AceShowbiz - Princess Beatrice finally made it official with her new boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The elder daughter of Princes Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and the property developer walked the red carpet for the first time as a couple at the 2019 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England on Tuesday night, March 12.
Beatrice was stunning in a quirky crimson Alaia midi-dress made with luxurious velvet fabric which stopped just below her knee. She accessorized her look with black stockings and dark blue heels while bringing along a black clutch. Meanwhile, 34-year-old Edoardo sported a classic tux complete with a black bow tie.
The couple first sparked dating speculation back in November. While their romance is fairly new, it is said that Beatrice and Edoardo have known each other for years as their parents run in similar circles. His stepfather is Christopher Shale, a British political operative and close friend of previous Prime Minister David Cameron. Prince Andrew and Sarah considered Shale as friends and went to his funeral in 2011.
Prior to romancing Edoardo, Beatrice was in a relationship with Dave Clark for nearly a decade. The former couple broke up in August 2016. "It is very much a break. It is amicable and mutual. They both need space after a period of ten years to see what they both want," a source said at the time. "They are both open-minded about what might happen in the future."
Back to the 2019 Portrait Gala, the event was also attended by the likes of Kate Middleton and David Beckham, who brought along his wife Victoria Adams. While the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in her 2017 BAFTA gown, the Spice Girls member looked effortlessly stylish in white blouse and a pair of black trousers.
Even though both of them refrained from doing excessive PDAs, it's clear how much they love each other.
Kate Middleton wore her black floral Alexander McQueen tiered gown that she wore at the 2017 BAFTAs. This time, she had capped sleeves added to the dress.
While Victoria Beckham looked chic in her monochrome ensemble, her soccer star husband looked dapper in tux.
Kate Moss showcased her stunning figure in a figure-hugging burnt orange silk dress with cut-out detailing on the neckline.
Bianca Jagger oozed glamor in a white dress paired with a patterned blazer.
Jourdan Dunn kept thing elegant and minimal in a strapless champagne-colored silk gown with a fishtail shirt.
Liam Payne looked handsome in a gray suit.