Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi dumped his ex-fiancee & baby-mama really suddenly, just FYI

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Yesterday, we learned that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are engaged now. Considering the Yorks had been pushing engagement stories for months, the announcement wasn’t a big surprise to royal-gossipers. But it’s interesting because of how quickly everything happened, and how maybe Edo wasn’t fully vetted? I don’t know, I’m not really judging – I think it’s good for the Windsors when they marry people who have somewhat messy romantic histories. People freaked out because the Duchess of Sussex had a starter marriage under her belt, but those same people don’t seem to be freaked out at all about the fact that Edoardo has a son from a previous relationship, and that he dumped his baby-mama rather suddenly:

Princess Beatrice’s husband-to-be is a millionaire property tycoon who was engaged to marry the mother of his two-year-old son before they suddenly split last year. Beatrice, 31, today announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 34, just 11 months after the couple first started dating seriously following her sister Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018. Known as Edo to friends – the entrepreneur son of a skiing aristocrat named Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi – he helped mend Beatrice’s broken heart following her split from Dave Clark in 2016 after 10 years together. But he himself has found happiness after his engagement to glamorous Chinese-American architect Dara Huang ended suddenly.

Her mother American mother Lily, 69, claimed that Dara ended up on a friend’s sofa – and she only found out they split when he was first seen with the Queen’s granddaughter six months after they split, claiming: ‘I think Dara was hiding it from me’. Dara and Edo share custody of their little boy Christopher, who has the nickname ‘Woolfie’, with friends claiming his parents’ split was more amicable than her mother suggested. They lived together in London after they broke up so ‘Woolfie’ saw a lot of both his parents before the architect moved into her own flat.

But his ex-fiancee is yet to address news of his engagement this morning – instead the architect has been posting updates of her recent business trip to Thailand and being ‘jet-lagged’ in London. Describing how how he brings up his son he said recently: ‘I take [Christopher] to school a couple of mornings a week and finish in time to put him in bed three or four evenings’.

No one was more surprised at the news that Edo was dating the Queen’s 31-year-old grand-daughter than Dara’s mother, Lily, who flew to London from her home in Florida when her grandson Wolfie was born, and has made two visits since. She said last year she had no idea her daughter and Edo were no longer together until she was told by her elder daughter, Erin, recently. ‘I think Dara was hiding it from me,’ said Lily, 69, whose husband Po-Tien, 80, is a retired scientist with the American space agency Nasa. ‘She didn’t want me to be sad. I am shocked.’ She believes it came as a shock to her daughter as well, so sudden was the split. According to Lily, her 37-year-old daughter had to leave Edo’s flat and was staying with a close friend, sleeping on the sofa, while looking for an apartment.

[From The Daily Mail]

Well… at least Edo didn’t dump Dara FOR Beatrice. Edo dumped Dara (his fiancee and baby-mama) so suddenly that she had to sleep on friends’ couches and then about 10 or 11 months six months later, he started dating Beatrice. Whom he had known for years. And then Beatrice and her family pressured him into proposing very quickly. There will be those who say “well, he just knew Beatrice was the One, everything fit together so that’s why he proposed.” Yeah but… I don’t know. It definitely feels like Edo’s backstory could possibly be a bigger deal.

Also: so much is being made about Beatrice’s engagement ring. It’s an okay ring, I don’t really understand the need for all of these interviews by the ring designer Shaun Leane. Leane spoke to People Magazine and made it sound like Edo had to come in and specially “design” the ring. It’s a circular diamond center stone with baguettes. Literally every major jewelry company already offers a version of this ring already. Oh, and don’t forget this – people are comparing Beatrice’s ring to the Queen’s engagement ring. Yes, I’m sure Edo researched the Queen’s ring and wanted that for Beatrice??

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  1. SpeakActBeKind says:

    I used to defend Fergie back in the day.

    Andrew & Sarah are the Clampetts without the charm.

    • Himmiefan says:


    • Tourmaline says:

      I was neutral to positive on Fergie until around the era of her caught on tape desperately trying to score a briefcase full of cash (and claiming elegantly that she didn’t ‘have a pot to piss in’) in exchange for access to Andrew.

      Then on her rehabilitation tour she did that series on Oprah’s network, Finding Sarah, and she just came across awfully to me on that series. Like the worst combination of whining “woe is me, I lost my wonderful prince” victim and stone cold, arrogrant grifter.

      Yeah, not a fan!

    • kerwood says:

      Or the class.

      I defended her too because I thought that she was a good woman at heart and she really seemed to love Andrew. Now that I know she’s a grifter who would cozy up to a pedophile for spending money, I regret my support.

  2. Erinn says:

    I don’t understand… if she had to go live on a friends couch because of the suddeness of the breakup why does it say “They lived together in London after they broke up so ‘Woolfie’ saw a lot of both his parents before the architect moved into her own flat.”

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Yes, and where was the baby? With him? Some gaps here.

    • Eliza says:

      Hush now. Obviously they’re expected to consciously uncouple, have a nesting home they share together, with a solo homes on the side, so Wolfie stays at the same address. And already have all this in place before they break up. There’s a 6 month break between relationships so it’s obviously all Beas fault! #sarcasm

      Break ups soon after babies are born are always messy. But there’s a reason they say babies aren’t relationship bandaids.

      • Sass says:

        Ok true story my parents actually did this, and I never knew how weird it was until oh, last week when I casually mentioned it to a friend 😂

    • Mo says:

      It looks like they did the kid stays in the house, parents move in and out on their custodial days. Staying at friend’s houses on those “off” days is really normal in these situations, since the parents haven’t really moved their belongings out of the family home. We had a friend who did this, rotating through friend’s houses so that they didn’t wear out their welcome.

      One thing I noticed is that she is older than Edo by a few years. I remember meeting a bunch of really bitter 40ish divorcees with toddlers in my early 30s and it was a healthy wakeup call for mapping out my life.

      That said, this is either really shady, or fairly decent people making the best of a lousy situation.

      • Lana says:

        Andrew and Fergie should have enough life experience to evaluate the Mapelli Mozzi situation adequately and advise Beatrice.

    • noway says:

      Thank you, the way that was written was very confusing. Honestly, I don’t really care either about all the intricacies of his life or Beatrice’s for that matter. I think the ring is nice on her, although it doesn’t seem like it should be that expensive, but maybe it’s something about the cut or stones who knows or they are full of it.

      You know why no one makes a big deal about his back story, unlike Meghan’s. Well first she’s way down the line, and doesn’t even have to ask for permission from the Queen. She can marry whoever she pleases. Plus she’s just not as popular as Harry or Meghan for that matter. The big final reason is there is pretty much not a lot that she could do which would look worse than her father, so she’s kind of golden in comparison there.

      • Nic919 says:

        No there isn’t a big deal being made because misogyny is alive and well and guys don’t get accused of being social climbers like women are. He is coming from a very messy situation, especially with a child involved. It’s worse than any other person marrying into this generation of royals, but the media will never play it that way.

  3. Carobell says:

    The ring is just a normal classic ring, I guess we expect more unique rings in the royal family – Diana, now Catherine’s sapphire, Eugenie’s paraiba sapphire. I like Beatrice’s but it certainly isn’t interesting.

    • Deedee says:

      Wouldn’t that have been a story if she’d gotten a huge blue sapphire.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Shaun Leane is generally a very interesting jewellery designer – but this ring is very classic and quite different from his general aesthetic profile.

    • Psu doh nihm says:

      Its peach-ish orangish sapphire from srilanka.
      Pariaba is a copper/manganese bearing neon blue tourmaline org found in Brazil.

      Not that I would know these useless things.

  4. lucy2 says:

    I’m not sure why this is a big deal? Or sudden? They lived together in his apartment, they broke up, she moved out and didn’t find something right away?

    • Mignionette says:

      But that isn’t what happened….

      • lucy2 says:

        So what did happen?

      • Mignionette says:

        There was clearly an overlap which Andrew’s / The York’s aides are keen to deny. Palace aides are known to ‘never complain or explain’ but in the case of Bea, they went as far as making sure the media knew there was a ‘6 month gap’ between Edo’s break-up with Dara and dating Bea.

        The aides then go on to lament about Bea’s ‘integrity’….

        But if you read what Kaiser says above the key to the story is all there…..

        Edo meet’s Dara, they live together for a few years and get engaged.
        Around the same time Bea is dumped by David Clarke.
        Edo ‘comforts’ Bea…
        Dara get’s pregant (to seal the deal some have hinted).
        Edo and Bea remain friends
        Dara has baby
        Edo having supported Dara through pregnancy breaks up with her

        At some point in all the above Bea and Edo are more than just comforting each other and it is not clear what happened or when.

        They are all adults so it’s no big deal except for poor Wolfie who is caught up in this whole sordid mess,

        My only concern with all the adults is this, they all (Bea and Edo esepcially) seem to be on the rebound from a longstanding relationship that did not work. This is never a good sign for starting up a new solid relationship and especially not marriage. I’m not saying they won’t work out, especially as Edo has a lot to lose monetarily, but it’s not a great start.

        Bea and Edo realised they were clearly more than friends at some point. I also do not see Bea as a home-wrecker but clearly the relationship started when Edo and Dara were together ….

      • Ainsley7 says:

        @Mignionette Dara got pregnant right after they started dating. They were only together for 3 or so years and that’s about how old the child is now. They hadn’t moved in together yet or gotten engaged (if they really were. She didn’t have a ring). So, he might have felt obligated to try to make things work for the child, but found he couldn’t in the end. Both Dara’s parents went to the press to try to shame Edo into going back to her. I have no idea what he is like, but I know that her side was quick to make sure people believed her version over anything else.

      • ShazBot says:

        I remember around Eugenie’s wedding, some media were wondering if Beatrice’s boyfriend would make an appearance, so I do think there is some shifting around timelines of their relationship – saying they only got serious “after the wedding”. Those in the media obviously knew they were already together.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        I agree with your rebound statement. Furthermore you were spot on about it starting before the break up which, to me, is an extremely bad move to go straight to marriage.

  5. PhD gossip says:

    I think you have the timeline wrong. They met at eugenies wedding and the baby mama got dumped. Total time from connecting/hooking up to engagement = 11 months. Totally shady.

    • Kaiser says:

      Yes, you’re right, I corrected it – I think Edo dumped his fiancee about six months before he got with Beatrice?

      • Mignionette says:

        @Kaiser that is the story the palace aides have put out to the press, but Fergie and Andrew have also always been keen to stress the long standing family ties which cloaks Bea with the veneer of respectability against home wrecker rumors…

      • Lise says:

        Very interesting to see these new stories because the original article about this in the DM clearly stated that they were together when B&E began their romance… so either the original stories were all wrong or someone from the York/BP camp is on cleanup duty…


      • B says:

        The Daily Mail article says that Edo went solo to Bea’s wedding in 2018 — if he & Dara were together then, wouldn’t she have been his date? It’s messy and it looks like E & D lived together after splitting, plus Dara travels a lot. Looks like she was barely home and they lived together for the kid. 🤷

      • The Hench says:

        Yes, that was my understanding. They split up some months before he and Beatrice got together but were still living together in their flat with their son. Once he started seeing B then Dara moved out and camped on a friend’s sofa. The first Daily Mail story doesn’t really make any sense. Why would Dara continue to live for months with a man she found out had been cheating on her and dumped her and THEN go and camp on sofas? It makes more sense that she only moved out when he started a new relationship.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Is not Dara a fairly successful architect with project all over the world? If this is true, then I think she is much better without Edo. I cannot believe that Andrew and Sarah agreed to this marriage. I guess it was a case of anything to divert the 24-7 news cycle reporting on Pedo Andy.

      • Lana says:

        I am not sure that the tabloids always get the chronology right. In the end they rely on informers who might have their own agendas.
        I think Edo had decided quite a while ago that he didn’t want to marry Dara.
        See this: Dara got pregnant pretty soon and early on in their relationship. Maybe it is an oops baby (failed contraception) or maybe Dara tried to secure a ring with a baby. Whichever one is the case the result is no ring. Edo decided to not marry Dara despite the baby. And I doubt he made that decision just when he met Beatrice. He made that decision earlier because he had the time to do that. Because when your girlfriend gets pregnant there is a lot of pressure from friends and family to get married. Edo had surely gotten this pressure when Dara got pregnant early in their relationship and it surely made him think. And when you have a baby together which takes nine monthes you do get to know each other because both of you take care of the pregnancy and the birth and the babysitting and the doctor’s appointments and so on. And during this time (9 monthes + two years) Edo decided to not marry Dara. Then he met Bea and 11 monthes later they decided to get married.

        The math looks like this:

        Dating Dara (1-3 monthes?)
        Pregnancy (9 monthes)
        Baby is 2 years old
        = sums up to about 3 years during which time Edo decided to not marry Dara

        dating Bea for about 11 monthes
        proposal + marriage

        I do wish all the best to Bea and Edo

    • 2Tired says:

      “Edo” and “Bea” have known one another since they were kids, like all aristobrats. Their families go back decades.

    • Ellie Armstrong says:

      Bea wants a marriage and a family like her sister and cousins, W and K, M and H AND we have parents Sarah and Pedo Andrew wanting to take the heat off of the perv, and what better than a wedding!! They have been hinting at an engagement for some time. They can stop throwing Harry and Megan under the royal carriage ( bus) now and focus on a wedding. However, I have not seen one photo of them holding hands.!!!! Not One!

  6. hnmmom says:

    I agree with some comments yesterday that there is a shady air about him. I hope his intentions are sincere. His backstory is certainly messy. The ring is fine. It’s not winning any design awards but after the atrocity her sister wears, this was a good, safe choice (Eugenie’s ring looks like those horrible carnival rings you get in a plastic egg out of a machine).

    • Lady D says:

      Eugenie’s ring is a rare ruby of exceptional quality. Unfortunately it doesn’t always come off looking like that.

      • Becks1 says:

        Its actually a pink sapphire. I liked her ring, but find it kind of weird how similar it was to her mother’s (which was a ruby.)

      • Felicia says:

        It’s a padparadscha sapphire, which is a mix of pink and orange. Size, clarity and lack of treatments being equal, they are worth less than a ruby but more than a pink sapphire.

        Diamond engagement rings are so boring.

      • Lady D says:

        I meant to say sapphire, brain fart I guess.

      • Becks1 says:

        Well, now I know a new word, lol (padparadscha). I had no clue. thanks for the info!

      • blacktoypoodle says:

        Ruby and sapphire are the same thing, corundum aka Aluminum Oxide, (chemically Al2-03). It’s just a matter of color hue and saturation that causes jewelers, etc. to give them different names.
        So a “red sapphire” is called a ruby, and if the color saturation is not completely red it’s called a “pink sapphire”
        Pure sapphire/corundum is colorless, it’s the micro contaminants that give it color, every color of the rainbow.
        yellow, green, blue, pink, red, orange, purple, etc. and shades in-between.
        They don’t look glamorous is photos like a diamond but like a warm smile they are deeply seductive in person.

    • Candikat says:

      Eugenie’s ring looks a lot like Fergie’s engagement ring. I wonder if there’s an agreement that Fergie’s will eventually go to Bea, hence the simpler style for her. (I personally love Eugenie’s ring, Fergie’s less so, but can see how it’s not to everyone’s taste!)

    • Candikat says:

      (Oops! Sorry Becks1, I didn’t see your comment before posting mine.)

  7. Who ARE These People? says:

    Oh to be born the son of a skiing aristocrat.

    • BlueSky says:

      Yeah I lol at that. The press isn’t going to go too hard on him because he’s part of that society.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I just Googled that phrase to be sure I wasn’t misunderstanding what that is, but Google doesn’t know either. Is he just a rich dude who likes to ski?

      • Candikat says:

        I would guess it means he’s a rich dude who hasn’t, um, done much of note. But he skis! (If it turns out he’s a former Olympic medalist or something I’ll take it all back.)

        ETA: Doh! Not a medalist but he was in the Olympics. So I’ll take back the snark, darnit.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I took it to mean that his dad started a bunch of ski resorts (or bought them).

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Blows my mind: This dude Edo already has his own Wikipedia page as does his father.


    • blacktoypoodle says:

      I’m going to be thinking that intermittently all day because I start laughing out loud every time. Thank you. 🙂
      “Oh to be born the son of a skiing aristocrat”

    • Sophia’s Sideye says:

      Lmao! I cackled at that description.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Oh to be born the son of a skiing aristocrat…LMAO
      The queen must be so proud to have her granddaughter marry someone with such a rich bloodline,such accomplishments,these skiing aristocrats

  8. Becks1 says:

    The ring is really pretty, and I’m sure wasn’t cheap, but I don’t think its especially unique or anything. It looks like something every jewelry store offers for an engagement ring, even if the stones are really pretty.

    his backstory is messy…..it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

    • Erinn says:

      Someone else said yesterday that it’s the proportions that make it really beautiful, and I have to agree. It’s nothing unique, but it’s pretty much the perfect proportions for that specific style, and it looked hella sparkly. I’m not usually into this style of ring, but the first good shot I saw of it I was like “WOW”.

    • Sam Louise says:

      I give them four years. I think he’s Mr. Rebound for Bea (10 yrs with her previous fella is a long time) and their relationship seems to have been fast tracked and orchestrated. There is absolutely no chemistry between them in any pictures of seen.

  9. Beli says:

    I like Bea’s ring well enough. It’s not setting the world on fire, but it’s pretty and classic.

    I really, really hope that Edo doesn’t mess her around. The timeline raises questions and after her heartbreak because of Dave Clark, I really want her to be happy with someone who treats her well.

  10. Kateeeee says:

    I dont know, it doesn’t sound like mom has the best account of all this?? Anyway the royals all seem shady and self serving to me so this is just another drop in the bucket.

    • Erinn says:

      The mom situation seems very shady. For your daughter to not tell you about a major life event like that there must be something up. Either the mother is toxic and the daughter cut her loose, or the daughter is a little shady. I have no idea, but based on the fact that the mother is speaking to the press it makes me lean towards the first option.

      • Mignionette says:

        Or the daughter has a financial / custody incentive to keep schum.

        Edo is rich and powerful and works in the same field as Dara (Design/ Architecture). They will likely maintain a healthy business relationship and Edo will access top tier clients via Bea.

        This is partially a marriage of convenience which allows Fergie a nice steady income for quite some time.

      • Erinn says:

        Oh, I don’t doubt that as a possibility, Mignionette. But I also stand by the fact that it IS weird/shady that the mother didn’t know ANYTHING. If they were close at all, you’d think the daughter would have just fed her a story like “Oh, we decided things aren’t working out, but we’re still amicable for our child” or some kind of vague statement like that. Even with the financial aspect, you’d think that her family would have found out that they were at least CONSIDERING a split before just seeing him announced as dating Bea. But the shady feelings I’m getting are really more linked to the mother than the daughter.

      • Lena says:

        I think the mother might be more traditional and really wanted the daughter not just to be successful in her job but also be married and have children. She might not have told her mother because she didn’t want her disappointment and disapproval while she had to deal with the breakup herself and was either hoping they would get back together again or that she would be able to better deal with her mother once she was in a better place herself. Of course that’s just speculation but I can imagine a dynamic like that.

      • dchesschicana says:

        Dara is a lot like us, she went and wore a fancy dress the day H&M were married I could have sworn someone commented that she was in Sussex group as well.

    • The Original Mia says:

      If you’re looking for the truth, find articles with Dara’s dad’s perspective. He seems more involved with Edo & Wolfie than Dara’s mother. Most pictures out there come from him.

      • dchesschicana says:

        I’m not sure how truthfull Dara was to her parents considering he might have been dating them both in the start, especially since her parents are asians most likely tigger parents, she might have not wanted to be so forth comeing with them being unamarried with a child, being a cetain age, broken up with her BF, and her parents seem like traditionalist, yikes.

      • noway says:

        @dchesschicana Your typo says tigger parents and that made me laugh so hard. I want to be a tigger parent as long as I get to bounce.

        Mom lives in Florida and only sees her daughter and grandson 1-2 times a year, according to the Dailyfail above, so I’m betting on not a very close relationship with Mom. It does sound confusing.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That struck me too, noway. Her grandson is two-years-old and the grandmother has only seen him three times. Not a close relationship with her daughter.

  11. taylor says:

    his ex looks like a call girl did anyone look at her insta. Daily Mail says the father has full custody so seems to me she must be pretty awful and who lies to their own mother? There is a lot of gaps in the story. But as a mother i would never leave my child and go live somewhere else.

    • Eliza says:

      She’s an architect.

      Her mother lives in US, and maybe she was a marriage before baby type and her daughter didn’t want to hear her judgment so soon after they broke up? Or maybe they’re not close?

      As for her having more custody, I think she travels a lot for work. It might be shared, but due to work it seems less than 50/50?

    • Mignionette says:

      The Ex is a successful architect. Her father is a retired NASA scientist. She was also engaged to Edo before they broke up.

      • dchesschicana says:

        I’m not sure they were fiancés the ex loves to instagram there was never a ring on that finger or an anouncement in society papers unlike his sister engagement was announced in the pappers.

    • Kateeeee says:

      Yikes, Taylor. Good job sleuthing all that from how she dresses and a custody arrangement. Crack detective work.

    • Lulu2 says:

      What about her classic RL/Tory Burch style says call girl? Or perhaps you’re speaking of her slanted eyes and long dark hair? Her insta looks professional and she’s very very beautiful. You should get a job with The Fail with that attitude…. call-girl baby mamas & half-breed princesses sound right up your alley…

      • Kk2 says:

        Yea I don’t get all the bad mouthing of the ex. I did look at her insta and thought wow she is gorgeous and also seems to have a cool career that she is very successful at. Then I felt bad for her that her mom went blabbing to a tabloid. I am sure her mom really wanted them to marry (as mothers often do when there is a pregnancy) and she didn’t give her a mom a play by play of the breakup. She also may have been temporarily saying with a friend in a very nice house not literally sleeping in the couch. And Mom is being a bit melodramatic and also petty about this guy, in mom’s view, knocking up her daughter and leaving her.

        I have no idea what custody situation is but there is an interview with edo where he says he’s very involved and tries to drop him off/pick him up from school a few days per week… Which doesn’t sound like full custody to me.

        Anyway I don’t care about Bea and this guy particularly but no reason to drag the ex into it and bad mouth her, accusing her of having a baby to “trap” him and then accusing Bea pressuring him to marry her…I see no objective basis for this misogynistic bs.

    • Jb says:

      Calling women “call girls/hookers” based on a picture of a professional woman wearing a skirt…perfect example of Rape Culture/Victim blaming/Slut Shaming. Now THAT is not a good look Taylor..

    • Bella DuPont says:

      I actually find the ex incredibly physically attractive. Gorgeous face and figure, great taste in clothes, incredibly smart, creative and savvy…..I’m really struggling to figure out how any of that is call-girlish to you?

      Like Lulu says, perhaps there’s something else (MAGA inspired) bothering you.

      P.S. You should take a look at her professional profile, it’ll bring tears of envy to your eyes.

    • Jaded says:

      @Taylor: Ummm…she’s a very attractive woman. She looks nothing like a “call girl”. She’s a very smart, accomplished person. What else do you want to make up about her?

    • minx says:

      A call girl?! She’s pretty and elegant. And “Edo” looks happier in pictures with her than he does with Bea, sorry to say.

    • LeaTheFrench says:

      Really? I don’t see that. Her Insta account seems very carefully curated, that’s for sure. But she looks quite elegant to me.

    • Lady D says:

      @Taylor, “But as a mother i would never leave my child and go live somewhere else.”
      Then you better make sure you never have to share custody.

    • Tigerlily says:

      @taylor: Yikes….a lot of assumptions in what you posted. Give your head a shake.

  12. minx says:

    The ring is simple and lovely. It will be easy to convert into some other piece of jewelry after the inevitable divorce.

    • K-Peace says:

      I agree unfortunately; i think divorce will be imminent. They just don’t seem like a good match and i don’t trust him or get good vibes from him at all. In photos of Beatrice & “Edo”, they just seem stiff & awkward together and i sense NO chemistry between them. Their body language is “off”; if they’re sitting together he never has an arm around her, and lots of other telling stuff i pick up on in photos. I don’t think this will end well.

  13. severine says:

    His marriage to Beatrice is doomed. Don’t think he’s ready to settle down and it’s just a matter of time before he starts straying.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @severine, You may be correct but we need to give them a chance. Many comment posters on other sites were saying and are saying the exact same thing about Meghan & Harry.

      I wish Bea & Edo all the happiness they can handle.

  14. SJR says:

    Who in their right mind would willing marry into the BRF?
    The entire family is a hot mess, it is a real life soap opera, with the addition of constant paps around.
    Especially if he comes from a wealthy family.
    Can you imagine spending Xmas morning sitting with Fergie and Andrew making small talk? Noooo, nope, no deal, not for me.

    I do think her ring is pretty.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @SJR, No one in their right mind would marry into the BRF unless they born royal into another Royal House.

      I think this is the exact reason (they had fully working minds) Chelsy Davy & Dave Clark exited stage-left when they began to feel the push to marry Harry & Beatrice.

    • Lowrider says:

      The BRF is lipstick on a pig. The ex’s that ran the other way made the right choice.

  15. Cee says:

    How did she end up on a friend’s couch if they lived together at his apartment for the sake of their son?
    They were also engaged for 3.5 years before splitting – sometimes long engagements wear off.

    • Nic919 says:

      Then why have the baby? That’s really the problematic issue here. Relationships can fade and break up, that’s not unusual, but adding the baby into the mix is a messy situation and Edo doesn’t look great here.

      It’s just really interesting how a guy leaving his young baby and the baby’s mother for Beatrice, with obvious overlap isn’t being treated with the same vitriol as two adults with no dependents simply breaking up. Edo was okay with having a baby with someone he wasn’t really into anymore, which shows very bad judgment.

      • Cee says:

        Perhaps they got engaged due to the pregnancy, which is sometimes a very bad idea. A child is a bond that will last forever, no need to add marriage in the mix when you’re not convinced the other person is the right one for you. Which is why band-aid babies usually backfire.

        If I were Beatrice I’d be very wary.

      • Sam Louise says:

        Often couples having problems will have a child in hopes it will save their relationship.

    • Andrea says:

      I know a couple who got married because she got pregnant 6 months into the relationship. They have been riddled with problems the 10 years since and quite obviously should not have married. The baby was probably an accident and they didn’t know each other well, once they did, the relationship was doomed. It happens more often than one thinks.

    • Nitz says:

      ‘Ending up on a friend’s couch’ means crying in Asian slang! It’s not like the Western phrase that means ‘kicked out of the house’.

  16. Mtec says:

    What the heck does “skiing aristocrat” mean?

  17. Tink says:

    Edo and Dara split up at Christmas, when it emerged that Edo and Bea has been seeing each other for several months. Their son Wolfie is living with his nanny in Edo’s old Fulham house. Edo and Dara share custody and visit Wolfie separately in Fulham. Bea has visited Wolfie there a couple of times as well. PS Edo is not a multimillionaire. His Fulham house is very modest. He does not even own a car. His income is not at the levels being reported

    • Mignionette says:

      He personally may not be a millionaire but he does come from money and develops property so he is not completely brassic. A lot of Londoner’s don’t have cars for convenience.

    • Malificent says:

      So essentially the nanny has full custody and the parents have visitation rights?

    • Guest says:

      Lool, the “modest” homes in Fulham start at the £3 million price point. Unless you’re talking about the smaller properties which usually start at around £2 million and go up. In London, even the shabby parts, nobody is buying property for under 7 figures. So I wouldn’t take that as a sign he isn’t wealthy because he does come from aristocratic wealth and he works in propert development which brings in the money. He’s hardly poor & at least he has a career.

    • TQ says:

      This is the timing that makes the most sense to me. He saw his opportunity and went for it with Bea, regardless of who he had at home.

  18. Tink says:

    He’s not brassic at all; neither is he a millionaire.

  19. Sofia says:

    Yeah the timeline seems/is shady but time will tell with this marriage. I honestly hope he isn’t using her like Dave to get access to an exclusive set

    • Lana says:

      To me it seems Dara was using Edo to get access to his aristo circles in order to get bigger contracts for “home improvement”.

  20. Cay says:

    Come on, I can’t be the only one who thinks this happened in order to deflect from what Prince Andrew is going through. I thought it would be a baby because everyone loves and forgives when a baby is born. Guess the second best option is a wedding.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Cay, I agree with you. IMHO, if Pedo Andy was not in trouble then I do not think Andrew & Sarah would have agreed to this match and marriage.

    • Tigerlily says:

      @Cay I too find it awfully convenient. I feel sorry for Bea and Eugenie for having such awful parents. Mother is a shameless grifter and father is a pedo.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I don’t think it happened because of Andrew, but they’ll take it for all the PR it is worth. My guess is Beatrice desperately wants a wedding before her grandparents pass away. She and Eugenie are very close with them and spent tons of time with HM & Philip at Windsor growing up. The wedding may be more important to her than the groom, who may be short-term and essentially a sperm donor.

      But then, I don’t think Eugenie delayed her engagement because of Harry and Meghan. I think it was in deference to her sister breaking up with her long-time boyfriend. Otherwise, we’d have seen two York sister weddings right after each other back in Spring (Bea) and Fall (Eugenie) 2017.

  21. Bookworm says:

    The ex posted a nice congratulatory message to them.

    I think it’s not that common in your 30s to end up with someone who’s not been in a serious relationship or marriage already, so if all the associated parties are fine with it, I don’t see the big deal. I’m sure the little boy is well loved and provided for.

    • dchesschicana says:

      I dont see any message/comment from her? NVM found it on the DM her go to press

    • Andrea says:

      I am currently liking one of my guy friends now who has never been married or been in a serious relationship and he is 40. Should I be wary?

      • Vcape says:

        Honestly, I think so. I dated a guy recently who had never had a relationship before and he was in his late 40’s. I adored him but, due to his lack of experience, he had no idea how to accommodate someone in his life or make any kind of compromises. I was heartbroken when it ended but now see that it’s for the best. There is generally a reason why someone reaches that age and hasn’t had any serious relationships.

      • noway says:

        I would go with your gut about him, not others. I don’t think it’s that unusual today for people to not have married by a certain age. It’s not like it was even a decade ago. People used to get married right out of high school, but my daughter is graduating, and they all thought everyone just breaks up after graduation. Seriously, 2 of the girls said we actually have to tell him this. The moms were like yes!!!! I don’t think her school has had one wedding of high school graduates in the last five years, and it’s not a small school, bigger than mine was. People see it differently now, and don’t necessarily want to get married right away. Plus, maybe he’s just a good picker and was waiting for the one. Who knows, but it is definitely a decision only you can make.

      • Oddsnends says:

        My father, a WWII vet, was in his 40s when he married after never before being in a relationship. My memories are of a happy childhood with loving parents – embarrassingly so. The only problems I noticed between my parents were cultural. My mother was a younger immigrant and her ideas of what life should be like were often different from my dad’s. Give your relationship a chance, if you want.
        True love comes with challenges no matter the package.

      • Lana says:

        to be frank:
        In the “old days” more people were married at age 30 than nowadays. But let’s not kid ourselves: a lot of those marriages dissolved later or they practically dissolved without a legal procedure (aka two friends living next to each other in a marriage situation) or some marriages did last because of alcohol and the possibility to not meet your legal partner too often (working outside town etc).

        Marrying late is better than marrying early and regretting it soon afterwards.
        Not marrying is better than marrying if you know your aren’t really cut out for this or if you know you haven’t found somebody yet with whom you can make it last for a while at least.

        Bottom line is I think the whole marriage thing has gotten better for a lot of people in regard to happiness.

  22. Guest says:

    Lol and they called Meghan a clout chaser. I cant wait for all the articles picking apart the black and white engagement pictures since you know Meghan and harry were so Hollywood and unroyal.

    • Other Renee says:

      Guest, you’re in luck! There is already criticism of the black and white pics and people accusing Bea of being a copycat.

  23. KK says:

    We need pictures of fiancé and father, with headlines: Edo and the Pedo. These Brit reporters love their rhymes. Her life sucks because her dad is a pedo, her mum is a leech. She deserves something good for a change.

  24. bobafelty says:

    No news stories about how excited she is to become a step-mother? Shocked I say, shocked.

  25. aquarius64 says:

    This engagement was dragged the moment it was announced. Heavy on the baby momma drama. The ex congratualed Bea and Edo and looked forward to blending their families. I think told Edo she better be on the royal gravy train or she will drop receipts.

    And no congratulations from Sussexroyal, Kensington Royal or Clarence House social accounts. That’s telling.

  26. lolalola3 says:

    Typical British aristocratic business agreement. One person has the title and one person has the money. Same storyline as Downton Abbey for god’s sake. Hopefully this agreement will also turn into a love story story for Bea and Edo. At least he looks handsome. I always thought Fergie was cute in her own way but my god, fate has not been similarly kind to either of her daughters. Time to get some good looking genes in the mix.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      It seems to me that’s there’s an unspoken, but universally agreed point on this site, that Beatrice is nowhere as physically attractive as Edo is……

      I wonder if that’s perhaps one of the main reasons so many people are so skeptical of his intentions in this relationship? (Well, that and the fuzzy timing).

      • Original T.C. says:

        I think Bea and her sister are attractive girls, better looking than their male cousins and a great deal better looking than average aristro girls. However this guy has a slick, pretty boy/ con artist look to me. Regardless of whose timeline you use it still comes across that this guy left his girlfriend and son to get into a more advantageous marriage. And on Bea’s part, it seems like she was under pressure to get married soon after her sister. It reminds me of the situation with Waity Katie’s sister after Kate married William.

        I hope she finds happiness with some aspect of the marriage, she has had the misfortune of being treated poorly in public life due to her parent’s messy relationship.

      • Sticks says:

        Thank you Bella Dupont. I’ve noticed that as well and it’s pretty gross. I’m happy for Bea and Edo and wish them well.

    • dchesschicana says:

      He could love her, but its also mutually beneficial he gets his exposure more connections bea will taken of money wise and loved

      • Tourmaline says:

        Andrew and Fergie do have a lot of oligarchs and shady business people in their Rolodex….that might be part of the appeal for some guys….

    • RoyalBlue says:

      @lola that is my gut feeling too. Arranged marriage between the Count and the Prince. The kids are happy enough and will make a good life together. Bea looks like she is cosplaying the happy and Besotted fiancé. Somehow it does not seem mutual.

  27. The Original Mia says:

    People are so quick to believe everything bad about the Yorks. There are definitely different stories being put out here, and they were started a year ago. Dara’s dad said a year ago Edo and Dara were not romantically together. He had custody of Wolfie because Dara traveled extensively. When the relationship with Beatrice was confirmed, all of a sudden, the stories changed to Edo & Dara still being involved, there being overlap, yada yada yada. None of that gelled with what was actually going on before the reveal. Dara’s mother hasn’t been involved in her life and is now selling stories about overlap and her daughter’s hurt feelings. Dara hasn’t said a thing, probably because she knows she has to parent with Edo, and that he’s been a good father to their kid.

  28. agnes says:

    I am getting major DaddyMarkle-Vibes from Dara’s mother.

  29. Elizabeth says:

    So do we think there’s so much ring publicity b/c there was an exchange of a “hefty discount” for the ring in exchange for that?

  30. dchesschicana says:

    I’m not sure they were fiancés the ex loves to instagram there was never a ring on that finger or an anouncement in society papers unlike his sister engagement was announced in the pappers. The part of Dara staying with her friends raises my eyebrow she is well off in her own right, she has money as she’s often away on buissness more so than home. Edo has physical custody of their son, and when she is in town she visits. Some exaggerations with small sprinkles of truth on her part I think, merely my speculation.

    If you must believe soemthing believe thhis Dara’s own mom was skeptical about being told the whole truth in one article. I’m not sure how truthfull Dara was to her parents considering he might have been dating them both in the start, especially since her parents are asians most likely tigger parents, she might have not wanted to be so forth comeing with them being unamarried with a child, broken up with her BF, and her parents seem like traditionalist, yikes

    • Nic919 says:

      Engaged or not he still had a baby with her and that baby is still very young. This means not that long ago he was in a serious enough relationship with Dara to make a child with her. So either he was super irresponsible and helped make a kid with someone he doesn’t really love or he can change his interest very easily. This is what is raising all the red flags. I don’t really care who was living with who or whatever, but a father of a young child with one woman who is now engaged to another woman, who happens to have high social status, is not exhibiting signs of someone who works through difficult times.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Or things happen even as a relationship is ending. See Heidi Klum a few months pregnant by her ex when meeting Seal. That marriage, better or worse, lasted seven years and three more kids.

  31. Amelie says:

    Guy is definitely shady and Beatrice doesn’t have the greatest judgment when it comes to men. My guess is they’ll be married a few years, she’ll maybe have a kid or two, they’ll divorce after he cheats on her, and she’ll find some other aristo to marry. I get the sense she’s rushing into this because she’s the oldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth still unmarried (Edward and Sophie’s kids are too young and won’t happen for awhile). But who knows, maybe this is the ultimate love story for the ages! (I trust Eugenie and Jack’s relationship more because they’ve been together longer and Jack always look at Eugenie like she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. I didn’t watch the wedding but in all the pictures he looks at Eugenie completely besotted).

    I looked at Dara Huang’s Insta briefly and she seems to have a glamorous job with her fancy architect firm traveling all over the world. She does a lot of Instagirl posing around in fancy outfits so I dunno, I know that’s not a real representation of her life but she seems like a successful businesswoman who is well connected. Plus she’s gorgeous. She’s going to be just fine and is not some pauper living in the streets of London. Yeah it sucks her ex went and hooked up with a princess but she’ll be the one with the last laugh when Eugenie and Edoardo inevitably divorce.

    • Stephanie Hawkins says:

      Eugenia is not even married to edo Unless you know what you are talking about don’t speak

  32. Lowrider says:

    The Daily Fail is just trash looking to damper their engagement and happiness.

  33. celialarson12 says:

    So if between dating and engagement it is 10 -11 months, and the ring was commissioned 4 months ago, that means Edo knew he had found his life partner within 6 – 7 months. Fast work….

  34. JanetFerber says:

    Guy is shady AF. That’s why he’ll fit perfectly into this family.

  35. Walden Scott says:

    Same as a certain royal wife who married up and sent her ex her ring via mail.

    • Sam says:

      How is that the same? She divorced her ex in 2013,3 years before Harry was even in the picture and what does this have to do with Meghan?

    • Olenna says:

      Well, @Walden Scott, you sound bitter AF. #Goals—get some and stop resenting other people for having what you don’t .

    • noway says:

      What??? I never heard that Meghan mailed the ring back to hubby #1. That’s kind of funny!!!!

      • HMC says:

        I had my then husband served with divorce papers, gave him my lawyer’s contact info, changed my number and pawned the ring. I’m now, years later, involved with a way better man. Nothing sketchy about that or how DoS ended her first marriage then YEARS later married again. No overlap, no shady timelines. Go back to Tumblr.

    • Lana says:

      Sounds like Meghan is a really classy lady. Just look how she treated her ex husband.

  36. Bread and Circuses says:

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    I also think Beatrice might be enough like her mom and dad to be able to handle more sketchiness in her personal life than some would, so I hope it’s all fiiiine. I do.

    But I have a bad feeling about this guy. (He’s very cute, though.)

  37. Eugh says:

    I knew someone would describe her like this, I was just waiting for it (am Asian myself). Racist at worst, and classist at best.

    She went to Harvard and is busy and successful, but sureeee she’s the unstable messy shady one here when Edo has made a purposeful decision into a family with a known pedophile.

    • noway says:

      I agree with you about some of the Dara comments. They are racist. By all accounts she seems to be an accomplished architect/designer with impressive projects. I mean I would want to design part of MOMA. Plus, when she and Edo were unable to take care of their child HER father was his guardian for a bit. I kind of get the feeling they both may have gotten pregnant and tried to make it work. It didn’t and they went their separate ways romantically, but co-parent end of story. The living arrangements became different when one of them found someone. That’s not an interesting Daily Fail story though.

      I don’t think you need to put blame on Edo either for marrying Beatrice. Beatrice deserves happiness too. She’s not her father. By that type of thinking we shouldn’t marry anyone with suspected family members. Hope this works out for all of them.

  38. A Finn says:

    “We’ll have to take her abroad, in these moments you can usually find an Italian who’s not too picky.”
    -Lady Violet Crawley


  39. Carol says:

    I love Celebitchy’s coverage of the Royal family, as they don’t pander to them & cut right through the bu!!$hit like no other media venue. So thank you for that.

    I think Sarah Ferguson has been onto Randy Andy’s pedo ways since she took on a toe-sucking lover back in the 90’s….and she leveraged this info. into a lifetime rent-free suite at Royal Lodge, along with a nice allowance—and Prince Phillip hates her for it. When she couldn’t afford to live on her paltry divorce settlement, she hit up Epstein for funds, knowing that Epstein would be forced to loan her money in exchange for her keeping her secrets.

    The Queen has known about Andrew’s sexual proclivities for decades & has chosen to turn a blind eye to them. Prince of Pedo is banned in 12 countries, and not because he’s a bad dancer. Are we to believe this never got back to her when she has British Intelligence on speed dial?

    Beatrice hooks up with a guy who dumps his baby mama fiancee so quickly, she’s forced to sleep on a friend’s couch. Gee, what a catch! Then he’s engaged to Beatrice less than a year later, coincidentally right around the time Prince Andrew’s lies about his relationship with Epstein are front & center in the media. Prince Pedo can’t lie his way out of this one, but hey, now there’s another royal wedding to watch on TV. Wonder what Edourdo is getting out of this PR marriage?

    Meanwhile, the UK is up in arms about Harry & Meghan not flying coach….

    • Lana says:

      Whereas “sleeping on a friend’s couch” means here in these circles that a friend allowed her to use the guest bedroom with that little guest bathroom or perhaps it was even a small smart city flat.

  40. Freddy says:

    Maybe…just MAYBE Edo’s ex-fiancee and baby-mama dumped HIM??

  41. SJR says:

    Carol, your post makes a lot of sense.
    Prince Phillip has openly hated Fergie for decades, that is good explanation why.

    The BRF is gonna be in a massive PR campaign for years to try to keep a lid on Andy and his ugliness. I bet entire teams of lawyers/spin doctors are working to deflect tons of ugliness.

  42. Nitz says:

    As early as April this year, there were multiple write-ups about Bea desperate to get pregnant, even before getting married. But that it would be frowned upon by senior Royals. Bea feels worried that her commitment-phobe boyfriend may soon dump her and leave her forever single. We may think that Edo has ‘shady background’…well, Bea has some predicament as well ‘feeling left out ‘ after Eugenie got married…



  43. Birds eye view says:

    what’s the royal etiquette for one’s leeching mother asking for a few quid off the new millionaire fiance?