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Who Is Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi? New Details On Princess Beatrice's New Boyfriend

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Who Is Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi? New Details On Princess Beatrice's New Boyfriend

The last royal wedding was just weeks ago, when Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank, with her sister Beatrice serving as her maid of honor. Now royal watchers are buzzing about a possible repeat, this time with Beatrice wearing the gown and veil. Who is Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?

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Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's elder daughter has been romantically linked to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi recently and some are already starting to talk of an engagement for the pair.

Who is this royal boyfriend? Read on to find out more.

1. Family Friend

Mozzi's stepfather Christopher Shale is an old friend of both Sarah Ferguson and her ex-husband Prince Andrew. When Shale died in 2011, Beatrice attended his funeral along with her parents. She and Mozzi became reacquainted this past fall when they were introduced by mutual friends. 

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2. Blue Blood

Mozzi's father has a title of his own. Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi is an accomplished skier and competed in the 1972 Olympic games

3. Charitable

Mozzi has athletic pursuits of his own, though his tend toward charitable. He is the founder of Cricket Builds Hope (CBH), an organization that teaches Rwandans how to play cricket. The mission of the organization is "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."

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This time last year, a new cricket stadium was opened by President Paul Kagame

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4. Real Estate Tycoon

Mozzi works in real estate and is the founder and CEO of a firm called Banda. The firm finds and develops properties for wealthy clients. Mozzi has been running his company since 2007 and is reportedly a multi-millionaire. 

5. Divorced

Like other royal love interests like Camilla Parker-Bowles and Meghan Markle, Mozzi has been married before. He and ex-wife share a two-year-old son. 

6. Engagement pending?

The tabloids are already having a field day about the idea of yet another royal wedding. The Sun reports that, "They could even be tying the knot in 2019 — it's already been discussed by her friends." No comment from the Palace yet, however. 

Keep an eye on this royal pair and we'll see if wedding bells are going to be ringing for them.

Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.