The U.Okay. is getting ready for one more royal marriage ceremony after Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, bought engaged to property businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Buckingham Palace confirmed Thursday that Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi grew to become engaged earlier this month throughout a weekend away in Italy.
The couple will wed in 2020.
“We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement,” Beatrice and her new fiancé stated in an announcement. “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.”
Beatrice, 31, is Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter and ninth in line to the throne.
Prince Andrew, who can also be the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, stated: “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.”
Mapelli Mozzi is the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, a former British alpine skier who competed within the 1972 Winter Olympics.
“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,” stated Mapelli Mozzi’s mother and father, Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Williams-Ellis. “They share an incredibly strong and united bond, their marriage will only strengthen what is already a wonderful relationship.”
Mapelli Mozzi, 35, and Beatrice have been spotted collectively in May on the marriage ceremony of Lady Gabriella Windsor, Beatrice’s second cousin as soon as eliminated.
Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi’s official engagement images have been taken by Beatrice’s youthful sister Princess Eugenie.
Eugenie celebrated her massive sister’s engagement with a touching Instagram submit Thursday morning.
“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!!” stated Eugenie in a caption accompanying images of the newly engaged couple.
Eugenie, 29, married wine service provider Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in October final 12 months.