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Prince Andrew will give Princess Beatrice away as her wedding is confirmed for May 29 with Buckingham Palace reception

AFTER a tumultuous few months for the royal family, they finally have some good news.

Princess Beatrice has revealed the date and location of her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are to marry on Friday May 29
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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are to marry on Friday May 29
Prince Andrew seen at the wheel of his Bentley today in Windsor
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Prince Andrew seen at the wheel of his Bentley today in WindsorCredit: London News Pictures

The statement read: "The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020.

In a post on the Queen's Instagram account, it was revealed that the eldest daughter, 31, of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York will wed her property developer fiancé, 37, on Friday May 29.

It was also announced that the ceremony will take place at The Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace - where Beatrice and more recently Prince Louis were christened - with a reception to follow at Buckingham Palace.

"The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019. 

The Queen's granddaughter will walk down the aisle at The Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace
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The Queen's granddaughter will walk down the aisle at The Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace Credit: AFP - Getty
It is also the place where she was christened in 1988
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It is also the place where she was christened in 1988
The engaged couple spent Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham
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The engaged couple spent Christmas with the Queen at SandringhamCredit: Getty - Contributor

"The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. 

"The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace."

It was accompanied by a picture of Beatrice and Edoardo taken by her younger sister Princess Eugenie shortly after they became engaged last year.

Royal correspondent Rebecca English also shared on Twitter that the Duke of York will give his daughter away.

Princess Eugenie  shared a photo of her and Beatrice being bridesmaids at their nanny Alison Wardley's wedding in 1993, this afternoon
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Princess Eugenie shared a photo of her and Beatrice being bridesmaids at their nanny Alison Wardley's wedding in 1993, this afternoonCredit: Instagram
She posted the throwback photo on her Instagram account where she shared her excitement
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She posted the throwback photo on her Instagram account where she shared her excitement Credit: Instagram

The expert confirmed that the event will not be televised, and she added: "This will be a very different ceremony and far less public to that of Princess Eugenie."

Eugenie was quick to congratulate her older sister on the announcement on Instagram, where she shared a throwback snap of them both as children.

The Princess of York shared a photo of them being bridesmaids at their nanny Alison Wardley's wedding in 1993.

Captioning the snap Euegnie wrote: " She's so excited.... Today the family announced Beatrice will marry Edo on 29th May 2020. Very proud of this moment. Xx"

They will celebrate with a private reception at Buckingham Palace
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They will celebrate with a private reception at Buckingham PalaceCredit: Alamy
Beatrice's younger sister Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in 2018
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Beatrice's younger sister Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in 2018Credit: AFP - Getty

The Queen's granddaughter is understood to have accepted the monarch's offer of a reception at Buckingham Palace as show of support after a bumpy few months for her family.

Speaking last week to the Daily Mail, a friend said: "Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept.

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

The three most recent royal nuptials were all held at Windsor Castle.

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

The upcoming nuptials of the Queen's granddaughter comes as Prince Andrew is continued to be embroiled in the Epstein scandal
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The upcoming nuptials of the Queen's granddaughter comes as Prince Andrew is continued to be embroiled in the Epstein scandalCredit: Getty Images - Getty

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

It had been thought that Beatrice and Edoardo - who joined Her Majesty at Sandringham for Christmas - would probably hold the ceremony at the Guards' Chapel at Wellington Barracks.

However, that remained 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.

It comes after we exclusively revealed that Beatrice was furious at being forced to put off announcing the date of her wedding for a second time due to her father's links to the Epstein scandal.

Previously, it was thought that she would marry Edoardo in June on a date that didn't clash with her grandmother's beloved Royal Ascot.

In other royal news, we told you how Prince William is "relieved" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have moved to Canada.

We also revealed that the Queen has two fittings for every outfit as comfort is key.

And Kate Middleton apologises to girl for not looking like "real princess" Cinderella.

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