Here’s why everyone’s talking about Princess Beatrice’s boyfriend

Could another royal wedding be on the horizon?

Words by Emily Lambe

Last year saw a lot of royal weddings, from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, with the two nuptials even taking place at the same venue St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

But it’s neither of these that’s getting the world talking this week, instead everyone’s getting excited about the potential wedding between Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with the two rumoured to have been dating almost a year.

The couple have known each other for years, with Edoardo being a close friend of the family.

But why is everyone talking about him this week?

The world has starting talking about him after an insider told PEOPLE that Princess Beatrice ‘is completely head over heels’, sparking a lot of engagement rumours.

So what exactly do we know about the royal catch?

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Image Credit:Peter Tarry/REX/Shutterstock

He’s a low-key millionaire

Mozzi is a property developer in London. He is CEO of his own company, Banda, which he founded in 2007. ‘He has considerable experience in the acquisition and funding of complex residential developments and the creation of joint ventures with both UK and international partners,’ per his company bio.

He shares Princess Beatrice’s passion for charity

Mozzi founded the charity Cricket Builds Hope, which uses cricket as a method of social change in Rwanda. Princess Beatrice is a patron of a number of charities including The Teenage Cancer Trust and The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

He’s already in with the parents

Edoardo’s family have close ties with Beatrice’s. ‘They certainly didn’t need to go through a formal introduction to each other’s parents,’ per a source at People. Christopher Shale, Edoardo’s late step-father, was friends with Beatrice’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Edoardo and Sarah Ferguson even follow each other on Twitter.

The relationship is moving quickly

According to a source at The Sun, ‘They hit it off instantly and have a real laugh together. They’ve been on holiday together and Beatrice introduced him to Fergie and her dad.’ The source even said, ‘it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they got engaged within a short period of time.’

Could another royal wedding be on the horizon?

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