Princess Beatrice’s ‘bad boy’ ex-boyfriend who ‘charmed Yorks’

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PRINCESS BEATRICE used to date a “bad boy” when she was just 17, years before she found her current husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Beatrice will be celebrating her 31st birthday this weekend, undoubtedly with her new husband Edoardo — affectionately known as Edo. The couple delighted royal watchers when they decided to marry in a secret ceremony last month, in a 20-person service at Windsor’s Royal Chapel of All Saints. The pair had planned to marry in May in an occasion which would have been as lavish as other royal weddings.

Yet, the coronavirus pandemic forced the couple to postpone until some of the lockdown restrictions had been eased.

Beatrice and Edo had known each for years but only started dating around Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018 and became engaged the following September.

Beatrice’s family expressed their delight at the time, and explained that in a statement last year they were “thrilled” to have “watched their relationship develop with pride”.

The Duke and Duchess of York added that Edo was a “completely devoted friend and loyal young man”.

Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie (Image: Getty)

Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last month in a low-key ceremony

Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last month in a low-key ceremony (Image: Getty)

Yet, Prince Andrew’s daughter had not always been so lucky in love.

She previously dated businessman Dave Clark for ten years before they broke up in 2016.

Prior to that, Beatrice started seeing a supposed “bad boy” when she was just 17 years old.

She began dating 23-year-old Long Islander Paolo Liuzzo in 2005.

Beatrice and Edo started dating around Princess Eugenie's wedding in 2018

Beatrice and Edo started dating around Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018 (Image: Getty)

According to People magazine in 2006, Sarah Ferguson mentioned the relationship and said: “We trust [Beatrice’s] judgement and see no reason why we shouldn’t.”

Beatrice’s mother then invited Mr Liuzzo to join the family when they were skiing in Switzerland that same year.

However, People magazine claimed royal security then conducted a background check on Mr Liuzzo.

It was discovered that in 2002, he was “charged with manslaughter after a Worcester, Massachusetts, apartment brawl led to the death of a fellow student at the College of Holy Cross, where he was a sophomore”.

People magazine added: “In exchange for pleading to assault and battery, he received three years probation and 100 hours community service and last fall was allowed to work in the UK for a now defunct nonprofit.”

Beatrice dated Dave Clark for a decade before Edoardo

Beatrice dated Dave Clark for a decade before Edoardo (Image: Getty)

Beatrice and Eugenie pictured in 2005, the year she started dating Mr Liuzzo

Beatrice and Eugenie pictured in 2005, the year she started dating Mr Liuzzo (Image: Getty)

Mr Liuzzo had met Beatrice through mutual friends in September 2005.

His attorney told People: “He’s charming. He is dating [Beatrice] and the family treats him well.”

In 2006, Mr Liuzzo also travelled back to the US for a hearing to determine if he violated his probation by travelling to France.

However, People pointed out that he still “showed chivalry” towards Beatrice.

He told The Sun at the time: “People can hang me. But it would be wrong and tragic for this to reflect on Bea.”

Mr Liuzzo also told The Mail on Sunday in 2007 that he had revealed his past to the Duchess of York.

Beatrice dated Mr Liuzzo for ten months

Beatrice dated Mr Liuzzo for ten months (Image: Getty)

He said: “I assumed Fergie told the Duke so I was really surprised when I discovered she hadn’t.

“I think he found out because I’d started taking Bea with me on business trips I was making to Europe.”

He also told the newspaper that the Queen’s granddaughter had even considered introducing him to the monarch, when the relationship started getting serious.

Mr Liuzzo explained: “She said, ‘I’d love you to meet Granny.

“But she said Chelsy [Davy, Prince Harry’s former girlfriend] wasn’t allowed to meet her and usually you don’t get introduced to her until you are engaged.”

The relationship went on for ten months, but after news of his past hit the headlines, Beatrice and Mr Liuzzo called it quits.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK