Would Princess Beatrice really organize an Italian wedding with Edoardo Mazzi?

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We heard last week that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are pretty much already engaged, at least according to some rando sources. The claim was that when Beatrice was at Balmoral recently, she informed the Queen of her engagement and the Queen gave her blessing. There was also a claim that everybody is already looking at the 2020 calendar to see when they could schedule this. I would assume that given Beatrice’s rank and title, she would get the same kind of Windsor Castle wedding as Harry & Meghan and Eugenie & Jack. But according to the Daily Mail’s Talk of the Town, Beatrice and Edoardo might have an Italian wedding?

They’re yet to get engaged, but could Sarah Ferguson already be scouting out wedding venues for eldest daughter Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend of one year, Edo Mapelli Mozzi? On a recent visit to Tuscany, the Duchess of York posed for a relaxed photo with her chauffeur, which was later posted to his Instagram account. Strangely, Villa Cetinale, – the house once owned by the late Viscount Antony Lambton, who was disgraced after being caught in a tabloid sting with prostitutes and cannabis – was also tagged in the picture.

Renting the villa, near Siena, costs £23,000 a week and those requesting their special wedding package for more than 100 guests should budget for an additional £9,000.

Moreover, Fergie’s indiscreet driver also tagged American Brenda Babcock and a company called Iles Events in his post. Both specialise in destination weddings to the region, with a testimony on Babcock’s website from designer Vera Wang, claiming: ‘When it comes to weddings, there is no one with more knowledge, dedication and fantasy than Brenda.’ Coincidence? Perhaps. But with Edo’s family hailing from Italian aristocracy, it would certainly be fitting. And, of course, the Duchess may be helping out Bea who, as I have revealed, is busy being a ‘step-mum’ to Edo’s two-year-old son Wolfie, whose mother is architect Dara Huang.

[From The Daily Mail]

You know what? At the end of the day, I would love it if Beatrice did something different and organized an Italian wedding. I would love it even more if her parents weren’t involved, especially her father. But unfortunately, I don’t think any of this would happen. One of the few things people consistently like and enjoy about royalty is getting a chance to see their weddings. People love that kind of royal pomp. And Beatrice, well… she would *have* to throw her wedding in England. Her grandmother and the Duke of York would demand it, and then they would use her wedding as a shield from criticism.

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  1. OuiOkay says:

    Bad eyeliner on her. Really attractive man (to my taste)

    • StarGreek says:

      Really? He seems… off.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He’s cute but screams ‘user’ at me. If they do get married it won’t end well, Bea has a bad picker.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Seems, to me, to be another Dave Clark, using her for connections etc. (and Bea seems desperate to marry and have a kid already). BUT I think he’s willing to go the distance to cement the deal and come out the other end with a settlement. He cheated on his partner (with whom he has a kid) to take up with Bea; how you get him is how you lose him. This will not end well.

      • StarGreek says:


        I didn’t know any of that, now he seems even skeevier than I thought!

    • Mia4s says:

      Eyeliner was the first thing I noticed (top of eyelid only Beatrice…damn).

      Well a wedding would certainly be a nice…distraction. If anymore comes out about her pig father, Italy would be a good idea. 🙄

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Speaking of eyes,does he have one blue eye and one brown…heterochromia??Or is it just camera flashes making it look that way?
      They should get married in Italy.

    • duchesschicana says:

      Could be a mutually beneficial romance on both sides, but it doesnt they don’t love each other. I mean stranger things have happened.

      • duchesschicana says:

        TheOG he could have told them both lies for all we know, but they could have fallen in love , we dont know what went on we can only speculate.

  2. StarGreek says:

    Italian aristocracy has counted nothing for about 75 years now. They have either survived in the business world or are in dire need of new connections, which seems the case here.
    Half of my family is Italian, from Tuscany as well, but we wanted a cheap wedding, and it was close to impossible to find a less-than-eyewatering-expensive place in Italy.

    • Nic919 says:

      I’m sure it would be a beautiful wedding, but he just seems very sketchy and totally using her for connections. She was badly used by the other guy and wasted several years with him and I think she’s vulnerable and an easy target for the kind of guy Mozzi seems to be. Of course since Andy is a pedo and Fergie is a mess, she’s not going to have anyone actually notice that he’s skeevy but this looks like a disaster waiting to happen.

      • StarGreek says:

        Totally agree with you.

      • PrincessK says:

        But what actual evidence is there that he is using her for connections?

      • duchesschicana says:

        @nic919 Could be a mutually beneficial romance on both sides, but it doesnt mean they didn’t fall in love each other. I mean stranger things have happened. I’ve seen them cuddled up, when they didnt notice they were being filmed they were really cute.

      • Nic919 says:

        Any guy who leaves the mother of his new born is mercenary because when the hell would he have been meeting with Beatrice? I don’t know how that isn’t a huge red flag for more people here. Money or not is shows he is selfish and can’t be bothered to work hard to make a relationship work.

    • Eleonor says:

      Isn’t “using for connections” / “providing a male heir” the only thing that matter in the aristocat circles ?

  3. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    There is NO WAY she is going to forgo all the pomp and ceremony. She and her father believe in that “blood princess” bullshyte. She’s waited a loooong time for this, and she’s going to get her (imagined) due, even with austerity. Her braying, pedo father will insist. And yes, you KNOW he and Freeloader will insist on making it about themselves and use her as a human shield.

    I mean, I understand that he’s her father, and she loves her parents. God knows what BS Pedo has fed the family (though as adults, you’d think they could read/research/know for themselves). Still, I don’t think Bea’s gonna give up that tiara, gown, and carriage ride, esp. since her sister had it.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      To try and be fair…If Eugenie got the full ride then Beatrice should get the full ride too.

      • duchesschicana says:

        Agreed but I suspect she wont exacly go for a fully paid wedding doent matter her beau has more than enough money to make up for it . Still holding out for a live stream though

  4. BayTampaBay says:

    Villa Cetinale is currently owned by the Earl of Durham, aka Ned Lambton. Ned Lambton is married to Marina Hanbury. Marina Hanbury is the sister of “Rose Who?”.

    These people are so incestuous!

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Talk about “Six Degrees of Separation”!!!! LOLOLOLOL

      Wonder if Will will come down with the flu and sit this one out 😂😂

    • notasugarhere says:

      LOL. Getting the popcorn. Beatrice, bullied as a teen by Kate, ends up having a destination wedding at an Italian villa owned by Rose Who’s brother-in-law.

      I don’t want her marrying this guy though.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Why and when did Cathy Cambridge bully Beatrice?

      • Nic919 says:

        The one time Kate did a charity fundraiser it was a roller skating thing and she didn’t tell Beatrice that there was a theme and so Beatrice showed up not dressed in 80s style and she was upset.

  5. adastraperaspera says:

    Maybe some shady figure is offering to pay for Beatrice’s wedding in Italy if Andrew stays quiet? After his most recent false statements about Epstein and his other daughter’s sudden interest in publicizing her podcast about human trafficking (put on hold as of yesterday), I suspect every move they make.

    • duchesschicana says:

      Edo has more than enough money to spoil her, even if she doesnt have the public wedding. there is a old dark rumor involving beatrice ;/she may be considering not inviting Andy

  6. Ainsley7 says:

    I actually think that she might want an Italian wedding. There wasn’t as much public support for Eugenie’s wedding as the Royals thought there would be. The BBC even turned down televising it. Andrew was pretty pissed off about it. The York girls aren’t working Royals and have always been allowed to receive freebies in exchange for publicity. I could see Bea choosing a lavish freebie filled wedding in Italy over a low key Windsor wedding.

  7. Paleokifaru says:

    Isn’t it more likely this for Andy and Fergie’s second wedding?

    • Julianne says:

      That’s what I was thinking.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Considering Pedo likes them young and pretty (something Freeloader isn’t anymore-sorry, but damn…look at her closeups!), this will be a re-marriage to exert marital privilege (in case of depositions/lawsuits). While I do believe they care about each other as parents, Freeloader wants the financial security, and they both know where each other’s “bodies are buried”. This remarriage will be for those reasons.

    • Megan says:

      My thought, too. They certainly aren’t getting the tiara and carriage ride.

    • duchesschicana says:

      There is a old dark rumor involving beatrice ;/ Rumor has it she may be considering not inviting Andy

  8. Eliza says:

    Italian wedding might be perfect for their current situation. Windsor would require Andrew on the stairs with Fergie in live-video feed. Church is pretty open so easy press pit. But in Italy they can make it 100x more lux but limit photos so you get to the car entrance and exits of the compound and that’s it. She could release photos to the news agencies of the dress, the couple and both families grouped together on the stairs so Andrew is one tiny head in a crowd. The only downside is QEII/DOE would probably not join due to travel difficulties.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Also, Photographs could be sold to Hello! magazine if not a Windsor.

    • duchesschicana says:

      Hmm this might not be an itlain wedding due to that she loves her grandparents. Dont see her not wanting them there , they are her grandparents, but i think she might forgo the pubically funded wedding , Edo has more than enough money to make up for it

  9. Whatabout says:

    I sort of doubt they would have an Italian wedding unless something major happens to Andrews title. As there’s no way the Queen or Phillip would attend. Which is interesting if they are going to have a wedding in Italy no one would expect the Queen to attend which means no photos of her with Andrew. Hmm maybe they are getting ready to cut Andrew loose.

  10. Amelie says:

    It would be great if Beatrice did an Italian wedding. Not only would it be different from her cousins and sister, it means it would stand out more from all the pomp and circumstance. But look, she saw her sister get the royal treatment for her wedding and I can’t imagine she would forgo all that, the carriage ride, the tiara, the media covering the wedding, and maybe having it televised.

    But honestly I really wish she’d pick a better guy to settle down with. This guy already has a kid from a previous relationship (I’m confused as to whether he was married to his ex or not) which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But I dunno, he just seems sketchy for some reason.

    • duchesschicana says:

      He wasnt married to her. I dont see her having a wedding without her grandparents, she adores them, Could be a mutually beneficial romance on both sides, but it doesnt mena they did’t fall in love with each other. I mean stranger things have happened. Ive seen them cuddled up, when they didnt notice they were being filmed they were really cute.

      • Nic919 says:

        Beatrice likes him so for sure she’s not acting. Meanwhile he left the mother of his infant child pretty damn quick. That screams sociopath and user and so of course he can play in love with bea since that’s how he is going to get her to commit. Any guy that can move on that quickly with someone else while having a young child is not a guy who will work on the relationship when things get tough.

      • duchesschicana says:

        @ Nic919 1/3 He did leave her, but wolfe was a toddler already talking and walking and using cell phones as shown by the pictures Dara allowed to be published. I wouldnt be surprised if he was leading them on both for awhile, not that I know for sure only speculation. Also, I mean nothing against Dara 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, has physical custody 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.

      • duchesschicana says:

        @Nic919 And it’s annoying when people in different fandoms throw the word sociopath around to describe someone they don’t like . The likely hood of him being a sociopath is slim, not ruling that out, but impossibble to diagnose him when we never even hear him speak, we only know things about him through tabloids

      • duchesschicana says:

        @Nic919 3/3 He could possibbly regret they way he started things with her. People can learn from their mistakes, only speculation. As I said I think it was mutually beneficial romance where Beatrice could have wanted to be taken care and to be loved for all she knew Edo was single. and Edo wanted to take care of her. It was just bad timing. They could have fallen in love stanger things have happened, but I dont know things for fact. He could spoil her now for all we know, trust her to make the right choice. Ehh I had to rewrite these posts a few times so sorry if comments are out of order as well as the numbering.

  11. Wadsworth the Butler says:

    It seems very unlikely. The Queen doesn’t travel abroad anymore, and she is said to be very close to her grandparents. I think a very small Windsor wedding with no public or media is more probable. Much closer to the scale of Zara’s wedding than Harry or Eugenie’s. An engagement interview would be very tricky under these circumstances.

  12. Melissa says:

    Her Maj doesn’t travel abroad anymore (neither does PP) and there’s no way Bea would get married without her grandparents in attendance. I call BS on the Italian wedding idea.

  13. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I still think this is going to go down in a blaze of glory. They seem so odd together. But yes, have a private Italian wedding instead of having Daddy Dearest traipse through Windsor with his smug smile again.

  14. FicusFan says:

    I think Bea having any kind of English wedding depends on what happens with Brexit in October.
    If its a terrible disaster and there is great mess, confusion and hardship – she will be lucky to get a quickie wedding at a civil office. If Brexit goes well after an initial yucky period she might get a small Windsor wedding. If all goes well she might get a big wedding so everyone can celebrate surviving.