The Duchess of York has revealed her daughter Princess Beatrice will tie the knot in the UK – squashing rumours of an Italian wedding.
Sarah Ferguson, 59, made the comment when she arrived on the red carpet at the luminous fundraising gala as part of the BFI London Film Festival 2019 last week.
The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, who is better known as ‘Fergie’, said: ‘It can only be Britain and anyway don’t believe what you read.’
Her appearance at the event came just days after she revealed she shed ‘tears of joys’ after her eldest daughter Princess Beatrice, 31, announced her engagement to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Sarah Ferguson, 59, has revealed her daughter Princess Beatrice, 31, will tie the knot in the UK – and not in Italy. Pictured, at the BFI Luminous Fundraising Gala at The Roundhouse in London on October 1
The official engagement photos (pictured) released by Buckingham Palace were taken in Italy by Princess Beatrice’s sister Princess Eugenie. Pictured, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
During the evening, Fergie also told of her excitement about the big day and enthused: ‘It’s just extraordinary, she’s just such a beauty and to see her eyes shining.
‘I’m so proud, and I’ve known Edo since he was four, and he’s got a lovely mum. It’s really, really good news.’
Speaking of the happy news, she wrote on social media: ‘I know what mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news. Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great son-in-laws.’
Fergie shared a string of images, revealing that her younger daughter Eugenie, 29, had a hand in taking the colour photographs of Beatrice and Edo released by the couple.
Speaking at the glitzy event, the Duchess of York (pictured) said: ‘It can only be Britain and anyway don’t believe what you read’
Sarah Ferguson took to Instagram following the happy news and penned: ‘I know what mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news’ Pictured, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in an official engagement picture
Previously, royal expert Ingrid Seward claimed Princess Beatrice would like to get married in Italy ‘in her heart’ but will likely plump for England as the Queen ‘won’t fly to Europe for the wedding.’
Edoardo comes from a family of Italian aristocrats and proposed to Beatrice, whom he has been dating since late last year, during a romantic trip to the country last month, which saw them staying in the exclusive cliffside village of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast.
But the expert told how their wedding, likely to take place in spring next year, will have to be in the UK to accommodate for Her Majesty.
Speaking to OK magazine, she said: ‘I think in her heart Beatrice would like to be married in Italy where Edo’s from, but there’s no way the Queen will fly to Europe for the wedding so it will have to be in England.’
Ingrid added that Beatrice is ‘more pliable’ than her sister Princess Eugenie and will feel more pressure to ‘keep everyone happy’ when it comes to organising her big day.
Adorable black and white pictures taken by photographer Misan Harriman at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park show the pair cosying up to each other and giggling, and pulling playful faces