Just one month before her sister, Princess Eugenie, walked down the St. George’s Chapel aisle, Princess Beatrice was doing some dating of her own. She’s recently been linked to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and has even reportedly introduced him to her parents. But who is the princess’s new beau, and will she be swiftly following Eugenie down the aisle?
According to The Sun , the 30-year-old first met the multi-millionaire at an elegant party hosted by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal Diwali in London in September. Since then, the two have enjoyed a series of dates, with a friend telling the publication: “Beatrice and Edo have the same circle of friends and were introduced through a mutual chum. They hit it off instantly and had a real laugh together. They’ve been on holiday together and Beatrice introduced him to Fergie and her dad. Things are moving very quickly and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they got engaged within a short period of time.”
Edoardo is a 34-year-old divorcé who has a two-year-old son, Christopher Woolf, whose nickname is Wolfie. Beatrice's beau earned his millions as a property developer for his uber-rich clientele, and in 2007 he founded a property consultancy called Banda, which means “big shed” in Swahili. The businessman, who is a fan of cricket and the opera, is the stepson of Christopher Shale, a friend of former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. Shale passed away in 2011 at the Glastonbury Festival.
Beatrice has been in two known relationships in the past. She dated New York native Paolo Liuzzo when she was 17. Her most recent ex-boyfriend is Uber executive Dave Clark. The couple dated for 10 years before they split in 2016. While no details are known about whether or not Beatrice and Edoardo see wedding bells in their future, it’s only a matter of time before Princess Eugenie, 28, will get to help her sister get ready to wed. For now, royal watchers can start dreaming of yet another York family wedding!