Why Kate & Will Celebrated Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Publicly But Meghan & Harry Did Not

They may not have been able to physically attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding, but Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William still made sure to send their well wishes.

ICYMI: the Princess of York and her fiancée Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi quietly tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on Friday. Buckingham Palace broke the news in a statement, "The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 a.m. on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines.”

And while Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were standing right by the couple’s side, the tight-knit ceremony and coronavirus guidelines didn’t allow for extended members of the family (including the Cambridge and Sussex clans) to attend. However, they still contacted the couple to congratulate them on the milestone.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to share their sentiments publicly, by posting a photo of the newlywed couple on their shared Instagram account (the Story is no longer available). With a “Just Married” banner, Kate and Will wrote, "Congratulations to HRH Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi who were married in a small private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday!”

However, for Markle and Prince Harry, a source told Hello! that the couple congratulated Beatrice and Mozzi privately. While no other details were revealed, we’d imagine this took place in the form of a phone call or video chat. It’s also important to note that the Sussexes still don’t have any official social media, which could be another reason for their private sentiments.

Hopefully one day soon the whole fam will be able to celebrate at a royal reception IRL....