Do we hear royal wedding bells again?
Princess Beatrice, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is one of the last of the Queen’s grandchild to marry. Her first cousins, Prince William and Prince Harry, and her sister, Princess Eugenie, who are all very close in age, are now married. Now, it looks like Beatrice might be next!
Princess Beatrice and is officially off the market and there are a lot of mixed feelings about her new beau. The Royal, who has been believed to be dating millionaire, Edoardo “Edo” Mapelli Mozzi, since her sister’s wedding, made her first appearance with her boyfriend during the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture gala in December 2018.
While there are no images of the couple together, many onlookers saw the couple arrive together, mingle with friends, and leave together. This was a huge breakthrough as their relationship had previously only been hearsay.
Beatrice and Edo are believed to have started dating just days before her sister’s October wedding. After being in the same circles for nearly their entire lives (Beatrice’s family attended Edo’s stepfather’s funeral service in 2011). Before that, they ran in the same socialite circles and knew each other as friends.
For years, Beatrice dated others while Edo dated Dara Huang, a London-based architect and designer. After dating, the pair became engaged and later welcomed a son. Their son, now two-years-old, is named Wolfie.
It is rumored that Edo and Dara remained living together and raising their son up until recently. The Daily Mail reports that Edo still lived with Dara even after she began dating Princess Beatrice. While this sparked major controversy, a Royal aide came to Princess Beatrice’s defense.
The aide shared that, “She [Beatrice] would never allow herself to break into another couple’s happiness, especially if there was a small child.” However, Dara’s father, a form scientist at NASA, shared that he couldn’t understand why Beatrice would break up his daughter’s family.
Dara’s father, Po-Thien Huang, shared, “Why would they want to go and break this up? I can’t understand it. It’s not fair but the Royal Family are so powerful. What can I do? I can’t do anything.”
While there has been no comment made by the Palace since Beatrice and Edo’s time together at the NYC gala, true Royal watchers believe that this is not an ideal situation for Beatrice to be associated with. While Edo or Beatrice have made no comment, Dara’s father’s comment is enough to cause concern over the beginning of the relationship.
Another concern is the fact Princess Beatrice is coming into a relationship with a father. While the Royal Family has indeed became less strict in regards to marriage (i.e., Meghan Markle was divorced and American), the involvement of a child has yet to be dealt with.
We can only hope the best for Princess Beatrice and little Wolfie. What are your thoughts on Beatrice marrying someone with a child from a previous relationship? Let us know and remember to keep it clean in the comments!