Royal shock: Princess Beatrice’s romance leaves mother of boyfriend’s ex ‘broken to bits’

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Royal shock: Princess Beatrice’s romance leaves mother of boyfriend’s ex ‘broken to bits’

Love is in the air for Princess Beatrice as her relationship with boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi blossoms but it seems not everyone is happy about her newfound romance.


The businessman previously had a relationship with glamorous Chinese-American Dara Huang, with the couple having a two-year-old son. And the sudden split has left Dara’s mother Lily feeling “shocked” and “broken”. Lily, who lives in Florida, claims her 37-year-old daughter has moved out of the London home she shared with Edoardo and is sleeping on a friend’s sofa – a move which has separated her from her toddler son.

Globe-trotting Dara, an architect who runs her own design company, fits in quality time with her only child, Christopher Woolf, by visiting at his father’s home to give him a bath before bedtime.

The split came as a surprise to people who had watched their relationship strengthen for a decade Image Steve Granitz WireImage
The split came as a surprise to people who had watched their relationship strengthen for a decade Image Steve Granitz WireImage

The Queen’s granddaughter is believed to have started dating Edoardo, known as ‘Edo’, in September and the pair went public with their relationship at a recent London party thrown by Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal.
Lily, 69, said: “I love Edo. I love his family. Why has this happened?
“This has broken me to bits.”

Property developer Edo, 35, who descends from an Italian noble family known to the Royals for many years, is understood to have split from Dara six months ago.

Mother of one Dara leads a hectic lifestyle and her company boasts international clients Image Dara Huang Instagram
Mother of one Dara leads a hectic lifestyle and her company boasts international clients Image Dara Huang Instagram

But Lily claims the first she heard of the parents parting ways was when her elder daughter Erin mentioned it.
She added: “I think Dara was hiding it from me. She didn’t want me to be sad. I am shocked.”
Lily, who has visited her daughter in London on three occasions including after the birth of Christopher, said despite the sudden break-up taking its toll on her daughter she has told
Dara to giver her blessing to the couple, who could become the next royals to marry.

eatrice dated Dave Clarke an exec for taxi app Uber for 10 years before splitting in 2016 Image David M Benett Getty Images for The Serpentine
eatrice dated Dave Clarke an exec for taxi app Uber for 10 years before splitting in 2016 Image David M Benett Getty Images for The Serpentine

Lily said: “Before this, my daughter was happy.
“But now she has cried with her sister.
“But I am a Christian. I told my daughter ‘You have to bless people, you bless them, don’t be mad. Wish them good luck’.

Daras Instagram account is packed with photos of her holidaying and attending high profile events Image Dara Huang Instagram
Daras Instagram account is packed with photos of her holidaying and attending high profile events Image Dara Huang Instagram

The news of the change in the Princess of York’s relationship status comes after her former long-term lover Dave Clarke tied the knot with Lynn Anderson in Puglia, Italy, in July.

Princess Beatrice waves to well wishers outside Windsor Castle ahead of Princess Eugenies wedding Image Pool Max Mumby Getty Images
Princess Beatrice waves to well wishers outside Windsor Castle ahead of Princess Eugenies wedding Image Pool Max Mumby Getty Images

The 30-year-old dated Dave for 10 years before their split in 2016.
Last month, Beatrice cut a somewhat lonesome figure as she attended the nuptials of her younger sister Eugenie in Windsor without a plus-one.

Royal shock Princess Beatrice’s romance leaves mother of boyfriend’s ex ‘broken to bits Image GETTY INSTAGRAM
Royal shock Princess Beatrice’s romance leaves mother of boyfriend’s ex ‘broken to bits Image GETTY INSTAGRAM

Instead, the ninth in line to the throne stuck to her mother Fergie’s side despite holding the role of maid of honour on the day.

Soure: EXPRESS CO UK

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