Who Is Princess Beatrice's New Boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?
Beatrice has allegedly been seeing businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi for about two months. Here's everything we know about him so far.
Edo Mapelli Mozzi at his home in 2013
MOZZI IS A FRIEND OF BEATRICE'S FAMILY.
Mozzi's stepfather was Christopher Shale, a British political operative and close friend of previous Prime Minister David Cameron, who died at the Glastonbury music festival in 2011. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson considered Shale a friend as
Fergie and Mozzi also follow each other on Twitter, although it's unclear how long that's been the case.
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice at Princess Eugenie's wedding in October
THROUGH HIS FATHER, HE HAS SOME BLUE BLOOD.
Mozzi's father, the first husband of his mother Nikki Shale, is Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi. Not that she traded down—the house Nikki and Christopher built together had six bedrooms, a gym, and a wine cellar, not to mention the croquet garden and orchard.
Nikki was also nominated for an MBE award—a royal honor—by David Cameron in 2016.
Edo Mapelli Mozzi in 2013
HE CO-FOUNDED A CHARITY, WHICH WAS INSPIRED BY HIS LATE STEPFATHER'S VISION.
Mozzi is behind Cricket Builds Hope (CBH), an organization that teaches Rwandans how to play cricket. According to its website, "CBH harnesses the power of sport to promote reconciliation and tackle deep-seated social issues like gender inequality through specially tailored sessions run by CBH’s cricket coaching team."
The charity has its roots in Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation, which was founded by Christopher Shale to build the country's first grass cricket ground. Shale dreamed of expanding it into something larger, and after his death in 2011, his friends and family created CBH to do so in his memory.
HE'S DEFINITELY NOT IN IT FOR BEATRICE'S WEALTH—HE'S GOT PLENTY OF HIS OWN.
Mozzi founded real estate firm Banda in
MOZZI HAS BEEN MARRIED BEFORE.
The 34-year-old has a two-year-old son, Wolfie, from a previous marriage—meaning that if things get serious, there could be a royal stepchild in the mix.
THERE'S ALREADY TALK OF AN ENGAGEMENT.
Granted, this came from The Sun, which also claimed that the couple just met in September. But a source for the tabloid says, "They could even be tying the knot in 2019—it's already been discussed by her friends."
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.