15th March 2019

Could another royal wedding be on the horizon?

Princess Beatrice has gone public with her real estate developer boyfriend

It’s likely that when Princess Beatrice accompanied her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, at her royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank last October, a new relationship was already in the works.

But it was only earlier this week that the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson made things official when she attended London’s National Portrait Gala on 12th March, hosted by Kate Middleton, together with her new beau – 34-year old Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, an entrepreneur and property developer who goes by the name “Edo”.

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Born in London to an Italian father, Edo has a son, Wolfie, with his former partner Dara Huang. Princess Beatrice was previously in a 10-year relationship with Dave Clark before calling it quits in 2016.

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Although reports of their relationship first emerged last November, the couple are known to have moved in similar circles for years. Edo’s stepfather, the late British politician Christopher Shale, was a family friend, whose funeral was attended by Beatrice’s parents, the young royal herself, as well as Edo. In 2014, both of them attended a wedding in Italy of Prince Harry’s friend, Charlie Gikes, with their respective partners.

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Other than being a multi-millionaire through his property business, called Banda, Edo also has a streak of royalty in his blood, as the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi. The entrepreneur also co-founded a charity inspired by his late stepfather’s vision, called Cricket Builds Hope, which teaches Rwandans how to play the sport.

Between Beatrice’s royalty and Edo’s profitable, charitable, and entrepreneurial British-Italian credentials, we see this as quite the perfect match!

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