Princess Beatrice shared her lovely engagement news yesterday. And the details behind her beautiful ring have now been revealed.
- Princess Beatrice announced yesterday that she has got engaged to beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
- Details behind the Princess’s ring have now come to light – and it turns out that the designer is a favourite of Duchesses Kate and Meghan.
- In other royal news, Duchess Catherine was seen out on a joint royal engagement with Prince William yesterday, and she was re-wearing a classic autumn coat.
Princess Beatrice shared the lovely news yesterday that she had got engaged to beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, also known as Edo.
The pair released a sweet joint statement saying that they are ‘so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together, and can’t wait to actually be married’.
They even posed for adorable photos taken by the royal’s younger sister Princess Eugenie, who tied the knot herself just last year.
One of the candid shots showed off the Princess’s dazzling engagement ring – and now details have emerged on the background of the gorgeous sparkler.
It turns out that the token was designed by Mayfair atelier Shaun Leane, who revealed that Edo started planning his proposal four months ago when he went to the jewellery designer to discuss the ring.
The diamond specialist revealed that the diamonds in the hand-cast platinum ring, which features a central 2.5 carat stone with two ¾ carat baguettes either side, are ‘ethically sourced and of the highest colour and clarity’.
‘The actual ring is handcrafted,’ said the former Alexander McQueen sculptural designer, ‘so the whole process has been about three to four months, from Edoardo coming in to see me.
‘We talked about the design and shared thoughts and elements to put into it to make it personal,’ he continued.
‘I would say the design took about two months,’ he added, ‘less than that, maybe six weeks and then the crafting of the ring has been about eight to ten weeks.’
Shaun has previously designed pieces for both Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan, with the latter being recently seen donning his Tusk Bangle at the launch of her Smart Works collection.
Duchess Meghan has also been seen wearing Shaun’s Talon Earrings at the Invictus Games in October last year and his Trace Bracelet, which she wore during last year’s royal tour to Australia.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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