Princess Beatrice’s ex ties the knot in lavish ceremony

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

After 10 years together, he was the man Princess Beatrice thought she would one day walk down the aisle with.

Instead, the royal’s ex-boyfriend Dave Clark has tied the knot to New York advertising exec Lynn Anderson in a beautiful Italian wedding, watched on by celebs such as Ashton Kutcher and model Sara Sampaio.

Beatrice, 29, and businessman Dave had been dating for a decade, before the couple announced their split in 2016.

Reports at the time claimed the royal had issued her boyfriend a proposal ultimatum.

However the ultimatum appeared to backfire when Dave and the daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew decided to call it quits.

Dave was well-loved by Beatrice and her family during their 10-year romance. Photo: Getty

While Beatrice has quietly played the field since, Dave wasted little time falling head over heels with Lynn, with the Uber executive reportedly proposing during a romantic trip to Lake Como in May 2017, following a whirlwind six-month romance.

The pair tied the knot at the luxury five-star Apulian resort of Borgo Egnazia, which costs a whopping $235,780 a day to hire out, according to Daily Mail.

Other star attendees include Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, who shared a snap of the couple during their first dance.

“Congrats to David and Lynn Clark on a beautiful wedding filled with laughter and love and more laughter and some dancing and some donuts,” he captioned the snap.

For Beatrice, it’s no doubt a bittersweet moment, with the wedding focus firmly on her family as well, with little sister Princess Eugenie’s much-anticipated nuptials looming.

While royal protocol dictates royal flower girls take the place of adult bridesmaids, it’s believed Eugenie – who is set to tie the knot with Jack Brooksbank on the 12th of October – will break with tradition and appoint her close sister Beatrice as bridesmaid.

Eugenie sparked talk her sister would be by her side as usual, sharing a throwback snap of the two as young flower girls.

“90s throwback… wedding planning starts,” she revealed.

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