Beatrice’s younger sister, Eugenie, took to Instagram to share a snap of the couple (which she took herself!) congratulating them. She wrote: “Beabea – wow! I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo.
It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be. ? by me!! “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to actually be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”
With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tying the knot recently, it’s been a nuptials-packed few years for the Royal Family.
And now it seems we have another royal wedding to look forward to, as Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend, businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are engaged.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the news in a public statement.
Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi said; “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.”
? © Princess Eugenie pic.twitter.com/dEfVQPjFNh
– The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 26, 2019
Bea’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, also took to Twitter to share the happy news, writing: “Eugenie took the colour photographs as my girls are so close. The black and white photographs were taken by Misan Harriman at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park.”
Eugenie took the colour photographs as my girls are so close.
The black and white photographs were taken by Misan Harriman at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park pic.twitter.com/lkneoPpIYs
– Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) September 26, 2019
Whilst we don’t know too much about Bea’s boyfriend, Edoardo and Beatrice made their first public appearance at the National Portrait Gallery’s 2019 Gala and then were seen holding hands in New York before joining Bea’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Then, the duo arrived together to Ella Windsor’s wedding to Thomas Kingston at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
So who is the newest member of the royal family? Edoardo’s stepfather was Christopher Shale, who was a British political operative and close friend of former PM, David Cameron. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were both close friends of Christopher and attended his funeral alongside Bea.
Edoardo also has strong humanitarian roots and founded Cricket Builds Hope (CBH), an organisation teaching Rwandans to play cricket, which seemingly makes him the perfect match for Bea, who is passionate about a plethora of charitable causes.
We’ll keep you updated with more details as and when we hear them. Congrats, Bea and Edoardo!