Prince Andrew’s Epstein scandal caused Princess Beatrice to change her wedding date twice

Prince Andrew’s ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has greatly impacted his daughter’s wedding plans.

After months of tension following the royal scandal, Princess Beatrice finally gave an update on what should be one of the happiest moments of her life.

In November 2019, the patriarch publicly stepped back from his royal duties following a nuclear interview attempting to clear his name.

“The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal],” a source told People magazine on Wednesday. “It will be smaller than the original plan.”

Beatrice, who is the eldest daughter of the Duke of York, 59, and Sarah Ferguson, 60, is set to wed financier Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, at St. James’ Palace in London on May 29. The 31-year-old will also enjoy a reception at her grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s gardens at Buckingham Palace.

Unlike Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and even her younger sister Princess Eugenie’s nuptials, Beatrice and Mozzi’s wedding will be a smaller celebration, the outlet noted. The couple will also not have a carriage procession.

A royal source insisted it “is keeping with their wishes for a more low-key” affair.

The source also shared Andrew will be present and walk his daughter down the aisle.

“Andrew will probably give a toast at the reception like any father of the bride,” said the source. “They will try to normalize this as much as possible.”

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