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Beatrice’s wedding guests ‘won’t be allowed inside Buckingham Palace’ & the reception will be in a ‘posh tent’

IT has been announced that Princess Beatrice will tie the knot at Buckingham Palace in May - but guests may be barred from setting foot inside the royal residence. 

According to the Mail on Sunday, the eldest daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew will wed inside a “posh tent” in the grounds of the palace. 

The Queen announced earlier this month that Beatrice will wed her property developer fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, this summer at Buckingham Palace. 

The Mail said: “Princess Beatrice will be confined to her posh tent in the gardens of Buckingham Palace when she marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May. 

"Bea and Edo are due to wed at the 150-seat Chapel Royal, before a reception in the Palace gardens. 

“But guests will not be allowed to enter the Palace itself – and the couple cannot even have official photos taken inside.”

Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.

Royal correspondent Rebecca English previously shared on Twitter that the Duke of York will give his daughter away.

The expert confirmed that the event will not be televised, and she added: "This will be a very different ceremony and far less public to that of Princess Eugenie."

The Queen's granddaughter is understood to have accepted the monarch's offer of a reception at Buckingham Palace as show of support after a bumpy few months for her family.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a friend said: "Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept.

"It was a really special gesture as it will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine's in 2011."

The three most recent royal nuptials were all held at Windsor Castle.

Harry, 35, wed Meghan Markle, 38, in May 2018, while Eugenie, 29, married Jack Brooksbank, 34, that October.

It comes after we exclusively revealed that Beatrice was forced to put off announcing the date of her wedding for a second time due to her father's links to the Epstein scandal.

Previously, it was thought that she would marry Edoardo in June on a date that didn't clash with her grandmother's beloved Royal Ascot.

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