Princess Beatrice will marry partner Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi after getting engaged in Italy, the Duke and Duchess of York have announced.
The wedding will take place in 2020, but no further details have been announced.
The Duke of York tweeted a photo of the happy couple to make the announcement.
The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month:https://t.co/HQ2DDObVWY
– The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork)September 26, 2019
In a statement, the couple said: “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be
“We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”
In a rare tweet from Princess Beatrice, she shared the statement and said: “I’m so excited to announce my engagement to Edo.”
Princess Beatrice’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, said in a statement: “We are thrilled that Beatrice and Edoardo have got engaged, having watched their relationship develop with pride.
“We are the lucky parents of a wonderful daughter who has found her love and companion in a completely devoted friend and loyal young man. We send them every good wish for a wonderful family future.” )
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, tweeted: “I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news.
” Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great sons in law. “
The Duchess shared a number of photos of the couple, which show them loved-up and happy.
Princess Eugenie, 31, shared a photo shoot she did with the couple on her Instagram account, and said : “Beabea – wow!
” I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo. It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be. [Photos] by me !! “
The ring, which was designed by Mr Mapelli Mozzi, is thought to be worth around £ 60, 000, according to jewelers 77 Diamonds.
Princess Beatrice’s husband-to-be, who is also known as Edo, is a businessman and property tycoon, and was reportedly a friend of the family before they began their relationship in the autumn of 2018.
The parents of Mr Mapelli Mozzi, Nikki Williams-Ellis and Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, said: “We are truly delighted about Edoardo and Beatrice’s engagement.
“Our family has known Beatrice for most of her life. Edo and Beatrice are made for each other, and their happiness and love for each other is there for all to see.
“They share an incredibly strong and united bond, their marriage will only strengthen what is already a wonderful relationship.”
It will be the fourth royal wedding in recent years, following the marriage of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston earlier this year, and the nuptials of Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank and Harry and Meghan in 2018.
Who is Princess Beatrice’s fiancé, Edo Mapelli Mozzi?
Mr Mapelli Mozzi, 34, and Princess Beatrice reportedly kept their relationship secret for about a month before it became public in November.
They got together after Beatrice split from her long-term boyfriend Dave Clark, whom she had been with for (years.)
Mr Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice’s first public appearance together wasn’t until March, when they attended the National Portrait Gallery Gala together.
In May they went to Ella Windsor’s wedding together, at Windsor Castle.
Announcing their engagement on his Instagram, Mr Mapelli Mozzi wrote: “You will never be alone my love, my heart is your home. Hand in hand, today, tomorrow and forever. “
Pictures he shared include Princess Beatrice’s playful side, with her fingers behind his head in a bunny ears pose.
His Instagram bio says: “UK real estate specialist. Creating value through acquisitions, asset management, planning and development.”
His profile on the site is mostly home related, with beautiful interiors as well as occasional appreciation of architecture.
In June, he attended the D-Day commemorations in Normandy and shared pictures of the new monument at the British Normandy Memorial which included shots of Theresa May with Jean Claude Juncker.
According to Town and Country Mag, Mr Mapelli Mozzi’s stepfather was Christopher Shale, a close friend of David Cameron, who died at the Glastonbury festival in 2011.
Beatrice, as well as Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, attended his funeral.
Mr Mozzi was nominated for an MBE by David Cameron in 2016, when he left office.
He is the co-founder of a charity, which was inspired by his late stepfather. Called Cricket Builds Hope, it aims to use sport to tackle “deep-seated social issues like gender inequality”.
He is said to be a multi-millionaire.
He has a toddler son called Wolfie, from a previous relationship.