Thursday, November 21, 2019

Princess Beatrice may be forced to have 'private wedding abroad' after Andrew scandal

Beatrice may have to hold her wedding in private after the furore over her dad Prince Andrew's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, royal sources say.

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Princess Beatrice’s big day next year, with some insiders telling the Mirror she may have to tie the knot in a secluded castle or overseas.

Royal biographer Christopher Warwick told PA that the scandal would probably mean Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi would have to be a much smaller affair than her sister Prince Eugenie's.

Prince Andrew apologised to the Queen for bringing shame on the Royal Family as he was forced to bow out of public life.

The Prince said his relationship with pervert Jeffrey Epstein had become a “major disruption” as he kissed goodbye to his £249,000 royal allowance.

Of Epstein’s victims he said: “I deeply sympathise with everyone affected.”

In an astonishing day of developments, Andrew had an emergency meeting with the Queen where he issued a grovelling apology for heaping shame on the Royal Family.

A senior Palace source confirmed the Duke had vowed to “not return to public life until the Epstein case is closed or he has cleared his name”.

The palace insider said “that could be a considerable amount of time”.