Princess Beatrice’s husband Edo hints at couple’s post-lockdown travel plans


PRINCESS BEATRICE’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi hinted at the couple’s post-lockdown travel plans in a recent article.

Beatrice and her property developer husband are isolating at home during the UK’s third coronavirus lockdown, but the couple will likely be looking for a holiday getaway when travel restrictions ease. Edoardo ‒ nicknamed Edo ‒ has hinted that the pair may whisk themselves off to Paris, after gushing about the French capital. The pair tied the knot in a low-key wedding in July with very few in attendance, as per COVID-19 restrictions at the time, although the bride’s parents were known to be in attendance, as well as the Queen and Prince Philip.

Perhaps the couple will be able to have a romantic holiday in Paris for their one-year anniversary this year.

Edo said of the city: “If I had to limit my shopping to one neighbourhood in one city, I’d choose the 6th and 7th arrondissements in Paris.

“We are currently designing an apartment on the 7th, and I love wandering the streets and visiting the galleries in nearby Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

“I go to the Jousse Entreprise gallery for its Jean Prouvé and Collectif Pierre Jeanneret furniture as well as Galerie Downtown on the Rue de Seine and Galerie Chastel Maréchall on Rue Bonaparte, which has pieces by Jean Royère and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne.”

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Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Image: GETTY)


Edoardo had nothing but praise for Paris (Image: GETTY)

Beatrice and Edo have been spotted at several art shows and galas over the years.

Beatrice’s sister Princess Eugenie works at art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London, so this seems to be an interest she shares with her brother-in-law.

Edo added: “I usually pop by the Buly 1803 shop opposite, before stopping for coffee at Café de Flore.

“For lunch, it’s typically chicken salad at a bistro like Le Petit Lutetia.”

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Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Image: GETTY)

Edo made these comments in a feature piece in the Financial Times, which also revealed he loves the Royal Geographical Society, Santal 33 and playing squash.

Edo also spoke of his love for Africa, implying this will be on the couple’s bucket list too.

The 38-year-old said: “With time on my hands, I would travel.

“I’m continually entranced by Africa: the people, the colours, the nature and the humility of the place.

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Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress is now on display at Windsor Castle (Image: GETTY)

“I don’t think I’ve visited more than 25 percent of it, so I’d like to see and learn more.”

He went on to explain why the continent holds such a special place in his heart.

He and his younger half-brother Alby Shale “spent seven years building a cricket stadium in Kigali, Rwanda”.

He described how they “get such joy from seeing it used now it’s finished.”

Edo is not the only member of the Royal Family to love Africa.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to have fallen in love in Botswana and have been keen advocates for elephant conservation there.

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge got engaged during a trip to Kenya in 2010.

Speaking of his proposal during a speech at Buckingham Palace in 2020, William said: “It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died.

“And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee.

Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn, who he is now separated from, enjoyed an action-packed honeymoon at the Tuningi Safari Lodge in South Africa.

Edo is a keen traveller all round and said he would have become an explorer if not for getting into property development.

He said: “That was what I wanted to be as a boy and I became a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society from an early age.

“Later, as a teenager, I worked in the expedition department where we would help people plan their trips, and I’d go to these amazing talks about the adventures people had been on.

“And yes, I read all of the books, Scott of the Antarctic and so on. I loved them all.”


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