'Princess' Beatrice

Princess Beatrice wore Queen Elizabeth’s dress and tiara for private wedding – Page Six

July 19, 2020 | 9:43am

Princess Beatrice’s low-key wedding was a far cry from a traditional royal affair, with the bride even opting to wear a second-hand dress.

The Princess of York raided The Queen’s wardrobe and chose to borrow a dress her grandmother had first worn back in 1962.

Beatrice, 31, also wore the tiara worn by the Queen on her own wedding day back in 1947 as she said ‘I do’ to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The gorgeous white satin gown features a waterfall of intricate beaded embroidery from the bodice to the mid-thigh.

The sleeveless dress also has embellished shoulder straps and additional beading at the waist.

The royal bride, 31, chose to add her own personal touch to the dress by having a pair of sheer, puffed sleeves sewn into the straps.

Beatrice also had the underskirts removed opting for a simple silk trim on the hem rather than the puff-ball skirt her grandmother wore.

The dress was the creation of Norman Hartnell a designer loved by the monarch.

As well as the dress, Beatrice also borrowed a tiara from The Queen’s jewelry collection as is custom for royal brides.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947Getty Images

However, it wasn’t just any tiara, it was the same tiara worn by the Queen when she married Prince Philip back in 1947.

Her Majesty wore the gown along with a fur stole and a ceremonial sash at a state dinner held in honor of the then Italian President Giovanni Gronchi at the British Embassy in Rome on 4th May 1961.

The Queen was one of the few guests in attendance at the wedding in Windsor on Friday.

The couple were married in a small family ceremony that took place at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, with the permission of the Queen.

The couple decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May.

Working within government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family.

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'Princess' Beatrice

Princess Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in private Windsor ceremony attended by the queen – Fox News

Princess Beatrice tied the knot to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private ceremony in Windsor attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other “close family” members.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the unannounced nuptials in a statement to Fox News Friday morning.

“The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor,” a spokeswoman at Buckingham Palace said.


This undated photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Britain's Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in Italy. Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson announced on Thursday Sept. 25, 2src19, the engagement of their elder daughter, Princess Beatrice to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

This undated photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in Italy. Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson announced on Thursday Sept. 25, 2019, the engagement of their elder daughter, Princess Beatrice to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
(Photo by Princess Eugenie/Buckingham Palace via AP)

The ceremony was attended by a “small” group of guests, including Beatrice’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The remaining guests were “close family” members, the palace said.

The royal wedding comes nearly two months after Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson‘s eldest daughter and her fiance Mozzi had no choice but to postpone their big day, originally scheduled for May 29, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ceremony was initially set to take place at St. James Palace in London, with a lavish reception at Elizabeth’s garden in Buckingham Palace.


Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2src19 hosted by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Inspiring People' project at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2src19, in London, England.

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Inspiring People’ project at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019, in London, England.
(David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

In April, the palace confirmed to Fox News that the couple was exploring other options.

“Princess Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances,” a spokesperson for the couple told Fox News at the time. “In line with government advice for the U.K. and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for 29th May.”

The couple’s decision came after the U.K. government extended the nationwide lockdown for an additional three weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The British royal and the 37-year-old property developer had reportedly already rescheduled it twice due to Beatrice’s father Prince Andrew’s public scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein.


The newlyweds announced their engagement in September 2019. Mozzi popped the question during a trip to Italy.

The first cousin of Princes William and Harry was rumored to have started dating Mozzi in November 2018, after she split from her boyfriend of nearly a decade, Dave Clark, in 2016.

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'Princess' sister

Kim Jong Un’s ‘Princess’ sister is turning into the Terminator – New York Post

Rocketman better watch out. His kid sister, nicknamed “Princess” in North Korea and sometimes referred to as the “Twisted Sister,” is now acting more like the Terminator.

Kim Yo Jong, all regal cheekbones and icy glare, ordered a joint liaison office for both North and South Korea blown up last week as part of an aggressive charge against South Korea — and by extension the United States. She also slammed the leader of South Korea and threatened military action in a sudden seizing of power that may or may not be authorized by her big brother.

Some wonder if she is the Hermit Kingdom’s new dragon lady, and want to know her endgame.

“From what I’ve observed she is cold and ruthless and haughty,” said Suzanne Scholte, the American founding co-chair of Free North Korea Radio and president of the Washington DC Defense Forum.

“Her new aggressiveness is part of the consolidation and solidification of power. Kim Jong Un has to show that if something were to happen to him, there’s a successor and that the Kim family … bloodline is still in power.”

Once described only as her brother’s close aide, one who would fetch him a crystal ashtray while he smoked, Kim Yo Jong has made herself a force to be reckoned with almost overnight in Pyongyang.

“There is no No. 2 in North Korea but she is acting like a No. 2,” David Maxwell, a retired US Army Special Forces colonel and North Korea expert, told the Post. “It’s very unlikely she could be doing this on her own. Kim must have given her the authority. That provides him with options for the future.”

She’s young and female, but talk that North Korea would never accept a woman leader is untrue, some say.

“She’s fierce and formidable and I don’t think her gender is an issue at all,” Sean King, an Asian specialist at Park Strategies, told the Post.

King said women run the powerful black markets in North Korea despite the country’s rep as a rock-solid patriarchy. It’s the mystical Mount Paektu bloodline that matters, he said, even though it’s based on a lie.

Kim Yo Jong, who was educated at posh Swiss schools like her brother, lives in the luxurious and fortress-like palace compound in Pyongyang, reportedly with her high-ranking political official husband Choe Song. They are believed to have a 5-year-old daughter. Her brother has a place there as well, although he prefers his Mar-a-Lago-style compound in the seaside resort town of Wonsan.

Kim Yo Jong represented North Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics held in South Korea and she was at her brother’s side at summits with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in, President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China. She reportedly fell out of favor after the disastrous Hanoi summit in 2019 ended abruptly without any sanctions lifted — but has clawed her way back to power.

Kim Yo Jong slammed the South’s leader, Moon Jae-in last week, saying it was “sickening to listen to his speech” calling for peace on the Korean peninsula.

“He seems to be insane, though he appears to be normal outwardly,” she fumed.

She also railed against the anti-regime propaganda leaflets long launched into North Korea in balloons organized by defectors and their US allies and called the perpetrators “human scum” and “mongrel dogs.”

On Friday, North Korea said they would flood “leaflet bombs of justice” to “terrorize” the south in retaliation. North Koreans have amassed a pile of leaflets “as big as a mountain,” state news agency KCNA reported Friday.

Even veteran observers of North Korea aren’t sure if Kim Yo Jong’s sudden coming-out is more proof that the roly-poly Rocketman is on his last legs — he was last seen publicly on May 1 — and needs to groom his sister as successor, or if the two of them just want to keep the West guessing.

Insiders say that Kim is under tremendous pressure from the old men who help him run North Korea because he hasn’t managed to get UN sanctions lifted.

“It could be part of a deception strategy,” Maxwell said. “He’s sitting back watching us speculating. Remember this is all about the sanctions and North Korea is taking aim at the south to pressure them to intervene with Washington.”

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