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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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