​Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding venue and date announced

By Zach Harper

Buckingham Palace has confirmed reports Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will marry on May 29, and also announced the couple will do so at The Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace.

"The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by the Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace," an official statement reads.

In lieu of gifts, Beatrice and Edoardo would like royals fans and well-wishers to make donations to Big Change and Cricket Brings Hope. The former is an organization founded by Beatrice that aims to create "a society where we work together to support all young people to thrive." The latter uses cricket to create positive social change in Rwanda.

This is far from the first time a couple have been married at The Chapel Royal. Queen Victoria was actually married there, tying the knot with Prince Albert in 1840, as was the Queen's grandmother, Mary of Teck, who married the Duke of York. Both later became Queen Mary and George V. Prince George was also christened at the chapel in 2013.

Prince William and Duchess Kate also held their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace. Photo: © Ian West - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has long been a favourite place for royals to hold wedding receptions. Prince William and Duchess Kate's was held there after they married in 2011. Prince Charles and Princess Diana and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's receptions also took place at the Palace.

Beatrice and Edoardo announced their engagement in September and released a series of gorgeous portraits taken by Princess Eugenie in revealing their news. The couple are said to have gotten engaged earlier in 2019 while on a trip to Italy.

"Beabea - wow! I'm so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo. It's been a long time coming and you two are meant to be," Eugenie said when the two revealed their news in September, taking to Twitter and Instagram to share several of the photos she took.

Edoardo proposed to Beatrice with a gorgeous custom-made platinum and diamond engagement ring by British jeweller Shaun Leane. It features a 2.5-karat diamond, alongside several .75-karat diamonds that are ethically sourced from Botswana. The ring designer is a favourite of Duchess Meghan and is rumoured to have cost just over US$310,000.

Beatrice and Edoardo reportedly first met at an elegant party hosted by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal Diwali in London in September 2018. The couple made their official public debut together at the National Portrait Gallery gala in March and have been pretty inseparable ever since they started dating.

Edoardo was previously engaged and has a son, Christopher Woolf, 3, whose nickname is Wolfie and to whom Beatrice has reportedly become very close. Beatrice’s fiancé earned millions as a property developer for uber-rich clientele, and founded a property consultancy firm called Banda, which means “big shed” in Swahili, in 2007.

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