Princess Beatrice just added some new titles to her name.
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter secretly married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. And while the wedding gave her a new hubby (and a stepson), the 31-year-old also inherited two new titles from Mozzi’s family, including “Contessa” and “Nobile Donna,” or noblewoman. And since Edoardo is the eldest son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, he inherited the family’s ancestral seat.
Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming that the couple exchanged vows on Friday, July 17 in an intimate (socially distanced) reception.
"The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 a.m. on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor,” part of the statement read. “The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines.”
The couple’s original wedding was supposed to take place on May 29 at St. James Palace’s Chapel Royal. Unfortunately, Beatrice, ninth in line to the throne and fifth eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, was forced to postpone her nuptials as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
While it is a tradition for royals to be granted titles on their wedding days by Queen Elizabeth, Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, and Jack Brooksbank did not receive any new titles following their royal wedding in October 2018. However, the 29-year-old royal has styled her name as “Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank.”
While that probably means Her Majesty won't bestow any new titles on these two lovebirds either, we do think 'Contessa Beatrice' has a nice ring to it.