Pregnant Princess Beatrice joins Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi for a friend’s birthday lunch – Daily Mail

Pregnant Princess Beatrice appeared in good spirits as she celebrated a friend’s birthday with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London on Friday. 

The Queen‘s granddaughter, 33, who is expecting her first baby with the Italian property developer this autumn, opted for a floral jacket paired with a chic Gucci bag as she attended the lunch.   

Mother-to-be Beatrice was joined by her stylist and friend Lady Emily Compton, who gave the royal’s wardrobe a chic overhaul in 2019 with the help of her partner Olivia Buckingham. 

She was seen chatting with friends over some food before leaving with Edo, 38, with the group topping off the birthday celebrations with a huge bunch of multi-coloured balloons. 

Beatrice’s appearance comes days after Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank made their way to Balmoral to join their beleaguered father Prince Andrew after a bombshell US lawsuit accused him of sex abuse. 

Pregnant Princess Beatrice appeared in good spirits as she celebrated a friend's birthday with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London on Friday

Pregnant Princess Beatrice appeared in good spirits as she celebrated a friend’s birthday with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London on Friday

The Queen's granddaughter, 33, who is expecting her first baby with the Italian property developer this autumn, opted for a floral jacket paired with a chic Gucci bag

The Queen’s granddaughter, 33, who is expecting her first baby with the Italian property developer this autumn, opted for a floral jacket paired with a chic Gucci bag

The royal wore her auburn hair loose as she showed off her burgeoning baby bump in a loose fitting black summer dress, which she teamed with a pair of flat black pumps. 

Edo opted for a smart suit, dressed down down with a pair of casual white trainers and a white t-shirt. 

Edo was seen giving Lady Emily Compton, the daughter of the Marquess of Northampton, a friendly hug as they stood outside the restaurant chatting before leaving.  

Fashionista Emily is thought to be responsible for Beatrice’s change in style, having previously been criticised for her daring dress sense – including that bow hat she wore to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ‘s wedding in 2011.

Meanwhile Edo donned a smart suit for the outing, dressed down down with a pair of casual white trainers and a white t-shirt

Meanwhile Edo donned a smart suit for the outing, dressed down down with a pair of casual white trainers and a white t-shirt

Edo was seen giving Lady Emily Compton, the daughter of the Marquess of Northampton, a friendly hug as they stood outside the restaurant chatting before leaving

Edo was seen giving Lady Emily Compton, the daughter of the Marquess of Northampton, a friendly hug as they stood outside the restaurant chatting before leaving 

The royal wore her auburn hair loose as she showed off her burgeoning baby bump in a loose fitting black summer dress, which she teamed with a pair of flat black pumps

The royal wore her auburn hair loose as she showed off her burgeoning baby bump in a loose fitting black summer dress, which she teamed with a pair of flat black pumps

Speaking to Vanity Fair, a source said: ‘Beatrice is thrilled with how it’s working out with her new stylists.’

‘She dresses herself for work and on a day-by-day basis, but they have been helping her with some more high profile events. The three of them have struck up a great friendship.’ 

Beatrice made her first official outing since announcing they’re expecting as she was seen cradling her baby bump at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships last month.  

Friday’s lunch comes after Beatrice celebrated her own birthday, which husband Edo marked with a sweet snap of the couple. 

The proud husband Edoardo posted the previously unseen black and white photograph of the couple on his Instagram page. 

Beatrice appeared to be deep in thought as she chatted with her husband and friends after the lunch

Beatrice and her husband, who tied the knot in July last year, were seen stood outside a London restaurant

Beatrice appeared to be deep in thought as she chatted with her husband and friends after the lunch 

Beatrice was seen looking at her phone after leaving a birthday lunch with friends in London last week

Beatrice was seen looking at her phone after leaving a birthday lunch with friends in London last week 

Alongside the picture, which shows a beaming Beatrice nestling into her husband on a trip to the beach, Edo gushed: ‘Happy Birthday my love. I love you with all my heart’.  

The post came weeks after the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary together.

Edo and Beatrice tied the knot at Royal Chapel of All Saints, in the grounds of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s home of Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, in July last year. 

The couple were surrounded by close family including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank also attended, as did Edo’s son Christopher, known as Wolfie. 

The pregnant royal chatted with friends before leaving the restaurant this afternoon

The lunch came a week after Beatrice celebrated her own birthday. Beatrice is pictured with friends outside the London restaurant

The pregnant royal chatted with friends before leaving the restaurant on Friday afternoon (pictured left and right)  

She was seen chatting with friends over some food before leaving with Edo, 38, with the group topping off the birthday celebrations with a huge bunch of multicoloured balloons

She was seen chatting with friends over some food before leaving with Edo, 38, with the group topping off the birthday celebrations with a huge bunch of multicoloured balloons

As they celebrated the anniversary in June, Edo hailed his wife as the ‘kindest, loveliest and most beautiful person in the world’ in a gushing Instagram post. 

Sharing a sweet selfie taken on a day out in the country, he wrote: ‘I can’t believe it has been 1 year. Every second of every day since has been so full of joy, happiness, laughter and love. 

‘You are the kindest, loveliest and most beautiful person in the world. Thank you my darling for every second.’ 

Edoardo is the son of former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Shale. He is a count himself, and had been a friend of the York children for some time before getting engaged to Beatrice. 

Last week, the Duke of York’s younger daughter arrived at The Queen’s Scottish Highlands holiday home amid crisis talks for the senior royals after Virginia Roberts, a victim of paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, accused him of rape in court documents filed on Monday. 

Her father Prince Andrew arrived last week, travelling by car with his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, for their annual August jaunt while his lawyers held crisis talks over the case launched by Ms Roberts.

The 61-year-old was already on his way to Scotland when the legal summons landed at his Royal Lodge home in Windsor. However, with the legal action hanging over him the prince could be in for some awkward discussions with his mother.

Miss Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with him and was ‘lent out for sexual purposes’ by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. A lawyer described the legal action as a ‘grenade waiting to go off’.

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