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

Could another royal wedding be on the horizon?

Words by Emily Lambe

It’s only been a month since Princess Eugenie’s wedding, and already there’s a new royal couple on the scene.

Spoiler alert – it involves Princess Beatrice.

The 30-year-old royal is rumoured to be dating Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a 34-year-old entrepreneur.

The couple have been dating for about two months but they’ve known each other for years. Edoardo is a close friend of the family. He is divorced and has a 2-year-old son named Wolfie, according to E! News.

The new relationship comes after Princess Beatrice’s split with long-term boyfriend Dave Clark in 2016.

So what exactly do we know about the new 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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