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Princess Beatrice sends rare personal message as husband Edoardo opens up about their lockdown life

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2-min read

Watch: Princess Beatrice discusses her lockdown wedding

Princess Beatrice has sent a rare personal message to royal fans as she thanked them for their well wishes after marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July.

The royal posted two photos on her Twitter account on Friday afternoon, from their big day, and said: “Thank you to everyone who has sent in and tweeted their best wishes for our special day in July. Edo and I are so excited to embark on this new chapter together.”

She added: “It was an honour to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day, I hope many of you are able to visit the exhibition which is still open at Windsor Castle.”

Beatrice, who is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, hadn’t tweeted since September 2019, when she announced her engagement to Mozzi.

It came on the same day that Mozzi revealed some details of their life at home, in an interview with the Financial Times.

Read more: Princess Beatrice opens up about her lockdown wedding for the first time

NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18th January 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. Copyright in the photograph is vested in Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Benjamin Wheeler. Publications are asked to credit the photograph to Benjamin Wheeler. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. This official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi showing them in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, after their wedding.
Beatrice and Edoardo Mozzi on their wedding day in Windsor in July. (Benjamin Wheeler)

Mozzi, who has a son from a previous relationship, told the paper: “I’ve fallen in love with cooking again. It’s been the epicentre of our family life and we come together for every meal. We are lucky enough to have a small vegetable garden and we cook seasonally. Even my son has got involved.”

He also said he would never part with his wedding ring, and shared that he always has a bottle of Casamigos tequila in his fridge.

His brother-in-law Jack Brooksbank, who is married to Princess Eugenie, is a brand ambassador for the company.

Beatrice and Mozzi had a secret wedding on 17 July, choosing to wed quietly at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge, Windsor.

Read more: Did the Queen wear a coronavirus brooch for her first visit since March?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12:  Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Beatrice and Mozzi, here in 2019, had to get married in a much smaller ceremony. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

They had been planning a grander day in London, including a reception in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, but had to postpone the ceremony and call off plans for the party because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Beatrice does not carry out official royal duties on behalf of the Queen but does enjoy a close relationship with Her Majesty, represented in the Queen’s willingness to lend her a dress for the wedding day.

The only official portraits released showed the happy couple and the Queen with Prince Philip.

Although Beatrice’s parents were present, they were not pictured in official images.

Beatrice and Mozzi both work full-time, and Mozzi was being interviewed in his role as a property developer.

Watch: Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress goes on display