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Princess Beatrice won’t have Windsor wedding – but Queen offers a Buckingham Palace reception in show of support

SINCE announcing her engagement last summer, Princess Beatrice has experienced a bumpy few months as she plans her wedding.

However, it has now been revealed that - unlike her sister Princess Eugenie and cousin Prince Harry's 2018 nuptials - the Queen's granddaughter, 31, won't be getting married to fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Windsor later this year.

Princess Beatrice and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will enjoy a Buckingham Palace wedding reception
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Princess Beatrice and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will enjoy a Buckingham Palace wedding receptionCredit: Splash News

According to the Daily Mail, the monarch, 93, has offered for the eldest child of Prince Andrew, 59, and Sarah, Duchess of York, 60, to have her reception at Buckingham Palace as a mark of support.

"Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept," a friend is reported as saying.

"It was a really special gesture as it will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine's in 2011."

Plans for Beatrice and her Italian property developer boyfriend, 37, to tie the knot in London come after the three most recent royal nuptials were all held at Windsor Castle.

The Queen's morale-boosting offer will make the couple the first to celebrate their big day at her London residence since Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011
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The Queen's morale-boosting offer will make the couple the first to celebrate their big day at her London residence since Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011Credit: Getty - Contributor

Harry, 35, wed Meghan Markle, 38, in May 2018, while Eugenie, 29, married Jack Brooksbank, 34, that October.

Last year, Lady Gabriella Windsor, 38, exchanged vows with businessman Thomas Kingston in the same location.

It is thought that prior to a reception at Her Majesty's official London residence, Beatrice and Edoardo will probably hold the ceremony at the Guards' Chapel at Wellington Barracks.

However, this remains unconfirmed as the Duke of York's role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards has been in doubt since he "stepped back" from royal duties in November.

Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor castle in October 2018
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Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor castle in October 2018Credit: PA:Press Association
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also exchanged vows there in the May of that year
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also exchanged vows there in the May of that year Credit: Getty - Contributor

Last year, it was revealed that Beatrice and Edoardo's big day is "set for June" - but the date won't clash with Queen's favourite Royal Ascot.

It has also been claimed that Andrew will walk his daughter down the aisle at the low-key ceremony.

Prince Andrew will walk his eldest daughter down the aisle later this year
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Prince Andrew will walk his eldest daughter down the aisle later this yearCredit: Getty - Contributor

However, the duke stayed away from Beatrice's engagement bash in December over "fear of abuse" from guests.

A royal expert has claimed that following "embarrassment" over the cost of her younger sister's big day, Beatrice will celebrate with a much less lavish affair.

In other royal news, we told you how Kate Middleton "always beats" Prince William at tennis, reveals former great of the game.

We also revealed how Meghan Markle was branded a "mini Kardashian" by Piers Morgan in latest attack.

And the Queen is looking for a cook - and you'll get to live at Buckingham Palace.

Princess Beatrice is rethinking wedding plans to avoid ‘embarrassment’ over cost of Eugenie’s big day, expert claims
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