Princess Beatrice isolated with dad Prince Andrew before her wedding so he could walk her down the aisle – despite his absence from the official photos, it has been reported.
The apparent snub came after a torrid year for the Duke of York in which he’s faced damaging allegations over his relationship with millionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
It had previously been reported that Beatrice was isolating with Mr Mapelli Mozzi’s family in Oxfordshire.
But ahead of her surprise wedding, Beatrice had moved in with her parents at Royal Lodge in Windsor, meaning that the Duke was able to walk her down the aisle at the private ceremony, according to the Telegraph.
Despite current coronavirus rules prohibiting the father of the bride from walking his daughter down the aisle, sources confirmed that the royals were able to, since they were isolating together “for some time.”
The Palace released two initial wedding photos on Saturday — one featured the Princess and her new husband while the other showed the newlyweds with the Queen and Prince Philip.
Another two photos were later released – but Prince Andrew was still absent from both.
Beatrice, 31, wore a vintage 1950s dress loaned by the Queen’s wardrobe for the low-key occasion on Friday with less than 20 guests.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew and Fergie and Edoardo’s parents attended the “Covid secure” event along with the bride’s sister Princess Eugenie, 30, and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
Edoardo’s son Wolfie, three, from a previous relationship, was best man and page boy.
The bride also had the honour of wearing the Queen Mary Tiara — which Her Majesty had on for her wedding in 1947 — at the ceremony in the All Saints Chapel near Andrew’s Royal Lodge home at Windsor, Berkshire.
Though the national anthem was played during the ceremony, the guests were not allowed to sing, under coronavirus guidelines.
There were no comments from the couple, but a Palace statement said: “They decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May.
“The service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family.”