In just over two months’ time, Princess Beatrice will walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’ to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
But it turns out, the princess will not only get a husband on the day, but she’ll also acquire a new, fancy title.
Edoardo is the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Shale from the Italian royal House of Savoy and has a two year-old son Christopher ‘Wolfie’ Woolf from his previous marriage with Chinese-American architect Dara Huang.
According to Edoardo’s dad, this means that Princess Beatrice will receive a countess title when she marries and their children will be entitled to noble titles.
“Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation,” his father told The Daily Mail.
“He is a count — his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna.”
Alessandro went on to say the pair are “very suited to each other” and that he’s never seen his son so happy.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo announced last month that their wedding will take place at the Chapel Royal on May 29th, which only seats 150 guests.
They will also forgo the usual royal wedding carriage procession, which is all thought to have been decided after Beatrice’s dad, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, was caught up in a scandal over his friendship with convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein.
Beatrice’s ‘wedding list dilemma’
In mid-February word emerged that Beatrice’s wedding plans were becoming increasingly fraught as she faced what a royal expert called a huge Sussex-shaped ‘dilemma’.
On May 29, Beatrice and her husband-to-be, 37-year-old Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are set to tie the knot in front of an intimate group of 150 guests but are reportedly ‘worried’ about two invitees in particular: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
“Obviously they have to invite [Harry and Meghan], but they’re going to be worried,” royal expert Camilla Tominey said on UK morning TV show This Morning.
It’s likely that all eyes will be on the publicity-shy pair’s every move, instead of the bride and groom on their big day.
Who is Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?
Edo, as he’s known to his friends, is a property developer. The 36-year-old works as the CEO of Banda Property.
Beatrice and Edo made their first official public appearance at a National Portrait Gallery gala in March 2019, which the Duchess of Cambridge also attended.
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