Did Princess Beatrice Already Tell the Queen That She’s Getting Ready to Marry Her Boyfriend?

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton, there are plenty of incredible royal couples in the spotlight. But we can’t forget about Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. While the sisters may not get as much media attention their cousins, we’ve still been keeping up with them for years thanks to the drama of their parents, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew. We also know that Princess Eugenie is in a loving marriage with Jack Brooksbank — and it looks like Princess Beatrice may not be too far behind.

The older princess has been dating her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi for less than a year, but things are heating up. There are even rumors that Princess Beatrice has even brought up marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. Here’s what’s fueling the rumor mill.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are in a serious relationship

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi | Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images

Prior to Princess Beatrice’s current relationship, she was with a man for about a decade before the breakup. And while she’s only been with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi since the end of 2018, it seems she’s ready to marry and settle down now that she’s in her 30s. While the two have known each other for years, Insider notes they established a romantic connection last year — and they’ve since made a number of public appearances. They’ve even attended royal weddings together — and because Mozzi’s a family friend, he’s well-acquainted with Ferguson and Prince Andrew.

As for who Mozzi is, he’s a multimillionaire property tycoon who’s just 34. And while he seems to stay out of the negative media spotlight, it seems he does have some drama attached. Mozzi was allegedly engaged to ex Dara Huang for over three years, and he has a son with her. And it seems the two split after he met Princess Beatrice.

Princess Beatrice brought Mozzi to Balmoral to visit the queen

Princess Beatrice of York, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Ruth Ganesh
Princess Beatrice of York, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Ruth Ganesh | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Animal Ball

Hello! reports Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrived at Balmoral Castle in Scotland in July — and it appears Princess Beatrice made an appearance there as well. According to the publication, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson visited the queen, as did their daughters and the princesses’ significant others. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie were there, as were Princess Beatrice and Mozzi.

The Sun reports Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty magazine, told Hello! that Princess Beatrice and Mozzi are prepping for a royal wedding of their own — and they could have gone to Balmoral to tell the queen of their plans. As Seward said, “They’re going to get married – I was told by a member of the family. … It’s possible they wanted to tell the Queen that Beatrice was engaged. They have to find a gap in her diary before they name the day and this would have been the ideal opportunity to discuss it.” We know Princess Beatrice doesn’t need the queen’s blessing in order to go ahead with a wedding, but since the two are so close, we’re sure she’d love if her grandmother approved of Mozzi, too.

Should fans prepare for a royal engagement?

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice | Ricky Vigil M/GC Images

So, should we expect a royal engagement soon now that Princess Beatrice and Mozzi took their trip to visit the queen and possibly talk about their future? The Sun reports a royal source said, “Princess Beatrice is head over heels in love and wants to marry as soon as possible and start a family.” And according to Seward, “I think a wedding as early as next spring or summer is likely.”

There’s also this to consider: According to Express, if Princess Eugenie gets pregnant, Princess Beatrice may have to delay announcing an engagement due to royal protocol. We’re not sure if Princess Eugenie is planning on having a child just yet, but there’s been plenty of speculation that she and Brooksbank could be planning on it.

Whatever happens first — a pregnancy for Princess Eugenie or an engagement for Princess Beatrice — royal fans will jump for joy. We’ll have to wait and see what occurs!

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