Britain's Princess Beatrice and one-year-old boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have announced their engagement.
Buckingham Palace released a statement today sharing the news that the couple will wed, in a ceremony that will take place next year.
The statement read: "The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Beatrice of York to Mr.Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi."
They became engaged earlier this month during a holiday to Italy.
It's relatively early days in their relationship as the pair only made their first public appearance together at the National Portrait Gallery in March, but like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who announced their engagement after a year together, the royals move on at a different pace of life. .
They have known each other for years while Beatrice was in a 10-year relationship with Dave Clark and Edoardo was believed to be married to architect Dara Huang, with whom he has a two-year-old son Christopher Woolf, whom they refer to as Wolfie. .
Things turned romantic last September and they were formally introduced to one another's parents by October. Mozzi, who goes by 'Edo', has been a longtime friend of the family. His late stepfather Christopher Shale was a political adviser and close associate with former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
His connections are as crisp as he gets: his father is Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, an alpine skier, and he has been CEO of real estate firm Banda for 12 years. Reports of an impending engagement have been following Beatrice and Edoardo for months now as the smitten couple were said to have fallen hard for one another.
And the fact that he had long-standing connections to the royals, including friendships with Princes William and Harry, his transition into royal life would be a relatively easy one.
It's been an extremely busy time for British royal weddings; Beatrice's sister Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank last October, months after Harry and Meghan exchanged vows at the same venue at Windsor Castle.