Why Sarah Ferguson Will Make History at Princess Beatrice’s Wedding

Sarah Ferguson will make history when her oldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, ties the knot to her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in 2020.

The 59-year-old is set to become the first official mother of the bride at a royal wedding, thanks to a recent law change.

Earlier this year, British parliament passed a bill that allows the bride and groom to include their mothers’ names on the marriage certificate. In past years, U.K. churches only recorded the fathers of the couple.

So, when Ferguson’s younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank back in October 2018, she wasn’t included on the marriage license. Her husband, Prince Andrew, was.

The news comes just one week after Princess Beatrice revealed that she’s engaged to the real estate tycoon. Mozzi popped the question in early September 2019 during a romantic vacation to Italy. He proposed with a stunning 3.5 carat round brilliant diamond. The gem is set on a platinum band and surrounded by tapered baguettes on either side.

Shortly after the news broke, Ferguson celebrated the announcement on her official Twitter account. “I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news,” she wrote. “Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great sons in law.”