Is Princess Beatrice Making a Big Mistake Getting Married so Quickly?

The world had just gotten used to the news that Princess Beatrice — daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson — was dating property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi when it was announced that they were engaged. Since Princess Beatrice is a member of the royal family, the public often feels protective over her.

Some royal fans are worried Princess Beatrice’s wedding is moving too quickly and she could get hurt. Critics of the union even believe the princess is making a mistake.

Why does Princess Beatrice want to get married so quickly?

Princess Beatrice smiles during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Beatrice smiles during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace. | Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Thirty-one-year-old Princess Beatrice has wanted to settle down for a long time. In fact, it’s thought that her previous 10-year relationship with Dave Clark ended because she wanted to get married and start a family — and he wasn’t ready.

But now, she may have finally found a partner to fulfill her dreams. According to a royal source for Express, Princess Beatrice is “head over heels in love” with Mapelli Mozzi and “desperate to get married.” Princess Beatrice is so eager to start a family, that she may already be trying to get pregnant.

“She wants a family and doesn’t care if she’s pregnant when they walk down the aisle,” the source said, “even though this would be heavily frowned upon by the senior royals.”

The princess already knows that Mapelli Mozzi will make a good father. He shares a two-year-old son with his ex-fiance: Dara Huang. It’s likely Princess Beatrice has seen him with his son and was impressed with his parenting skills. As a bonus, Princess Beatrice will become a step-mother once they are married. 

Are Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi following in the Sussex’s footsteps?

Princess Beatrice and her fiance aren’t the first whirlwind royal romance.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also moved very quickly in their relationship. They became engaged after a little more than a year of dating, married about six months later, and welcomed Baby Archie only a year after that. At the time, the rest of the royal family and the public were concerned about the speed of their relationship, just as they are now with Beatrice. 

But Princess Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi have one major advantage over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The princess has known her fiance for years before they started their romantic relationship. They’ve traveled in the same social circles for a long time as well. So Princess Beatrice has not only had time to get to know Mapelli Mozzi, but she also knows his friends. There’s no better way to understand someone’s character than to speak with their friends. 

Considering all this, it seems Princess Beatrice knows exactly the type of man that Mapelli Mozzi is. Although they just started dating, she’s had a long time to get to know his personality and character. 

Is Princess Beatrice making a mistake by getting married so quickly?

Princess Beatrice has had a long time to think about what she wants out of life. At her age, she can’t really be considered a naive, young woman anymore. She had the strength to end her previous relationship when it became apparent they didn’t want the same things out of life.

Now, she’s been able to get to know Mapelli Mozzi over a long period of time. She knows his family, and his friends, and she’s even seen how he behaves as a father. She may be eager to get married at this point in her life, but it sounds like Beatrice knows exactly what she wants and has found it in Mapelli Mozzi.

When we look at the larger picture, it appears the princess and her fiance have a very good chance of having a successful relationship going into the future.