Prince Andrew scandal has left an ‘ugliness’ around Princess Beatrice’s wedding and the upcoming bride wishes that she ‘could leave for Italy and do something private’, claims royal expert
- Expert revealed how Prince Andrew’s, 60, scandal about Beatrice, 31,
- Victoria Arbiter said it had left an “ugliness” around his daughter’s May marriage
- Said the royal wishes that she “could leave for Italy and do something private”
- Revealed Beatrice would like to avoid negative pressure with a ‘restrained’ event
- Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, will be married on May 29 at St James’s Palace
Prince Andrew’s scandal has left behind “uglyness” around Princess Beatrice’s wedding and the upcoming bride wishes that she could “go to Italy and do something private,” a royal expert has claimed.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter revealed how ‘much talk’ was about how Princess Beatrice, 31, would have liked to have traveled abroad for a ‘restrained’ wedding where ‘much less attention’ would be.
Beatrice, the oldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, will marry Italian project developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, in May in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.
Speaking on the Australian website 9Honey, Victoria said: “I feel for it [Princess Beatrice and Edo] a bit because there is so much ugliness around Prince Andrew at the moment and so by extension that trickles down to his daughters. ”
Royal commentator has revealed how Princess Beatrice, 31, dreamed of having a “private” marriage with property developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, in Italy where she could avoid control (pictured together)
Last week, a source revealed how Princess Beatrice had changed the wedding plans to be smaller than originally desired because of the furor surrounding Prince Andrew.
Despite her desire to avoid investigations and negative press, Victoria said that Beatrice eventually wanted the wedding in the UK, because of her proximity to the Queen and Prince Philip, who were unlikely to travel abroad.
And although all three royal weddings have taken place in the great Windsor Castle in the last two years, Victoria said that a more ‘restrained’ event was actually more suited to Princess Beatrice’s style.
She said, “No bride wants to be compared to the bride who has been before, so I think we’re going to see something small with Beatrice … I think she would like to keep the negative press at bay.”
She said Prince Andrew’s “ugliness” had “seeped through” to overshadow Princess Beatrice’s big day (pictured together on Ascot in June 2019)
She added that although both Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie (29) are ‘both sweet’, Beatrice was actually more an introvert than her ‘gregarious’ sister.
She said it is Eugenie who “has all the famous friends” and “is a little more on the road” than older Beatrice, who wants “a more personal marriage.”
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 royal commentator also revealed how Princess Eugenie is the ‘more gregarious’ sister and more ‘an extrovert’ than older Princess Beatrice (shown together in June 2018)
Prince Andrew said goodbye to the royal task in November after a car accident interview with Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight (photo, during the interview)
The scandal surrounding Prince Andrew’s friendship with Epstein increased in December, after a second woman allegedly abused by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein claimed to have sex with the duke.
This came after the prince had refused to sleep with 17-year-old Virginia Roberts in the Belgravia home of Ghislaine Maxwell – who is accused of trafficking for Epstein.
His royal resignation in November followed a car accident interview with Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight, after which he was embarrassed by critics for showing no regret or empathy for the victims of Epstein.
The prince categorically denied knowing that Epstein sexually abused teenage girls.