Princess Beatrice's Fiancé Makes Royal History with His Best Man Choice
The couple just announced the first member of their wedding party.
Princess Beatrice's wedding is almost here, and new details about her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi continue to emerge. After deciding upon a date, venue, and final guest list, Beatrice and Edoardo are now in the process of selecting their wedding party — and their choice for best man is set to make royal history.
On Friday, it was announced that Mozzi asked his three-year-old son, Christopher, also known as Wolfie, to be his number one groomsman. Earlier this month, there was speculation that Wolfie would be a pageboy, but no one expected Edo and Bea to offer him the best man title. "I can confirm that Wolfie will be best man," a source close to the couple confirmed to The Daily Mail. As the youngest person to ever perform the role at a royal wedding, Wolfie's duties will include handing his father the rings, as well as another secret task at the reception.
According to a friend of Beatrice and Edoardo, they bestowed Wolfie with the honor "because they want to show that he is loved and embraced by his stepmother."
However, it seems like the royal and the youngster already have a special bond. Back in October, an insider told People that Beatrice is a "fantastic step-mummy," adding that the pair have been on family vacations together. "He is very much part of their life," the source said of their relationship. "Beatrice has embraced the child as part of her life from the outset."
Mozzi shares joint custody of Wolfie with his ex-fiancée, Dara Huang, who splits her time between London and Hong Kong as an architect. Huang is expected to attend both the wedding and reception, and has been nothing but supportive about Beatrice and Edoardo's engagement from the get-go. In a statement, she told People, "I wish the best for Edo and Beatrice and look forward to uniting our families."
Beatrice and Mozzi are confirmed to tie the knot on May 29.