Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, were seen arriving at the Queen’s Scottish residence, Balmoral in recent days. Eugenie and Jack, who have been married since 2018, were photographed upon arrival to the Aberdeenshire home, carrying a gift for the Queen. It is traditional for members of the Royal Family to visit the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the Balmoral estate over the holidays, seeing as they spend every summer there. But, this year, Princess Beatrice will not be in attendance.
Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, recently tied the knot in a surprise wedding ceremony on July 17.
Following their nuptials, the couple headed off on a low-key honeymoon to France.
A source said the couple were on “a small honeymoon in France”, adding: “They have a longer, more luxurious honeymoon planned for August.”
Now, it has become apparent they will not be leaving their marital home for at least two weeks upon their return, following news of France being scrapped from the air bridge list.
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Beatrice and Edoardo had originally planned to skip the honeymoon, but decided at the last minute to take a trip to France.
The source added: “The wedding was arranged in a couple of weeks, and with lockdown their choice of honeymoon destinations were severely curtailed.
“They weren’t going to bother but at the last minute, they decided to pack up the car and head out. They’re a very down-to-earth couple.”
On August 15, the Government imposed quarantine restrictions on holidaymakers returning from France, meaning the couple will not be able to leave their home for two weeks.
The couple organised their wedding around the Queen’s schedule to make sure she could be in attendance.
A friend of the couple told : “A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus.
“They were obviously very keen for the Queen to come, so the wedding had to happen before she goes up to Balmoral and this was a great opportunity.”
Beatrice honoured her grandmother with another sweet wedding gesture by wearing the Queen’s Norman Hartnell dress as her own wedding gown.
A source said: “Beatrice made a request [to borrow one from the Queen], and that was kindly granted – and it looked amazing! It was touching for both of them.”
As well as the dress, Beatrice also wore the same tiara the Queen wore when she married Prince Philip in 1947.
The source added: “Beatrice talks about her grandmother often, and it’s clear there is a strong bond there – the dress and the tiara could not have been more perfect.”
And the York sisters are known for their love of Balmoral, and being with the grandmother, with Princess Eugenie previously describing Balmoral as “the most beautiful place on earth.”
Speaking in an ITV documentary, she said: “It’s the most beautiful place on earth. I think Granny is the most happy there. I think she really, really loves the Highlands.”
And last summer, Bea brought Edo with her to Balmoral for the first time – an early indication of what was to come for the couple and just how serious they were about each other.