Princess Beatrice, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson got engaged to the love of her life Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi who is a real estate tycoon. Although the couple already got engaged in Italy, the engagement announcement came a week later through Buckingham Palace. The date of the wedding was not revealed but it was roughly hinted that it was to happen in 2020. In the last three years, this will be the fourth royal wedding, with the remaining three being Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding.
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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. @princesseugenie took the colour photographs as my girls are so close. Beatrice and Edo wanted her to capture this special moment. The black and white photographs were taken by Misan Harriman
It has been stated by the Buckingham Palace that princess Beatrice's wedding will be privately funded. Princess Eugenie’s wedding last year was funded majorly by her father Prince Andrew but the 2 million pounds had to be paid by the taxpayers for the security of the royal guests. Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are not full time working royals. They have their respective careers hence Princess Eugenie’s wedding was criticized by the public. The major cost of royal weddings is attributed to the security of the people present at the wedding. Of 32 million pounds spent at Prince Harry’s wedding, 30 million were spent at security.
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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 in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. Further details will be announced in due course. These photographs were taken by @princesseugenie. The 2nd photo shows Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring, which was designed by Edo in collaboration with the British jewellery designer Shaun Leane. “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 married. 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.” - Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi “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.” - The Duke and Duchess of York. “We are truly delighted about Edoardo’s and Beatrice’s engagement. The family have 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.” - Nikki Williams-Ellis and Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi
It was earlier speculated that Princess Beatrice would like to have her wedding in Italy to honor her fiance’s Italian roots but this could not be possible because of her grandmother Queen Elizabeth who does not travel internationally anymore. The royal family weddings are considered one of the most classic weddings in the world because of the venue and the tradition followed to the core. It was confirmed by Princess Beatrice's mother Sarah Ferguson at the British Film Institute Luminous Gala that the wedding venue could only be Britain. Edoardo is special to Sarah Fergusson because his brother is her godson.