London (CNN)The world will be regaled with another royal wedding next year. Princess Beatrice, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, is getting married.
Buckingham Palace announced Beatrice’s engagement to real estate specialist Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who popped the question while in Italy this September. “Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month,” the Palace said, adding that the wedding will take place in 2020. The couple expressed their excitement in a statement shared by the palace. “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement,” they wrote. “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to actually be married,” they added. Read MoreMapelli Mozzi shared the news on Instagram alongside black and white photographs of his fiancée. View this post on Instagram
“You will never be alone my love, my heart is your home. Hand in hand, today, tomorrow and forever,” he wrote. Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, said the engagement was “a long time coming” in an Instagram post. She posted images, which she took herself, showing the embracing couple and the diamond engagement ring. View this post on Instagram
Beabea – wow! I'm so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo. It's been a long time coming and you two are meant to be. 📷 by me!! “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to actually be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness”
“Beabea — wow! I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo,” Eugenie, who married last year in Windsor, wrote. “It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be.”Mapelli Mozzi’s parents, Nikki Williams-Ellis and Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, said they were “truly delighted” about the engagement. They added in a statement: “Our family has known Beatrice for most of her life. Edo and Beatrice are made for each other, and their happiness and love for each other is there for all to see. They share an incredibly strong and united bond, their marriage will only strengthen what is already a wonderful relationship.” It is unclear whether Beatrice’s wedding will be aired live like Eugenie’s marriage to Jack Brooksbank. Princess Beatrice is ninth in the line of succession to the British throne.