Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s 3-year-old son Wolfie will be his best man at the wedding

Royal Wedding Alert! Princess Beatrice is engaged to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi **FILE PHOTOS**

For what it’s worth, I don’t really care or mind the fact that Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi has a messy romantic history, complete with an ex-fiancee he jilted rather suddenly when a princess came around. Nor do I mind or care that Edo has a child born with said ex-fiancee. What I mind is that white royal women get their romances utterly whitewashed while *other royal women* are nitpicked, smeared and berated over nothing in the exact same timeline. So, yes, Edo has a messy history and yes, the mere fact that he’s engaged to Princess Beatrice means nothing is being looked at too closely. The timeline of their relationship is mostly a glossed-over mystery, and Beatrice’s PR is working overtime to convince everyone that she’s going to be bestest “step-mummy” to Edo’s son Christopher (who goes by Wolfie, because British peeps are crazy). And now it looks like young Wolfie will be his dad’s best man in the wedding. Lord.

The Queen has seen many things in her 68-year reign but she will never have witnessed anything like this. I can reveal that a three-year-old boy will be the best man at the wedding of her granddaughter Princess Beatrice. Bea’s fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, has asked his son, Christopher [who is known as Wolfie], to do the honours when they tie the knot at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in May.

‘I can confirm that Wolfie will be best man,’ a spokesman for the couple tells me. Not only will he have to hand his father the wedding rings in front of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, but he will play an important role at the reception.

‘Surely, he won’t be expected to make a speech at Buckingham Palace?’ asks a shocked courtier when I break the news to them. Wolfie will be the youngest person to have performed a role at a royal wedding throughout the course of British history. A friend of Bea and Edo says they have asked Wolfie to carry out the role because they want to show that he is loved and embraced by his stepmother.

Wolfie’s mother, the American architect Dara Huang, 37, is expected to be invited to the wedding and reception, which will take place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, as I revealed earlier this month. Bea’s engagement to property developer Edo, 36, was announced by the palace last September. He is the son of Count Alessandro ‘Alex’ Mapelli-Mozzi, former British Olympian and member of an Italian noble family.

[From The Daily Mail]

I wonder if Dara has gotten a few checks to buy her silence? I imagine she would have some interesting gossip, but it doesn’t look like the British tabloids are in a mood to hear what she has to say. Not when you-know-who dares to exist and breathe. As for Young Wolfie acting as best man… British weddings, particularly the upper-crust weddings, are different than the American wedding culture we expect anyway. There’s usually not a big groomsmen assembly or a bridal party. At most, there is a best man and a maid of honor, then the rest of the wedding party is made up of kids anyway. My guess is that the Cambridge children will be asked to take part in the wedding, maybe the Wessex kids and perhaps Zara’s daughters too. So Wolfie won’t be the only child in the wedding party, that’s my point. But yeah… asking this child to be best man? Will the British tabloids run a story about how Edo doesn’t have any friends?

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  1. Astrid says:

    feels like a lot of pressure on a 3 year old to be a best man

    • Sarah says:

      At my boyfriend’s sisters wedding they asked one of the nieces who was maybe 4-5 at the time to do something and she had a complete meltdown because it was all just too much for her on the day. I hope they have a plan B.

  2. Guest with Cat says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of responsibility to put on a 3 year old.

  3. dulcinea says:

    I thought the same thing, Does he not have any friends? Would you marry a guy who hasn’t friends? These people are strange.

    • Maggie says:

      I’ve been to weddings where one or both of the couple has kids and the kids were in the wedding. Your child is a tiny bit more important than your friends.

  4. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Well, that’ll work (snort)

  5. Becks1 says:

    This is pretty typical at American weddings IME – a child of the bride or groom is the “best man” or “maid of honor” and usually they stand up front for a bit and then go sit with a grandparent or the other parent. I think its a nice gesture to show that they are part of this event too, so I actually like this, but I doubt he’s going to be sitting next to Edo for the entire ceremony.

    • Snazzy says:

      That’s kind of what I thought too. He’d have a friend doing real best man stuff, and the son will just hang out with dad up there for a while. I found it to be quite sweet

  6. Priscila says:

    Edo is too pretty, his ex fiancee is very attractive and Bea has a permanent look of surprise due to her bug’eyes,does not photograph welll, is not known for her brains and has two grifters as parents …

    Just laying out there.

  7. TheOriginalMia says:

    That’s cute. A nice way to include Wolfie in the ceremony. I’m sure he’ll do fine.

  8. duchesschicana says:

    Hmm I always debated believing those DM articles, its only rumor after all and not a credible source, such as thee DM. Lets be honest a headline will sell more if it says a ‘Princess stole my man’ vs ‘A Princess is dating my ex. ‘ I dont rule out shady behavior on his part for all we know he strung along both at first but choose Beatrice or Beatrice came around months after the seperation we will never know. I see these pictures when they dont’know they are being recorded and look like in love though


    and wolfe willll be 4 sometime this year . I think its a cute idea to make him best man

  9. Sass says:

    My first thought: oh does he not have friends?

    Second thought: Bea needs to stop perusing Pinterest for trends that were barely cute the first time ten years ago.

  10. L4frimaire says:

    Everyone goes on about Bea’s natural frumpiness, but I don’t find this guy remotely attractive or interesting. His ex was probably way too much for him, a real accomplished grownup who overshadowed him. He’s one of those privileged guys about town with good connections and a “ job” that seems more like a hobby, who realizes he better get hitched because his charms start waning and needs a good catch, which Bea was/is, until Andrews murkiness bubbled up again.

    • duchesschicana says:

      Edo and ex are very acomplished people. He took loans from friends and family to start his buissness 12 years ago. He actually has more than one buissness. He has made a decent living perhaps the press exaggerated things but but he is self made. Personaally, i think his ex and him were a bit too invested in their buissneses to continue to nurture their relationship as the ex is more than not often away on buissness. or maybe they sayed mostly together because of the child with affections long gone who knows as we dont know what happened between them

  11. vertes says:

    Ring bearer is a better job for a 3 year old.

  12. Candikat says:

    Aw, I think it’s sweet! They can call him “best man,” but I’m sure whatever role little Wolfie actually plays will be age-appropriate and adorable.

  13. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Remind me again, what Meghan did wrong from day 1?