Princess Beatrice may already be royalty but when she marries her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May she'll be gaining another noble title to her name.
The 31-year-old is set to marry Edoardo in an intimate ceremony at St James's Palace on May 29, and thanks to her fiancé's Italian aristocratic ancestry Beatrice will become an Italian 'Contessa' and 'Nobile Donna', or noblewoman after they tie the knot.
Edoardo's father is Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and as his eldest son, Edo is set to inherit the family's ancestral seat, the Villa Mapelli Mozzi palace in northern Italy.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Edo's father explained: "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."
He also added that Bea and Edo, 36, are "very well suited to each other."
"I've never seen him so happy," he shared.
Earlier this week it was confirmed Beatrice and Edoardo had chosen a very special person to act as best man on their wedding day.
Edoardo has a three-year-old son Christopher, affectionately known as Wolife, with a previous partner and the couple have chosen him to play an very important part on their special day making him the youngest person ever to perform the role of best man at a royal wedding in British history.
"I can confirm that Wolfie will be best man," a spokesperson for the couple confirmed to the Daily Mail.
It's also been reported the couple chose to give him the significant role because Beatrice wants to show him how important he is to her as his stepmother.
According to close sources Beatrice is already a "fantastic step-mummy" to young Wolfie, who splits his time between staying with his mother Dara Huang and his father Edo.
"Beatrice is already showing that she's a fantastic step-mummy already," the source told People last year.
"They've been on family vacations together already. They are really happy, there's no better person they could have for a step-mummy."
Beatrice and Edo will tie the knot at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, in a much more intimate and low-key ceremony than Beatrice's younger sister Princess Eugenie's wedding in 2018 to Jack Brooksbank.
The couple, who announced their engagement in September 2019, expressed early on that they weren't after a "showy" wedding and their choice of a more intimate venue proves they've kept with their original plans.
Unlike her younger sister and cousin Prince Harry's weddings, she will also be foregoing the royal carriage ride on the big day and will not have her wedding televised.
A close friend of the eldest York sister says Beatrice hoped a less pompous affair wouldn't rub Edoardo's former partner Dara's nose in the occasion too much, as it's expected she will be invited.
"Edo has a child, there's the situation with his ex, and Beatrice might just feel something more low-key might be more fitting," the close friend told the Daily Mail.
There is also the situation with her father Prince Andrew, who has, for the most part, kept his head down since stepping back from royal duties after an interview with the BBC's Newsnight about his connections to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein backfired spectacularly.
The Queen's second son, who quietly celebrated his 60th birthday in February, is still set to walk his eldest daughter down the aisle, however, and there's no doubt he's looking forward to a happy occasion after a turbulent few months for him and the rest of the royal family.
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