Princess Beatrice has been left “furious” after being “forced to postpone her wedding again” over her dad’s alleged involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, it has been reported.
The Queen is said to have twice pushed back a date for Beatrice to marry her property developer fiancé Edo Mapelli Mozzi over the crisis involving Prince Andrew.
According to sources, the delay is partly down to the Duke of York being embroiled in the scandal over his friendship with convicted paedophile Epstein.
The upheavals have already seen Beatrice and Edo change their wedding venue which was originally The Guards’ Chapel at St James’s Park.
The reported change came after Andrew – which has stepped down from all royal duties – announced he would be suspending ties with military associations.
According to The Sun, an insider said the Queen hopes to use the wedding as a chance to repair the Royal Family’s reputation by putting on a “united front”.
The Sun also reports the move to delay the wedding has left Beatrice "furious"
The source said: "The decision has been delayed repeatedly because of all the issues, but finally they have something that seems to work - and barring any problems that should be when it goes ahead.
"The Queen has asked everyone to come together to put on a united front.
"The press officers of all the palaces hope to portray the Beatrice wedding as the big event that brings the family back together again."
Beatrice and Edo had been together for 11 months when they announced they were to marry. Edo had proposed with a ring estimated to have cost £100,000
News of the latest delay to the wedding comes a week after Andrew was thrown further into the Epstein crisis.
FBI investigators looking at the Epstein case last week claimed Andrew had failed to make good his promise to assist them in their work.
The duke had previously said he is “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations”.
But FBI federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said Andrew “has provided zero co-operation”.
This claim reportedly left the duke “angry and bewildered”. Sources reportedly said he had not received any requests for help from the FBI.