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It’s been less than two months since Princess Eu­ge­nie’s wed­ding and al­ready her sis­ter Princess Beatrice is re­claim­ing the spot­light. Echo­ing her mother’s con­tro­ver­sial love life, Bea has shocked the royal fam­ily with her lat­est re­la­tion­ship.

Last week it was con­firmed that the 30-year-old has been dat­ing mil­lion­aire Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 34, who is the son of Count Alessan­dro Mapelli Mozzi and so­cialite Nikki Shale, and well known in royal cir­cles.

Yet, ac­cord­ing to re­cent re­ports, Edoardo has a shock­ing re­la­tion­ship his­tory, hav­ing dumped the mother of his child – 2-year-old son Wolfie – and fi­ancee Dara Huang af­ter he met Bea at Eu­ge­nie’s wed­ding.

“Edo and Dara were en­gaged for three-and-a-half years,” a source told The Daily Mail.

“He met Beatrice years ago when they were chil­dren, but he met her again at the wed­ding of Eu­ge­nie,” they added.

“Even af­ter the ro­mance be­gan, he con­tin­ued to live at the fam­ily home with Dara and their child.”

“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,” a friend of Dara’s noted.

De­spite the fact that Dara is re­main­ing tight-lipped on the break­down of her en­gage­ment, those close to the mum hint that she feels Bea stole her man. “The tim­ing pretty much says it all,” came the sources telling re­sponse.

Since the re­ports came out, the royal fam­ily is said to be “fum­ing” over Bea’s shock re­la­tion­ship news and the Queen has banned Edo from the palace.

How­ever, de­spite be­ing branded a home-wrecker, palace aides close to the princess in­sist “she would never al­low her­self to break into an­other cou­ple’s hap­pi­ness, es­pe­cially if there was a small child in­volved”.

But in­sid­ers have re­vealed an al­to­gether dif­fer­ent story, claim­ing that the Queen has been “left dis­graced by her grand­daugh­ter’s in­dis­cre­tion”.

Fur­ther­more, it’s be­lieved that Bea’s been told she won’t be al­lowed a for­mal royal wed­ding and she won’t be en­ti­tled to any of the royal pro­to­cols or bud­get that her sis­ter was af­forded for her lav­ish nup­tials re­cently.

Her fa­ther Prince An­drew is also fu­ri­ous at his daugh­ter’s lat­est blun­der, given ex-wife Sarah Fer­gu­son has only just been wel­comed back into ‘the firm’ and he is des­per­ately try­ing to claw back a good position in the royal house­hold,

But palace in­sid­ers say Fergie is the only one cur­rently sup­port­ing her daugh­ter amid the bar­rage of neg­a­tive press about Bea’s ro­mance – and it’s caus­ing fu­ri­ous rows be­tween her and An­drew, who has sided with his mother and is “des­per­ately urg­ing Bea to dump Edo im­me­di­ately” be­fore she cre­ates more shame for the fam­ily.

Fergie – who was fa­mously os­tracised from the royal fam­ily af­ter be­ing pic­tured hav­ing her toes sucked – how­ever, is “thrilled” her daugh­ter has found love with Edoardo.

“How sweet it is that two fam­i­lies who have known each other for so many years can think that some­thing per­ma­nent can come of this,” a friend over­heard her say.

And Bea is not back­ing down with­out a fight and is

de­ter­mined to get her happy-ev­er­after. Friends close to the princess say she has been “long­ing to be­come a mother” for some time and has been in­cred­i­bly broody watch­ing her close pals have ba­bies.

Ad­mit­ting to feel­ing in­tense pres­sure when she turned 30 back in Au­gust, in­sid­ers say Bea, who has dated a long list of ‘bad boys’ in the past in­clud­ing Paolo Li­uzzo, hopes to have a baby in the next cou­ple of years, even if she doesn’t get mar­ried and that she “wouldn’t think twice about re­belling against royal pro­to­col if it meant be­com­ing a mother soon”.


The mul­ti­mil­lion­aire prop­erty devel­oper (right) is seen car­ry­ing his new­born son Wolfie, now 2 years old. Be­low: Edo’s glam­orous ex Dara Huang.

Prince An­drew and The Queen are said to be up­set with Beatrice’s con­tin­ual bad choice in men.

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