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Princess Beatrice Weds In Vintage Norman Hartnell Dress

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In a very 2020 wedding, Britsh Royal Princess Beatrice has married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private, socially distanced wedding on Friday.

The bride wore a vintage dress designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, on loan from the Queen, which featured slight adjustments to the sleeves and hem to cater to the occasion.

Princess Beatrice chose the exquisite Queen Mary tiara which was worn by both the Queen and Princess Anne on their wedding days but has rarely been seen in public outside of those two occasions.

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Queen Elizabeth in the dress designed by Sir Norman Hartnell at the film premiere of Lawrence of Arabia in 1962

Sir Norman Hartnell was a prominent British fashion designer throughout the 1900s, well known for his work for the Royal family. He designed Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress in 1947 and her 1953 Coronation Dress. Hartnell’s designs are highly sought-after vintage collectibles today.

The entrance of the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, where the couple wed, was stunningly adorned with roses, delphiniums, hydrangeas and wax flowers and the bride carried a bouquet of jasmine, sweet pea, rose, baby astilbe and sprigs of myrtle.

The wedding breakfast was held in a luxury Indian tent and was blue-and-white themed. Caterers, Spook London provided canapes and a sit-down lunch with wine and champagne.

The wedding was a far cry from some of the more elaborate Royal wedding celebrations of the last few years and very fitting for the current times.

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