From Boyfriend to Royal Husband: Meet the Man Who Stole Princess Beatrice's Heart
Congratulations are in order for Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi! The couple tied the knot in a gorgeous, intimate ceremony on July 17. Beatrice and Edoardo exchanged vows at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor in front of their closest friends and family, including grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The pair began their relationship in September 2018 and were first spotted together on a romantic island vacation off the coast of Kenya in early 2019. So, who won the heart of the royal ninth in line to the throne? Keep reading to learn more about Beatrice's beau.
He and Beatrice Have Been Together For Almost 2 Years
Beatrice and Edo reportedly began dating in September 2018, but it wasn't until months later that they were spotted together for the first time on a New Year's Eve vacation in Kenya. They made their first official appearance together at the Portrait Gala in London in March 2019.
He's a Property Developer With an Eye For Design
Edo also founded the charity Cricket Builds Hope, which "uses cricket as a tool for positive social change in Rwanda, in particular promoting reconciliation and tackling gender inequality."
He's a Dad
Edo shares a son, Christopher Wolf (who goes by "Wolfie"), with his former fiancée, Dara Huang. Edo and Dara were reportedly engaged for almost four years before calling it quits.
He Was Already Kind of a Royal
Technically, Edo is Count Edoardo Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi. His father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, is a British alpine skier who competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics. His mother, Nikki Shale, was married to British businessman and politician Christopher Shale, who was a close ally of former Prime Minister David Cameron. Edo's stepfather died suddenly at Glastonbury Festival in 2011.
Beatrice and Edo's families have reportedly known each other for years, as her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, are good friends with David Cameron.