PRINCESS Beatrice may be set to get married in the near future and mark the occasion by announcing herself as a new style icon, a royal expert has revealed.
Katie Nicholl, a royal correspondent for Vanity Fair and author of Harry Life Loss and Love made the suggestion in an article yesterday. Ms Nicholl revealed Beatrice had been dating Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and a friend had said the couple were “very happy and in love”. She added: “Sources predict that an engagement may not be far off. That will call really call for some show-stopping styling.”
The Queen’s granddaughter was once dismissed as something of a fashion novice.
Ms Nicholl explained: “No one can forget the garish hat she wore to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which was unkindly compared to a toilet seat.”
Her dress sense has been criticised on occasion ever since.
Ms Nicholl noticed Mr Mapelli Mozzi was “stylish” but rejected the suggestion he was the only reason for Beatrice upping her game.
Princess Beatrice could be getting married soon (Image: GETTY)
Beatrice at the wedding of first cousin Prince William to Kate Middleton (Image: GETTY)
She claimed Lady Emily Compton and fashion write Olivia Buckingham “have been working with Beatrice behind the scenes”.
The venture of Lady Compton and Ms Buckingham is new so Beatrice is one of their first customers but they were behind several eye-catching looks.
They were responsible for her pink dress at Trooping the Colour and the dress she wore for Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding.
Ms Nicholl explained: “Beatrice paired the navy lace force with an ornate white hat and champagne-coloured stilettos.”
Beatrice at Lady Gabriella’s wedding (Image: GETTY)
Beatrice is the eldest daughter of Andrew, Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
She is ninth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Her previous relationships have included American Paolo Liuzzo and Virgin Galactic businessman Dave Clark.
Boyfriend Mr Mappelli-Mozzi is a member of the Italian nobility holding the title of count, his father Alessandro competed for Britain at the 1972 Winter Olympics as an alpine skier.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK