Thursday, September 26, 2019

Princess Beatrice engaged to millionaire boyfriend

Princess Beatrice is engaged to her millionaire property developer boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi after a whirlwind romance.

The happy couple shared the happy news today with a sweet statement and four gorgeous photos, saying they are "excited to be embarking on this life adventure together".

The pair began dating in autumn 2018 but have been friends for years, and sources said their relationship moved very quickly.

They got engaged while away on holiday in Italy earlier this month, and plan to marry next year.

Photos released today show Beatrice's stunning new diamond ring, which Edoardo, who is known as Edo and has a two-year-old son named Wolfie from a previous relationship, designed in collaboration with the British jewellery designer Shaun Leane.

In a statement announcing the happy news, the couple said: "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 be married.

"We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."

Beatrice is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's granddaughter and is ninth in line to the throne, and a cousin of Princes William and Harry.