Princess Beatrice is celebrating her 35th birthday today (August 8), but when she married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi three years ago she was handed another royal title.
Princess Beatrice has recently celebrated two important occasions, as she turns 35 today and also marked her third wedding anniversary with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17.
The two tied the knot at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, meaning their guest list had to be limited, although Queen Elizabeth II was still in attendance at a social distance.
As the late Queen’s grandchild, Beatrice has HRH status and sits ninth in line to the throne behind her father Prince Andrew, despite not being a working member of the Firm.
However she was given a more unusual royal title when she married her husband, as Edo is an Italian count making Beatrice now a countess.
Their daughter Sienna, who will turn two in September, was also granted the title nobile donna from her birth.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Edo’s father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, said: “Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation. He is a count, his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna.”
It is not known how Beatrice will celebrate her 35th birthday, but it is likely to be with her family, including Edo, Sienna and possibly her stepson Wolfie.
Beatrice’s younger sister Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank may also bring their young family to join in the festivities, sons August, two, and baby Ernest, who arrived in May.
Last month Edo shared a gushing tribute to his wife for their anniversary, posting on Instagram never before seen pictures of their wedding day.
He captioned the post: “Happy wedding anniversary to the most beautiful wife in the world. I am so grateful for every moment we have shared, every challenge we have overcome, and every dream we have pursued together.
“I love you more than words can say, and I can’t wait to celebrate many more anniversaries with you.”
In order to make the big day as special as possible, in spite of the lockdown conditions, the late Queen loaned her a Norman Hartnell ivory wedding dress from her own collection.
She also lent her granddaughter a beautiful tiara, the Queen Mary Fringe, made up of diamonds gifted to Queen Mary by Queen Victoria.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip were able to see Beatrice walk down the aisle in one of their final family moments before the Duke passed away the following April, aged 99.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK