Sarah Ferguson shared a rousing tribute to her daughter, Princess Beatrice, online after the princess had a secret wedding ceremony with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at a secret wedding ceremony on Friday.
The Duchess of York, also known as Fergie, 60, said that ‘there was never a mother as proud as Princess Beatrice’s wedding, 31, with Edo,’ after her daughter married Italian property developer, 36, in a surprise service on the grounds of the Royal Lodge on Friday
Post on Instagram today Fergie wrote, “Never has a mother been more proud than Eugenie and Jack’s wedding, and again with my Beatrice’s loving wedding to Dear Edo. I’m so lucky with my girls and now the best sons in law. ‘
Princess Beatrice and Edo married in a private intimate service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, near her parents’ home in Windsor.
The Queen, 94, the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, the parents of the bride, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, were among the ‘close family’ who attended.
Sarah Ferguson, 60, broke her silence over her daughter Princess Beatrice’s 31-year surprise wedding to ‘best’ Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, in a rousing Instagram tribute today
Fergie shared her post today and thanked supporters for sending loving messages to the family.
She wrote, “Thanks to all the very special and kind people who took the time and effort to send amazingly caring and supportive messages.”
In addition to her post, she also shared an online quote that read, “Happiness cannot be traveled, earned, worn, or consumed.
“Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
In the loving online post, Fergie said she felt ‘so happy’ with her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Euegnie, as well as’ the best sons-in-law (pictured, with Prince Andrew)
The Duchess also thanked the benefactors who have shared statements of support with the family in recent days
Fergie’s online tribute comes days after Princess Eugenie posted several wedding photos of the couple together, writing, “ I’m so proud of you and I’m so excited to support you in the next chapter of your life.
“We’re going to have so much fun together. Happy wedding day to both of you xxx ‘
Due to social distance restrictions and current government guidelines that allowed a maximum of 30 people to attend a wedding, the couple was unable to invite any of their famous friends, including singer Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, and Cressida Bonas.
It remains to be seen if they will have a party at a later date, but some of their inner circle couldn’t wait to share their joy and posted amazing tributes on Instagram this weekend, including Valentino co-founder Giancarlo Giammetti and Sarah Ferguson’s assistant Antonia Marshall.
It comes days after Princess Eugenie said she was “so proud” of Princess Beatrice and Edo, before adding that she was “so excited to support the couple” in the next chapter of their lives
Princess Eugenie shared the gushing post on Instagram yesterday after Princess Beatrice and Edo got married on Friday in a private ceremony surrounded by their close family and friends
Beatrice and Edo were to tie the knot at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace in London on May 29.
But their ceremony was postponed due to Covid-19 and no new date was given by the palace at the time.
Sarah Ferguson and Edo’s mother Nicola Williams-Ellis took action as soon as the government hinted last month that marriages would soon be allowed again.
During the closing, Beatrice spent time with Edo and her future mother-in-law in the £ 2 million Cotswold house that Nicola shares with sculptor-husband David, Edo’s stepfather.
However, reports from The Telegraph suggest that Beatrice then isolated the duke and the family in their home “some time” prior to the wedding so that her warring father, Prince Andrew, could lead her down the aisle.
Due to social distance restrictions and current government guidelines that allowed a maximum of 30 people at a wedding, the couple (pictured on their wedding day) were unable to invite any of their famous friends, including singer Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, and Cressida Bonas
The Queen, 94, the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, and the parents of the bride, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, were among the “immediate family” who attended. Depicted, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi with the grandparents of the Bride, Queen and Prince Philip
The young couple was ‘desperately sad’ that wedding plans at St James’s Chapel Royal and a reception at Buckingham Palace had to be canceled and decided to get married ‘where possible’.
But they only had three weeks to organize caterers and florists, and for the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, to help rebuild and turn the Norman Hartnell 1960s evening dress into a wedding dress.
Meanwhile, Canon Paul Wright, dean of the Chapel Royal, and Canon Martin Poll, the Queen’s chaplain, who served on Friday, hastily arranged the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special marriage license.
More details about the secret ceremony have emerged over the past 72 hours, including the bride’s charming decision to wear the Queen’s wedding tiara on her own big day.
It also turned out that Edo’s son Christopher, known as Wolfie, served as a witness and messenger at the intimate service.
The church was decorated with pink and white delphiniums, roses, wax flower, and Windsor Great Park hydrangeas. In the photo, the newlyweds leave the chapel after their wedding
Guests were sworn to secrecy, with overnight stays at Royal Lodge, Andrew and Fergie’s grand Windsor home.
Edo’s sister Natalia, 38, and her husband Tod Yeomans, 36, arrived Thursday afternoon with their two children Coco and Freddie for a quick rehearsal.
Edo’s father, Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, came over from France, and bridesmaid Eugenie, 30, attended the ‘rehearsal dinner’ with husband Jack Brooksbank.
The secluded chapel of All Saints’ Day is opposite Royal Lodge, so Prince Andrew walked the bride to church and down the aisle. The Queen and Prince Philip had slipped in through a side entrance, maintaining social distance.
The Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, helped remodel and convert the 1960s Norman Hartnell evening dress (left) to serve as a wedding dress (right). Above a post shared by Alice Naylor-Leyland
The church was decorated with pink and white delphiniums, roses, wax flower, and Windsor Great Park hydrangeas.
Beatrice carried a bouquet of hanging jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink O’Hara garden roses, pink wax flower, baby pink astilbe and sprigs of myrtle. During the 30-minute shift
Sarah Ferguson and Mrs. Williams-Ellis read the bride and groom’s favorite poems: I Carry You In My Heart by EE Cummings and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.
There was no singing, but a selection of music was played along with the national anthem.
Later wedding photos were taken, including four for the media. None have Prince Andrew.