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Princess Beatrice Is Engaged to Tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

We’re ready for another royal wedding.


Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
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Princess Beatrice is engaged to millionaire property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Which also means another royal wedding is not only on the horizon, but that it might be the last one for a while.

Beatrice, the Queen’s granddaughter (daughter of Andrew and Fergie, sister of Eugenie, cousin of William and Harry), formally announced her engagement on Thursday, September 26th. As statement from Buckingham Palace read,“the Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.”

“We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement,” said Beatrice and Edoardo. “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.”

They’re planning to wed in 2020.

“We share so many similar interests and values,” they added. “And we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”

The couple’s engagement photos were shot by Beatrice’s younger sister Eugenie, who held her own major wedding last October. She shared the images on Instagram. “Beabea – wow! I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo,” she wrote in the caption. “It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be.”

Edoardo is a longtime family friend, though his relationship with Beatrice only turned romantic earlier this year (they made their first official appearance as a couple in March). Edoardo has been married once before, and has a two-year-old son, Wolfie.

In an official statement, Beatrice’s parents Prince Andrew (who has been publicly accused of sexual abuse by a victim of Jeffrey Epstein) and Sarah, Duchess of York, said that “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 a loyal young man. We send them every good wish for a wonderful family future.”

Beatrice is the last of the queen’s grandchildren with princely titles to get engaged, following Princes William and Harry and her sister Eugenie. Her non-titled cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips (the children of Princess Anne) have also both married. The Queen’s other two grandchildren, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, the children of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, are just 15 and 11 years-old, meaning Beatrice’s wedding may be the last major royal wedding in the United Kingdom for quite some time.

Related: A History of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s Relationship

Reliving Sarah Ferguson’s 1986 Royal Wedding to Prince Andrew in 15 Photos

Andrew and Sarah, the Duke and Duchess of York, return to Buckingham Palace in a carriage after their wedding on July 23, 1986 in London, England.. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The Prince and Princess of Wales leaving Westminster Abbey, London, for Buckingham Palace after attending the wedding of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on their way to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of their son, the Duke of York, to Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Prince William sits in Westmister Abbey for the wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York to Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Sarah Ferguson on the arm of her father Major Ronald Ferguson, traversing the royal blue carpet in Westminster Abbey. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The wax work model of Royal bride, Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, at London’s famous tourist attraction Madame Tussauds on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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The newly created Duke of York and his bride, the Duchess of York, walk past members of the Royal family as they leave Westminster Abbey. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of York leave Westminster Abbey after their marriage. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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The Duke of York seals his marriage to Sarah Ferguson with a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and wave at their wedding on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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A thoughtful Prince William, with bridesmaid Laura Fellowes, at Westminster Abbey for the marriage of Sarah Ferguson to his uncle Prince Andrew. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Estrella Martinez, Stuart Aston, and Pillar Martinez keeping warm outside Buckingham Palace before the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

A fan of the Royal Family in London for the wedding of Andrew and Sarah, the Duke and Duchess of York. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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The Duke and Duchess of York(Andrew and Sarah) kiss after their wedding surrounded by fellow members of the British Royal family on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The Duke And Duchess Of York in a carriage with union jack flags, balloons and a teddy bear On their wedding day on July 23, 1986 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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