Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mozzi already told the Queen that they’re engaged?


Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Annabel’s Private Members Club in London

While royal reporters don’t like to admit this, I feel like they often contribute to royal breakups and royal-adjacent romantic dramas. I felt that very strongly with several of Pippa Middleton’s relationships – as soon as she would start dating a guy, the reporters would do a deep dive on the dude and they would end up “scaring him off.” I’m sort of shocked that they Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi hasn’t been scared off yet, because for months now, the royal reporters have Edoardo and Princess Beatrice already engaged and planning a wedding. I know some/most of it is actually coming from *whispers* inside the palace, especially given Beatrice’s father and his need to change the subject away from his association with Jeffrey Epstein. That too should be enough to scare off Edoardo. But it apparently it hasn’t. So… here’s yet another story about how an engagement is almost upon us:

Princess Beatrice is set to marry multi-millionaire property magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi ‘as early as next spring’, a royal expert has claimed. Engagement rumours have been swirling around the Queen’s granddaughter, 31, and the Italian property developer, 35, for months, with bookies suspending betting on an announcement last month.

Now Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, has told Hello!: ‘They’re going to get married – I was told by a member of the family. I think a wedding as early as next spring or summer is likely.’

The royal started dating the father-of-one, who has since moved in with Beatrice at St James Palace, in the autumn of 2018. As ninth in line to the throne, Princess Beatrice doesn’t have to ask the Queen’s permission to marry as Prince William and Prince Harry did. However, it is believed the royal would have disclosed her plans to her grandmother as they are said to have a close bond. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo reportedly visited the Queen at her Balmoral estate in Scotland, last week alongside her father Prince Andrew, mother Sarah Ferguson, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.

Ingrid added: ‘It’s possible they wanted to tell the Queen that Beatrice was engaged. They have to find a gap in her diary before they name the day, and this would have been the ideal opportunity to discuss it.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Well, if Ingrid Seward heard it from a member of the family – who? – then it probably is happening. I’ve already said that this makes me feel sorry for Beatrice. What should be a happy moment for her – finally getting engaged to Some Guy after That Other Dude didn’t want to marry her after a decade together – will be tainted by Prince Andrew’s shenanigans and his need to use the younger royals as human shields. Do you think they’ll wait to announce the engagement for a bit? I think they will – probably an announcement in September, and a spring wedding.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    Um, he’s moved in with her at St. James’ Palace???? Before a wedding. Is that new or are they breaking protocol?

    Something about him that I don’t like. Can’t put my finger on it. I hope she and he find long wedded happiness. But considering everything I’m hearing about her family, Lord help him. And who knows what skeletons his has.

    • Eliza says:

      Kate lived with William, it’s not a new thing.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      There isn’t any ‘protocol’ as I think Sophie was living with Edward in BP (I think) before they got engaged. Also is this was a certain other person there would be mass hysteria over it?!?!!?

      He is shady, apparently there was some over lap with his ex and mother of his young son.

      If she does get married, Mummy and Daddy will make it all about them just like they did with Eugenie’s wedding.

    • minx says:

      I know, it just seems like they’ll be married for awhile, maybe have a kid, and then split.

      • Adrianna says:

        The body language isn’t great, but it could be because of the photogs. Something about it doesn’t seem quite right.

    • notasugarhere says:

      What happened to her living in NYC and giving up the SJP apartment when Eugenie and Jack moved to Ivy Cottage?

      • Ainsley7 says:

        I don’t think NYC lasted when she hooked up with this guy. A few weeks ago, it was reported that she had moved in with him to help him with his kid because the kid’s mom is working abroad for awhile. So, I’m guessing that they really are engaged now and they were given an apartment in SJP instead of a place of KP.

      • duchesschicana says:

        She still works at Affiniti. Hence why you see her at NY sometimes We’ve seen her there quite a few times this year. she is able to go between London and NY. she seems to have long tome plans for it her is a in depth article she did about it
        https://hrhprincessbeatriceblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/interview.pdf

      • Moneypenny says:

        I’m hear wondering when she was living in Sarah Jessica Parker’s apartment. My goodness, this is jetlag at work.

      • keis says:

        LMAO me too moneypenny!

    • Megan says:

      Edo is giving me a major creep vibe. I hope Bea knows what she is doing.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I would not be surprised if they were engaged, and an announcement was supposed to be made around now (or maybe the first week of September), and now with the Andrew scandal, its getting pushed back. I know many of us here said it would be made earlier to distract, but I wonder if someone is actually giving legit advice to the royals and saying “now is not a good time.”

    That last sentence is probably crazy talk, but lets pretend lol.

    • Eliza says:

      Bea doesn’t need the Queens approval. But if she wants the Queens dollar and attendance she will wait for the palace to schedule and announce.

      I actually think most royal couples are “engaged” long before their public announcement.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Eliza – I definitely think they are. We know that Will and Kate got engaged in Kenya and didn’t announce for weeks afterwards; I still think that Harry and Meghan were engaged when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair and they didn’t announce until November, which was a few months later. So like I said I would not be surprised if they were already engaged – or if they had been engaged for a while – and the announcement is getting pushed back. Or pushed up? Either way I guess…

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        You KNOW she wants TQ’s “dollar”. She’ll want as big and splashy wedding as her sister, and yes, Pedo and Freeloader will make it all about themselves again. Freeloader will wear a too tight dress, Pedo will be barking about “blood princesses “ to everyone…. wonder if Bea will make her’s a weekend fair as well.

        I know this is shallow, but the eyes their kids will have…. they both always look like deer caught in the headlights. He seems as shady AF. Sadly, I don’t see it lasting. I don’t think he really loves her for HER, only her coin and connections, like Dave Clark.

      • duchesschicana says:

        I think she would want HM approval either way since they are close.

    • runcmc says:

      I don’t think that’s crazy- makes perfect sense to me!!!

      Here’s my super-mean wish: I hope they do get engaged and marry in late spring. And I hope Meghan is pregnant with her second child then.

    • Erinn says:

      I don’t know that it IS crazy talk. We know how much the royal reporters like to control a narrative, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

      But that said – I feel like this story is being trotted out again to distract from the backlash associated with Andrew. So who knows. Both options are almost equally likely, it really does seem like the kind of game plan to come from some of the idiots advising everyone.

      On a completely superficial note, I will always live for that photo of Bea in the copper skirt. Hands down it’s the best look I’ve ever seen her in, and she just looks so much more like a REAL gal who’s two years older than I am. The vast majority of her other clothing choices seem to do the same kind of awkward thing a lot of Kate’s do where it’s a combination of old lady and someone starting their first real job after college.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Erinn yes! That copper skirt was a great look for her. Flattering, chic but still fairly classic, nice clean lines – good look overall.

        In general I think many of the royals overlook the importance/value of just nice clean lines in an outfit.

      • Erinn says:

        And imagine how much money they could save buying clean lines and classic separates instead of weird, fussy, dresses!

        I always think Meghan looks most fantastic when she’s following that kind of styling. She’s done some outfits that have veered into fussy/bad for me, but the ones that I like she really knocks it out of the park.

        I don’t think anyone would ever care if they were wearing some boring separates mixed with interesting pieces of jewelry or a more interesting top or jacket. There’d still be plenty to talk about if they brought in a feature item with the basics. And I think they’d all look so much more their age.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        She looks beautiful in the clean lines and simple styling.Black is her color (it’s mine too).She ages herself and looks like a cartoon character when she’s in her full blown lace,bright,crazy hat,weird shoes kind of outfits,and I’ve always found her quite pretty,the simple styling shows her beauty.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “That copper skirt was a great look for her. Flattering, chic but still fairly classic, nice clean lines – good look overall.”

        @Becks1, Maybe Beatrice got this outfit while in NYC as it looks more NYC than London to me. Wherever Beatrice purchased this out fit, she should only shop there because she really looks great. He haired pulled up and back looks awesome too.

      • duchesschicana says:

        My favirote looks are her in that white and black gucci dress, the purple Met gala dress, The Black MCqueen dress and and that white dress she wore at sepertine and the dreseses she chooses for normal events get a pass by me just when it comes to royal events she fails. I like Edo he seems alright to me

      • notasugarhere says:

        I like her two Elie Saab looks (red cocktail, sandy pink evening gown with 3-D florals) and the pale pink Ilincic with the purple cuffs.

  3. aurora says:

    Anything to distract from Andrew…

    • Eliza says:

      Can I add maybe it’s a “both” situation??

      Like she seemed (idk to me) a little gutted her younger sister got married first even though she was in the decade long relationship. Even before Andrew’s crimes came back into the press Bea/Edo seemed fast tracking their love of being photographed, I mean, being serious. But I do think there is pressure from Fergie/Andrew in the hopes of a “good father” moment again in a castle approved wedding without a doubt as well.

      My prediction for this marriage is, how did those “insiders” call it? A “degree” marriage. This fast coupling has “all the wrong reasons” written all over it.

      • Lady D says:

        My niece got married before her older sister did. The older one refused to talk to her sister for over 5 years. I love these two with all my heart and there was nothing I could do. She was beyond devastated and angry that her little sister had gotten married first.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Lady D similar in my family regarding the younger sister marrying first.(almost)My cousin got engaged and began planning her wedding insert older sister bawling and carrying on,an chose to finally marry her long term boyfriend even though I don’t think she was super into it-She (older sis)married first by a couple months.Just to say she married first,everyone is fine now but the whole scenario was stupid.

      • justwastingtime says:

        eh. It’s so dumb. My younger sister was in a six year relationship (since college) when I met my husband and we got engaged within 9 months. Her boyfriend wasn’t ready to propose when mine did. She freaked. We are both married to great men today, but her husband is not her college boyfriend. We probably did them both a favor by getting married quickly, that despite the fact that her boyfriend called my husband and told him he ruined his life lol. The college boyfriend – was a bit of a drama queen.

    • duchesschicana says:

      Maybe, Honestly the press has been going on about this since the start of their relationship nothing new, the press are bound to get it right eventually if they keep going on about this

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “Anything to distract from Andrew…”

      @aurora, Nothing is going to distract from Andrew as this Epstein-pervert-pedophile mess is real criminal activity brought to you by the prosecutors at the SDNY in the USA and not nit-picking harassing nonsense over nannies, private jets and ill-fitting Givenchy designer couture conjured up by the Daily Fail.

  4. Lisa says:

    We will see. Hopefully it works out for them.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This is mean, I know, and I apologize in advance, BUT…
      Is it not a little convenient for a property developer to be adjacent to the BRF’s fortune?

      They don’t appear to be a likely pairing. He seems unctuous. I hope he doesn’t break her heart.

      🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Lilaleesa says:

      I do hope so. I’ve met both Eugenie and Bea a few times, as a friend’s younger brother was close friends to them, and they are actually quite sweet and kind. They have such very awful parents.

      • duchesschicana says:

        Most people say who meet them that tehy quote sweet and charming In one of Beatrice’s charity events she was fixing a crown of th a little girl, so sweet.

  5. Mellie says:

    I can’t imagine royal reporters scaring him off any more than having a pedo for a father-in-law, that should be a greater concern!

  6. Kittycat says:

    Sorry I dont see this lasting

  7. aquarius64 says:

    I don’t think there will be a splashy Windsor wedding because mother and father of the bride are caught up in the Epstein mess. The British tabloids will bring up Epstein. The queen will not want the bad optics of protesters outside the church. Good luck getting the wedding broadcasted especially in the US.

    • Enn says:

      If I were a Brit, I would legit throw things if the daughter of a royal pedophile had a splashy wedding out of my pocket.

      Talk about bad optics. Sorry your dad is a pervert, Bea.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        It is NOT Beatrice’s fault that her father is a pervert and her mother grubs for money.

      • duchesschicana says:

        @BayTampaBay Agreen its not his daughters fault that she has a father like him, its true Children pay for what thier parents do

    • Starkiller says:

      Why would the wedding need to be broadcast in the US?? No one here knows or cares who she is. And British tabs won’t say sh1t about Andrew, they protect their own, and besides they’re surely far too busy whipping up more slam pieces on Meghan for daring to draw breath.

      • duchesschicana says:

        I would actually watch there is some interest . People came from all over the world just to ‘see’ Eugenie’s wedding one guy was form Mexcio and he was lucky to actuaally get an invite And I remember a group of American womn someone had recorded them saying how they were so exited to be here for Eugenie’s wedding, so there is some interest Sure there not as popular to maybe have that grand wedding, but there is interest

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I would get up at 4:00 am EST and watch the wedding for the same reason I have watched every televised Windsor wedding since Diana’s.

      • Shannon says:

        I know they’re not top royals or anything, but I’d say it’s a bit of a stretch to say nobody here knows you they are. I’ve known who they were since I was a kid, and I don’t even really follow royals closely.

    • Maria says:

      Nothing that this family does would surprise me.The Queen is as tone deaf as the rest of them, and it would not surprise me one bit for them to have a big splashy wedding with Andy walking Bea down the aisle. That’s how stupid they are.

    • Tourmaline says:

      I think they will try for something at least as flashy as Eugenie had for her wedding. This is Fergie and Andrew here, they are arrogant and think they are the ones persecuted. The Queen will go along with it.

      Also in the 80s it was always said that Ingrid Seward was pals with Fergie so I bet Fergie is the source here.

  8. Zapp Brannigan says:

    “Some Guy after That Other Dude” shall be the name of my autobiography!

    First off the something nice: She looks fantastic in that black blazer and bronze skirt, best she has ever looked. Something less nice, this romance has disaster written all over it, he gives me major sketchy vibes.

    • Giddy says:

      I also get those sketchy vibes. He seems like the user type, looking out for himself. I hope this relationship works out for Bea. Unfortunately her parents have not given her a good example of a stable marriage.

    • duchesschicana says:

      My favirote looks are her in that white and black gucci dress, the purple Met gala dress, The Black MCqueen dress and and that white dress she wore at sepertine and the dreseses she chooses for normal events get a pass by me just when it comes to royal events she fails. I like Edo he seems alright to me

  9. astrid says:

    OMG, that second to the last photo, they both have the deer-in-the-headlight look!

  10. Tink says:

    I haven’t commented here before, but often enjoy your comments!

    Re Bea and Edo. There was definitely an overlap as he met and started seeing Bea in the Summer, but carried on with his fiancé until she found out at Christmas and subsequently moved out of his Fulham house. He has now moved into St James Palace, but has left his son behind to live with the nanny in the Fulham house.

    Edo is nice in person, as is Bea, but he is by no means a property magnate or millionaire. His house is very, very modest. His income too!

    The feeling is very much that he saw an opportunity with Bea and grabbed it!

    • Smices says:

      The kid is alone with the nanny? Why wouldn’t the mom come get him?

      • STEPHANIE says:

        She works and travels a lot for her job supposedly. He has main custody because her job involves a lot of travel

      • duchesschicana says:

        She travels alot between London and China, etc but when she is there she will watch over her son I remember whille Bea Edo were at the Grand Prix she posted a picture of herself and wolf

    • Cee says:

      They’ve known each other for years!

    • duchesschicana says:

      Wolfe was already a toddler when they left each other he was already working the phone and walking judging by the picturures Dara allowed to be published and I mean nothing against her when I say/ speculate this, I like Dara, both women are lovely, but she was often away on buissness rather than home. She travels between China. and London .How could one honestly nuture a relationship when one is away a good chunk of the time? You know? I think the relationship was long dead before they broke up. He doesnt seem so bad he takes care of his child and seems to be on good terms with his ex as she seems to leave comemnts on his instagram occasionally and they still collaborate with each other on work. Regardless, whatever happened things seem to be a lot more better between them three as Dara has ‘spoken’ more positviely on Beatrice, as we know DM was Dara;s to go place.

  11. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    If anyone seems like a gold digging social climber he definitely does. He’s already a dirtbag for cheating on his fiancee he lived with and has a very young child with with Bea and Bea’s kind of a homewrecker now.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      While I don’t have anything good to say about a woman who goes after an obviously “taken” man (and vice versa!), the ONLY “home wrecker” is the person who is involved with another person and breaks away to be with the “new toy”. Edo is the home wrecker here, NOT Bea.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        I don’t know where this idea has come from or why it has taken hold. If you know the other person is in a relationship and you become involved with them regardless, before they’ve broken things off, you too are a homewrecker (albeit perhaps to a lesser degree). Being the third party doesn’t absolve someone of the responsibility to act morally or to not consider the feelings of others. And I like Bea, and am rooting for her and Eugenie.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Agreed.

      • Oliviajoy1995 says:

        Yes, he is twice the garbage for cheating on his fiancee, so they’re both homewreckers in my opinion.

    • Stephanie Hawkins says:

      We don’t know if he had cheated on anyone. I read that he and the girlfriend were done before he and bea got involved

    • duchesschicana says:

      Wolfe was already a toddler when they left each other he was already working the phone and walking judging by the picturures Dara allowed to be published and I mean nothing against her when I say/ speculate this, I like Dara, both women are lovely, but she was often away on buissness rather than home. She travels between China. and London .How could one honestly nuture a relationship when one is away a good chunk of the time? You know? I think the relationship was long dead before they broke up. He doesnt seem so bad he takes care of his child and seems to be on good terms with his ex as she seems to leave comemnts on his instagram occasionally and they still collaborate with each other on work. Regardless, whatever happened things seem to be a lot more better between them three as Dara has ‘spoken’ more positviely on Beatrice, as we know DM was Dara;s to go place.

  12. Lowrider says:

    Poor guy. He should run from this vile family.

  13. ChillyWilly says:

    They both have serious crazy eyes and should not procreate. Sorry, feeling very anti royal at the moment.

  14. Nic919 says:

    This guy seems like he’s using her and she’s looking for an escape right now so he’s timed it well. We already know he’s a cheater so if they do get married we will probably hear rumours of cheating within a year. I also think that having her younger sister get married before her has played on her self esteem and she’s going to lock into any guy who seems interested, sketchy background or not.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I could see this. The stories around “Harry and Meghan were evil and wouldn’t let Eugenie get married first” were laughable. It made more sense that Eugenie and Jack waited until after Beatrice had some time to get over Dave.

      • chunky.la says:

        I saw zero stories about H & M being evil by not letting Eugenie marry first but I saw many, many comments online from a certain fanbase saying how dare Eugenie copy Harry/Meghan by picking Windsor Castle as her wedding venue ….even though she lived and grew up at Sunninghill Park and Royal Lodge and went to 2 school in Windsor lmao that was funny!

      • notasugarhere says:

        Plenty of the anti-Meghan crowd were all over the forums and tumblr about it. People who had mocked Eugenie and Beatrice for years, because they are Kate fans and didn’t like that Kate had bullied B&E? When Meghan came along, they became fierce Beatrice and Eugenie “fans”. Anything to be anti-Meghan.

      • Nic919 says:

        There were plenty of people saying that since Eugenie had been dating Jack for much longer that she shouldn’t have had to wait to get married after Harry and Meghan. There were several comments here about it so perhaps since your handle is barely a few weeks old you weren’t visiting this site to see these comments? 🤔

  15. Burdzeye View says:

    Fergie will be delighted – that he’s wealthy – she’ll take money from anyone.

  16. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    This has “dumpster fire” written all over it but I’m going to wish them happiness, anyway.

  17. A says:

    I don’t really like to write off royal reporters wholesale. I think it’s worth evaluating each article on its own merits, in conjunction with some other factors, in order to figure out if they’re correct. In this case, I do think that Ingrid Seward has her sources with the Queen and the Queen’s closest people, but not the younger royals. So I don’t think she’s really heard anything ironclad about an engagement or a wedding, but she’s ballparking pretty hard based on some

    My guess is that Eugenie is happy in the relationship, and she said as much to her grandmother, and insinuated that if all goes well, marriage could very well be on the cards. But I don’t think they’re engaged just yet. Maybe it’ll happen, maybe it won’t, but it heavily depends on how Andrew’s legal troubles go, I’ll bet.

    Anyway, shame on Ingrid Seward for being so willing to cover for Andrew in this way. She ain’t stupid, she’s got to know that this is a cover to distract from his problems. But she’ll cape for him no matter what. She probably thinks the women accusing Andrew were just lying for the attention. And it’ll still be Meghan who’s destroying the sanctity of the RF. Fck her.

  18. duchesschicana says:

    I don’t know if they are engaged or not but now I’m realy suspicious since DM had the scoope on thier relationship. He doesnt seem so bad he takes care of his child and seems to be on good terms with his ex as she seems to leave comemnts on his instagram occasionally and they still collaborate with each other on work.
    Whatever happened Dara seems to have positive things to say about her through the dailymail compared to as before as we all know the daily mail was Dara’s to go plce. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7344957/TALK-TOWN-Beatrice-got-job-stepmum-boyfriends-toddler.html
    I still say Dara and Edo were not enganged the society papers would have announced it like his sister’s engagement, could be wrong . I
    think both women are lovely people and hope Beatrice will indeed start her new beginnings with happiness if that is her wish. Honestly the press has been going on about this since the start of their relationship nothing new, the press are bound to get it right eventually if they keep going on about this

  19. Tourmaline says:

    The whole York fam is on deadline to get stuff like 1) glam Royal Wedding for Bea and 2) get Bea and Signor Gigolo set up in a cushy London living situation like Eugenie and hub at KP.

    Because when the Queen kicks it, the spigot of protection and goodwill from the monarch to the York fam may be ABRUPTLY shut off.

    • duchesschicana says:

      She is going to get a glam wedding either way, though I suspect it will l be toned down. Edo seem to know how to make a pretty penny that and she will either be the grandaghter of the monarch or niece of the monarch with a HRH title

  20. Maria says:

    Very eloquently said!

  21. Tink says:

    He definitely cheated on his ex with Bea as his ex fiancés camp confirmed: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6425161/amp/Princess-Beatrices-new-lover-engaged-mother-child.html
    He is also not a multimillionaire. His mother owns his home. He doesn’t even own a car