Princess Beatrice to forgo Italian dream wedding plans because of her grandmother the Queen

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Princess Beatrice and her multi-millionaire boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, became engaged while they were away for the weekend in Italy early last month.

And while a royal expert claims Beatrice would love to get married there in her fiancé's home country, it's likely she'll have to settle for a wedding in England.

The reason is she's obliged to keep her grandmother, the Queen, happy. According to the Daily Mail, the Queen "won't fly to Europe for the wedding".

Royal expert Ingrid Seward told OK magazine that the wedding, picked to take place next autumn, will be in the UK to please Her Majesty, despite Beatrice wanting it in Italy, "in her heart".

Seward told OK magazine: "I think in her heart Beatrice would like to be married in Italy where Edo's from, but there's no way the Queen will fly to Europe for the wedding so it will have to be in England."

She pointed out that Princess Beatrice of York is "more pliable" than sister Eugenie and will make it a priority to "keep everyone happy".

Seward was confident that the ceremony wouldn't be held at Westminster Abbey like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding, it will more likely be at St George's Chapel in Windsor, the "family church".

Princess Beatrice will then have to face the reality it could be like a "re-run" of Princess Eugenie's nuptials when she married long-term partner Jack Brooksbank last October.

Meanwhile, Beatrice's mother Sarah Ferguson has hinted that her daughter will indeed get married in Britain.

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The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. Further details will be announced in due course.⁣ ⁣ These photographs were taken by @princesseugenie. The 2nd photo shows Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring, which was designed by Edo in collaboration with the British jewellery designer Shaun Leane.⁣ ⁣ “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.” - Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi⁣ ⁣ “We are thrilled that Beatrice and Edoardo have got engaged, having watched their relationship develop with pride. We are the lucky parents of a wonderful daughter who has found her love and companion in a completely devoted friend and loyal young man. We send them every good wish for a wonderful family future.” - The Duke and Duchess of York.⁣ ⁣ “We are truly delighted about Edoardo’s and Beatrice’s engagement. The family have known Beatrice for most of her life. Edo and Beatrice are made for each other, and their happiness and love for each other is there for all to see. They share an incredibly strong and united bond, their marriage will only strengthen what is already a wonderful relationship.” - Nikki Williams-Ellis and Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi

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Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the Luminous Charity Gala to kick off London Film Festival, Sarah said: "Beatrice is a Leo but all I can say is we're very proud of Britain. I cried when I found out. Tears of mother's joy."

News of the Princess' engagement to the father-of-one property tycoon, 34, was announced by her parents, The Duke and Duchess of York, on Thursday last week.

Mozzi comes from a family of Italian aristocrats and proposed to Beatrice on a trip to his native country, where they stayed in the luxurious cliffside village, Positano, on the Amalfi Coast.

Seward predicts the wedding will be "traditional with a modern twist" and Princess Beatrice will opt for a "simple" dress.

"Beatrice is used to being criticised for her fashion choices and I know she gets hurt by some of the unkind remarks," Seward shared with OK.

In regards to pageboys, Mozzi's two-year-old son Christopher "Wolfie" Woolf from his previous relationship would be the obvious choice.

Mozzi is the first single parent to join the Queen's family in the last century at least, making Beatrice the first royal in a long time to become a stepmother.

But Seward thinks the Queen won't be bothered that Princess Beatrice, ninth in line to the throne, is marrying someone who already has a child.

She continued to say that the Queen is a big fan of her granddaughter, and her thinking is "quite modern". Seward believes it would have worried her more when Prince Harry proposed to a divorcee, Meghan Markle.

Beatrice and Edoardo The couple have had a whirlwind 11-month romance - from meeting, dating, moving in together and getting engaged within a year.

However, Mozzi has known the York princesses since they were children.

He suffered a great loss when his stepfather Christopher Shale died in 2011. Princess Beatrice was among the 700 mourners who attended the funeral.

In a statement, the couple said of their relationship: "We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement.

"We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can't wait to actually be married.

"We share so many similar interests and values, and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."

This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission. Additional reporting by Bang! Showbiz.