Congratulation to Princess Beatrice! Her engagement to real estate tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi was announced today, Thursday 26th September 2019. Our team here at The Diamond Store is delighted to hear the news. And, of course, we’re here to give you all the details on THE RING!
- Where to get a ring like Beatrice’s (scroll down to see it below)
- How Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi started dating
- What diamonds are in Beatrice’s ring?
- How many carats is the ring?
- How much did the ring cost?
Who announced the engagement?
Buckingham Palace broke the news today, 26th September 2019:
“The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York to Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her Royal Highness and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. Further details will be announced in due course.”
How did the couple meet?
Beatrice split up from her boyfriend of ten years, Dave Clark, in 2016.
She then appeared with property tycoon, Edoardo, known to friends as Edo, in June 2018 at an event hosted by Prince Andrew at St James’s Palace in London.
According to media, the Princess began dating Edoardo after they met again in October 2018 at her sister Eugenie’s wedding.
Princess Beatrice Engagement Ring – all the details
The ring is a diamond sidestone ring with a round brilliant cut diamond in the centre.
The centre stone is around 3.5 carats in weight by our estimation.
The ring is estimated to have cost around £100,000.
The beautiful centre stone is displayed between diamond shoulders that are made up of baguette cut diamond sidestones.
The setting is likely to be platinum.
Sidestone rings are a stunning choice for engagements. Simple yet elegant, they have the understated sophistication of a solitaire ring, but the sidestones that sparkle on the band a further touch of luxury.
See how this compares to her sister’s, Princess Eugenie’s, engagement ring:
Beatrice’s ring is most similar in design to the engagement ring of Queen Elizabeth II
Out of all the British Royal engagement rings in the past two centuries, Princess Beatrice’s ring is closest in style to that of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Phillip of Greece and Denmark proposed to Her Majesty in 1947 .
The ring showcases diamonds from Philip’s mother’s tiara, Princess Alice of Battenberg, as is customary in Royal Families. It is also around 3 carats in size:
The stunning round brilliant cut sidestone engagement ring of Princess Beatrice, shown on Instagram:
When and where is the wedding likely to take place?
Princess Beatrice’s wedding is the fourth British Royal marriage to take place in recent years.
Also, Prince Michael of Kent’s daughter, Lady Gabriella Windsor, married Tom Kingston this year, in 2019.
All four weddings took place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and the Queen will undoubtedly offer Beatrice the same venue.
Other options could include Westminster Abbey, although this may be too high profile. Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall in Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, which is another option.
As to the date, the wedding could take place any time between spring and autumn 2020. Watch this space as we update this article!
Where can I get a ring like the one Princess Beatrice has?
Don’t worry if you don’t have £100,000 to hand to spend on a diamond engagement ring!
We have two stunning collections of rings that closely follow Princess Beatrice’s ring’s design:
1. The Isadora Collection
With vintage style baguette diamonds drawing the eye to the glorious round solitaire in the centre, this design achieves a look that is sleek and modern yet feels substantially luxurious upon the hand.
2. The Vana Collection
This opulently detailed Vana diamond engagement ring has a round solitaire in the centre and baguette cut diamonds on the shoulders. It adds singular elegance to your proposal and gives you complete confidence to ask those four important words.
Please note all prices quoted 26th September 2019 and may vary at any time after this date.