- Princess Beatrice will marry property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020.
- Although a date and location are yet to be announced, there are many factors that indicate the couple’s nuptials will be different to the royal weddings of Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie.
- For instance, the ceremony likely won’t be televised, as the BBC confirmed to Insider that it won’t provide live coverage of the ceremony, while Express reports that ITV won’t cover it either.
- The wedding will also be privately funded, Buckingham Palace confirmed to Insider.
- Here’s everything you need to know about Beatrice and Mozzi’s upcoming wedding.
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While the UK’s two leading broadcasters, BBC and ITV, achieved a combined viewing average of 11 million people for Markle’s nuptials in 2018, according to The Telegraph, the same numbers aren’t expected for Beatrice’s wedding.
The BBC confirmed to Insider it won’t be providing live coverage of the royal wedding, and the Express reports that ITV also won’t cover it.
Although the date and location of the wedding are yet to be confirmed, there are many factors that could indicate what type of wedding this will be.
Here’s everything we know about Beatrice and Mozzi’s upcoming nuptials so far.
The wedding will likely be far more private than Beatrice’s sister Eugenie’s
While it was announced that the BBC won’t broadcast the ceremony live, a spokesperson for the company told Insider: “There will be news coverage of the wedding across our services.”
It’s worth noting that the BBC also did not provide live coverage of Beatrice’s sister Eugenie’s wedding in 2018. Meanwhile, 3.9 million viewers watched the royal’s nuptials to Jack Brooksbank on ITV, according to the BBC.
Although ITV did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, a spokesperson for the company reportedly said it “definitely won’t be televising” Beatrice’s wedding in a statement made to the Express.
Despite this, royal correspondent Robert Jobson believes the ceremony could still be shown on TV.
“I don’t think a decision has been made yet,” Jobson, royal editor at the Evening Standard, told Insider.
“Television is dictated by audiences. If the executives think they can get the numbers they will put that first. Princess Eugenie’s wedding actually got good audience numbers for ITV.”
Nonetheless, it may be the couple’s choice to keep the ceremony private. After all, the wedding won’t be paid for by public funds, unlike Eugenie and Markle’s.
“As was confirmed at the time of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Mozzi’s engagement, the cost of the wedding will be met privately,” a palace spokesperson told Insider.
“The wedding will take place in 2020. Further details about the wedding will be announced in due course.”
This comes after 46,000 people signed a petition to protest the £2 million ($2.6 million) cost of Eugenie’s wedding, which was funded by British taxpayers, The Independent reports.
However, the spokesperson would not comment on whether the ceremony will be televised live.
The guest list will include A-listers and royals, such as Ellie Goulding and Meghan Markle
There could be many famous faces at the couple’s wedding, if the guest list at their engagement party is any indication.
British singer Ellie Goulding was among the celebrities pictured arriving at the event, hosted at London hotel Chiltern Firehouse in December.
Also in attendance at the engagement party were Pippa Middleton and James Middleton, the siblings of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Although Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were not photographed at the event, it’s likely they could attend the wedding itself, as they both attended Eugenie’s nuptials in 2018.