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Princess Beatrice’s new husband’s ex Dara Huang is seen enjoying drinks out on the town

Princess Beatrice’s new husband’s ex Dara Huang was seen enjoying an evening out on the town just hours after Edo Mapelli Mozzi married the royal in a secret ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday.

The  Chinese-American architect, who shares four-year-old son Christopher, known as Wolfie, with ex-fiance Edo, looked in good spirits as she enjoyed drinks in Knightsbridge with friends last night.

Just hours after Beatrice, 31, married Italian property developer Edoardo, 37, at a ceremony 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, with just 20 guests – including the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, Dara was pictured stepping out with friends. 

Dara was seen laughing with a male friend as she put on a casual appearance in ripped black jeans shorts and a white t-shirt, which she teamed with trainers and a quilted jacket at a local cafe.

The mother-of-one was then seen putting on a mask as she left the venue with a coffee and a shopping bag, as well as a large blue rucksack.

In January, a friend of the former couple told the Mail On Sunday they remain close, and that Dara still cuts Edo’s hair and occasionally buys him clothes. 

The Chinese-American architect, who shares four-year-old son Christopher, known as Wolfie, with ex-fiance Edo, looked in good spirits as she enjoyed drinks in Knightsbridge with friends last night

Dara was seen laughing with a male friend as she put on a casual appearance in ripped black jeans shorts and a white t-shirt, which she teamed with trainers and a quilted jacket at a local cafe

Dara was seen laughing with a male friend as she put on a casual appearance in ripped black jeans shorts and a white t-shirt, which she teamed with trainers and a quilted jacket at a local cafe

Beatrice, 31, married Italian property developer Edoardo, 37, at a ceremony 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, with just 20 guests - including the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99

Beatrice, 31, married Italian property developer Edoardo, 37, at a ceremony 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, with just 20 guests – including the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99

The same morning, at 11am, Dara’s ex-fiance walked down the aisle in an intimate ceremony with Princess Beatrice, making the royal a stepmother.

Beatrice, who is ninth in line to the throne and is a granddaughter of the Queen, has become the only princess to marry someone with children and take on a stepchild.

The father-of-one has a young son, Christopher, whose nickname is Woolfie, with his former partner of three-and-a-half years.

Edo is said to enjoy an amicable relationship with Dara and prides himself on still being an active part of his son’s life.

In August last year he told the Telegraph: ‘I take [Christopher] to school a couple of mornings a week and finish in time to put him in bed three or four evenings.’

In January, a friend of the former couple told the Mail On Sunday they remain close, and that Dara still cuts Edo's hair and occasionally buys him clothes (Seen together with their son Wolf)

In January, a friend of the former couple told the Mail On Sunday they remain close, and that Dara still cuts Edo’s hair and occasionally buys him clothes (Seen together with their son Wolf)

Yesterday, the Queen shared her delight at Princess Beatrice's surprise secret wedding to Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, saying it was a 'very nice' occasion

Yesterday, the Queen shared her delight at Princess Beatrice’s surprise secret wedding to Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, saying it was a ‘very nice’ occasion

Princess Beatrice's new husband's ex Dara Huang was seen enjoying an evening out on the town just hours after Edo Mapelli Mozzi married the royal in a secret ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday

Princess Beatrice’s new husband’s ex Dara Huang was seen enjoying an evening out on the town just hours after Edo Mapelli Mozzi married the royal in a secret ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday

Beatrice has reportedly welcomed Dara into her life, adopting a stepmother role to Woolfie.

She is believed to have been on the guestlist for the wedding when it was first planned, but it’s not known if she made the cut for the slimmed down nuptials today.

Dara, who posted pictures yesterday enjoying a tennis lesson in Chelsea, has reportedly also found love following the break-up from her former fiancee.

The architect is thought to be with 37-year-old London-based financier, Filippos Kodellas de la Morena.

According to sources, Princess Beatrice opted to wear her original wedding dress. 

In January a source told the Daily Mail that Beatrice was looking at wedding dress at Italian designer store Caroline Castigliano.

The insider said: ‘Bea was seen popping into Caroline Castigliano in Knightsbridge. Though Caroline isn’t Italian, and takes her name from her first husband, she’s known as an Anglo-Italian designer because lots of her clients are from Italy.

‘Her gowns go for between £15,000 and £40,000, which gives us an idea of the budget!.’

The mother-of-one was then seen putting on a mask as she left the venue with a coffee and a shopping bag, as well as a large blue rucksack

Princess Beatrice's new husband's ex Dara Huang was seen enjoying an evening out on the town just hours after Edo Mapelli Mozzi married the royal in a secret ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday

The mother-of-one was then seen putting on a mask as she left the venue with a coffee and a shopping bag, as well as a large blue rucksack

Beatrice, 31, and Edo, were due to tie the knot at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace, in London, on 29 May. But their ceremony was postponed due to Covid-19 and no new date was given by the palace at the time. 

Yesterday, the Queen shared her delight at Princess Beatrice’s surprise secret wedding to Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, saying it was a ‘very nice’ occasion.

Proud grandparents the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, were among the roughly 20 guests who watched the couple exchange vows at 11am this morning 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. 

The couple chose to have an intimate ceremony attended by just ‘close family’, according to a statement released this afternoon by Buckingham Palace. The bride’s parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York as well as her sister Princess Eugenie, 30, are thought to have been included. On marriage Beatrice becomes a stepmother to Edo’s son Christopher, known as Wolfie, who is also thought to have attended.

Dara was seen chatting with pals outside a Knightsbridge cafe just hours after Edo got married to Princess Beatrice on Friday

Dara was seen chatting with pals outside a Knightsbridge cafe just hours after Edo got married to Princess Beatrice on Friday

She appeared in good spirits as she appeared in casual clothing and chatted with a group of pals

She appeared in good spirits as she appeared in casual clothing and chatted with a group of pals

The Queen, who has now watched six of her eight grandchildren wed, shared her joy in a conversation with Captain Sir Tom Moore, whom she knighted at Windsor Castle just hours after the nuptials. She told Sir Tom and his family: ‘My granddaughter got married this morning both Philip and I managed to get there – very nice.’ 

The chapel, which can accommodate 180 people, was an ideal choice for social distancing, especially given the bride’s grandparents are both in their 90s and in a high risk group. Weddings of up to 30 people are allowed under current government guidelines. The reduced guest list means that the couple will have to celebrate with celebrity friends such as Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss and Cressida Bonas at a later date. 

Flowers from well-wishers were seen being unloaded from vans after the wedding, as Buckingham Palace confirmed no reception or other event was taking place. 

A statement released by the palace said: ‘The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government guidelines.’ 

It is understood the couple will not be releasing a wedding photo today because they do not want to overshadow the investiture of Captain Tom Moore, who received his knighthood from the Queen at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

‘They needed to make the wedding Covid-secure and safe for the Queen so what better way than the All Saints Chapel with reception on site at the Royal Lodge.

‘They are just like a normal family and had to make sacrifices like many others have up and down the country and looking forward to having a wonderful celebration when the time is right.’ 

Edo is the son of Nikki Shale and Italian former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi. Nikki split with 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.

The bride's grandparents the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, who have both been in isolation at Windsor Castle, were in attendance and appeared in excellent spirits as they left the service, pictured

The bride’s grandparents the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, who have both been in isolation at Windsor Castle, were in attendance and appeared in excellent spirits as they left the service, pictured

It is likely the bride's parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, both attended as the service was held in the grounds of their home. Pictured, Prince Andrew on Wednesday

It is likely the bride’s parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, both attended as the service was held in the grounds of their home. Pictured, Prince Andrew on Wednesday 

The chapel is on the grounds of the Royal Lodge, where the Duke and Duchess of York have been staying in lockdown

The chapel is on the grounds of the Royal Lodge, where the Duke and Duchess of York have been staying in lockdown

The dashing Italian property developer who won Bea’s heart: Father-of-one Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, is a long-time family friend who swept her off her feet 

Princess Beatrice has married Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret at Windsor Castle

Princess Beatrice has married Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret at Windsor Castle

Princess Beatrice married fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret wedding in Windsor earlier today – but who is the man that stole the royal’s heart?

The happy couple were due to wed at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London with 150 guests on May 29, but Covid-19 meant they had to postpone their big day. 

Having kept their plans quiet, they tied the knot this morning in front of just 20 guests including the Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, at All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park. 

Beatrice, 31, and Edo, 37, are long-time family friends, but started dating in October 2018 and got engaged in September last year. 

The pair said of their 11-month whirlwind romance in a statement: ‘We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. 

Property developer Edoardo is the son of former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Shale, and has been a friend of the Yorks for some time. The father-of-one has a son, Christopher, with his former partner Dara Huang. He’s said to enjoy an amicable relationship with Huang and prides himself on still being an active part of his son’s life. Edoardo was educated at the prestigious Radley school in Oxfordshire before studying for a Master’s in politics at Edinburgh.

He is believed to have known Beatrice for years, the royal 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.

Father-of-one Edo has a young son, Christopher, whose nickname is Wolfie, with his former partner Dara Huang - meaning Beatrice is now a stepmother

Mozzi was Beatrice's first public boyfriend since she split from Uber executive Dave Clark in 2016 after 10 years together. The pair are seen pulling funny faces

Father-of-one Edo has a young son, Christopher, whose nickname is Wolfie, with his former partner Dara Huang – meaning Beatrice is now a stepmother. Right, Beatrice with Edo

 


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