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Her son has been welcomed so warmly into the Royal Family that he joined the King and Queen on their walk to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

And now architect Dara Huang has voiced her gratitude that Christopher Woolf Mapelli Mozzi, or ‘Wolfie’ as he’s known, is being educated in this country rather than her native America.

She fears that the six-year-old could have become yet another victim of a school shooting in the USA.

‘I’m glad my son doesn’t go to school in the USA,’ Dara declares online. ‘I can sleep at night knowing he won’t die at his desk tomorrow morning.’

Safe: Wolfie with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice

Safe: Wolfie with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice

Architect Dara Huang (pictured), 39 has voiced her gratitude that her son Christopher Woolf Mapelli Mozzi, or 'Wolfie' as he's known, is being educated in this country rather than her native America

Architect Dara Huang (pictured), 39 has voiced her gratitude that her son Christopher Woolf Mapelli Mozzi, or ‘Wolfie’ as he’s known, is being educated in this country rather than her native America

There have been more than 600 mass shootings in the US so far this year and at least 1,500 children killed in gun-related incidents.

Miss Huang, 39, who was engaged to interior designer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, before he married the King’s niece Princess Beatrice, 34, was born and grew up in America, to where her maternal grandfather had emigrated from Taiwan. 

She was granted British citizenship earlier this year.

The architect, who was recently featured in Channel 4’s property programme Britain’s Most Expensive Houses, made the comments after returning to the US for Christmas while Wolfie was at the King’s Norfolk retreat with his father and stepmother.

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‘Not to get all political here, but I went to a sports store in the US to buy tennis shoes today and couldn’t help but notice this huge gun section – post Xmas sale,’ Dara says.

‘So I walked up to the man and said, ‘What do I need to buy a gun home? Do I need a licence?’ And he said, ‘No, you can buy one right now and either take it in two days or take a $50 two-hour ‘conceal and carry course’ and bring it home right now.’ 

And I said, ‘OK, so no licence needed, medical records, history of felony?’ And he said, ‘Nope. You can keep it in your car or home, as you see fit.’ ‘

She adds: ‘Literally anybody can buy the most dangerous weapon known to man.’

Dara split with Edoardo in 2018. They share custody of six-year-old Christopher Woolf - who goes by Wolfie

Dara split with Edoardo in 2018. They share custody of six-year-old Christopher Woolf – who goes by Wolfie

Princess Beatrice's husband's ex Dara Huang shared a picture posing with a portrait of The Queen after she celebrated becoming a British citizen. The US-born architect held her new citizenship while pictured with a Union Flag, the royal portrait and Kensington and Chelsea mayor Councillor Gerard Hargreaves earlier this year

Princess Beatrice’s husband’s ex Dara Huang shared a picture posing with a portrait of The Queen after she celebrated becoming a British citizen. The US-born architect held her new citizenship while pictured with a Union Flag, the royal portrait and Kensington and Chelsea mayor Councillor Gerard Hargreaves earlier this year

While Edo is descended from Italian nobility, he was born in London and is a British citizen. Their son Christopher Woolf – who goes by Wolfie, was also born in the UK.  

Dara split with Edoardo in 2018. They share custody of the six-year-old and Beatrice is said to have grown close to him, with Sarah Ferguson saying she considers him a grandson.

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Beatrice and Edoardo wed in July 2020 and they had their daughter Sienna Elizabeth in September last year.

Despite spending much of the year travelling the world for her business, Dara has spent the past few years in west London.

The mother-of-one said staying in London for the two months is ‘very different’ from her transatlantic lifestyle – which sees her travel between London, New York and Hong Kong.

The Harvard-educated architect who grew up in Florida, became engaged to Edo in 2017, after meeting in 2015.

She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and transferred to the Ivy League school for her Masters in Architecture.

Dara runs Design Haus Liberty, and also founded Vivahouse, which converts disused commercial properties into co-living spaces.

Sharing her pride in a gushing Instagram post, Dara revealed how she arrived with a 'rack of student debt' and that she's 'proud to be British, American, and Taiwanese'

Sharing her pride in a gushing Instagram post, Dara revealed how she arrived with a ‘rack of student debt’ and that she’s ‘proud to be British, American, and Taiwanese’

After graduating from Harvard with a MA in Architecture, Dara went on to work at architectural firms across Europe, including Herzog de Meuron in Switzerland and Foster + Partners in London.

Projects she worked on included the Tate Modern Museum in London, the Tribeca skyscraper, and 56 Leonard Street in New York.

According to her LinkedIn page, she has won several awards and honours for her work including Property Week’s 40 under 40, BBC China’s 100 Women, three RIBA competition recognition, Property Week’s Resi-trailBlazer, Prestige 40 under 40, and Hong Kong Most Valuable Service award.

The page also reveals she has homes in London and Hong Kong, while her family home is in Florida.

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