“She [Princess Beatrice] is up against the clock if she wants to have a wedding within the six-month time frame usual for aristocratic nuptials, but everyone is so relieved things are moving,” the insider said.
“She’s been very down. A wild, glitzy, high-profile engagement party should cheer her up.”
Meanwhile royal experts are betting that Beatrice will privatise her impending wedding following the recent drama with her father.
"Beatrice’s wedding will be collateral damage. I will not be surprised if she has a rather quiet wedding, out of the public eye, with a few photos, no live coverage," tweeted royal expert and author Marlene Koenig.
"This will be better than an announcement that they have decided to postpone marriage."
Royal insiders say Prince Andrew participated in the interview to "clear his name" ahead of Beatrice's wedding so he could walk her down the aisle with his "head held high," according to iNews. However, it appears to have had the opposite effect.