Here comes the royal bride-to-be!
When Princess Beatrice marries fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace on May 29, the 31-year-old daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew will officially become an Italian “Contessa.”
“Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation,” Edoardo’s father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, recently told The Daily Mail. He noted that Beatrice can also call herself a “Nobile Donna,” or a noblewoman, following the union.
Count Alessandro continued, “He is a count — his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna.”
Though details surrounding Beatrice’s big day are being kept under wraps, some speculate that her wedding will be a low-key affair in comparison to younger sister Eugenie‘s, as well as Meghan Markle‘s.
Still, it’s expect the future countess will wear a tiara down the aisle.
“I think Princess Beatrice will definitely wear a beautiful diamond tiara on her wedding day. It’s a royal tradition, so why wouldn’t she? Also, given the milestone that is being celebrated, a beautiful diamond headpiece is the perfect accessory as natural diamonds are the ultimate symbol of love, romance and longevity,” jewelry and diamond expert Grant Mobley recently told Page Six Style.
“Also, Princess Beatrice and her sister Eugenie are well known for their fabulously outrageous hats, so it would make sense for Beatrice to wear a magnificent diamond tiara,” he continued.
While Eugenie, 29, opted for the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara for her October 2018 wedding to Jack Brooksbank, it’s possible Beatrice could select a headpiece that doesn’t contain colorful gems.
“There are some wonderful options she could choose from, including the Burmese Ruby Tiara, the Modern Sapphire Tiara and the Five Aquamarine Tiara. However, since Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring contains no colored stones, unlike Eugenie’s, my guess is she will opt to forego colored gemstones in the tiara she chooses,” Mobley explained.
When Edoardo, 36, proposed to Beatrice in Italy last September, he presented her with a platinum and diamond engagement ring, which he helped design with British jeweler Shaun Leane.
Sarah Ferguson in the York Tiara at her 1986 wedding to Prince Andrew.
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Kate Middleton in the Cartier Halo Tiara at her 2011 wedding to Prince William.
Kate Middleton in the Lotus Flower Tiara during a 2015 state dinner with China’s president, Xi Jinping.
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Meghan Markle in Queen Mary’s bandeau tiara at her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
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Princess Eugenie in the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara at her October 2018 wedding to Jack Brooksbank.
Kate Middleton twins with Princess Beatrice in glittering green gown
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Mobley believes Beatrice could choose a more sentimental piece — like the York Diamond Tiara, which Ferguson received as a gift from Queen Elizabeth before she and Andrew tied the knot in 1986.
“This is one of the most likely contenders. Princess Eugenie surprised everyone by wearing the Greville Tiara, as most people thought she would end up wearing the York family tiara in honor of her mother. Since there are only two daughters in the family, it is likely that Princess Beatrice will select this sentimental tiara for her big day,” Mobley said.
The stunning piece “is made entirely out of natural diamonds set in platinum with an intricate swirled pattern of jewels of various sizes and a large diamond sitting on top,” Mobley described. “It’s a classic design that will complement any style of dress. Natural diamonds are timeless and transcend generations, no one knows this better than the royal family.”
While the Lotus Flower Tiara — previously worn by Kate Middleton for a 2015 state banquet dinner — and the Strathmore Rose Tiara could also be in the mix, Mobley believes that Beatrice’s chosen headpiece will be the focal point of her wedding ensemble.
“I do think she will complement her tiara and stunning engagement ring with delicate diamond jewelry,” he said. “She may be inclined to wear more subtle jewelry, which would allow guests to focus on her tiara.”
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