingham Palace said at the time of the announcement.
He spends most of his time quietly in Sandringham, but is occasionally seen in public on family occasions, the most recent of which is the Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding at St George’s Chapel in May 2019.
Despite the resignation of royal duties in 2017, the duke can still be seen at British royal weddings, with his last performance at the Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding in St George’s Chapel in May (photo)
According to the Express, Beatrice and Edo initially wanted to exchange their wedding promises abroad before taking into account the health and age of Princess Beatrice’s grandparents.
Now their planned marriages will be ‘withheld’ and without the fanfare that surrounded the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
Beatrice and Edo were together for 11 months when they announced their engagement in September last year. Father of an Edo suggested a ring that would have cost an estimated £ 100,000 while the couple were on vacation in Italy.
The planning is somewhat overshadowed by the constant scandal surrounding her father Prince Andrew’s friendship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
However, it is believed that Princess Beatrice is still walking down the aisle by her father, with whom she shares a close relationship, and that her sister Eugenie will play a role in the wedding.
Last week it was reported that the queen had offered to hold the wedding reception in Buckingham Palace to give her granddaughter a “moral boost.”
A friend told the Daily Mail: “Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept. It was a very special gesture because it will be the first wedding celebration in Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine in 2011. “