PRINCESS BEATRICE experienced one of the most devastating blows last month when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered her chances of marrying her fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, flinging them into lockdown together. Where does Princess Beatrice live, and could she move to Italy?
Princess Beatrice’s wedding was cancelled last month, with the Royal Family having to suspend the occasion on the backdrop of the global pandemic. The couple is yet to reorganise, with the global pandemic still a constant threat. Questions will likely have arisen about what the couple will do after the fact as well, however.
Where does Princess Beatrice live right now?
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi announced their engagement in 2019, allegedly one year into their relationship.
The couple adds an international flair to the Royal Family, with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s Italian heritage, and Princess Beatrice’s decision to split her time between London and New York.
When not abroad, the Princess is said to live in St James’ Palace, a royal residence in Westminster.
Whether they live there together is not clear, as it is not something they have ever revealed.
Rumours suggest they have chosen to self-isolate together there for the time being.
They last debuted together at the residence during an event organised by the Duke of York in 2019.
Where Edoardo lives has not been revealed, but he allegedly has a family home in Italy.
Bea’s mother Sarah Ferguson revealed last month her oldest daughter had been staying with Edoardo and his mother during the lockdown.
Speaking on X factor winner and good friend Darlton Harris’ podcast, City Island Podcast last month, Sarah said: “It’s sad for me that Beatrice, she was going to get married next week, but they postponed the wedding.
“Edo and Beatrice have been living with her future mother-in-law who is lovely. Great friend of mine.”
The couple has been staying at Edoardo’s mother Nikki Shale’s £1.5million country house near Chipping Norton.
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Princess Beatrice is not the first member of the Royal Family to marry an outsider and follows Prince Harry, who married American Meghan Markle in 2018.
The couple has now emigrated abroad to North America in a transition period which may see them move there permanently, and questions may arise as to whether Beatrice will do the same.
However, there is no confirmation yet as to whether the couple will opt to move into Europe.
While she may not move to Italy, she will inherit some of the honours associated with the country’s nobility.
According to Tatler, when she marries into Edoardo’s family, she will inherit the titles of “Nobile Donna” or “Contessa”.
The Princess will do so on thanks to Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, an Italian aristocrat.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is due to inherit his title as well, alongside his property.
He may take on the Villa Mapelli Mozzi in Bergamo, located just outside Milan in the north of Italy.
His father told the Mail on Sunday: “I’ve never seen him so happy.
“Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation.
“He is a count – his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna.”