Princess Beatrice postpones royal wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi amid coronavirus

Princess Beatrice postpones royal wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi amid coronavirus

Princess Beatrice is postponing her royal wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly said.

The couple were set to be married on May 29 at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace, with a private reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II for the newlyweds in the gardens at Buckingham Palace.

Beatrice, 31, got engaged to Mozzi, CEO of architecture/design studio Banda Property, in September while on vacation in Italy. She was previously in a long-term relationship with American-born Dave Clark, whom she broke up with in 2016.

After their engagement announcement, the property tycoon posted photos on his Instagram account with a sweet caption: "You will never be alone my love, my heart is your home. Hand in hand, today, tomorrow and forever."

Mozzi is father to a young son, Wolfie, from a previous relationship with American architect and designer Dara Huang.

Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie, married to her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, in October 2018. Their wedding was just five months after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan wed.

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Beatrice is the latest royal to be affected by the spread of COVID-19.

Prince Charles announced in March he had tested positive for the coronavirus and had mild symptoms, coming out of isolation on March 30 after seven days of living in one part of his home in Scotland while continuing to work, Clarence House said. Charles appeared virtually to open a new hospital dedicated to serving coronavirus patients, while continuing social distancing. It was the first time a member of the royal family has opened a building virtually.

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Harry and Meghan pitched in to help with coronavirus relief efforts in April.

The couple volunteered with Project Angel Food in Los Angeles, an organization that provides healthy meals to those who living with serious illnesses, to help relieve staff who've been working long hours to meet demand, a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to USA TODAY.

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Contributing: Maria Puente, Hannah Yasharoff, Leora Arnowitz, Rasha Ali

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/05/15/coronavirus-princess-beatrice-postpones-royal-wedding-amid-pandemic/5147102002/

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