Speculations were recently put forward that Princess Beatrice who is expected to wed next year, won’t be as ‘royal’ as the typical royal wedding standards.
According to the news reports, the couple may want to avoid a spectacle after taxpayers’ fury over the £2 million spent on police to secure her younger sister Eugenie’s wedding last year, and intense focus on their father, Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York was recently under scrutiny over his friendship with late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide while he was awaiting his trail over sex trafficking. Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre which first surfaced in court papers in 2015.
Mrs Giuffre has claimed she was trafficked by Epstein to have sex with his rich and famous friends. Andrew has persistently denied these allegations.
According to the ‘Mirror’, Beatrice has been said to want a quieter, more private wedding than her sister’s. Beatrice is expected to avoid the risks of the inevitable spotlight for a more lavish wedding likely to irritate taxpayers skeptical about royal spending.
With sister Beatrice marrying a multimillionaire, there is speculation afoot that the royals will be under pressure to avoid taxpayers footing the bill for the proceedings.
Eugenie faced humiliation when she was turned down by the BBC for TV coverage of her wedding ceremony.
Reports speculated that Beatrice is considering opting for a marquee at her parents’ home for the reception at the rear of the Royal Lodge at Windsor.
The Princess is due to be wed to her love Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020, and tradition would have her father walk her down the aisle.