Princess Beatrice just can’t seem to win!
The Princess of York, 31, might not have the big wedding ceremony she intended to have.
During today’s airing of UK talk show LORRAINE, royal correspondent Jennie Bond spoke to Christine Lampard about the news of the royal family.
When asked about Prince Andrew‘s role in his daughter’s nuptials, she revealed there will be changes to the original wedding plans.
“There was going to be a big party at Buckingham Palace with his charities and friends, but that’s been cancelled,” Bond said. “But also I think they’re going to have to ‘rethink’ the arrangements for Beatrice’s wedding.”
Bond explained that finances also got in the way of a lavish ceremony as the royal family wanted to avoid issues they’d experienced ahead of Princess Eugenie‘s big day.
“There were outcries of security costs for the taxpayer and I don’t think they’ll want a similar embarrassment for Beatrice so I imagine that will be scaled down somewhat,” she said.
But her wedding-related events have been affected by her father’s scandal.
Her December 18th engagement party, for example, was initially cancelled as she feared the media would be more interested in her father than her.
Fortunately, things worked out and Beatrice was able to throw her party on the day she originally planned.
The Duke of York, 59, however, decided to skip out on the event because he didn’t think it would “be a good look” with all that was occurring.
When Prince Andrew’s relationship with late financier Jeffrey Epstein began to make headlines, Beatrice was afraid that the rumors would overshadow her upcoming wedding.
As Radar reported, she and her mother Sarah Ferguson encouraged him to do the BBC interview so he could clear his name. But it backfired as he received backlash for his failure to sympathize with Epstein’s alleged victims.
Following the interview, he stepped down from his royal duties and was ordered to move out of Buckingham Palace.