Princess Beatrice shone with joy today as she celebrated her engagement with property magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, three years after her ten-year relationship with her former partner Dave Clark had come to an end.
The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, would & # 39; devastate & # 39; when she split off from the US-born Uber director in 2016, after allegedly issuing an ultimatum about marriage.
Just two months later he met the glamorous New York advertising executive Executive Lynn Anderson and the couple announced their engagement in May 2017, and married the following year in a lavish ceremony in Italy.
And although Beatrice was naturally delighted with her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, when she announced her engagement in January 2018, it was undoubtedly a bittersweet moment.
It gave Beatrice, the last member of the royal family of the marriageable age who was still single, a burst of sympathy from royal fans, who asked when she would find & her Prince Charming & # 39 ;.
Princess Beatrice shone with joy as she celebrated her engagement with the property magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 34 (pictured together)
In a public statement, Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi said about their 11-month romance: & # 39; We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement & # 39;
The announcement comes more than three years after ten years after saying goodbye to her former partner Dave Clark (right)
At the time of her split from Dave Clark, sources indicated that it had come after an ultimatum about the marriage.
A source near Beatrice told The Mail on Sunday: & # 39; After ten years together, Beatrice and Dave had to wonder why they were not married.
& # 39; They went through it and decided to free up time to think about the future. They remain friends and the decision to separate was mutual. & # 39;
The shocking news is said to have destroyed members of the royal family, including Sister Princess Eugenie and parents Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew.
The Duchess of York, in particular, would have felt she had lost a son, whom she & # 39; Mr. Smiley & # 39; had mentioned.
Speaking the moment another source added: & # 39; Sarah regards Dave as part of the family. She is very sad that it failed. They are longer together than many marriages last. & # 39;
After the breakup, rumors began to circulate that Beatrice & # 39; s cousin Prince William did not approve of the relationship and demonstrated his aversion to her partner by refusing to invite him to the royal wedding in 2011.
It is believed that Dave (pictured with wife Lynn Anderson) and Beatrice decided to end their relationship with the marriage not in sight
Dave had studied at the University of Edinburgh when William was at nearby St. Andrews and the two became friends.
However, the two men would have dropped out a few years ago, after William decided that Dave should be & # 39; indiscreet & # 39; was to invite to the royal wedding.
While the relationship between Beatrice and Dave came to fruition, it is believed that the pressure for Dave to rise after the birth of Beatrice & # 39; s niece Princess Charlotte, who pushed Beatrice to the seventh line in line with the throne.
The new arrival meant that, according to the succession to Crown Act, Beatrice no longer had to ask for permission to marry the queen, who only needs the first six in line to get Royal approval, and the princess informed where her relationship was going.
Deciding it was time to address their relationship, a source said Beatrice decided to talk to Dave about the marriage, but failed because he didn't ask her to marry him.
Both agreed that it was time to go their own way.
After the news of Beatrice & # 39; s involvement, Sister Eugenie immediately hurried to share her joy on Instagram
A source said at the time: & # 39; Beatrice has become much more assertive and self-confident lately. She gave Dave an ultimatum, but it failed because he didn't ask her to marry him. They both agreed that it was time to change course.
& # 39; They had a very co-dependent relationship, so they have not yet succeeded in completely breaking the contact. They speak occasionally and sometimes refer to the split as & # 39; a pause & # 39 ;. But it is now over a month and there seems to be no reconciliation on the cards. & # 39;
Dave then married Lynn Anderson during a lavish ceremony in Puglia, Italy, for a guest list with all stars, including model Sara Sampaio and Ashton Kutcher.
The couple, who was dating two years at the time, met in the US, where Dave is an executive for cab app Uber and she was a director of partnerships and portfolio products at NBC Universal in New York.
In 2016, reports began to appear that Beatrice gave former partner Dave an ultimatum to get married
Beatrice; s mother Sarah Ferguson shared her joy and said on Twitter: & # 39; I know what a mother feels, so I have tears of joy & # 39;
The announcement of the engagement of Beatrice and Edoardo was made in a public statement issued by Buckingham Palace
Today, in a public statement about their eleven-month romance, Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi said: & We are extremely happy to share the news of our recent engagement.
& # 39; We are both so excited to embark on this life adventure together and can't wait to get married.
& # 39; We share so many similar interests and values, and we know that this will be of great value to us in the coming years, full of love and happiness. & # 39;
Sister Eugenie immediately hastened to share her joy on Instagram with a photo of the happy couple next to the caption: & # 39; Beabea – wow! I am so happy for you, my dearest big sissy and dear Edo.
& # 39; It has been a long time since you were there. & # 39;
The happy couple got engaged this month during a romantic trip to Italy, where they stayed in the exclusive cliff village of Positano, on the Amalfi coast.
Beatrice and the real estate magnate first started dating in October last year and were engaged this month on a trip to Italy
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