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Who Will Be in Attendance at Princess Beatrice's Wedding?

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By Brittany Sims

Princess Beatrice announced her engagement this past fall to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on social media. As per British tradition, the page boys and bridesmaids (bridesmaids and groomsmen in American culture) are usually children, so one can only assume that Prince William and Kate Middleton's children will be in attendance at the wedding. However, with the recent scandal of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Canada, will Archie Harrison play a part in the wedding and will Harry and Meghan be invited?

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Despite all of the drama, Buckingham Palace recently confirmed that her wedding will take place on May 29th inside the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace. A reception, hosted by Beatrice's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will take place after at Buckingham Palace. One of the biggest delays in planning the wedding has been all of the drama involving her family over the past few months. One thing for sure Princess Beatrice and Edoardo have asked guests not to bring them gifts.

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Prince George is expected to be a page boy. This could also be the first time being in a wedding for Prince Louis, William and Kate's youngest child. The palace has not confirmed this news yet, but with George being third in line to the thrown and the oldest child, it is most likely guaranteed. George and his sister, Princess Charlotte, had a part in Princess Eugenie's, Beatrice's younger sister, wedding a few years back. They will steal the show once again.

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One big question that still keeps people guessing is will Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie be invited? If so, will Archie be a page boy? Archie will be a year old by then and may be barely able to walk. With the scandal of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving the royal family, Beatrice may not want to cause any conflict, but then again she may want her cousin in attendance. However, this is not the only hurdle the fiancees have to face.

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It is tradition to have the father walk the bride down the aisle. However, with Prince Andrew's recent sex scandal, the royal family has gone back and forth on the issue, but ultimately, the Duke of York will walk his daughter down the aisle. Onlookers can also expect Beatrice's mom, Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, at the wedding., most likely sans her new boyfriend. Fergie and Prince Andrew got divorced in 1996. It will be a very interesting, but lowkey wedding.

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All we know if Beatrice and Edoardo will have a beautiful wedding, despite the controversy and will break royal protocol. Mozzi is a property tycoon and is not a royal. He already has a two-year-old son, but there are no reports on if he will be involved in the wedding. Their wedding will most likely be the last high profile royal wedding for several years and possibly the last attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. Best of luck to the new couple!

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