Princess Beatrice's Wedding Dress Pays Tribute to Her Mom Sarah Ferguson's Bridal Look

Harper's Bazaar Staff
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Photo credit: Benjamin Wheeler/PA Wire/John Shelley Collection/Avalon - Getty Images
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From Town & Country

  • Princess Beatrice got married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17, 2020.

  • For the occasion, the princess wore one of Queen Elizabeth's gowns.

  • Beatrice's gown shared some similarities with her mother's Lindka Cierach wedding dress.

Princess Beatrice looked absolutely stunning at her royal wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The low-key nuptials had a minimal guest list, and took place at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor.

For the special occasion, Beatrice opted for a vintage ivory gown made from Peau De Soie taffeta, and trimmed with ivory Duchess satin. The dress, which belongs to Queen Elizabeth, was designed by Norman Hartnell, and then customized to the bride's needs. It features organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice. The bride's gown was the perfect royal bridal look, and shared some similarities with Princess Beatrice's mother's wedding dress.

Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew on July 23, 1986, wearing a Lindka Cierach gown. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Duchess of York's gown was "beaded with the bees and thistles of the bride’s coat of arms." The publication continued, "Anchors and waves, to honor her new husband, an officer in the Royal Navy, were embroidered on the 17 1/2-foot train, centered with his monogram, a large A. Four S’s, for Sarah, were outlined in beads on the pearl-edged bodice." While Beatrice's gown didn't feature these personal touches, there was some overlap between the dresses.

Photo credit: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Benjamin Wheeler/PA Wire - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Benjamin Wheeler/PA Wire - Getty Images

Mother and daughter both opted for wedding gowns with partial sleeves, which they accessorized with full veils. Both dresses also featured ivory Duchess satin, were of similar shapes, and included intricate adornments and fitted bodices.

Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi's wedding ceremony was small on account of the coronavirus pandemic, and was attended by close family, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

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