Prince Andrew will not appear in the official images published after Princess Beatrice’s wedding, according to a royal expert.
The 59-year-old Duke of York was forced to resign from real duties following the backlash of his “car crash” BBC Newsnight interview last year.
The Duke of York was interviewed about his friendship with the guilty sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide last year.
Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, announced that she had become engaged to property magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last year by declaring that she wanted to get married in 2020.
The royal marriage is expected to be smaller than previous marriages, given the controversy surrounding the Duke of York.
Speaking on the ROYALS podcast, royal expert Angela Mollard said: “It just has to get through the marriage that the whole world will watch.
“As we know, his father didn’t come to his engagement party. He had his friends there. His mom was there but his father didn’t come.
“What role your father will play in this wedding will be really interesting.
“I think it will be a very fast crossing down the corridor and that’s all, to be honest.
“I think it will come with Fergie. I think Eugenie will be her matron of honor, but I think she will be very matched. “
As for the photographs, Mollard said he believed that Bea and Edo, as they are affectionately called, will not share a group image of the wedding party, but simply by publishing the image of the newly married couple.
Mollard said: “I think we will have the photos taken and I’m not sure Andrew will play an important role in those photos since I think it will be the couple themselves.
“Unfortunately poor Beatrice is overshadowed by the accusations surrounding her father and is still not leaving.
“We don’t know what will happen like this, very difficult to plan a wedding while your family is doing an important damage limitation exercise.”
When Beatrice’s younger sister married her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in October 2018, four official photographs were published: two of the wedding party and two of the couple.
Prince Andrew appeared in one of these images along with other members of Eugenia and Jack’s families, including the Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson.
Bea should also differ from her sister in terms of wedding television.
Mollard said Beatrice will not choose to see him on television unlike her younger sister.
The royal expert said, “When Eugenie, Beatrice’s sister, got married, Prince Andrew very much wanted his daughter to be televised on the BBC.
“He approached the BBC, they didn’t want it and ITV reluctantly broadcast it.
“I feel very sorry for Beatrice because I don’t think she would have wanted to broadcast it anyway.
“They are completely different sisters. Beatrice is the most subdued, calmer, more serious, more shyer older sister.
“Eugenia is much more sociable and sociable, so she potentially wanted her wedding ceremony.
“It was also the one who wore the wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar and who wants to talk about her life, Beatrice not.
“It’s really the opposite of her mother. Fergie was always in the spotlight and Beatrice is almost this return to the past where she wants a peaceful life.
“Apparently he would love nothing better than to go with his boyfriend to Italy and have a peaceful wedding in a Tuscan villa.”
Italy has a romantic meaning for the couple as it is where they got engaged.
However, speculation about the couple having a destination wedding in Italy was canceled when the mother of Princess Beatrice Sarah Ferguson said “It can only be Britain.”