PRINCESS Beatrice introduced her tycoon boyfriend to royal relatives just months after he broke up with his ex - leaving her sleeping on a pal's sofa as she scrambled for a new place to live.
Millionaire property tycoon Edoardo 'Edo' Mapelli Mozzi, 30, ditched Dara Huang - mum of his toddler son - shortly before hooking up with the princess.Dara Huang was shocked by the speed of her marriage breakdown
Dara's mum Lily was shocked by the separation - and says her daughter was also taken aback by the speed of her relationship's collapse.
She told the Daily Mail: "I think Dara was hiding it from me. She didn't want me to be sad. I am shocked.
"I love Edo. I love his family. Why has this happened? This has broken me to bits."
She claimed her daughter was forced to leave Edo's swanky London flat and kip on a friend's sofa while looking for a new place to live.
Getty - PoolShe introduced Edo to her family shortly after he broke up with her ex
A Royal source insisted that Beatrice wouldn't have started a relationship with Edo unless she was certain things had ended with Dara.
They told the Mail: "She would never allow herself to break into another couple's happiness, especially if there was a small child."
The Duke and Duchess of York’s daughter, 30, has been dating the divorcee for two months.
Last month she introduced Edoardo, 34, to pals as her boyfriend at a lavish party thrown by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal Diwali in London.
Getty - ContributorPrincess Beatrice has fallen for multi-millionaire property developer, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
And the couple have enjoyed a string of cosy dates.
A friend said: “Beatrice and Edo have the same circle of friends and were introduced through a mutual chum.
“They hit it off instantly and have a real laugh together. They’ve been on holiday together and Beatrice introduced him to Fergie and her dad. Things are moving very quickly and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they got engaged within a short period of time.
“They could even be tying the knot in 2019 — it’s already been discussed by her friends.Edoardo and Beatrice have enjoyed romantic dates and a string of cosy nights in together, according to pals
WPA RotaEdoardo and Beatrice met a month before the Princess' sister got married in October
“Everyone is thrilled that Bea is so happy and in such a good place right now.”
Cricket-loving Edoardo is the stepson of ex-PM David Cameron’s late pal, Christopher Shale, who died of natural causes at Glastonbury festival in 2011.
The Queen’s granddaughter, who is eighth in line to the throne, met Edo a month before Eugenie got married on October 12
She has been single since splitting from her American boyfriend Dave Clark in 2016 after a decade together.
PA:Press AssociationTheir relationship has moved quickly, as Beatrice has already introduced Edoardo to her mum Fergie
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Before Uber exec Clark, 33 - who married his girlfriend Lynn Anderson in July - Beatrice dated New Yorker Paolo Liuzzo - her first love when she was 17.
Liuzzo was arrested in Australia and charged with cocaine possession in 2009.
A palace spokeswoman said: "We wouldn't comment on Princess Beatrice's personal life."
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