British Royal Family

Princess Beatrice had two rather unexpected guests at her secret wedding - and they were centre stage for part of it

The Princess married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret late last week.

By Jess Pullar
When the world found out that Princess Beatrice had got married in secret, we were frankly begging to know more.
As the hours went by, we learned that Beatrice had married her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with whom she was forced to postpone their original May wedding date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Windsor in a private ceremony attended by around 20 guests.
We then learned that one of those select 20 was the Queen herself, along with Beatrice and Edo's immediate family.
But that still didn't tell us the other lucky select few who were chosen to attend the top secret nuptials.
Buckingham Palace released a statement around 24 hours after their secret nuptials, confirming that the ceremony only included the pair's "close family".
But according to a new report from HELLO!, there were two other guests who you might be surprised to learn of: Edo's young niece and nephew, Coco and Freddie.
Beatrice and Edoardo's wedding party included the groom's young niece and nephew. (Image: Benjamin Wheeler / PA)
According to the report, the young children joined their cousin Wolfie, who is the four-year-old son of Edo, in taking up a rather important role in the wedding.
Indeed while Wolfie undertook the ultimate job of best man, Coco and Freddie played bridesmaid and pageboy alongside their cousin.
Beatrice and Edoardo were married in secret on Friday, July 17. (Image: Benjamin Wheeler / PA)
While it's unclear as to who else attended the wedding, we do have some idea as to who didn't.
HELLO! confirmed Duchess Catherine, Prince William and their three children George, Charlotte and Louis were not present at the nuptials.
That said, there's no doubt the Cambridge's celebrated in another special way.
On Sunday, Kate and Wills added to Beatrice and Edo's long list of well-wishers, sharing an official image from Bea's wedding to their Instagram account with a congratulatory message.
"Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi who were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday!" The pair wrote.
Kate and Wills shared this special message to Bea and her new husband. (Instagram)
Meanwhile Princess Eugenie, who was one of the lucky few to attend the ceremony, also shared her own congratulations to her elder sister and new brother-in-law.
"Couldn't Bea happier (get it) 🐝... ," she wrote in a jovial pun on her sister's name.

"What a complete joy and privilege to watch you, my beautiful big sister, walk down the aisle to dear Edo. I am so proud of you and I'm so excited to support you in the next chapter of your life. We are going to have so much fun together. ⁣

"Happy wedding day to you both xxxx," she finished.

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