How Sarah Ferguson Will Make History When Princess Beatrice Marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Sarah Ferguson will make history for the royal family after her daughter, Princess Beatrice, ties the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The two announced their engagement on social media last week and are expected to exchange vows sometime next year. Here’s how Ferguson’s name will go down in the record books following Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding.
Ferguson to make royal history
Royal watchers around the world were thrilled when Princess Beatrice and Mozzi announced their engagement. The two are expected to tie the knot next year, though an official date has not been set.
The pair, who started dating a few years ago, will likely have the ceremony inside St. George’s Chapel, the same place where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows in 2018.
If the wedding takes place in St. George’s Chapel, it will probably be under the blessings of the Church of England — which is where Ferguson making history comes in.
According to Express, the Church of England has changed how they record marriages and Ferguson might be the first mother in the royal family to be featured in a marriage certificate.
In past years, the church only recorded information about the bride’s father, including his name and job. But that has now changed and mothers are allowed to record their information as well, which opens the door for Ferguson to make history.
The changes came as part of other proposals to civil partnership laws in the U.K. — and they came just in time for Princess Beatrice’s wedding.
Princess Beatrice makes a big announcement
The news comes following Princess Beatrice’s exciting engagement. Mozzi popped the big question while the pair was on vacation in Italy early last month.
Princess Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, shared engagement photos on social media after the couple released a special statement. The images offered a first look at her engagement ring, which actually has a connection to Markle.
Mozzi worked with a designer named Shaun Leane to craft the gorgeous ring. Leane is a good friend of Markle and has designed several pieces for her.
Last month, Markle rocked a Tusk Bangle he designed for the launch of her new capsule collection with the charity, Smart Works. She also donned Leane’s Talon earrings during the Invictus Games.
When it comes to Princess Beatrice’s ring, experts believe it is worth somewhere around $65,000, though exact numbers have not been revealed (some experts estimate that it could have cost upwards of $100,000).
Mozzi worked with Leane for months to craft the ring, which features a central diamond, around 2.5 carats, flanked by baguettes that are about .75 carats.
Did Princess Beatrice copy Markle’s engagement photos?
While we are excited about the prospects of another royal wedding, some fans slammed Princess Beatrice for seemingly copying Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement photos.
Royal watchers took to social media and pointed out that Princess Beatrice’s photos looked an awful lot like Markle’s. This includes a few black and white photos of the pair coming in close for a quick snuggle.
The pose is similar to one Markle and Prince Harry took in 2017, which was also shared as black and white.
While some fans were disappointed by the move, others thoughts that it just showed that Markle and Prince Harry took great photos.
Princess Beatrice and Mozzi are ready to wed
In their official statement, Princess Beatrice and Mozzi revealed that they are beyond thrilled to get married and are excited about starting a new chapter in their lives.
“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 actually be married,” the couple shared.
The two also noted that they share a lot of similar values and hobbies, which should go a long way in keeping their marriage strong in the coming years.
Mozzi and Princess Beatrice started dating a few years back and are expected to exchange vows in late 2020. Although they only recently started dating, the two have known each other since they were children.
Sarah Ferguson, meanwhile, has not commented on the rumors surrounding her daughter’s wedding. She and her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, released a statement on social media congratulating Princess Beatrice on the exciting news.