“They are incredibly happy and already planning the wedding,” a source told The Sun. “Edo has moved in with Beatrice at her apartment in St James’s Palace and spends most of his time there. They can hardly keep their hands off each other and spend every moment they can together.
“I don’t know if he has actually got down on one knee with a ring yet, but they are openly talking about marriage and it will either be later this year or possibly early in 2020.
“I know her parents are delighted and the duchess is already thinking about her wedding day outfit!”
Reports claim Beatrice – who had not dated anyone else since splitting from her American boyfriend of 10 years, Dave Clark, in 2016 – and Edo have known each other for a long time, as he was a friend of the family before they started dating.
Edo has known the Yorks for years and when his stepfather Christopher Shale died in 2011, Andrew, Fergie, Beatrice and Eugenie attended the funeral.
In March this year, the couple officially stepped out together at the 2019 Portrait Gala, which is held at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
Bea and Edo began their romance even though he was reportedly still sharing his London home with American architect Dara Huang and their 2-year-old son Christopher ‘Wolfie’ Woolf.
A friend of the couple said: “Bea and Edo were keen to keep their romance under wraps at first because of the situation with his son and relationship with Dara. But now they are just happy for everything to be out in the open. They don’t want to hide their love and just adore each other.
“The fact that he is living at St James’s Palace shows the depth of their relationship and that he has been given the royal seal of approval!
“It will be interesting to see if they want a big wedding at Windsor Castle like Eugenie or something more low key.”