Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi got engaged late last year.
An official statement from Buckingham Palace said the Duke and Duchess of York were “delighted” to confirm the news. They said that the couple got engaged during a break in Italy in early September.
While details emerged previously that they wanted a laid-back affair at the Royal Lodge at Windsor, the official residence of her parents, now it’s thought the couple will have to “rethink” their wedding plans.
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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. ? by me!! “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 actually be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness”
Royal expert Christine Lampard appeared on The Lorraine Show and said: “I think they’re going to have to ‘rethink’ the arrangements for Beatrices’ wedding.
“She’s marrying a man called Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and I think they were planning something along the lines of Eugenie’s wedding.
“But there were outcries over security costs for the taxpayer and I don’t think they’ll want a similar embarrassment for Beatrice so I imagine that will be scaled down somewhat.”
It was also suggested that the couple could choose to hold the ceremony in Italy, but they might have to opt for something more “low-key”.
Edo’s son, two-year-old Wolfie and former partner Dara Huang are very close to the couple and earlier this year, Princess Beatrice helped look after the little boy when Dara, an architecht, had to travel abroad for work commitments.
They’re also thinking about what will suit them best for the wedding and it seems like they are making sure everyone is thought of before they make any final decisions.