Royal wedding postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

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After Princess Beatrice was forced to cancel her highly-anticipated wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi due to the coronavirus pandemic, yet another royal has had to postpone their nuptials.

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark was set to marry American lawyer Matthew Kumar later this month on the Greek island of Spetses, however, the wedding has been put on hold as a result of the pandemic.

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark and fiance Matthew Kumar
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark was set to marry American lawyer Matthew Kumar later this month, but the wedding has been postponed due to coronavirus. Photo: Instagram/Princess Theodora

Theodora is the daughter of former King of Greece, Constantine II, and his wife, Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark.

The Princess, who was born in London and now lives in Los Angeles and stars in The Bold and the Beautiful, met her future husband in America.

Theodora and her family have a close connection with the British Royal family as Constantine is a second cousin to Prince Charles. The Queen is also Theodora's godmother, while King Constantine is Prince William's godfather.

It was expected that Prince Charles and Prince William would attend the wedding.

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When Theodora first announced the engagement on Instagram she wrote, "Words can’t express our happiness and excitement. I can’t wait to marry this wonderful man. I love you Matt."

There's no word yet on another date for the wedding.

Princess Beatrice’s wedding plans on hold

Originally, when Princess Beatrice's wedding was postponed, it was believed the couple would have an intimate wedding with just close family, however, it's since been revealed the entire wedding has been postponed indefinitely.

“There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding,” a spokesperson told People. “They aren’t even thinking about their wedding at this time.”

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice of York attend the Lenny Kravitz & Dom Perignon 'Assemblage' exhibition
Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have been forced to postpone their nuptials until after the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Getty

“There will come a time to rearrange, but that’s not yet.”

Initially the nuptials were somewhat overshadowed by her father Prince Andrew’s headline-grabbing friendship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew gave a disastrous interview with BBC Newsnight in which he said he did not regret being friends with Epstein - who killed himself in prison while awaiting trial for sexual offences.

He stepped back from royal duties in November last year, and since then, Beatrice announced plans for a wedding on a much smaller scale than her sister’s grand Windsor affair.

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