Inside Princess Beatrice's lavish engagement party

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice (Photo: Getty Images)
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Princess Beatrice and her soon-to-be husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, celebrated their engagement on Wednesday.

The couple who first announced their engagement in September, hosted a star-studded party at the five-star, lavish Chiltern Firehouse bar and restaurant, reports E! News.

It comes as no surprise Her Royal Highness chose Chiltern Firehouse for her engagement party – according to Daily Mail, an ordinary plate of pasta at the restaurant costs about £65 (around R1 200). The restaurant was reportedly booked out last night for a "private function" of around 30 guests.

Beatrice's mom, the Duchess of York, was in attendance, of course, along with close friends of the soon-to-be bride and groom, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams and the Duchess of Cambridge's borther, James Middleton.

Sources say the night started with an elegant dinner followed by bottles on bottles of champagne.

Sarah, Duchess of York

(Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Photo: Getty Images)

Ellie Goulding

(Ellie Goulding. Photo: Getty Images)

James Middleton

(Alizee Thevenet and James Middleton. Photo: Getty Images)

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo have been pretty tight-lipped with regards to their wedding – though details of their upcoming nuptials are expected to be released soon – but sources did say the couple changed the date of their engagement party after Prince Andrew's disastrous interview in which he addressed his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and the accusations that he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17 years old.

The father of the bride did not attend the engagement party fearing it would draw too much negative attention on what should be a happy occasion for the family. 

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