Princess Beatrice ‘can’t wait to have kids of her own,’ she wants to get preg ‘very soon’

Official Wedding Photograph of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

I sort of figured out why Princess Beatrice’s wedding portraits have been bugging me all week – it’s because the actual vibe between Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi doesn’t seem like a happy, loving bride and groom. Say what you will about Jack Brooksbank (he’s a tequila salesman!) but on his wedding day, he was BEAMING. He was so happy to marry Eugenie. Eugenie looked so happy too. Bea and Edo just don’t have any kind of “we’re so happy on our wedding day” vibe. At all. Maybe because no couple should ever get married to change the subject away from the bride’s father being a rapist and the BFF of pedophile human traffickers.

Anyway, would you like to hear more about Beatrice-as-stepmum? She is now stepmum to Edo’s four-year-old son Wolfie and for months, palace PR has been hyping the idea that Beatrice will be a perfect stepmother and that Bea is doing all the work of ensuring Wolfie’s happiness, not his mother Dara Huang. Well, as part of People Magazine’s series of royal exclusives, they reveal that… Beatrice is a wonderful stepmother.

Princess Beatrice is now a wife — and a stepmom! When Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter wed Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday, they had a very special person serve as both best man and page boy: Edoardo’s 4-year-old son Wolfie, who wore pale blue silk shorts with an ivory silk shirt by Amaia.

This marks the first time since Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall married Prince Charles in 2005 that a member of the British royal family stepped into the position of stepmother. Beatrice is the first of her generation — and first grandchild of the monarch — to do so.

“Beatrice is a wonderful and very hands-on stepmom,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. The insider previously told PEOPLE that Princess Beatrice has “embraced [Wolfie] as part of her life from the outset. He is very much part of their life,” the source said.

[From People]

I bet Wolfie looked cute. I wonder why he wasn’t included in any of the wedding portraits carefully released by the palace? That’s one of the things that really bugged me – I actually appreciate the fact that Wolfie’s existence has not been used to bash Edo, Dara or Beatrice, but the wedding would have been a wonderful moment to at least give a visual acknowledgement of Wolfie’s inclusion in their family. But whatever. It will be interesting to see how the stepmother thing plays out, especially if Bea gets pregnant quickly. Speaking of:

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Princess Beatrice with a baby carriage? The newlywed wants to start a family with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, sooner rather than later.

“Bea can’t wait to have kids of her own,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “She’s planning to start a family with Edo very soon and is hoping it’ll happen this year.”

[From Us Weekly]

“… And is hoping it’ll happen this year.” I hope she means pregnancy and not a whole-ass baby this year, because it’s July and there’s some gestating that needs to happen. Some people theorized that the suddenness of the wedding might mean that Bea was already knocked up. I…. doubt it. Maybe I’m wrong! But I do think she’ll get preg right away.

Official Wedding Photos of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I actually like that Wolfie wasn’t in any of the official pictures that were released to the public. I hope they continue to protect his privacy as much as possible.

    • xdanix says:

      I reckon they probably will, I think they seem pretty protective of little Wolfie’s privacy. I saw a picture of them driving in a car together once, and Edo was trying to hiding a little boy’s face (who I assume was his son? I have no idea what he looks like, given the lack of pictures out there! But it was certainly a little boy sitting next to him in the car) with his hat from the paparazzi. So I’m not sure they really want his pictures out there.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Becks1 – I agree with you 100%. If Wolfie was present in pictures released to the Royal Rota, he would then be fair game for the tabloids, The commentariat of the Daily Fail would go into overdrive mocking his Chinese heritage.

    • Jay says:

      Same, I appreciate when parents protect their child’s privacy, as much as I would also love to see how cute he looked!

      Thinking ahead, I wonder what it would look like if they do have a baby – their is somewhat of an expectation for royal children to be in the public eye, although that may not be so strong for Beatrice. I’m just imagining how awkward it would be to have one child constantly not included in photos etc.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The BRF will use any child of Beatrice’s for all the mileage they can get out of it.

      • Tessa says:

        Camilla’s children rarely get photographed and are not usually in royal portraits. They are photographed for family gatherings for Charles and Camilla. Camilla’s grandchildren are rarely seen photographed. Good to have privacy for them. Same thing for Wolfie.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        They could pull a Harry and Meghan and declare their child to be a private citizen and not allow them to be photographed.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        @Fluffy_Bunny- Beatrice and Edo are already private citizens. So, they don’t need to do what Harry and Meghan did.

      • Lady D says:

        Do Beatrice’s children get a title? If I recall correctly, Zara’s children don’t have a title, but that may be because Zara doesn’t.

      • Tessa says:

        No, Bea’s won’t have titles. Princess Anne married Mark Phillips and the queen offered him a title, he refused and he and Anne had wanted their children not to have titles. Had Phillips taken a title, the children would have inherited it. Armstrong Jones took a title so his and Princess Margaret’s children had titles.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Wonder if Pedo petitioned, begged, and threw many tantrums trying to get a title for Edo, but failed (thanks to Chuck). While he has that “Count” title in Italy, I doubt the BRF “recognizes” that.

      • Becks1 says:

        The children wont have titles. The Queen would have had to have given one to Edo and Beatrice, but she didn’t (like made him Earl of London or something – don’t @ me, I couldn’t think of a funny name to sub in there, lol). Eugenie’s husband didn’t get one either, so their children, if they have them, will just be Jack Brooksbank Jr. or whatever.

        I think Harry looked at Zara and Peter and knew that not having a title was the way to go (Archie could use one of Harry’s lesser titles and will one day be HRH Prince Archie and after that the Duke of Sussex, way down the line, but I don’t think he will ever use the lesser title or the HRH, and it will be interesting to see what happens with the Sussex title.)

  2. Aang says:

    I think the mom of the boy might say no to public pics? I have no idea if he’s been seen in official photos before. I’ve never seen a pic of him. As far as the vibe? Meh. My husband is super awkward with pda and hates being photographed (he’s an engineer for context) and if you looked at pics of us you’d think we were casual acquaintances. I would never guess at a couple’s closeness by a picture.

  3. Amy says:

    Is it bad that all I can think of is when she and her sister unintentionally dressed like the evil stepsisters from Cinderella?? Evil sister turns into evil stepmother?

    I’m sure this has no basis in fact and she is a wonderful bonus parent, it just made me giggle.

    PS if she IS pregnant, she is very early and won’t be delivering this year with that tiny waist!

    • Tessa says:

      She will care of course more for her children. I don’t see her as a bonus parent. Wolfie has his mother and Bea is the stepmother. He could give her a nickname or something to call her instead of Mum.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      Rumors are that they weren’t dressed that way unintentionally. The York sisters and Kate did not get along, especially during the dating years. They’re known for being a little over the top, but they had never worn anything that ridiculous before or since the wedding. So, I do think the joke was intentional.

      • Nameme says:

        The evil stepsisters dresses were green and pink – Somebody just made a meme for fun!

      • Kathy wezf says:

        Bea and Eugenia dressed that ridiculous get up at Kate’s wedding bc they were mad that Fergie their mother didn’t get invited to the wedding. I think Beatrice wedding dress was ugly they are both terrible dressers .

  4. Feedmechips says:

    Not everyone sees their wedding day as the greatest day of their life.

    • Priscila says:

      Agreed. Mine was just a formality- but I guess I am on the minority. A couple of very close friends of mine surprised me by having very splashy weddings, so who knows?

    • minx says:

      My wedding was nice, we’ve been married 42 years, but I don’t think about it much. I wouldn’t call it greatest day of my life. I would rank the births of our kids far above that, as well as the day I got my master’s degree…that was a real slog and I was very proud of finally finishing it lol.

      • Roo says:

        I agree with you, minx. We’ve been married over 20 years and while our wedding day was wonderful and lovely, it was not a dream day for me in that I didn’t grow up fantasizing about my wedding or planning my dress or anything. Bigger days for me were the birth of our children and graduating from grad school.

  5. PhD gossip says:

    Edo gives me a Philippe Junot vibe. (Worthless, playboy, social climbing, first husband of Princess Caroline).

    • Sofia says:

      I hope it works out well for her. I really do but I feel the same way too.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I have concerns about Edo too but I do not think he is in the same league as Philippe Junot.

        I never understood why Princess Caroline of Monaco ever married Philippe Junot. The only reason I can come up with is that she was trying to spite her mother. Caroline’s second marriage I understood.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She finally ended up married to her mother’s choice, Ernst, and is miserable.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Does not Ernst have a history of untreated alcoholism?

      • Sofia says:

        @Bay: Philippe was a charming, older, flirtatious man who knew how to give a young woman (as Caroline was at the time) a good time and be a good way to give the middle finger to Grace’s strict upbringing (which is what Caroline wanted to do)

      • minx says:

        I can see why she married Junot at the time, he was handsome and charming. But good husband material? Hardly.

      • truth fairy says:

        notasugarhere said “She finally ended up married to her mother’s choice, Ernst, and is miserable.”

        Like Grace herself, right? blech all around

    • Tessa says:

      I think unfortunately Caroline fell for PHilippe’s smoothie behavior. And was infatuated.

  6. Snappyfish says:

    Be a couple for awhile. I hate when newly “blended” families try to immediately blend in more. Make Wolfe feel he is important & then in a year or two add another. Too many people rush into parenthood (of course there are some situations when the mother is older it makes sense if kids are wanted) often I feel women had a “need to compete” w/the mother of the bonus children.

    • yellow says:

      A teacher in college once told us to wait a year or two as you can never get that time back. Not that it’s important or the same for everyone, but that somehow always stuck in my head as sound advice, depending on circumstances. However, it also sounds like they’ve known each other most of their lives, so that can present differently than having met someone more recent.

  7. Princess Peach says:

    Maybe Dara asked that he not appear in any published photos?

    Also Edo and Bea aren’t looking at each other in any of the pictures.

  8. Lisa says:

    I am glad they are keeping Wolfie private. Hopefully her dreams of having a child come through.

  9. Sofia says:

    If she wants kids, I hope it’s because she /actually/ wants them and not because she feels she’s getting too old (she’s 31 going onto 32 so she’s not /that/ old)

  10. February-Pisces says:

    I think she’ll try and get pregnant before Eugenie does. I think people made a big deal that she was the older and single sister at eugenies wedding, not that it matters at all. But unfortunately people always get shamed. So if she does get pregnant quick it will probably be her way of sticking it to those haters.

  11. Priscila says:

    THEORY: Beatrice is not an ordinary girl. She was raised royalty. They do not see relationships necessarily as we would. She tried the love thing and it cost her ten years of her life. Maybe – just maybe- Beatrice felt herself being too old- which she is not- and Edo came around, a childhood friend, and they decided to settle ?

    I am getting tired of the only theories being 1) Edo and Betarice are so in love and Dara was the one lying to her parents that they were still together and 2 ) Edo is just in for connections and has conned poor Beatrice into believing he loved her.

    This being said, she does look more into him…maybe this is reading too much, but also I have known a lot of women that entered relationships with men that were not that into them hoping time would change? This sounds grandmother´s tale, but is more common than we think.

    Maybe they both decided it was just time to get married, that they were friends and they would be good to each other… and by good, you can have any reading ( him for connections, her for love, etc)

    All I am saying is that, although I truly do not feel any extreme romantic vibes in any their photos, I do see them being comfortable with each other, so I do believe they are both getting what they want out of the relationship. They are fine enough with how things are going, that they both allowed themselves to be used by Andrew, from visiting the Chinese ambassador after Andrew was fired to deliver a special note from the Queen, to this small wedding that was nothing but courting favor with the Queen.

    • duchesschicana says:

      Nothing wrong with a mutual beneficial relationship I always say as long as they fully understand their relationship, but I do think they do love eachother in some way too. I’ve seen a video of them cuddled up, a sneaky person recorded them they appear only for a few seconds so pause at 0:13-0:14
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      • Priscila says:

        As I said, they do strike me as two people that are very comfortable with one another yes, but this can be said for close friends too. More and more, that is my takeaway of them together. It is not much a whirlwind romance or friends to lovers as they try and sell, but might be rather two people choosing each other. It all points out to this being true. Beatrice does strike me as someone who would be tired of the ” poor Bea, ten years and no ring” and aristocrats circles are notoriously cruel to women growing ” old.” Sometimes, it is all about a time in your life when you make a choice and stick to it.

  12. Chaine says:

    He doesn’t look like a super-enthused groom. He looks like someone whose family went to Disney and he already didn’t really care much for it and then his wife made him pose with one of the princesses.

    • minx says:

      😂😂😂. Exactly. They look like brother and sister, or acquaintances…not even like good friends.

  13. Sarah says:

    They’ve been married what, a week? And the press is already on baby talk. Good grief. Anything to distract from Andrew I guess.

  14. Harper says:

    I am putting no pressure on Bea and Edo for it to work out. Most Royal marriages are a mess (except for our true pigeon couple Harry & Meghan) so Bea should go for it and have three or four babies in succession if that’s the kind of family she and Edo want.

    Obviously, Dave Clark was in it for the Royal connections but just because one man used Bea doesn’t mean that every other man who follows is also doing the same. Otherwise, we let Dave Clark’s actions define who we think Bea is and what she deserves. Edo may have the same motives to rise in rank, but there may also be something sweet in his relationship wth Bea that fulfills him and leads him to share his life and his son with her. You spend an awful lot of time with the person you are married to–I don’t understand how anyone fakes feelings on that level for that long.

    I do wonder why Eugenie isn’t pregnant yet. Remember last year at Ascot it seemed as if everyone was congratulating her and then nothing.

  15. 10KTurtle says:

    Mette-Marit had a son from a previous relationship when she married Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and she has protected him very well from the press all his life. Maybe Beatrice & Edoardo want to do the same for little Wolfie, or maybe they aren’t publishing pictures as some sort of concession to Wolfie’s mother, because there seems to be some resentment or hurt feelings there.

  16. Chickaletta says:

    I think they look happy. I don’t want to be catty, but, Edo is not really getting anything out of this union anymore – it’s no great connection to be forever associated with Prince Andrew, and he had ample opportunity to walk. So the fact that they did marry says a lot.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      Call me VERY cynical today, but this COULD be a marriage of convenience, and there could be something in a pre-nup stating that he stay married to her for, say, 5 yrs. and then he walks with cash and whatever connections he’s made.

      Bea has *always* seemed very sensitive to being the only single one left at the party. She may have lovely manners, but she’s also her parents’ daughter, and mirrors a lot of their grifting ways. These two NEVER seem to have a loving look between them; and they’re never even looking at each other in any pic.

      With this rushed wedding, she gets what she wants (marriage, and maybe a baby before her little sister), and he gets what he wants (a step up in aristo circles’ cache, perhaps the cash payout (from when Bea inherits a lot more from Petty Betty/PP), and they live happily ever after….separately (either still married, but living apart, or divorced).

      Again…just my cynical view from a gray morning here.

      • MJM says:

        Were Beatrice’s mocking faces during Bishop Curry’s wedding address an example of her “lovely” manners? 🤔

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        The entire family’s behavior during the wedding was disgraceful. The manners thing I said was from other people who have *met* her.

        Personally, from what I read and see, I think she’s a snotty, entitled B (pun intended lol) who thinks the world literally owes her a living. Let’s face it, she has never held a real job for more than a year (where she hasn’t taken a total of a few months of vacation time over the year), or one that wasn’t given just for her connections. I think she’s a grifter, just like dear mummy and Pedo.

    • Tessa says:

      Edo is still marrying a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. I think he has ambitions.

  17. Melissa says:

    Beatrice looks really happy to be getting married, but I’ve never seen a photo of her actually looking at him and looking happy. There’s a few of him smiling at her floating around, but I think she felt like the last of her single friends and family and was lonely.

    The custody agreement between Dara and Edo most likely spells out that he is not to be photographed publicly.

  18. margedebarge says:

    I know if I were Wolfie’s mother, my condition for allowing him to be involved with this family would be minimal publicity, no pictures and frankly I’d be a little uneasy with the amount of discussion surrounding him. As an Asian woman, I’m sure she has zero-desire for her biracial son to be picked apart by the British tabloids.

    That being said, despite my disdain for the institution and for Andrew in particular, I have a soft spot for the York girls. They live in a bubble of immense privilege yes, but growing up with those parents can’t have been easy.

  19. Mamasan says:

    I think she’s already pregnant. That’s why this was such a surprise to everyone. Jmho.

    • Julaine says:

      She very well may be pregnant, after all her original wedding was scheduled for the end of May. She and Edo may just want to get on with their lives and there is no telling how long they would have to wait to marry if they stuck to their original wedding plans. She is said to be close to her grandparents and Prince Phillip, in particular, looks increasingly frail. They could have decided to forgo the huge ceremony in favor of having happy news to share while they are still around.

  20. PURRRRRRRR says:

    They look SO happy! What are you talking about?

  21. candy says:

    Where are these men that luuuuv the idea of getting married? Most that I know, either in long term relationships or married, have/had to be cajoled or given an ultimatum after 3-4 years. The weird thing is, after they’re married they seem so happily settled. Rarely do I buy off on any kind of fairy tale people try to sell me about their proposals. Guys who do want to get married quickly (side eye, demi lovato) is a huge red flag.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Obviously we don’t know the same men, but I know lots of couples where both parties were equally excited to marry each other and have been happily wed for a number of years. My husband proposed when we had been dating slightly more than a year after we had decided together that we wanted to get married. Our wedding was just under a year later. I for one wouldn’t have married someone who needed an “ultimatum” after many years; I wanted (and married) someone who was just as excited as me to start our own family and life together. We celebrated our 15 year anniversary in April.

    • minx says:

      Personally, I wouldn’t have married someone I had to cajole into getting married.

  22. duchesschicana says:

    His parents are very protective of his privacy well Edo more so than ex as I remember a radar story where ‘her family’ published unseen pictures of Wolfie, how else did they get the photos ,her, but it seems like in genreal they are protective of him and his privacy .

  23. Mignionette says:

    Every time I look at Edo, I get the sense that Bea wanted to out do her sister’s choice of husband in every way i.e. looks, title, money, real aristo, connections to the family and politically well connected (his father was a Tory Peer connected to the Chipping Norton set – most notably Cameron).

    The latter fact is important bc that set includes Rebecca Brooks and her News International pals.

    Everyone keeps talking about what Edo stands to gain from this union, but I also get the sense that Bea bought herself considerable press connection and a mostly defunct Italian aristocratic title. If it all goes tits up with papa Andy, Bea will be up the duff living in a hideaway in Italy somewhere while it blows over.

    Will be interesting however to see which of the sisters marriages stands the test of time…. My money is on Eugenie and Jack. Although I also find Jack somewhat shady AF…

  24. Lizzie says:

    Possibly she got pregnant so the queen would finally let her get married.

  25. Linda says:

    She only wants a baby right away because she has competition from another woman.

  26. K.T says:

    Ugh, I’m even more side eye’y nowadays! In my view, these people are also transactional. Sure, they have feelings and this is a emotion-driven love match…but these typed of people also are thinking about connections, helpful Privileged family & class ties/security nets.

    I’ve been to a royalish based event, it was just a count or something (European & the country had got ridden of royal stuff) and he invited many of us to his castle/estate to have a lavish dinner. But, it was mainly a delicate schmooze to get rich or connected people to help him get more deals or even directly donate to hell restore the estate. It seems that’s pretty common.

    Beatrice is no Ivanka (she’s just kinda supporting her rapey dad & only is a baby-grifter bwahaha?! ) and I hope her an Edo will live on in a happy, upper class-approved manner ;) . She obviously wanted to please the Queen & the Firm and all these press moves show that the palace sanctioned event. If they have gorgeous kids, how great lol

  27. blunt talker says:

    This man’s ex just moved into an office below his so they can still co-parent their son-just read this a few minutes ago-don’t know if it is true.

    • duchesschicana says:

      It’s true but she has moved offices since Januarary, the preess must have been saving this info for a slow news day

  28. Mariane says:

    I still dont get loving vibes from them. They look more like best friends at a wedding! I’m glad they are protecting his son’s privacy. The tabloids would criticise his appearance & heritage if they could. That’s why they wanted Archie’s pictures especially at the christening.

    • Ari says:

      I agree about the pics of Wolfie. The DailyFailers would certainly leave some very passive aggresively racist comments if they saw Edo’s very Asian looking child in an official Royal portrait.

  29. Desert Lizard says:

    As they were childhood friends, perhaps they had a pact that if neither had married by 30 they would marry each other. That’s just a joke.

    They don’t look awestruck with each other but they’ve been friends most of their lives. Maybe they love each other but aren’t madly in love. Marriages have worked that were built on less. The whole day makes me feel kind of sad and I wish it didn’t. The important thing is that she is married to the man she wants to be married to. I feel like Bea was kind of sacrificed on her wedding day so that Andy could suck up to his mother. I wish them a lifetime of happiness, hopefully with each other.

  30. Lucylee says:

    Bet she didn’t wait.