Recently, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi made their red carpet couple debut. They attended a huge celebrity-filled fundraiser for the National Portrait Gallery, they came together, left holding hands and they posed together in the event. Beatrice wants us to know that she and Edoardo are serious and that it’s going places. So of course we’re getting a round of “engagement rumors.”
Princess Beatrice’s loved up appearance with controversial boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at a red carpet bash this week suggests an engagement may soon be on the cards, senior royal sources have told MailOnline. Many in palace circles are tipping a wedding announcement before Christmas ahead of a Spring wedding.
Beatrice, daughter of The Duke and the Duchess of York, and her beau were guests of Philippe Ghanem and Sabine Getty, a socialite and Swiss jewellery designer, at the National Portrait Gallery event. Throughout the night the couple were in an animated mood as they mingled with stars such as David and Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Liam Payne.
One insider told the MailOnline. ‘It was all very sweet to see. They are clearly very much in love with each other and Beatrice seems smitten. The fact that they sat looking gooey eyed at each other and cuddled most of the evening has raised expectations that an engagement is near.’
Beatrice, currently eighth in line to throne, and Edoardo, a divorcé and father to a two-year-old son, are said to be ‘totally head-over-heels in love and now happy for everyone to see it’ said a royal source. The inside source confirmed: ‘Nothing the royals do happens by accident. With such senior members of the family such as the Duchess of Cambridge and the Earl of Snowdon present, Beatrice was well aware they knew that their show of love and togetherness would draw a great deal of attention. It is fair to say that the relationship is now on a solid footage and they are now more than happy to be seen together than before. Their love has blossomed.’
Whoa, I didn’t know Edoardo is divorced and a father already. Year, well the Windsors will have something to say about that, although who knows… it could be that the senior royals just want to “marry off” Beatrice to anyone. I know that’s terrible to say, but the vibes around Beatrice are that she was a sad sack who wasted a decade on a guy who refused to marry her. If Edoardo is keen to marry her, then maybe the Windsors will give him the go-ahead. Also: we’re already hearing about how Edoardo is terribly rich – the DM calls him a “multi-millionaire property magnate.” Hm… but they’ve only been dating six months, tops. Will the Windsors let her get engaged so soon? Or will they make her wait?
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