Princess Beatrice just got married wearing Queen Elizabeth's vintage dress and tiara

Photo / Benjamin Wheeler via The Royal Family Instagram

Photo / Benjamin Wheeler via The Royal Family Instagram

Princess Beatrice is married and her "something borrowed" was from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen loaned a vintage dress to Princess Beatrice for her wedding day on Friday.

The 31-year-old royal tied the knot with property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a small ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, with Beatrice walking down the aisle wearing a gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell and lent to her by the Queen.

Photographs from Beatrice's wedding also show that she wore the Queen Mary tiara, which was worn by the Queen when she married Prince Philip in 1947.

In one of the photographs released by Buckingham Palace, the newlyweds are seen smiling as they leave the chapel through its flower-covered archway.

In the other snap, they are stood outside the entrance with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Beatrice's grandparents.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11am on Friday 17 July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines."

The Royal Chapel of All Saints can accommodate 180 people so there was ample room for social distancing among the 20 guests at the ceremony.

Beatrice and Edoardo, 37, are long-time family friends, who started dating in October 2018 and got engaged in September last year. They were due to wed in May but their wedding was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Edoardo is the son of former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Shale and has son Christopher, with his former partner Dara Huang.

It was previously reported that Christopher - who is also known as Wolfie - was set to take on the prestigious role of best man at the nuptials as they wanted to show that he is "loved and embraced by his stepmother".

Meanwhile, Beatrice's mother Sarah Ferguson recently insisted her daughter is happier than ever thanks to her romance with Edoardo.

Fergie - who also has 30-year-old daughter Princess Eugenie with ex-husband Prince Andrew - said: "Beatrice is the happiest I have ever seen her in my life.

She and Edo have a great love for each other and passion for life. For them to be getting married fills my heart with joy."

When the couple announced their engagement in September 2019, they admitted they "couldn't wait" to get married.

The happy couple said: "We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can't wait to be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."

- Bang! Showbiz