Princess Beatrice makes first official royal appearance with new boyfriend

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Princess Beatrice couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she made her first official royal appearance with her boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, yesterday. Photo: Getty Images

Princess Beatrice couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she made her first official royal appearance with her boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, yesterday,

Wearing a navy cut-out mesh dress, the 30-year-old arrived at the Windsor Castle nuptials of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston, alongside her beau and her mother, Sarah Ferguson.

It’s the first time Edoardo has been pictured at the same event as the Queen and other senior members of the royal family, meaning things must be very serious between the pair.

Beatrice and Edoardo, who is a 35-year-old property developer, are believed to have started dating around the time of Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie’s, wedding in October.

Beatrice and Edoardo, who is a 35-year-old property developer, are believed to have started dating around the time of Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie’s, wedding in October. Photo: Getty Images

In April, it was reported that they are apparently planning to get married at the end of 2019 or early 2020.

Edo, as he is known to his friends, works as the CEO of Banda Property, which he founded in 2007.

He’s the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Shale and has a two year-old son Christopher ‘Wolfie’ Woolf from his previous marriage with Chinese-American architect Dara Huang.

“Edo has moved in with Beatrice at her apartment in St James’s Palace and spends most of his time there,” a source told the The Sun on Sunday.

“They can hardly keep their hands off each other and spend every moment they can together.

“I don’t know if he has actually got down on one knee with a ring yet but they are openly talking about marriage and it will either be later this year or possibly early in 2020.”

Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor married at Windsor. Photo: Getty Images

Beatrice and Edo made their first official public appearance at a National Portrait Gallery gala in March, which the Duchess of Cambridge also attended.

The couple also joined Beatrice’s parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Beatrice has been single since splitting from her American boyfriend Dave Clark in 2016 after a decade together. Clark married Lynn Anderson, a New York advertising executive, in a lavish wedding ceremony in Puglia, Italy in July 2018.

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