Prince Harry might have a new, 23-year-old, blue blood girlfriend, Cressida Bonas

In yesterday’s coverage of the “Hot Guys” of The Dark Knight Rises premiere in London, I included photos of Prince Harry rubbing his nips as he left the movie. Something about The Dark Knight “rising” had put a “rise” to Harry – it’s always the violent movies, isn’t it? Ladies always think the sexy movies will get them all riled out, but really, dudes tend to get randy after violent movies. So there was Harry, having just sat through a three-hour epic of destruction, and he was ready to go. So he headed to the nearest leggy blonde. Her name is Cressida Bonas, and I’m including photos of her exit from the premiere too. The Mail is suggesting that Cressida, 23, could be Harry’s new girlfriend.

With a mane of blonde hair, endless legs and an impeccable pedigree, Cressida Bonas would certainly appear to be – as her friends suggest – ‘posh, pretty and perfect’. And the 23-year-old model’s charms have not been lost on Prince Harry.

The Mail can reveal that the third in line to the throne has been kissing and cuddling up to Miss Bonas, the daughter of Sixties cover girl Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon. On Wednesday night the pair went to great lengths to convince photographers they were not together – a tactic which, when it comes to the royals, is often the biggest clue that something is going on.

As well as boasting the ideal credentials to become Harry’s new princess, Miss Bonas bears an uncanny resemblance to the 27-year-old prince’s past amours, long-term girlfriend Chelsy Davy and last year’s summer fling, Florence Brudenell-Bruce. Indeed, like Miss Davy, whose seven-year relationship with Harry was often tempestuous, Miss Bonas went to Stowe public school followed by Leeds University.

She is a familiar figure in London’s upper-class social scene and as a teenager was labelled by society bible Tatler as ‘really pretty, really nice and absolutely obsessed with Eva Cassidy’.

Currently a model for luxury brand Burberry and an aspiring actress, she is said to be a ‘sweet, bubbly’ character and was introduced to the prince by her close friend, Princess Eugenie. On Wednesday she joined Harry and his cousin for a party following the London premiere of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden – where they were at pains to walk in and out separately. Miss Bonas was, however, quietly but significantly chaperoned by Harry’s best friend, Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip.

When the pair arrived – separately again – at their second venue for the night, Le Salon, Miss Bonas made a huge show of entering the Central London brasserie and nightclub with her arms around a handsome dark-haired decoy, who in fact was Eugenie’s boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank.
Inside the club, according to onlookers, it was not long before she and Harry ‘hooked up’ and were seen kissing in a corner.

Dressed in a clinging white dress and vertiginous heels, and with a plait in her hair, Miss Bonas left at just after 4am, jumping alone into a cab. Harry departed with his bodyguards just ten minutes later.

The liaison comes after the prince complained in a US television interview earlier this year that girls were put off by his title and indicated he was keen to settle down.

Miss Bonas is the daughter of four-times married and divorced Lady Mary, who was the It girl of her day. Lady Mary – herself the daughter of pre-Second World War racing driver Earl Howe, a godson of Edward VII – has five children with three of her husbands. Miss Bonas was the product of her third marriage, to Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas, which ended in divorce in 1994. Another of her daughters, Isabella – by her second marriage, to property magnate John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe – was once falsely romantically linked with Prince William. She is currently engaged to Sir Richard Branson’s son, Sam.

Lady Mary was one of the most glamorous debutantes of her era, appearing in daring Sixties coffee table book Birds of Britain posing half naked and covered in engine oil as a nod to her father’s racing past.

When asked last night about her daughter’s relationship with Harry, Lady Mary, who lives alone in a Chelsea townhouse, burst into giggles. ‘I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about it,’ she said, amid further laughter.

A spokesman for Prince Harry, who hopes to return to Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot, declined to comment.

[From The Mail]

A 23-year-old blonde model and aspiring actress with enough old-money, blue-blood connections to impress the royal family? Eh. It sounds like Harry and Cressida are definitely hooking up and she’s probably up for whatever he wants (23-year-olds usually are). But will this end up being something more? Or will it just be a few months of royal shagging and then Harry will run back to Chelsea Davy as soon as she crooks her little finger?

Interesting sidenote: I’ve read in several unauthorized tabloid pieces that Prince William was really, really into Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, Cressida’s older sister (UGH THESE NAMES!!!!). I’ve read that Isabella (who is completely beautiful, btw) had no desire to have a royal life, and she turned down William’s advances many times – and this is during the same time period when he was with Kate Middleton.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. I.want.shoes says:

    He is seriously starting to look more and more like his father. And that’s not a good thing.

    • lassie says:

      Yes! The first time I really noticed it. It is unfortunate…

    • Az says:

      Nonsense. He looks like Earl Spencer – I think he’s an earl. Anyway like Princess Diana’s brother. He always has.

    • Esmom says:

      The resemblance has always been there, imo. But hopefully his Spencer genes will help with his aging, which really hasn’t been kind to Charles.

      • LAK says:

        Those Windsor genes are deadly to a young man about town!

      • CG says:

        LAK: Yeah, William was super-hot until about five years ago when the Windsor genes really started asserting themselves, and now … Hopefully the same thing doesn’t happen to Harry!

      • Dena says:

        I agree. The has been there all of the time. The resemblence surely puts a stake in the heart of the rumors that once circulated about Prince Charles not being his father.

        In a quirky goofy way, I think Prince Charles is sexy. I really do and I love hearing his voice. So, for me, the resemblence doesn’t distract from Prince Henry’s look especially that he is.tall, fit and hunky.

      • LAK says:

        @Dena – i think PC has an amazing voice. He is buttoned up blah, blah i would rather look at a polo layer BUT his voice is all kinds of sexy.

      • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

        I think the way Charles & Camilla are still totally into each other at their age is sexy & inspiring. There’s hope for us all in love!

        BTW Cressida (that name! So UC!) looks like a classier version of Chelsea

    • Violet says:

      In some ways it is — up until now, he’s resembled James Hewitt far more than Charles!

      People diss Chelsey, but at least she has a brain and a career of her own. I interpret “model and aspiring actress” to mean “born rich and too dumb and/or flighty to get a real job.”

      I doubt he’d end up permanently with a twit, no matter how pretty.

      • Violet says:

        @LAK

        We’ll have to agree to disagree, because there are some photos out there where I find the resemblance to Hewitt marked.

        Don’t get me wrong: Although Harry takes more after his mother’s side of the family in appearance, I do believe that Charles is his biological father.

        On a totally frivolous note, WTF were Cressida’s parents thinking when they gave her the same name as a Toyota sedan??

      • LAK says:

        @Violet – here is a wierd thing. Hewitt has a passing resemblence to the 8th Earl spencer when he was a young man. If you google his wedding pictures, you can see it.

        Harry has been, until recently, mostly Spencer. People who have no idea what the 8th Earl looked like as a young man take the two and say that Harry looks like Hewitt.

        re: the girl’s name, i didn’t know there was a car named that. i have met a few Cressidas worldwide, all named after the heroine in shakespearean play ‘Troilus and Cressida’ or the Chaucer poem of the same name. i simply assumed that’s where her name came from too.

        I could be very wrong because i am not into cars so if that was the reason for her name, i would join you in saying WTH???!!!!

        @Bored suburbanhousewife – i quite agree on the love front.

      • Violet says:

        @LAK

        Interesting, and kinda creepy, that Di picked a lover who looked like her father.

        As for Cressida’s name, I did a bit of digging. It’s of Greek origin and means “gold.” It’s an unfortunate pick for a couple of reasons, starting with the fact that character of Cressida commits great betrayal in tales of the Trojan War, including Shakespeare’s version. Plus it’s silly to pick a name — no matter how lovely — that’s already in common use as a brand name.

        Then again, I guess a lot of people might argue that Cressida is a better choice than Dweezil or Fifi Trixibelle!

      • mayamae says:

        Violet,

        Your question regarding Cressida’s name reminds me of the scene from A Fish Called Wanda in which Wanda relates Otto’s question of why Portia’s parents named her after a car.

      • Violet says:

        @mayamae

        Ha ha, had forgotten that scene. That movie is definitely a classic, especially John Cleese’s apology!

    • corny says:

      unfortunately I see it too..in the eyes and he seems thinner now…shame, that!

    • lucy2 says:

      I didn’t notice it until these photos either! Both of them went through a handsome streak and then started to look like Charles once they reached late 20s. Not good.

    • Melissa says:

      That was the first thing I thought, too. Poor thing. If he’s anything like his older brother, the change will be FAST!

      • Melissa says:

        Additionally, “Cressida” is unlikely in use as the name of a car in the U.K.

        For instance, I rented a cheap little Ford “Ka” several years ago. Ever hear of it? Of course not. They don’t exist in the U.S.

    • thyphoid mary says:

      Aside from her name, Cressida is gorgeous! I hope she is as beautiful inside as she is from the outside. She looks so fresh and not bloated unlike Chelsy. I think Harry is ready to explore new healthier relationships, you go boy!!!

  2. Jilli says:

    She is lovely.

  3. Ford Prefect says:

    Is it wrong that my first thought was, “Doesn’t he go for rough looking party girls?”

  4. Little Darling says:

    This is a huge step up for him.

    And I agree, she’s not busted enough in the face. :)

  5. Dana says:

    My first thoughts on seeing her photo: “what is up with those shoes?!” They are so bad with that dress I can’t stop staring.

  6. Sara says:

    Do any of these rich young royals do anything resembling a job or is their life goal spending their family’s money?

  7. garvels says:

    Beautiful girl,they would make a handsome couple. If Harry and this model beauty become an item,Kate will have some competition in the style department..ha ha…

    This is a snarky comment,but I truly think Kate,(who seems to be obsessed with her looks) hopes that the Ginger prince settles for the not so beautiful Chelsy Davy.

    • gigi says:

      Style? But, but the shoes. Look at her shoes. Ok, I’ll cut her a break, maybe it just wasn’t her night.

  8. marie says:

    she’s cute, that dress kinda makes her head look humongous though..

  9. Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

    Cressida? Her parents must’ve named her after the car they conceived her in.

  10. DanaG says:

    For a model her taste is shoes is just bad. She is blonde and a model another summer fling….nothing serious. Harry still loves Chelsy.

    • Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

      I’m not that surprised. Models aren’t used to dressing themselves.

    • Raven says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised. And I like Chelsy. Her family has plenty of money but prefers to make it on her own.

      This is one more model summer fling. And I think she looks nothing like Davy.

    • Jinx says:

      It’s funny how any talentless blond woman nowadays is called a model, is it that easy to become one?

  11. Momo B. says:

    Is it just me, or does she look A LOT like Chelsea?

    • HappyPossum says:

      Same type, but this one looks much more polished and pretty. That Chelsy Davy looks worn out already!

    • Bondon says:

      She looks like a cleaned-up version of Chelsy

    • Happymom says:

      blonde and blue eyed-but so much prettier and fresher!

    • Melissa says:

      Yes – both blonde and they have similar noses -they turn up at the end.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      My first thought too.

      Chelsea is Harry’s Camilla. He’s going to marry someone else, have lovely babies, and lose it all because he can’t quit Chelsea.

  12. Kaye says:

    I’m sure there are all sorts of protocols for this kind of thing, but IF a royal male did get a young woman pregnant – what then? It has surely happened at some point.

    Just thinking about them “shagging” made me wonder.

    • cupidityrox! says:

      One of Harry’s friends will step up & marry her & the kid will be passed off as a godson of Harry’s. The friend will most likely get a knighthood later in his life for “service to the crown”. It work for Charles

    • Shannon says:

      I’m SURE the queen got them a private tutor who gave them detailed information on their duty to use contraceptives as soon as they hit puberty.

  13. Queen A says:

    those are some horrible shoes.
    And what is her waist like? 20 inches??!!

  14. spinner says:

    She’s ok but what is amazing me here is how different Harry looks, all of a sudden. He looks so, so…subdued?

  15. Bondon says:

    What kind of a name is Cressida?

    • LAK says:

      One that comes from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida play. or Chaucer’s poem, Troilus and Criseyde.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Thanks for the info. It made me feel very uncomfortable thinking she was named after a Toyota. Very uncomfortable. Imagine some flunky announcing “Princess Sedan”! Now I feel a small bit better.

      • flower says:

        Candida is also another name popular with the posh set in the UK……lol.

      • LAK says:

        @Elizabeth – Princess Sedan…lol…love it :) Much more scope for fun than Princess Chelsy, no?

        @Flower – i knew a Candida once. We called her Candy for short.Unfortunately, i was very slow on the uptake bacause i didn’t know/realise what else was also known as Candida until i went to University. That was more than 20yrs now. Hopefully i am better now.

      • Lindy says:

        I have an insufferable, snooty, obnoxious British colleague (a professor of Bible) who is named Candida. She’s from an old recusant family (British Catholics who refused to become Anglican during the English Reformation–think Brideshead Revisited), and spends 40% of her time talking about her family’s estate, and name-dropping her posh friends. It’s off-putting.

  16. Bondon says:

    On a different note, I just googled the sister:
    Isabella Amaryllis Charlotte Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe,is an English actress and model, daughter of John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon.
    Seriously.
    She’s very beautiful, but The Names! The Names!

    • molly says:

      Isabella just goes by Isabella Calthrope.
      Fun fact: Isabella attended Williams wedding last year with Richard and Holly Branson (and Hollys fiance who was her plus one) but Isabella wasnt allowed to invited her boyfriend (now fiance)Sam Branson, because its believed that William is jealous that Isabella left William for Sam.

  17. Mr. Greek says:

    Wow, Harry IS starting to resemble Prince Charles more and more…those Windsor-Mountbatten genes seem to override the Spencer genes at a certain point – the same with William.

    On another note, It’s hard to believe it will be fifteen years this August that Diana died.

  18. Amy says:

    She and Kate could try to outdo each other in thinness.

    Harry looks like a dead ringer for his father, and I ain’t talking about Charles, sorry.

    • Esmom says:

      He looks way too much like Charles not to be Charles’s son, even though that b-f of Diana’s was a ginger.

      • Jess says:

        Put a brown wig on him and call him Charles. They have the same face. There is no question that he is Charles’ son. The spacing of the eyes… it’s identical.

      • Esmom says:

        Yeah if you cover up the bottom half of Harry’s face you’d think you were looking at Charles’s eyes.

  19. Luke says:

    She reminds me a of blonde Catherine – face shape and eyebrows, but also the makeup and self-deportment. Interesting. Also, recent pics of Harry have to rest any suspicions he’s not Charles’s son.

  20. imabrat says:

    I feel bad. I don’t see the “horrible” in her shoes.

  21. cupidityrox! says:

    Her mom sounds like a blast!

  22. Nan says:

    Bonas? If he’s not yet, I’m sure he’d like to bone that as… ;)

  23. Leslie Kenyon says:

    Love everyone’s comments! You made my morning.

  24. Bex says:

    I’m confused why people think this is his girlfriend. I saw other photos with her walking with another dude (Harry’s friend) with his arm wrapped around her…?

  25. AnneOriginal says:

    When I saw the first picture, all I could think was how much he looks like Prince Charles. I really don’t get how people think he looks like Hewitt. People spend too much time looking at hair and not at the face.

    • HME says:

      Yeah really, aside from the hair I don’t see any resemblance to Hewitt. I was flipping through a majesty mag the other day and there is a picture of Prince Phillip and one of Harry right below and you can really see a strong resemblance there too.

      And you know what? Diana wasn’t an idiot, no matter how miserable her marriage was she wouldn’t have been stupid enough to screw around on Charles while they were trying for a spare. Plus didn’t she only met Hewitt well AFTER Harry was born?

      I feel bad for Harry regarding this. It’s gotta be hard knowing so many people think he’s not really Charles’ son.

  26. Beatrice says:

    Sure hope this is true–Cressida is a major step up from Chelsey Davy. Also, this one would definitely give Duchess Kate a LOT of competition in the style department. Harry looks exactly like Prince Charles in that top photo–never saw that strong resemblence before. Windsor genes kicking in just like with Prince William.

  27. Reece says:

    She’s very pretty. But we gotta get that boy off the blondes. Test the waters Harry, sheesh!

    • Esmom says:

      But if he started in with the brunettes, I’d bet he’d be accused of trying to find a Kate (or Pippa) lookalike.

      • Reece says:

        True. Like the cocktail waitress in SD. She didn’t look a damn thing like Kate but that was the first thing they said.

  28. Hope says:

    LOL! Harry looks like he’s either high as a kite or drunk as a skunk in these pics. It makes me happy that some things never change :)

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    He is not aging well…..he used to be so cute, and now he looks so puffy and double-chinned….sigh.

  30. ezra says:

    Much prettier and classier looking than the last one.

  31. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I would love to see Harry fall hard for a really sweet girl with a heart of gold. I could totally see him being caught totally off-guard and falling head over heels for a woman who was a really generous and down to earth person (and was totally hot, bubbly and blue-blooded of course). Maybe someone who will have to be convinced to marry into royal life.

    I know that may sound crazy because he has been with the opposite of that! But I think he will eventually meet the kind of girl I’m talking about. But I think it won’t happen for a while. And Chelsea Davy will break his heart first.

  32. Sachi says:

    She looks like a mixture of Eugenie (Harry’s cousin), and Diane Kruger.

    Very pretty girl.

    Oddly enough, I read a rumour that Harry has a crush on Gabriella Wilde, the actress in movie The Three Musketeers, also a sister of Cressida and Isabella.

    Those girls are all very pretty. They also seem very private, and all have goals and ambitions beyond being rich girls. I read that Gabriella Wilde and her sister Isabella don’t fancy the clubbing/party scenes and don’t like to stay out late at night. The article written about Gabriella also implied that she wasn’t keen on getting to know more of Harry.

    Both ladies sound classy, sophisticated, and cultured.

    Isabella being courted by William is old news. She didn’t want anything to do with him. As I said before, Kate is the only girl who hung in there when all the others turned William down and walked away. They probably know about William’s “hobby” of cheating on his girlfriend, and they had enough dignity to not subject themselves into such embarrassment. Isabella came from nobility, she has no need of William’s money and title.

    Her blood is most likely bluer, and more “British”, than William’s.

    Isabella is engaged to Sir Richard Branson’s son.

    • LAK says:

      i wonder what it is about those sisters that is so attractive to William/Harry.

      • Goofpuff says:

        Probably because they are not doormats and have self respect. They are most definitely not like Kate at all. They would never settle for Wills cheating BS.

  33. iseepinkelefants says:

    Chelsy Clone!

    Ugh it’s starting to get creepy now.

  34. molly says:

    Please, the only thing that the tabloids are going off of is that shes a blonde who was at the same movie as Harry. I swear, this guy cant be within 20 feet of a women and not be rumored to be hooking up with her.

  35. Lindy says:

    Awww, man! Hey, am I the only one here who actually thinks sort of fondly of Chelsy Davy? I think she and Harry are honest-to-goodness a cute couple. People say she looks busted, but I think she can clean up nicely when she wants to, and a colleague of mine who knew her at university says that she’s actually pretty smart. I mean, I kind of feel like Harry and Chelsy love each other too much to stay apart permanently. Even if they marry others.

  36. Suze says:

    I would love it if this were true – this one is a nice contrast to dark – haired Kate, and she and Harry would make gorgeous kids.

    Alas, it’s probably not meant for the long run.

  37. mayamae says:

    Any chance that Eugenie introduced them because she’s hoping for a comrade to join forces against Kate?

  38. Chelsey says:

    Looks more like his father in these pics.

  39. bettyrose says:

    Dating Harry is probably a blast, but I can totally understand why a woman who is already rich, titled, and also happens to be beautiful wouldn’t be into the life Wills offered. I mean, maybe if he were a really dynamic person and she fell madly in love, but why give up an already charmed life to be a powerless puppet of the monarchy?

  40. mln89 says:

    she looks boring and milquetoast to me. why does harry like such bland, thin, and wan women?

  41. NeoCleo says:

    She certainly has the “typey” appearance of women he’s gone for in the past. Cute, but not drop-dead gorgeous and probably not a heavy-weight in the gray matter area. I just can’t see good time Harry marrying a woman who is ahove average in smarts and of an intellectual bent. he likes them cute and fun-loving and seems to have no interest in the intellectual types–lookers or no.