Princess Beatrice announces her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Throughout the summer, we heard report after report about Princess Beatrice and her relationship with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. They only got together last fall, about one year ago, although they’ve known each other for a lot longer. In late August, we heard that Beatrice had informed the Queen that she and Edoardo were engaged. And then… nothing much. To be fair, Beatrice’s father was the one dominating headlines. It felt like every time Beatrice might potentially have some good news, there was a new revelation about creepy Prince Andrew and his creepy relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Well, I guess there was a lull in the Andrew-Epstein conversation, because Princess Beatrice has announced her engagement!

Princess Beatrice is engaged to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, her parents have announced. The 31-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, got engaged to the 34-year-old property tycoon in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020.

[From BBC]

You guys know I love a good conspiracy, so how about this one: the Yorks are still really mad at the Sussexes because the Sussexes announced their pregnancy last year less than 48 hours after Eugenie’s wedding, which the Yorks believe was thunder-stealing. And now the Sussexes are in the middle of their first big tour with Archie… and Beatrice announces her engagement? Conspiracy or nah? The thing is, Beatrice did wait until all of the big photo-ops with the family Sussex were over, so maybe not.

As for the engagement… I’m happy for Beatrice even though I think this whole relationship was very rushed. Beatrice was basically pressuring Edoardo to propose to her just months into their relationship. But maybe it’s fine. Edoardo seems to be up for the royal game. And what a game it will be – you just know that Beatrice’s wedding is going to be used to provide cover and good PR for the Duke of York.

The engagement photos released by the palace were taken by Princess Eugenie. On Eugenie’s Instagram, she posted a photo of Beatrice’s engagement ring – it looks like a very simple circular diamond, maybe two or three carats? Modest for a royal.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I def feel like the timing of this announcement is….interesting. But I would have felt more strongly about that had they announced yesterday, when Archie was dominating the royal news.

    My TTT* of the day is that they wanted to announce the engagement while the Sussexes were on this tour as payback to the Sussexes and an attempt to steal their thunder, but knew it would be TOO obvious if they announced on a day like yesterday, so they are doing it on a day that is a bit more lower key in terms of the tour engagements. Of course its funny bc I don’t think this is really going to steal any thunder from the Sussexes, and I don’t think they especially care if it does.

    Also, of course, they had to wait for the right break in the Epstein story, so that played a factor as well.

    Anyway, I like her ring and hope they have a good life together.

    *tinfoil tiara theory

    • Erinn says:

      “Of course its funny bc I don’t think this is really going to steal any thunder from the Sussexes, and I don’t think they especially care if it does.”

      I think that might be the case, honestly. I don’t think there’s some huge rivalry, or horrible grudge holding. Buuuuttt… it does seem like a hint of shade. And the petty part of me finds it really amusing. The thing is – IF it is shade they did at least wait until the first burst of tour excitement had landed, so that’s cool.

      I am willing to believe that it was just the way things worked out, though. And I can’t imagine holding back an engagement announcement for very long because you (should) be excited to share that news! It’s an exciting thing, and the two of them look really into each other, so that’s nice.

      • Becks1 says:

        Exactly! its definitely a hint of shade, which is why its cracking me up. Reports are saying they got engaged last month, and I’m assuming Bea has definitely seen the Queen since then, and we KNOW Andrew has, so the timing is definitely shady.

        But also funny bc its like they have enough self-awareness to know that the engagement was going to get buried on Archie Day.

      • Bianca says:

        It is so frustrating that the DM is barely acknowledging the Sussex tour and yet has three stories so far on beatrice. Showing their racist ways again!

      • notasugarhere says:

        I’m happy if the Daily Fail ignores Harry and Meghan completely. Fewer opportunities for them to show their racist ways towards Meghan and Archie, and fewer haters in the comments.

      • Olenna says:

        ITA, notasugarhere. Let the tabs focus on someone else for awhile (the haters will always be there). But, honestly, Bea deserves a shot at happiness just like any decent person, rich or poor. So, congrats to the happy couple!

      • Walden Scott says:

        If the timing is shady aka Bea pregnant then please: no shotgun wedding. Have the baby and make the relationship work and then you can still get married later on. Now that would be one way of breaking the mould.

    • Iknow says:

      They waited because there is no way that Beatrice could ever “step on” the Sussex’s news cycle. I woke up this morning and didn’t see ANYTHING on Twitter. But you know who I saw all over my timeline? Master Archie Mountbatten Windsor. They could’ve announced the very moment the Sussexes were walking to Archbishop Tutu and no one would’ve bat an eye. In this regard, it’s only a one way street.

    • one of the Marys says:

      It’s fun to speculate about conspiracies and grudges. Imagine if the wedding is overshadowed by baby Sussex #2 announcement, birth, etc They’d lose their minds haha

  2. lana86 says:

    He looks… not handsome imo, but “prettish “, a bit like a woman. And I don’t get good vibes from him. Like, I don’t believe he’s into her for real. ( unlike Eugenies guy who seems harmless)
    Will see.

    • Mignionette says:

      I think both of their guys give me uneasy vibes but Bea’s guy is just more obvious IMHO.

      Eduardo is definitely not into Bea. I think he just enjoys the idea of being in the RF.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        I just get the feeling he’s a user, a Dave Clark type, that will use Bea until she’s of no more use, then dump her like he’s dumped his baby momma. He just gives me a skeevy vibe.

        And I think after all Bea has gone through romantically, she REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wants to be married already, like her sister and cousins. I don’t think she’s liked the tag of being the only single, esp. at her age now (having wasted 10 years on Clark).

        JMO…but … there you are. I hope she’s getting some *real* happiness out of this, and it’s not just to change Pedo’s news cycles (current and upcoming-Russian ties!!), or out of desperation (to be married already).

      • B says:

        Edo def looks shady but his ex Dara Huang is super thirsty, at least in her insta. She’s supposed to be a super-serious architect with international clients and her posts are very influencer-y with tons of hair & makeup and sultry poses. Makes me wonder what the real story is, if Dara got accidentally knocked up on purpose etc.

    • ABC says:

      I actually think he’s very handsome. Much better looking than the royal men, IMO.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He’s pretty in that skeevy way – it won’t end well, he has cheating user written all over him. There was rumours of overlap with his ex and mother of his child.

    • Redgrl says:

      Eugenie’s husband strikes me as rather dopey & wealthy but comparatively harmless – the kind of guy who slaps people on the back & calls them Old Boy and laughs too loudly at the wrong time. This guy however gives me snake oil salesman vibes. This wedding is likely to be an over the top mess -if she really wants to do this they should just elope.

      • Chaine says:

        You are so right, Eug’s hubs reminds me of Jim from The Office, dorky but pleasant. This new guy, OTOH, looks a wee bit like Jude Law, probably not the best celeb to resemble when pledging fidelity…

      • Le4Frimaire says:

        She might as well be married to a mushroom on a log. That guy seems so boring.

    • Lise says:

      Definitely listen to those vibes- evidently he was living with his pregnant fianceé when he and B got together… and then kept living with her for the first bit of his new relationship. Imagine trading in a highly accomplished woman with a Master’s degree from Harvard for the daughter of the #PedoPrince. Yuck.

    • minx says:

      I mean, congratulations I guess…but I just don’t see this ending well. He seems very shady.

    • Rice says:

      I dunno. He kind of looks like a young Jude Law in the 2nd pic where he’s facing forward.

      Also, the engagement photo kind of reminds me of Harry and Meghan’s in that they’re sort of affectionate?

    • Elisa says:

      What bugs me the most is they look like brother and sister.

    • Adrianna says:

      I agree. The body language indicates there’s not much there, at least on his part. I think he’s a nice looking man though.

  3. Um says:

    She looks happy and pretty but that dress is ugly.

  4. Yoyo says:

    Protocol, you do not announce anything to the Queen in public, you make an appointment to see her.
    Good Luck Princess Beatrice.

    • Eliza says:

      There was an official royal announcement released this morning for the announcement. The Queen knew.

      • Peg says:

        I was talking about announcing the pregnancy at Eugenie’s wedding.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They didn’t announce at the wedding. Mike Tindall put the lie to that, when he admitted they’re all on a What’s Ap group and that’s how they shared the news. Family congratulated them at the wedding reception, because that was the first time many saw them in person after learning about the pregnancy.

    • Dani says:

      Oh please. The Queen doesn’t seem half as uptight as these rules are especially when it comes to her grandkids.

      • Walden Scott says:

        I would very much agree.
        As a private person and grandmother the queen is probably quite cool.

        But she insists that she is treated as a Queen in public even by her family – as it should be.

    • himmiefan says:

      I don’t think they announced anything at Eugenie’s wedding. One story, which makes sense to me, is that everyone in the family knew already but had not seen the Sussexes until that day, so that was the first opportunity to congratulate them in person.

      Sorry, but H&M would never make a big announcement in the middle of someone else’s wedding.

      • Becks1 says:

        this is completely my theory. That they told the family prior, but many family members congratulated them at the wedding. But even so, it must have been low key because we didn’t hear the announcement for a few days. And the announcement made sense b/c Meghan was starting a huge international tour and they wanted to give her leeway if she had to miss any engagements.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Interesting timing but cheers to these two kids!
    Baguettes in the ring?
    This aesthetic looks familiar.

    • Eliza says:

      Round brilliant, with 2 emerald cut baguettes. Very classic design.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        My sister has this exact ring ( a 2.5 ct. center stone, small rounds and emerald baguettes on the sides and down the band, and she’s been married 23 yrs; had the ring for 25 now). It’s nothing new and groundbreaking. EVERY jeweler has one just like it in their stores (with varying color/clarity/size of stones).

        I *am* surprised she went with all diamonds, as I thought colored engagement stones were more common in England/Europe.

      • himmiefan says:

        It’s beautiful.

    • Lexa says:

      The ring actually reminds me quite a bit of the Queen’s engagement ring, which I’ve always loved.

      • Harla says:

        I agree! It’s almost an exact copy, which given Bea’s relationship with her grandmother is a nice nod.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It isn’t almost an exact copy. Bea’s has baguettes forming the sides and diamonds all around the band. The flanking sections are half the width of the middle stone. The Queen’s is all round stones, with some round stones set in a triangle shape on the sides, with the flanking triangles the same width as the middle stone. Sophie’s is similar but it isn’t “almost an exact copy” either (oval middle stone, two heart shaped diamonds flanking).

    • Bella Bella says:

      If there is any conspiracy it has nothing to do with Archie, et al. It has to do with taking the focus off her law-breaking scuzzy father. Maybe she wants to get married before he gets thrown into jail. Wouldn’t that be something if he were actually held accountable for his actions.

  6. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Aw congrats to these two crazy kids. , I hope Prince Andrew can find a nice tie to match his handcuffs for the wedding.

  7. Annie... says:

    Congrats to Bea!! She and Eugenie should not be held responsible for what their father did, so I hope people can be mature enough to differentiate the father and the daughthers.

    Bea’s will be the last royal wedding in like a decade at the very least, so I hope she gets a big wedding.
    I would assume she will marry at Windsor, it seems logical

    • L84Tea says:

      I don’t think people hold Bea or Eug responsible in any way. They didn’t do anything. What I think grosses people out is the fact that we all know their disgusting parents–who WERE involved with Epstein–will latch themselves onto this engagement and wedding like two tactless leeches.

  8. Mignionette says:

    These pictures seem so staged somehow.

    Also as others have pointed out the timing is suspect. I wonder if Andy will make a big fuss about getting this wedding televised, after-all Bea is the elder of the two sisters. He played his hand badly there bc unless Bea specifically wants a low key affair (which I doubt from these pictures), it’s going to get interesting from herein….

    • Erinn says:

      “These pictures seem so staged somehow.”

      Well… yes? They’re definitely not candid – her sister had them posing for the camera.

      I say this as someone who is a photographers nightmare – I can go from natural to incredibly awkward very very quickly once a camera comes out.

    • Becks1 says:

      yes, they are posed pictures, so def staged.

      Eugenie did not take all of them, only the ones in color. the ones in black and white were taken by someone else (per Fergie’s twitter or IG.)

      • Moose says:

        Black and white photos? Mmmmm….. wonder if the british tabloids will complain about those being too stylised and hollywood as they did H&Ms?

    • Coz' says:

      I have never seen an engagement photo that wasn’t staged.
      I like those one. They are not over the top. Just 2 people posing for someone they love.

    • JulieCarr says:

      Well, yeah, they’re from an engagement photoshoot.

      If they looked at all like candid moments, that would actually suggest far more staging than these posed photos. It takes a lot more effort to make a photoshoot look natural than it does to simply take posed portraits.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Given all the Epstein stuff he’s smoking crack if he thinks he’s going to get her wedding televised and treated like William or Harry’s wedding but then again it will be used to distract from it. Cue Andrew and Fergie acting like its THEIR big day all over again.

      • Nic919 says:

        Andy and Fergie are going to be a mess. They should be hiding in shame but they are narcissists and don’t realize just how gross they are, especially Andrew.

  9. Nlopez says:

    Felicidades to the happy couple. They both look lovely in the pics.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree. She looks so happy and I love the pics in Daily Mail. In one she looks a lot like her mom. I really fell in love with those pictures. I wish them a life time of happiness.

  10. aquarius64 says:

    Epstein will be an unwanted guest at this wedding no matter what. SDNY is not going to slow walk the case because Bea is getting married and any breaking news on Andrew the press will run with it. The ink is barely dry on the announcement and the knives are out on the Fail.

  11. Liz version 700 says:

    The timing is pretty crazy. But I agree they are using this to try and deflect from Prince Andrew’s gross Epstein issues. Good luck with that Andy. I doubt Harry and Meg care if their tour isn’t covered for a bit, they are actually focused on work. I hope Bea is genuinely happy. Her guy seems happier with the situation than her… I hope I am wrong. She and her sister were raised by 2 of the most unsavory members of a shady family, but I have a soft spot hoping for the best for both of them. And with that said I am not distracted away from wanting Andrew to get arrested for one second. It would be lovely if he had to read about the wedding from jail.

  12. MrsBanjo says:

    I just… Oy.

  13. Sofia says:

    We knew this was coming tbh and I still don’t like the guy lol.

    But I’m not the one who’s marrying him so if Bea’s happy then that’s all that really matters.

    Oh and I don’t know if anyone’s noticed but after this there won’t be any other royal weddings until Louise, James and the great grandchild grow up. So a good 10-15 years. Unless there’s a divorce

  14. Kiitypride says:

    Did I miss the mention of his son?

  15. Kiitypride says:

    I wish people would stop trying to make a big deal about the announcement of king Archie’s arrival.

    • M. says:

      I agree. I also wish people would stop mentioning Meghan in stories that she has nothing to do with. Multiple events can happen at the same time. I’m tired of hearing adults complain about someone “stealing thunder”.

      • olive says:

        i think not stealing thunder is a royal protocol, that’s why people mention it in these stories.

      • Jamie says:

        Agreed. Beatrice seems like a nice young lady who’s not at fault for the shit her parents do. Why not just let her have her moment?

  16. Ally says:

    Suppressing the snark because imagine having Fergie and Randy Andy as parents. Oy.

  17. 10KTurtle says:

    I think their only possible strategy would be to deflect from something else about to drop about Andrew, because LOL @Beatrice thinking anything but her actual wedding day could distract from House Sussex. Congratulations, I guess? These two just don’t radiate very loved-up vibes to me. Beatrice looks like she just finished crying in the engagement pictures.

  18. Lisa says:

    Not surprised by the announcement. I am sure the Yorks are happy to have this news be a focus of discussion. Congrats to Bea and her fiance. She looks lovely and the ring is nice.

  19. janey says:

    the ring is lovely, he reminds me a bit of Jude Law.

    I hope the lack of interest in her sister’s wedding prevents this one from being televised.

  20. Mia4s says:

    Awww that’s nice for them.

    But even better, now the British people can go stand out on the street and cheer as the carriage goes by and not worry about Prince Andrew’s alleged abuse of an underage girl and association with a pedophile sex trafficker or the royal family’s likely role in covering up/minimizing it. Splendid. That’s just charming. 🙄

  21. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’m happy for them. With Andy and Epstein, there was never going to be the perfect time to announce. I look forward to wedding dress and tiara speculation.

  22. Umm says:

    This engagement, the timing and everything involved is a surprise to Nobody at all.

    Congrats to Bea.
    Must have been a little tough to have your younger sister marry before you.

    • Lady D says:

      I personally couldn’t have cared any less about my sister marrying before me. Would it bother you if a younger sister got married first? I actually didn’t realize it was a thing. For the record I’m not married and don’t plan on marrying. I did spend 10 years with my son’s dad and split when boychild was 2. That was as close as I ever came to married.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m the youngest, so it was a non-issue, but I did have a friend who had a complete meltdown when her sister got engaged before she did. Like, her boyfriend walked in the apartment and my friend was drunk and hysterical and started screaming at him about how he didn’t love her and she was going to die an old maid.

        Yeah….(he proposed a few months later lol.)

      • Le4Frimaire says:

        Both my younger and older sisters got married before me and never felt a way about it because I wasn’t married at the time. Although one now on 2nd marriage and other on 2nd divorce so engagement is the easy part. She’s only 31, so good for her for doing it in her time. Besides the excitement of the wedding, he has his son to consider as well. I wouldn’t let ma and pa York anywhere near my children.

      • Le4Frimaire says:

        Repeat comment

    • Cee says:

      My younger sister married last year and I am still single in every sense of the word. The only time it bothers me is when people ask me if I am bothered by it, or tell me it’s weird my younger siblings are already married while I am not (I’m 32 years old!) It grates me and makes me feel broken. I was getting to know a guy who actually said this to me… I ended things right then and there.

      • Traveler says:

        Please do not feel broken. There is more than one glorious way to live a life.
        P.S. I’d have dumped that guy too. We would NOT have shared the same priorities in life.

      • tuba says:

        Please do not feel broken: it’s 2019, the idea that the younger sisters have to wait made sense in Jane Austen times (I believe it’s mentioned in Pride and Prejudice), when marriage was essential to a woman’s survival (as in, she couldn’t work and had to rely on her husband to provide for her). Back then women were chosen in part for the dowry they could offer, so a younger sister marrying first would have ‘stolen’ the eldest’s options to have a large enough dowry; and there was a kind of primogeniture hirerarchy so that, if one or more daughters had to remain single, then it befell on the younger ones. But even back then… in Persuasion, the younger sister of the protagonist marries first, and the eldest remains unmarried at the end of the story (in spite of being wealthy and of good social standing, and attractive).

      • notasugarhnere says:

        Elizabeth remains unmarried because she’s a snob and she cannot land a man of high-enough status for her social climbing.

  23. Whatnow says:

    I’m so glad I wasn’t raised in an environment where who (or if) got married first.

    I find it incredible in this day and age that it still matters to some people.

    • Lady D says:

      Oh good, it’s not just me:) I should have read one more comment before replying.

    • Traveler says:

      I agree……why does it matter.
      I was raised in a very traditional, first generation, 100% Italian family with all kinds of expectations but somehow I was a genetic mutant that never felt inclined or compelled to follow any of these type of mainstream ideals.

      • tuba says:

        I’m Italian and actually there is no social obligation in Italy for the older sister to marry first; and tbh, marriage has been on decline for decades, and now most people do not marry, and the ones who do do not even marry religiously. No need for genetic mutations if you want to be both Italian and not blindly follow “mainstream ideals”.

  24. Charfromdarock says:

    Bea has really grown into a beautiful woman,

  25. GemologistGemma says:

    Lose them how you get them. This will play out. The center ring is 2-2.25 with the side stones it gets to the over 3 they are reporting.

  26. RoyalBlue says:

    The whispers were there for a while so it’s not a surprise. After Dave Clark strung her along for 10 years I think she let this one know he has to state his intentions early. They have known each other for a while and i wonder if his father the count didn’t arrange for this with Fergie and Andy. It definitely gives off more of an arranged relationship vibe rather than two individuals who found each other and fell madly in love.

    Nevertheless congratulations to the happy couple.

  27. Alex Jones says:

    You know what I can’t wait for?? For Beatrice to wear a sapphire tiara at her wedding and then about a week later I can see all the headlines that the Duchess of Sussex also wanted to wear the sapphire tiara but was denied.

  28. Brooke says:

    I really hope they don’t think this is going to steal Archie’s thunder. I will probably forget she’s even engaged after ten minutes while I am still super excited to see more pictures of Archie. They are definitely the underdogs in this fight.

    • Lady D says:

      There are times when the machinations within this family are exhausting. I couldn’t imagine having to live with constantly planning to upstage another family member. To get up every day looking forward to being a shit-disturber. It makes me even more empathetic for the victims of narcissists.

      • I suspect the machinations exist more
        In speculation than reality. Now that it’s more about pampered than power they aren’t having to kill each other off to reach the top.

  29. Mego says:

    I am surprised at people imagining Beatrice could pull focus from Harry and Meghan. Beatrice Is not a big star in the RF and that’s never going to change. The Sussexes and Cambridges are the stars period.

    Thing is I wonder if Andrew is going to push for a televised wedding this time around? If he’s smart he won’t but he isn’t very smart…

    • Nic919 says:

      Most people don’t even know which sister is which. Andy is also a fool if he thinks a wedding is going to distract Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers.

      • Le4Frimaire says:

        Can’t believe Andrew had the creep Epstein at Beas 18th b-day. All kinds of icky there and wonder why he did that knowing what Epstein was. Hope it wasn’t some sort of quid pro quo. If anymore news or lawsuits come out, he should fade into the background.

  30. Spicecake38 says:

    I’ll read the article later but I have to comment now because I just can’t with these people anymore.I know Bea is not at fault in any way for the crimes of her pedo father,but this is just puke worthy IMO,because he’s going to trot her down the aisle as the father of the bride with some massively expensive wedding and be praised for raising his daughters so well when he’s violated other young girls.

  31. NessaBee says:

    First of all, I am super happy for Bea. Her life can’t be that fun lately with her dad being a pedo and at least she has something nice to look forward to. Secondly her wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses are going to be SO ENTERTAINING are you kidding me? I need this fully televised. And lastly, it is super tacky for a royal bride to do an Insta post close-up of her giant diamond ring ugh.

  32. My3cents says:

    Dear lord, marrying unto this family….Briide’s dad a pedo, mom a leeching grifter, some Nazi sympathizers here and there, sprinkled with a bit of racism, the occasional cheating partner….
    Hardly any of them really work.
    Shameless the Royal Edition.

  33. Immy says:

    I’m not so sure about him, but agreed with some of the other comments – I think he wants to be in the royal family, and will play the game well.

    Also, if their kids inherit Edoardo’s blue eye color and Beatrice’s large eyes they will be stunning.

    • JaneBee87 says:

      We’ve said the same thing about others. Hopefully it doesn’t take *him* close to a decade to finally start even trying to play said game.

  34. Sunnee says:

    I read that they’ve been engaged for a month. So why announce it now? For sure the timing was done to step in the Sussex tour need. But, honestly, there is nothing they could do to take attention away. The Sussex(es) rule the news cycle no matter what they do. About the only thing that could grab headlines away from them is an arrest, or a death. Truth.

  35. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    He was in a relationship and living with the mother of his baby when he started hooking up with Bea. Seems messy to me.

    • Ignoto says:

      Messy indeed. Really, how long have they been dating….10 months? There was a lot of fuss about the length of time Harry and Meghan dated before getting engaged but royal reporters don’t seem to have a problem with Bea, who was clearly thirsty to marry, getting engaged to man after dating him less than a year. Their relationship reminds me of Christina Onassis and her fourth husband, Thierry Rousseau. I hope the wedding is not televised in the US. TLC will be better off sticking to reruns of Here Comes Honey Boo
      Boo or Dr. Pimple Popper.

  36. stepup says:

    I think the potential shade lies in the choice of a decidedly non-Hollywood dress and photographer. Like, the dress is a Sloan Ranger staple (and fug; sorry) — plus, Eugenie as the photog? That’s some “old money” shading right there.

  37. MsIam says:

    Congrats to her and him, lol! I imagine Bea and her sister didn’t have it easy with their parents messy divorce and subsequent behavior and now the pedo mess. It’s not her fault she was born to those two idiots, especially her pervert dad.

    • ariel says:

      I agree with you- though when I saw the announcement I wanted to comment- is andy going to invite any of his *other* sexual predator friends to the wedding? But, indeed, it is never a child’s fault how their insane and criminal parents behave.
      Though I worry about her like I would a friend. She had the decade long relationship, he broke up with her and married the next girl he met. That just sucks for her, even if it is no reflection on her. And she’s the last unmarried of her cousins, and the royals are serious about marriage. So I hope it is the right relationship, and that she enters it for the rights reasons. And I hope she is happy.

      • JaneBee87 says:

        I think Lady D(?) pointed out above that while a completely different generation, technically, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn are also members of the ‘cousins’ group.

  38. aquarius64 says:

    This announcement also stepped on the Cambridge boat naming event today. The York sisters had supposedly had a beef with Kate too. Payback?

    • ariel says:

      But does the naming of a boat count as a real, newsworthy thing? I mean, I know the work shy Will and Kate like to count sneezing in public as work- but is the boat naming really a big deal?

  39. Other Renee says:

    I’m definitely in the “he’s shady” camp. I hope he treats her well even after the wedding because she seems so in love and happy and I’d hate to see her get her heart broken. Even though I suspect it will be.

  40. Chaine says:

    Womp womp…

  41. kerwood says:

    I wonder if Normal Bill sat her down and warned her about marrying this guy.

    If they were hoping to ‘steal the Sussex thunder’ good luck with that. Yesterday the Sussex family met a human rights icon. Today pedo Andy’s daughter got engaged to a guy who looks like he has damp hands.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Damp hands, that made me shudder and laugh simultaneously.

    • Belinda says:

      “I wonder if Normal Bill sat her down and warned her about marrying this guy.”
      This is a very clever thought! And we know of course it did not happen … Edo is white.

      • Mignionette says:

        Edo is white , a titled aristocrat and mixes in their circles, but something tells me he is going to be an absolute blast.

        The paps know he is a playboy and will follow him everywhere. The Crown will definitely need to increase it’s projected number of seasons…

  42. The Recluse says:

    Interesting how people end up with people with similar physiognomies. Harry and Meghan have similar noses. And these two have similar staring wide eyes.

  43. Le4Frimaire says:

    Good for her. Now she’ll be a stepmother but hope the press stays out of his child’s life. I’m sure the Sussex’s knew it was coming since they were all at Nonoo’s wedding, and a slight lull in Sussex news cycle. She’s semi private and he’s rich, so they can do a lot more with less scrutiny.

  44. aquarius64 says:

    The Fail is having a field day. Andrew is walking Bea down the aisle despite the Epstein mess, the alleged hooking up while with the baby momma is back, and said baby momma is going to be the subject of stories. The press plans to turn this wedding into a scandal magnet to keep interest. Rumors were around Bea is trying to get pregnant. Imagine the mess if she really is.

  45. HeyThere! says:

    Maybe she didn’t pressure him but he was landing her?! She is in fact the QUEENS granddaughter! LOL I hate the ‘she made him propose’ narrative. Anyway, I enjoy her ring.

    • Kk2 says:

      Agree. They look lovely. I hate the misogynistic assumptions about her. His situation seems sketchy so she seems to be more of the catch here.

      His ex/mother of his child is gorgeous and appears very successful professionally.

  46. dchesschicana says:

    I’m Happy for Beatrice to me they seem in love especiallly in photos where they are cuddled up in another event, I hope the wedding is televized . Must everyone put family against eachother? Gessh if she waited to announce anything she be old and wrinkly.

  47. celialarson12 says:

    Actually I tend to agree with a comment on twitter that they decided to announce their engagement in between a Sussex tour and a Cambridge event to ensure that their special day is not bombarded by accompanying articles about Andrew and Epstein. Congrats to Beatrice……..though that young man and the reported start of their relationship – living with one woman and starting dating another, not good !!!!

    I like the ring.

  48. Birds eye view says:

    he’s a user IMO..it’s all pretence…if he’s worth a few Bob fergie will be eyeing him up for a tap..

  49. Sass says:

    What I love about the engagement photo is for once Ed doesn’t look like a deer in the headlights. He looks in love. I’m not totally sold on him but maybe he just doesn’t handle pap shots well.

  50. Claire says:

    I don’t think this has anything to do with the Sussexs, I think this is supposed to distract us from her creepy dad. That being said good for them.

    • sunshine says:

      Agreed. Andrew’s An engagement/wedding is the perfect distraction. And Virginia’s interview just came out a week ago. This has nothing to do with harry + meghan and everything to do with him protecting what he has left of his image.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The jeweler admitted they’ve been working on the ring for 4-5 months. Makes the timing suspicious.

  51. Minxx says:

    Im afraid Ed is another Dave Clark – dropped his baby mama the minute Bea appeared. I’m glad the York sisters have each other for support. Bea never looked lovelier btw, she’s really in love.

  52. gucci says:

    Poor girls – they didn’t ask to have such low-calibre parents like Andrew and Fergie! I don’t imagine it’s entirely obvious at that level of society finding someone to marry for ‘true love’. I get ‘pretty-boy opportunistic social climber’ vibes from the Italian; she seems very needy and tractable and somewhat sheltered/naive. To stay with someone for TEN years, uncertain of his intentions strikes me as someone with low emotional intelligence. Then again, her parents always struck me as incredibly immature and self-absorbed, so it’s not like she had great examples to learn from. I’m sure Edo’s nice to her (there was a photo of him caressing her face on a boat, and it was like he was petting a pretty little creature rather than really connecting to a WOMAN); she’s young and fresh and pretty (for now); and undoubtedly she wants to believe the best of him. He just needs to fully ingratiate himself into her milieu and control himself by being well-behaved; agree to have a couple of kids with her; and once he’s established himself, he’ll probably follow wherever his wang leads. His previous gf seems to have a waaaaaay stronger personality and strikes me as completely willing to have screaming matches with him and challenge him. Despite her considerable credentials, she does NOT have the incredible social cachet of royalty; this guy seems fundamentally weak, wants to have status, and is accustomed to coasting on his good looks and charm. Genuine substance, though? Nahhhh…good luck to ‘em!

    • yellow says:

      Low emotional intelligence is a bit much. She’s only 31, so would have been dating Dave since when…she was like 18? Many times couples who meet that young and are serious do indeed wait 10+ years before getting married, so they can live life and get married at a later age when they actually feel ready. It’s quite common and I know at least 3 couples who met young, are around Bea’s age, who recently married after 10+ years.

      There is also the kind of promises that might have been made, or breaks taken…etc. It could have been talked about all along, and then a quick change of heart. If she had met him at say 25 or 27, that would be quite a different thing.

      Just trying to put it in perspective. I forgot myself how young she was in that earlier relationship.

  53. Carrie says:

    Slightly off topic… Is it me, or does Princess Beatrice look a lot like Queen Victoria??

    • notasugarhere says:

      Not just you. Beatrice is Victoria’s royal doppelganger, Eugenie is the Queen Mum’s near twin. Anne and Zara look like a previous Princess Royal, Mary (Countess of Harewood) when she was a teen.

      • Carrie says:

        I had to Google the Countess of Harewood and – WOW – you weren’t kidding! Zara ans Princess Anne look so much like her!!

      • notasugarhnere says:

        It happens that way sometimes. Put a wig on Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and he looks exactly like his mother, Josephine-Charlotte. Catarina-Amalia of The Netherlands looks like a young version of her grandmother, Queen/Princess Beatrix.

  54. bima says:

    Like to add to the conspiracies..who else thinks poster DCHESSCHICANA is actually Duchess of York ? Lol

  55. Molly says:

    I seriously doubt Bea wanted to upstage the Sussex’s. If anything she upstaged Kate’s boat naming or whatever she did today.

  56. Rogue says:

    Some of their black and white pics were similar to the Sussexes and diamond was sourced in Botswana by Ed too. Style inspiration!

    Congrats to Beatrice. Wish them the best.

    I wonder if climate in uk in 2020 would permit a big wedding after horrible year the royal family is having and economically depending on if UK would have left the EU by then.

    The guests could be interesting-she seems friendly with Karlie Kloss, Ivanka and Jared etc so those two be invited& show up?!

    • Mignionette says:

      ^^This would be super interesting. Ivanka finally getting her princess moment by attending a Royal Wedding, hobnobbing with the RF, whilst her father is being impeached….

  57. Ms C says:

    He is like a mix between Jude Law and Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia).

  58. KKC says:

    Good luck to Bea. I hope the classic “you lose em like you got em” doesn’t apply to her here. This dude seems sketchy as hell and all to willing and ready to dump the mother of his child for entry into the firm.

  59. Birds eye view says:

    remember th outcry in th UK when Eugenie got married…in no deal Brexit Britain u think theyr gonna be happy to support a wedding cor The Puke of Yorkvand his leeching wife to swan down the aisle after what’s happened to his rep? good luck with that.

  60. VS says:

    Congratulations to them! Wish them all the best