– Princess Beatrice hosted an engagement party at Chiltern Firehouse in London.
– She plans on marrying property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
– Her father and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were no-shows.
– In attendance were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Robert de Niro, and Ellie Goulding.
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Princess Beatrice was presumably all smiles when she hosted her engagement party at Chiltern Firehouse in London yesterday. The 31-year-old is expected to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a multi-millionaire property tycoon, sometime in 2020.
“We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement,” said the Princess of York in a prepared statement in September. “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.”
Noticeable no-shows included her father Prince Andrew (who is under hot water for close ties to Jeffrey Epstein), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (who are on a break from royal duties).
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Indeed, the stars in attendance more than made up for the lack of royals. On hand were Robert De Niro, James Blunt, Pippa Middleton in a sparkling cocktail number under her black coat, and Ellie Golding in a sleeveless, ruched dress by Veronica Beard that featured crystal buttons down the front. All were clearly media adverse, jetting from the car to the venue hastily.
And no one exemplified this more than the bride-to-be, who avoided cameras altogether. Her last appearance was earlier that day, when she attended the Queen’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace.
It was here where she wore her go-to grey and periwinkle wool coat by Carven, which she has sported for five years and counting. If anything, it shows her soon-to-be hubby that she can really commit.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.