The British royal will become an Italian countess. 

By Hannah Nowack
March 02, 2020
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While few people are bequeathed with even one title of nobility, Princess Beatrice is lucky enough to be gaining a second once she marries Edo Mapelli Mozzi. Queen Elizabeth II's fifth grandchild is officially known in the United Kingdom as Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York. However, as a wedding present, Princess Beatrice, whose full name is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, will be allowed "to style herself as an Italian 'Contessa' and 'Nobile Donna,' or noble woman," The Daily Mail reports.

Edo's father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, was actually the one to reveal this exciting news. "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," he revealed.

Though Princess Beatrice's future father-in-law has already presented her with a new title, the duo has yet to meet. That fact, however, has done nothing to stop Count Alessandro from expressing his excitement about the union. "They are very suited to each other and have known each other for a long time," he told the outlet. "I've never seen him so happy."

Princess Beatrice is about to marry into a family with an Italian pedigree that stretches back to the 10th century. Count Alessandro recently boasted that his lineage includes "eight ambassadors, 15 judges, 29 doctors of law, two bishops, ten abbots, 91 councillors, many knights, six captains, five doctors, 21 writers and poets, 59 notaries, and five goldsmiths." In addition to gaining a new title, "Beatrice and Edo, the count's eldest son, will also inherit the family's ancestral seat, the 18th Century neoclassical-style Villa Mapelli Mozzi, in northern Italy," the outlet also reported.


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