Beatrice’s new boyfriend was living with the mother of his baby when their romance began at Eugenie’
According to The Mail on Sunday, Princess Beatrice's romance with her new boyfriend started at the wedding of her sister Eugenie.
We can also disclose for the first time that multi-millionaire Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi had been engaged for three-and-a-half years to his Chinese-American fiancee, and the couple continued to live together for weeks after he began a relationship with the Queen's granddaughter at the October 12 nuptials.
The news that the 35-year-old, known as Edo, was engaged and living with Dara Huang as he romanced Beatrice, 30, was revealed by a close friend of Edo's last night.
The friend said: 'Edo and Dara were engaged for three-and-a-half years. He met Beatrice years ago when they were children, but he met her again at the wedding of Eugenie. Even after the romance began he continued to live at the family home with Dara and their child.'
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice leave St George's chapel
Dara, 37, who has a two-year-old son Christopher 'Woolfie' Woolf with Edo, has refused to comment on her fiance's betrayal with Beatrice. The Princess is said to have proudly introduced him as 'my boyfriend' to her parents Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York.
Reports last week claimed that Edo and his fiancee split six months ago. 'That is simply not true,' the friend added.
Dara, a highly successful architect, only moved out of the family home in London at the end of last month.
Reports claimed that she had been forced to sleep on friends' sofas – something the friend dismissed as 'totally false'.
The friend added: 'There have been many reports about Dara and Edoardo's relationship but they are wrong. Dara has not commented on anything and is refusing to speak to the press. She doesn't want to say anything publicly at this stage. Her only concern is for the welfare of their son.'
Asked if Edo had cheated on his fiancee, the friend said: 'The timing pretty much says it all.'
Dara, who has founded three companies and has 30 employees, spent last week's Thanksgiving in America with her son, her mother Lily, 69, and father Po-Tein, 80.
While Princess Beatrice is undoubtedly a catch – she and Edo's aristocratic family have moved in the same circles for years – Dara is equally impressive, albeit from far humbler roots. Her mother was born in China, while her father left Taiwan for the US and worked as a scientist for Nasa. Dara and her younger sister Erin were both born in the US.
She attended Harvard alongside Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, graduating with first-class Bachelors and Masters degrees in architecture.
She worked for British architect Lord Foster in London, helping to design the award-winning Tate Modern extension, before starting her own company Design Haus Liberty in 2013. It now has offices in London and Hong Kong.
Princess Beatrice waves from the steps of St George's Chapel with her mother Sarah Ferguson, during the wedding of her sister Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor last month
Dara – considered one of the most innovative architects of her generation – travels the globe speaking at prestigious events such as the Art Basel exhibition.
She has spoken about her hard-earned success, saying: 'I'm an immigrant, I'm a minority, I'm a businesswoman and a mother. I'm an entrepreneur and I'm self-made.'
She and Edo are believed to have met through mutual friends in London at around the start of 2015. She did not attend Princess Eugenie's wedding last month to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle.
Dara's mother Lily claimed her daughter initially left their young son in Edo's London flat along with the family nanny.
She added that Dara 'now comes back early from her work and goes to see Wolfie so she can give him a bath before he goes to bed at seven or eight. It's a terrible situation.
Edo is pictured with his and Dara's two-year-old son Woolfie. The Princess is said to have proudly introduced him as 'my boyfriend' to her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York
Culled from Daily Mail