The leadup to a wedding should be a time of bliss and bridal showers but for Princess Beatrice, 31, it’s becoming increasingly fraught as she faces what a royal expert is calling a huge Sussex-shaped ‘dilemma’.
On May 29, Beatrice and her husband-to-be, 37-year-old Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are set to tie the knot in front of an intimate group of 150 guests but are reportedly ‘worried’ about two invitees in particular: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
“Obviously they have to invite [Harry and Meghan], but they’re going to be worried,” royal expert Camilla Tominey said on UK morning TV show This Morning on Wednesday.
As for whether or not Meghan and Harry - who is Beatrice’s first cousin - will attend the wedding Camilla said, ‘there’s no reason why they wouldn’t go, they are still family’.
“But as the bride, [Beatrice] might be worried by a bit of upstaging,” she added.
Spotlight on the Sussexes
Indeed, Beatrice and her property developer beau’s upcoming nuptials will mark the Duke and Duchess’s first joint appearance in the UK following their shock departure from the royal family in January.
It’s likely that all eyes will be on the publicity-shy pair’s every move, instead of the bride and groom on their big day.
And considering the small size of the Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace where the private, non-televised ceremony will take place, there’ll be little room for the couple at the centre of the Megxit scandal to hide.
In comparison, Harry and Meghan’s 2018 wedding venue, Windsor Castle, can accommodate 800 guests.
Also threatening to steal the spotlight is bride Beatrice’s own father, the disgraced Prince Andrew, who is expected to walk her down the aisle.
The elder daughter of Andrew and Duchess Sarah Ferguson reportedly cancelled her December engagement party in the wake of the Duke of York’s ties to the Epstein sex scandal.
In an ironic twist, Beatrice and Edo were themselves accused of upstaging the Sussexes by announcing their September engagement while the Duke and Duchess were on an official tour of South Africa.
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