Pregnant Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are so in love! The royal couple has been an item since fall 2018, and since then, they’ve announced their engagement, wed in a private ceremony and now, they’re expecting their first child together.
Beatrice has been linked to the English property developer for years, but they confirmed their status as a pair in March 2019. The ginger-haired beauty and Edoardo made their relationship red carpet official when they attended the 2019 Portrait Gala in London.
Nearly a week later, Bea and her man — who goes by Edo — were seen celebrating their newfound love across the pond in New York City. Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter and her handsome beau looked so happy as they walked hand-in-hand down the Manhattan streets.
Royal admirers first began speculating Prince William and Prince Harry‘s cousin was dating Edo in November 2018. “Edoardo is a friend of Beatrice’s family,” a source dished to People. However, while many outlets reported the two had just met at that time, Bea and the Edo apparently knew each other for a while.
Less than a year after going public with their romance, Beatrice and her love revealed they were engaged in September 2019. “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married,” read their statement. “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 and the businessman kept a tight lip regarding the details of their nuptials, but in July 2020, Buckingham Palace announced they wed in a secret ceremony on July 17 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor.
“The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family,” read the royal family’s statement, which clarified the number of guests and arrangements were modified amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines.”
The royal duo’s latest milestone comes in May 2021, with the monarchy announcing the news of Bea’s first pregnancy. The princess and Edo are “expecting a baby in autumn of this year,” according to a statement. “[Queen Elizabeth] has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
While fans wait for baby No. 1 to arrive, scroll through the gallery below to learn all about Edoardo!
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