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Moonmaiden23 10-02-2019 06:05 PM

:previous: While we are waiting for more news of the wedding, the next best thing is the groom's family. What a soap opera-even though a very posh one!:lol::ohmy:

Gawin 10-02-2019 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 (Post 2257362)
Yikes..Edo's father has had four wives?! :ohmy:

Three that I know of:
(1) 1978 - Nicola Burrows (Edo's mother), divorced
(2) 1994 - Fiona M. Wilson
(3) Ebba Margaretha Antonie von Eckermann

But he was wife #3's fourth husband.

Somebody 10-02-2019 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 (Post 2257362)
Yikes..Edo's father has had four wives?! :ohmy:

No, it seems he had three. His third wife had four husbands...

Edo's mother is currently married to her third husband as well. However, her second husband died about 8 years ago. So, she divorced only once.

Gawin 10-02-2019 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Somebody (Post 2257353)
Apparently Alex and Ebba had a company together but as from 2016 Ebba become the sole owner and changed her name back to von Eckermann (see here); so this could be her fourth and his third divorce (if they indeed divorced but that seems the most likely explanation).

And if so, formally I would say she is no longer his stepmother, nor are her children out of either one of her previous marriages his stepsiblings.

I believe you're right. Her mother's 2018 death announcement lists Margareta [Ebba goes by her middle name] without a spouse but her brother Hans is listed with his wife Kerstin.

https://www.svd.se/dodsannonser#/Cas...on%20Eckermann

The guest list just got smaller....

CyrilVladisla 10-02-2019 08:14 PM

Does Edoardo's mother have any brothers and sister?

Gawin 10-02-2019 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 2257404)
Does Edoardo's mother have any brothers and sister?

She has one older sister, one younger brother, and one younger sister:

#1 Carolyn Elizabeth Burrows (born 1954 died 2015) married 1976 to Graham N. Peck

#2 Richard D. Burrows (born 1959)

#3 Philippa A. Burrows (born 1965) married 1991 to Mark David Wiggin

More about Philippa: Person Page

Countessmeout 10-02-2019 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Gawin (Post 2257380)
Three that I know of:
(1) 1978 - Nicola Burrows (Edo's mother), divorced
(2) 1994 - Fiona M. Wilson
(3) Ebba Margaretha Antonie von Eckermann

But he was wife #3's fourth husband.

Anything known of this second wife? I have found no mention of her outside your posts.

MaiaMia_53 10-02-2019 09:43 PM

No one has answered whether or not Edo speaks Italian. I haven't found any mention in his bio details online. I would suspect that he does speak Italian. It's not unusual for many well-educated Europeans to speak multiple languages.

Edo's Instagram includes some great photos of the properties he develops and sells:
https://www.instagram.com/edomapellimozzi/?hl=en

Gawin 10-02-2019 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2257417)
Anything known of this second wife? I have found no mention of her outside your posts.


I'm attaching my source. I know nothing else about her.

EDIT: Just found another website that mentions Fiona Mapelli Mozzi:
https://angloeuropeanstudbook.co.uk/...-mapelli-mozzi

Moonmaiden23 10-02-2019 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2257420)
No one has answered whether or not Edo speaks Italian. I haven't found any mention in his bio details online. I would suspect that he does speak Italian. It's not unusual for many well-educated Europeans to speak multiple languages.

Edo's Instagram includes some great photos of the properties he develops and sells:
https://www.instagram.com/edomapellimozzi/?hl=en

I asked the same questions and got no answer, but my guess based on Edo's education, background and social circle is that he is probably at least proficient in the Italian language.

Heavs 10-03-2019 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2257420)
No one has answered whether or not Edo speaks Italian. I haven't found any mention in his bio details online. I would suspect that he does speak Italian. It's not unusual for many well-educated Europeans to speak multiple languages.

Edo's Instagram includes some great photos of the properties he develops and sells:
https://www.instagram.com/edomapellimozzi/?hl=en

But it's unfortunately not uncommon for many well educated British people not to speak anything but English. I have a friend who has a similar family history except Swedish and French and she speaks neither fluently but is highly educated and has relatives in both countries etc. I might be doing him a big disservice but I don't think it's a given. It's one of the areas British people/the education system gets lazy compared to our continental counterparts, even if connections. Especially if he hasn't spent a lot of time with his father compared to his step father, I believe there were rumours about that when they first started dating.

MaiaMia_53 10-03-2019 03:16 AM

:previous: Sure, the same is true of English-speaking Americans.

Mey 10-06-2019 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by JR76 (Post 2257007)
The British media loves to put a label on people. By labelling him an "Italian tycoon" they're just preparing for a narrative they'll use against him for the rest of his life.

See also 'Phil the Greek' who, while born in Greece is as British as tweed. Having lived here since he was 7 and been in the British armed services.

Mirabel 10-06-2019 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2257420)
No one has answered whether or not Edo speaks Italian. I haven't found any mention in his bio details online. I would suspect that he does speak Italian. It's not unusual for many well-educated Europeans to speak multiple languages.

Edo's Instagram includes some great photos of the properties he develops and sells:
https://www.instagram.com/edomapellimozzi/?hl=en

I think he's just as likely to speak French or Spanish as he is to speak Italian.
He grew up in the UK; probably has visited Italy and has some relatives there but doesn't have a home there.


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