Is Princess Beatrice Getting Engaged Soon?

Princess Beatrice is a young, hip member of the royal family, popular with royal watchers and British citizens alike. The young royal is eighth in line to the throne, and although her fashion frequently gets front-page headlines, it’s her love life that has become a hot topic in days of late.

Where was Princess Beatrice raised?

Princess Beatrice was born to her royal parents — Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York — in August 1988. She is the fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and is often regarded as one of the more “modern” royals. She studied history in college and graduated from Goldsmiths College in London in 2011. In the past ten years, Princess Beatrice has gotten much more involved with charity work and frequently lends her time to organizations that are important to her, including the Teenage Cancer Trust and Springboard for Children.

Although Princess Beatrice lives her life through the microscope of fame, in many ways, she is a normal young woman with regular interests and hobbies. She and her sister, Princess Eugenie, are frequently spotted out together enjoying parties and all the hottest nightclubs around town. She is a well-known devotee of fashion, and her outfits (including her penchant for crazy headgear) are documented by royal watchers. 

Who is she dating now?

Princess Beatrice’s love life is also a topic of interest to fans of the royal family. Her first documented boyfriend was American Paolo Liuzzo, whom she dated briefly before beginning a relationship with Dave Clark, a businessman with Virgin Galactic. She dated Clark until 2016.

In late 2018, rumors started swirling that Princess Beatrice, the cousin of Princes William and Harry, had a new love in her life. She was spotted around town with millionaire Count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Mozzi was a controversial choice for Princess Beatrice, as he has been married before and has a young son. The pair didn’t confirm their relationship to the media and seemed to want to protect their privacy during the budding days of their relationship. Reportedly, Princess Beatrice actually met Mozzi in 2011, but things didn’t turn romantic until much more recently.

Will they get married soon?

Late last year, Mozzi and Princess Beatrice took their relationship to the next level when they took a grand vacation together. They visited an island off the coast of Kenya, a spot which reportedly holds a lot of meaning to Mozzi. It was the precise location where he proposed to his former flame and immediately set tabloid tongues wagging that Princess Beatrice would be the next royal to tie the knot.

Then in March, Princess Beatrice took her millionaire boyfriend to their first red carpet event, which was also attended by the Duchess of Cambridge. Taking her boyfriend to such a formal event might have been a signal to the press that they should start expecting engagement news in the near future. Royal family members are experts at calculating public appearances, so the glamorous event could certainly have been a subtle clue as to Princess Beatrice’s future plans. If in fact, the couple is planning on getting engaged, Mozzi will most certainly have to get permission from Princess Beatrice’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. 

The more likely scenario is that the young couple is planning on taking it slow. Although they have been friends for years, a romantic relationship is a whole different dynamic. It is also likely that Princess Beatrice will want to be sure that her billionaire beau is properly prepared to join the royal family. Although official engagement news could be years away, royal watchers will certainly be on high alert.