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Sinead Ryan


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Princess Beatrice and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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Princess Beatrice and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Poor old Princess Beatrice.

Well, she's neither poor nor old, but it seems she can't get a break. The elder daughter of the, ahem, 'troubled' Prince Andrew and, er, 'ever colourful' Fergie watched her little sister Eugenie's sumptuous, excessive wedding last year with a rictus smile, relayed on TV complete with carriages, adoring crowds, marquees, celebrities and hundreds of gushing guests.

She was then on the rebound from a decade-long dead-end romance and met her now fiancé, Italian count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, at said nuptials and things were finally looking up.