British Royal Family

Meet Princess Beatrice's new boyfriend: Multi-millionaire and divorced father-of-one

It looks like another royal wedding could be on the horizon!

By Jess Pullar

In the wake of Princess Eugenie's big royal wedding, it looks like Princess Beatrice is enjoying a blossoming romance with a brand-new beau.

And it appears Beatrice is positively smitten, having reportedly already introduced him to her parents!

But before we start thinking about royal wedding bells, the not-so-mysterious man, named Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, left us hungry for more details and those details might surprise you...

Princess Beatrice has a new beau, and his background is definitely intriguing! *(Image: Getty)*
Princess Beatrice has a new beau, and his background is definitely intriguing! (Image: Getty)

According to British publication The Sun, Edoardo, 34, is divorced and has one son, named Wolfie, who is two years old.

He works as a property developer, and is reportedly a multi-millionaire owning a property consultancy company specialising in finding and developing multi-million pound homes.

He has been dating Beatrice for around two months with the pair having been on a string of dates including a holiday together - they sure move quickly!

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The 34-year-old and Beatrice have been dating for two months. *(Image: Instagram)*
The 34-year-old and Beatrice have been dating for two months. (Image: Instagram)
He certainly has a charming smile! *(Image: Instagram)*
He certainly has a charming smile! (Image: Instagram)

A friend of the Princess told The Sun that things were moving fast between the pair with Mozzi already being introduced to her parents, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew.

"Things are moving very quickly and it wouldn't surprise anyone if they got engaged within a short period of time," the source said.

Edoardo has a two-year-old son named Wolfie. *(Image: Instagram)*
Edoardo has a two-year-old son named Wolfie. (Image: Instagram)
Watch this space! It looks like things are getting very serious between Beatrice and Edoardo. *(Image: Instagram)*
Watch this space! It looks like things are getting very serious between Beatrice and Edoardo. (Image: Instagram)

Beatrice is believed to have started dating Mozzi shortly before her sister Eugenie's wedding and met through a mutual friend.

"Beatrice and Edo have the same circle of friends and were introduced through a mutual friend," they explained.

"They hit it off instantly and have a real laugh together."

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The blossoming new relationship comes after Beatrice's ten-year relationship with former boyfriend Dave Clarke, which ended in 2016.

Clarke appeared to move on quicker than Beatrice, getting engaged within 10 months to New York advertising executive Lynn Anderson, whom he married earlier this year.

But Beatrice didn't seem to be fazed by the news. In fact, the Daily Mail said the Queen's granddaughter was "super happy" for the couple and that they had parted ways on good terms.

But he wasn't always on good terms with the rest of the royal family.

In 2015, while the couple were still together, a source told The Mail On Sunday Bea's older cousin Prince William had never been too fond of Clarke, despite introducing them back in the day when the lads attended St Andrews University in Scotland together.

"William isn't a huge fan of Dave. It's fair to say that if Beatrice had asked the Queen for permission to marry Dave, and she in turn asked William privately for his view, she may not have been given a glowing report," the insider explained.

Before Dave and Edoardo, Beatrice dated Paolo Liuzzo of New York - he was her first love whom she met when she was 17. According to the Daily Telegraph, Liuzzo was charged with cocaine possession in 2009.

With the above former suitors in mind, it seems that the divorced father-of-one Edoardo is a much better suitor for the 30-year-old Princess!

Beatrice and former boyfriend Dave Clarke ended their 10-year relationship in 2016. *(Image: Getty)*
Beatrice and former boyfriend Dave Clarke ended their 10-year relationship in 2016. (Image: Getty)

And now, it looks like Beatrice mightn't be far off a wedding of her own, with the Princess's close friends reportedly speculating that the pair will be married before long.

"They could even be tying the knot in 2019 — it's already been discussed by her friends," the source told Daily Mail.

And while being introduced into the royal fold might be an intimidating feat for some, Edoardo isn't a stranger to conversing with high-society - he is the stepson of former British Prime Minister David Cameron's late friend Christopher Shale.

Christopher sadly died of natural causes at Glastonbury festival in 2011.

Having already met the parents, it certainly seems like Beatrice is serious about her new beau. And with 2018 truly spoiling us in the royal wedding department, we'll keep our fingers crossed 2019 also delivers - the signs are looking good!

Edoardo has already been introduced to members of Beatrice's royal family. *(Image: Getty)*
Edoardo has already been introduced to members of Beatrice's royal family. (Image: Getty)