Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo's wedding date confirmed

Pierre Casiraghi and long-term girlfriend Beatrice Borromeo are set to marry, an insider has confirmed to Hello! Canada's sister publication HOLA!. The news comes after weeks of speculation that Pierre had popped the question with a pink diamond ring.

Princess Caroline of Monaco's younger son and his Italian love will tie the knot on April 20 2015, as previously reported.

Experts suggest that an official announcement by the Monaco Royal Palace will be released after Prince Albert and Princess Charlenewelcome their twins at the end of the year.

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Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi will marry in April 2015

The stunning Beatrice, who is often spotted accompanying Pierre to high-profile events, has recently spoken about wanting to start a family.

"I'd love if Pierre became the father of my children," Beatrice, 29, told Vanity Fair Italy. "He would be so good and I think together we could create a very stable family. But we haven't reached that point yet."

"At the moment we are both happy," she added. "[But one day] I would like the responsibility of a family."

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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo first met at university in 2008

Pierre, 27, first set eyes on his Innichen-born love in 2008 while they were both studying at the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan.

The couple soon became inseparable and over the years Beatrice has become a regular at royal events, including the Monaco Rose Ball, while she also attended the wedding of Prince Félix of Luxembourg to Claire Lademacher.

Now a journalist and TV presenter who has contributed to publications including Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Beatrice has a bachelor's degree in law and a journalism MA from Columbia University in New York.

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The inseparable Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi attend a Luxembourg royal wedding

Pierre, meanwhile, has a degree in economics and business management, and works for Engeco – the Monaco-based construction company his late father Stefano Casiraghi founded in the eighties.

News of Pierre and Beatrice's wedding comes at an exciting time for the Grimaldi family. Albert and Charlene are set to become parents for the first time, while Caroline will welcome her third grandchild after the arrival of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo's second baby next year.

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