Last September Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, which means another royal wedding is upon us. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, sister of Princess Eugenie (who married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018) will marry in 2020, although the exact date has not yet been announced.
“We are very pleased to inform you of our recent one engagement”, said the couple in a press release of September 26th. “We are both very excited to start this new adventure together and we can’t wait to get married. We have many interests in common and we share the same values and we are confident that this will be of great help for a future full of love and joy “.
Here is everything you need to know about the next royal wedding.
Coronavirus. The wedding of Beatrice of York with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi has been postponed
According to reports from unofficial sources, Beatrice of York and Mapelli Mozzi will still have to wait to go to the altar. Although the ceremony was initially confirmed for May 29, the event is likely to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The postponement, if confirmed, would be in line with other decisions canceling official events and commitments of the royals due to the growing concern for COVID-19. However, Buckingham Palace has not yet officially announced the new wedding date
Who is the fiancé of Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 35 years old, known to his friends as “Edo”, is a multi-million dollar real estate entrepreneur who manages the real estate consulting firm Banda. According to reports, the entrepreneur and the Princess attend the same circle of friends and it seems that it was just a mutual friend who introduced them. Mapelli Mozzi is the son of the former Olympic skier, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, and Nikki Williams-Ellis, and he is a count himself. He has a son, Wolfie, born from a previous relationship.
Beatrice of York with her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
© Ricky Vigil
How long have Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi been visiting?
It seems that the couple began dating in October 2018, more or less at the time of Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Before long, Princess Beatrice introduced Mapelli Mozzi to her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who said they were “excited that Beatrice and Edoardo are engaged and are proud of how their relationship has developed.”
Where and when did the couple get engaged?
Princess Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi would have engaged during a trip to Italy last September. The couple had been spotted on a romantic trip to Positano before leaving for Rome to attend the wedding between designer Misha Nonoo and Alexander Gilkes on September 20. The guest list included Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie.
Who Made Princess Beatrice’s Engagement Ring?
The Art Deco-style engagement ring was created by British jeweler Shaun Leane and features a 3.5-carat central diamond accompanied by two smaller baguette-cut diamonds.
When is the wedding scheduled?
The date has finally been revealed: the wedding will take place on May 29, 2020 (after the traditional garden party of Queen Elizabeth, here the official announcement of Buckingham Palace). Spring is the season that is most popular for royal weddings: Prince William and Kate were married in April 2011 while Prince Harry and Meghan in May 2018. Unlike the wedding of the cousins and sister Eugenie, however, the ceremony will not be broadcast on TV. The scandal that has overwhelmed Prince Andrea, father of Princess Beatrice, weighs heavily on the BBC’s decision.
Where will the wedding be celebrated?
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will marry in the Chapel Royal of St James Palace, where Queen Victoria was also married in 1840 and where in 1893 King George V and Queen Mary. Her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, got married in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle with a reception at the Royal Lodge. The couple could therefore opt for something similar.
Who will design Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress?
Having created the bridesmaid dress for her sister’s wedding, Ralph & Russo would appear to be potential candidates for Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress. Among the other designers he has worn in the past are Alberta Ferretti, for the Met Gala 2018, Roksanda, chosen for the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan, and Emilia Wickstead, of whom she wore a garment for the parade of the Trooping the Color of this year.
The day of the engagement
© Princess Eugenie
Who will be the bridesmaids of Princess Beatrice?
Princess Beatrice acted as a bridesmaid for Princess Eugenie, so it is likely that she will choose to have her sister by her side for the big day. Among the prominent friends are also the stylist Misha Nonoo and the model Karlie Kloss. Prince George and Princess Charlotte could act as a page boy and bridesmaid together with Mapelli Mozzi’s son, Wolfie.
What will Princess Beatrice’s bouquet look like?
The bouquet will have myrtle twigs, which symbolizes marriage, love and hope and has been used in the bouquets of royal brides since the 19th century. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, carried a sprig of myrtle in her bouquet when she married Prince William in 2011, as did Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and also Beatrice’s younger sister, Princess Eugenia, in 2018. Also Queen Elizabeth II also had a sprig of myrtle for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947, as well as Beatrice’s mother Sarah Ferguson.
Who will participate in the royal wedding?
Senior members of the royal family are likely to attend, including the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan. Among the famous friends of Princess Beatrice – and therefore potential guests – are Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field.
Beatrice and Edoardo at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston
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Here the couple at wedding of the last descendant of Napoleon