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UK's Princess Beatrice gets engaged

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This undated photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Britain's Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in Italy. (Princess Eugenie/Buckingham Palace via AP)

Britain's Princess Beatrice is engaged to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and the couple plan to marry next year, the royal family says.

Beatrice, 31, and Mapelli Mozzi "became engaged in Italy earlier this month," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The wedding will take place in 2020, it added, posting a photograph of the couple taken by Beatrice's younger sister, Princess Eugenie, in Italy.

"It's been a long time coming and you two are meant to be," Eugenie said in an Instagram post congratulating her sister.

In a statement, the couple said they were "extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement.

"We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can't wait to be married," they said.

Beatrice and Eugenie are the daughters of Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and his ex-wife Sarah, the Duchess of York.

Eugenie, 29, married her long-term boyfriend, events manager Jack Brooksbank, in October.

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