Princess Beatrice of York is engaged to be married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace announced yesterday. The wedding will take place sometime in 2020.
According to BP, the couple became engaged while on a trip to Italy earlier this month, which is where these photos were taken. The photos were taken by Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie.
The press release also included statements from the couple, as well as both sets of parents.
Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi 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 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.”
The Duke and Duchess of York said, “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.”
Mrs. Nikki Williams-Ellis and Mr. 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.”royal.uk
The Buckingham Palace press release didn’t include any details about the ring, because apparently they don’t know their audience. But luckily the Duke of York’s website did include something, saying: “Edo designed a ring in collaboration with the British jewellery designer Shaun Leane.” Not much detail there, but at least we got a designer.
It’s a very pretty all-diamond ring with a round stone flanked by what appears to be two sets of two baguette diamonds (I’m clearly not a jewelry expert). Here’s a close up photo of the ring.
I did watch Eugenie’s wedding last year, even though many people were ambivalent about her. I do hope Beatrice’s wedding will at least be streamed on the Royal Family YouTube channel or something. Part of the fun of royal watching, for me, is seeing the pomp that comes with events like Trooping and weddings, so I hope Beatrice’s wedding is public (maybe don’t do the carriage ride through Windsor, but at least stream the ceremony).