Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Princess Beatrice’s Husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Now that Princess Beatrice is a mom to Sienna, the royal is keeping a low profile. When she does make public appearances, she’s almost always accompanied by her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who joined the royal family in 2020 when they secretly tied the knot.

As naturally curious people, we couldn’t help but wonder: Who is this handsome chap who captured Princess Beatrice’s heart? So, we did some digging. Keep scrolling for details.

1. His Nickname Is Edo

On Instagram, Mozzi goes by Edo. Short, sweet and even cuter when uttered by someone with a British accent (aka Beatrice).

2. He Was Family Friends with Princess Beatrice First

Mozzi’s late stepfather Christopher Shale, who passed away unexpectedly at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011, was close with then-Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron is a longtime friend of Beatrice’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Beatrice even attended Shale’s funeral.

3. He’s Sorta Royal

Mozzi’s father (his mom, Nikki Shale’s, first husband) is Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, and he comes from a long line of Italian aristocrats. The younger Mozzi is also technically a count, but the title isn’t recognized in the British peerage system.

4. He’s a CEO & Real Estate Mogul

Edo founded Banda Property, a property development and design/architecture firm in London that specializes in high-net-worth projects. So yeah, he’s basically the U.K. version of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Oh, did we mention he’s a millionaire?

5. He’s an Art Enthusiast

He loves an Instagram-worthy art installation as much as the rest of us.

6. He’s a Philanthropist

Mozzi’s late stepfather founded the charity Cricket Builds Hope, which aims to promote social change and unification in Rwanda. Now, Mozzi carries on Shale’s legacy and is involved in the charity.

7. He Has a Son

The real estate tycoon shares a son named Christopher Woolf (aka Wolfie) with his ex-fiancée, Dara Huang.

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