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Princess Beatrice and fiancé make history with surprising choice for best man

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozziconi attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo have chosen their best man. Photo: Getty

Princess Beatrice and her fiancé have made royal history with their choice of best man for their upcoming royal wedding.

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi has chosen his son Christopher - who is also known as Wolfie - to take on the prestigious role at his nuptials to Princess Beatrice at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace on May 29, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed to the Daily Mail.

Friends told the newspaper that Beatrice, 31, and Edoardo, 36, chose Wolfie for the role because they want to show that he is "loved and embraced by his stepmother".

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, InStyle has hinted.

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.

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Inspiring People' project at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019. Photo: Getty

Wolfie's mother Dara Huang, 37, is also expected to be invited to the wedding and the reception afterwards at Buckingham Palace.

Meanwhile, Beatrice and Eduardo have asked that well-wishers donate to the charities Big Change and Cricket Builds Hope instead of sending wedding gifts.

Beatrice - who is ninth in line to the throne as the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah, The Duchess of York - recently shared her excitement about her upcoming nuptials in a handwritten letter to a well-wisher.

German royal blogger katsroyalletters shared the "beautiful reply" she'd received from the couple on her Instagram account.

The note read: "Thank you so much for thinking of us after the engagement. It is so kind of you to wish us happiness for the future.

"We are so excited to get married and begin life together. With our very best wishes, Beatrice and Edo."

Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England. Buckingham Palace announced Friday Feb. 7, 2020, that Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Princess Beatrice will marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London on May 29. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP, File)
Princess Beatrice was front and centre at her sister Eugenie's wedding. Photo: Getty

The couple opened up on their "adventure together" when they made their engagement announcement.

They said in a statement at the time: "We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement.

We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can't wait to be married.

"We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness."

With reporting by Bang Showbiz.

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