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Beatrice opens up on ‘new chapter’ and honour of wearing Queen’s dress in rare post

In a rare tweet Princess Beatrice wrote: “Thank you to everyone who has sent in and tweeted their best wishes for our special day in July. Edo and I are so excited to embark on this new chapter together.” The Queen’s granddaughter, 32, rarely uses her public Twitter account – her last post announced her engagement to to Edo in September last year – so royal fans were surprised again when Beatrice post a second message today.

Princess Beatrice has a lot of look forward to in the coming months with her sister Princess Eugenie due to give birth to her first child next year.

Beatrice, who has become stepmother to Edo’s son Wolfie, will also be a royal auntie earlier next year according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

In a second message post on Twitter today, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, gushed about how it was an honour to wear a dress from the Queen, which Her Majesty loaned to her for the special day as well as a tiara.

Sharing a picture of her wedding dress on display in Windsor Castle, the Princess wrote: “It was an honour to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day, I hope many of you are able to visit the exhibition which is still open at Windsor Castle.”

Princess Beatrice married Edo in a secret ceremony on July 17, 2020 after the special day – originally scheduled for May 29 – was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The wedding details were announced later and the Royal Family share pictures of the beaming bride and groom with Her Majesty and Prince Philip.

The pair were married in the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor.

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Beatrice wore the Queen’s ivory “Peau De Soie taffeta” by Norman Hartnell which was modified by Her Majesty’s dressmaker Angela Kelly for the occasion.

The Queen also loaned Beatrice her Queen Mary Fringe Tiara, which the monarch wore on her wedding day to Philip in 1947.

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Beatrice’s wedding dress, shoes and replica bouquet are on display in the State Dining Room at Windsor Castle until November 22.

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