One week after spending Christmas with the royal family, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi gave a tribute to his wife Princess Beatrice with an Instagram post that shows the couple dancing. On New Year’s Day, the royal spouse shared a throwback picture where he and Beatrice were wearing outfits identical to those they wore at November’s inaugural Anti-Slavery Collective Winter Gala.
In a caption, Edoardo celebrated the holiday with a champagne glass emoji and a song lyric. “Happy New Years—here’s to a glorious 2024,” he said. “Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” The quotation seems to originate from a 2010 tweet by country singer Brad Paisley but has become an inspirational favorite online.
The Anti-Slavery Collective, a non-profit cofounded in 2017 by Princess Eugenie, held its first fundraising gala at London’s Battersea Arts Centre on November 29. Beatrice wore a black dress by Self Portrait, and Edoardo wore a white tux to the event, which supported the organization’s efforts to raise awareness about modern slavery. Ed Sheeran and James Blunt performed at the event, and the night’s guests also included royal family members Jack Brooksbank, Sarah Ferguson, and Zara Tindall along with former Prime Minister Theresa May, Eugenie’s friend Camila Alves McConaughey, broadcaster Natalie Pinkham, and fashion designers Gabriela Hearst and Giles Deacon.
On Christmas morning, Beatrice, Eugenie, and their spouses joined King Charles III and the Prince and Princess of Wales at a nearby church service in keeping with royal tradition. Beatrice and Eugenie’s parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson also joined on the walk from Sandringham to St. Mary. It marked the first time Ferguson was invited to join on the holiday in more than three decades.
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