Meet Beatrice's high-achieving in-laws!

Meet Beatrice’s new in-laws! Royal already enjoys a close relationship with Edoardo’s former Olympian father and even spent lock-down with her new husband’s VERY well-connected mother

  • Princess Beatrice has wed fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, it’s been announced
  • Couple spent lockdown with new mother-in-law Nikki Shale’s £1.5 million home 
  • Property developer husband’s father is ex Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, who competed for Great Britain in the Olympics in the Seventies

So comfortable is Princess Beatrice is the company of her new in-laws that the royal, who has wed boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, in a secret ceremony, it has been announced, that she spent lock-down with her mother-in-law Nikki Shales.

It was announced today that the Princess Beatrice has married Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The couple were due to tie the knot at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace on 29 May. But their ceremony was postponed due to Covid-19 and no new date was given by the palace at the time.

It is thought the couple exchanged vows today at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, in the grounds of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s home of Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.

A lock-down royal wedding! Princess Beatrice has tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret, it has been revealed

Beatrice’s new father-in-law holds both British and Italian citizenship and competed for Great Britain as a skier at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Edo’s mother Nikki Shale hosted the happy couple during lockdown at her £1.5 million home in Chipping Norton (pictured, Nikki with her MBE in 2019)

Both Edo’s parents expressed their delight at the couple’s  engagement earlier this year 

Newlyweds Beatrice and Edo spent lockdown with her at mother-in-law Nikki Shales £1.5 million country house near Chipping Norton and Beatrice has long enjoyed a close relationship with her property developer husband’s father former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi.  

Edo’s mother, Nikki Shale, has been a friend of the Yorks for some time. Beatrice attended the funeral of Edoardo’s stepfather, Christopher Shale, who died at of a heart attack at Glastonbury in 2011; Shale was a close friend of David Cameron.  

Princess Beatrice’s nuptials had bee due to take place next week in St James’ Palace on May 29th but were postponed due to the pandemic.

The Duchess of York said at the time: ‘It’s sad for me that Beatrice, she was going to get married next week, but they postponed the wedding. 

‘Edo and Beatrice have been living with her future mother-in-law who is lovely. Great friend of mine.

Nikki was married to Christopher Shale, a senior Tory and a close friend of former Prime Minister David Cameron, before his death at Glastonbury Festival (pictured, Edo with Nikki and David Cameron in 2011 after the memorial service) 

‘But I’m missing my other daughter but it’s just like everybody else, we are just the same family as everybody else.’ 

It had been thought that Beatrice and Edoardo were self-isolating together in her apartment in St James’ Palace in London. 

Instead, they are at Edoardo’s mother Nikki’s £1.5million country house near Chipping Norton. 

Nikki split with Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi when Edo was young, while her second husband Christopher Shale, a senior Tory and a close friend of former prime minister David Cameron, died of a heart attack at Glastonbury Festival in 2011. 

Princess Beatrice and Edo have kept a low profile after postponing their May 29 wedding, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic 

She used to run a property company and was awarded an MBE by David Cameron as a parting gift following his resignation at Prime Minister in 2016. 

While Princess Eugenie and Fergie have been active on social media throughout the pandemic, Princess Beatrice has kept a lower profile.  

The royal has shared two video messages with patronages during the lockdown period from what was an unknown location.

Beatrice, daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, was set to walk down the aisle in the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace in London.    

Princess Beatrice has made several videos sharing her support with patronages over the last few months, from what was an unknown location 

The princess was overjoyed after becoming engaged on a weekend trip to Italy last September, and the couple said they could not wait to be married.

But plans were changed after the Government called on all people in the UK, particularly the over-70s, to avoid all non-essential contact and travel as part of unprecedented peacetime measures aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19. 

And in April, Boris Johnson put a ban on weddings as the virus raged through the UK public.  

Sources confirmed the wedding had been postponed earlier this month, telling People that the invitations were never sent out, due to complications with the virus.

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