SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Princess Beatrice's husband gets parking ticket

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Edo Mapelli Mozzi may feel that he's got it all - a gleaming Range Rover, a grace-and-favour residence in St James's Palace...
Edo Mapelli Mozzi may feel that he's got it all — a gleaming Range Rover, a grace-and-favour residence in St James's Palace where he lives in wedded bliss with Princess Beatrice...

But Edo, 37, came down to earth this week — with a parking ticket.

'He looked annoyed,' a Chelsea local tells me, explaining that Edo returned to his car to find the ticket on his windscreen.

'He ran after the traffic warden, but I don't think it did any good.'

But neither did it curtail Edo's zest for adventure. 'He got in, drove 50 yards and parked on a single yellow while he went into a bakery,' adds the onlooker.

Edo, 37, came down to earth this week — with a parking ticket

Hannah lights up the Thames with her £35m artistic quest

The Rothschilds have established themselves as philanthropists for successive generations.

Now I can reveal that Hannah Rothschild, novelist daughter of financier Jacob, is carrying on the family tradition and has been working behind the scenes on a major new art project to light up London.

Her endeavours will come to fruition next week when a switch is flicked and the bridges across the Thames, from London to Lambeth, will be bathed in light, forming the world's longest artwork.

The £35 million project, which Hannah (pictured) has been working on since 2015, was supported by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, Sir Leonard Blavatnik and Simon and Joyce Reuben.

The idea was inspired by a walk along the Thames after the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

'Who could forget the handsome David Beckham whooshing the Olympic torch up the Thames in a speedboat?' says Hannah, 58.

'Six months later, I took a melancholic walk along the same stretch of river: the same stretch of water, once a ribbon of hope and light had reverted to a snake of darkness curling through our midst. I walked on noticing, perhaps for the first time, the bridges which run from Tower through to Albert, 15 in total.'

In early 2015, she went to City Hall to pitch her idea…
Sebastian Shakespeare, By Sebastian Shakespeare for the Daily Mail
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