Prince Harry & Cressida Bonas are almost done, ‘the romance has died’

Hey, royal-watchers: where is Cressida Bonas these days? Right? Cressida and Prince Harry got together last year… I want to say around July or August. Cressida is well-born, well-connected, wealthy, young and blonde. Oh, and beautiful. And Prince Harry was reportedly very smitten, and she even seemed to “wait” for him to return from Afghanistan, and once he returned, they took up where they left off. But lately, it feels like Cressida and Harry have grown apart!

It was just a month or so ago when there were reports that Harry was ready to “get serious” about his life and he was really looking to settle down, and he thought Cressida might be his girl. But Cressida was all “oh, no, you’re moving too fast, I don’t want to get married.” And then there were reports that Duchess Kate was trying to shut down Cressida and Harry because Kate has her agenda – an agenda along the lines of “no one can pull focus from The Sausage Curls and the Duchess Beav.” And now Star is reporting that Harry and Cressida are pretty much over:

Prince Harry turned on the charm during his recent tour of the US, but one lady who isn’t feeling the love is his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas! Since rekindling their romance following his return from Afghanistan in January, Harry has been distancing himself from Cressida in recent months.

Friends close to the socialite say that, despite their once hot-and-heavy union, Cressida now feels like a “second-class citizen” with Harry.

“The phone only rings when Harry wants something,” says an insider. The final straw came after Harry promised Cressida they would go on vacation together but changed his mind at the last minute and went to the US.

“The romance has died… Cressida feels let down.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

If Cressida is going to play the victim in this breakup (IF it’s a breakup), then I’m not buying it. I think she was trying to play hard to get, combined with a genuine reticence to the idea of marrying into the royal family. Which is fine, but don’t act all hurt and damaged when Harry drops you when he realizes that you’re not interested in a future with him. How is it that only Chelsy Davy knows how to play Harry like a damn violin? She’s like the only girl he’s ever met who can manipulate him and have him begging for it. Slow clap for Chelsy. Chica knows what she’s doing.

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  1. A says:

    Well, he can cry on my shoulder.

    • AA says:

      Haha! I think there are sooo many shoulders he could cry on…Chelsy could be one of them perhaps?


  2. Meredith says:

    Chelsea (that sometimes drunken trashy girl) did indeed know how to play Harry. But she always kept her own life. School (a degree in economics and a degree in law), a career in London at a top law firm. She was never a waity Katie and she was never playing hard to get. Trashy girl but clearly not a pushover. Cressida by the way is studying dance. Not quite the scholar?

    • GoodCapon says:

      It might not be rocket science but at least she’s doing something with her life!

    • inthekitchen says:

      I never much cared for Chelsy but now I am really hoping they get back together, so the papps and tabloids and fans can go bananas and Waity peek-a-bum can get pushed to the side. I really want Harry to marry a dynamic, hardworking, charismatic woman and put the lazy duo to shame.

      • Zimmer says:

        Yeah, that would be fun!!!

      • Anners says:

        Exactly! Some woman who would help harness and focus his energy and be able to engage him and keep up with him. So much more appealing than the royal vanillas.

  3. marie says:

    He wears the hell out of a white shirt. I’m gonna need to make that photo my screen saver. I’m sorry, what was this post about?

    Oh, I had thought that him and the Bone-ass were already broken up. I think I might like them to stay together simply to annoy Kate. (I’m feeling mean today)

    • Anna says:

      I feel like I should marry him just to save the monarchy. I would be such a fun princess!

      • marie says:

        I could get behind this if you promise to snap a photo of the Queen doing the “funky chicken” (or the equivalent lame dance) at the reception..

        (is he allowed a mistress?)

      • Anna says:


        He wouldn’t need a mistress 😉 But if he cant tame the beast, then I get a stable boy – it’s all about reciprocity, you see. It will be all very discreet, all proper, of course.

        (And of course you’ve got my word on the Queen candids. The old broad is a hoot!)

  4. Caity says:

    Come here Harry, I’ll help you get over Cressida 😉

  5. misstressofsylar says:

    I agree with Lainey when she said Harry would do well to look into the middle-class girls (much like Katie). Cressida is already well born and well connected. She doesnt really need any of Harry’s royal connections plus the fact that being married to him would seriously hinder her actions. Chelsy was the same as well.

    • FLORC says:

      So the only woman who Harry can land is a witless social climber? This does not look good for the future of the monarchy. Poor Harry. He could marry just to marry and then id bet he’s still be sleeping with Chelsy. It’s Charles/Camilla/Diana in the making.

      • misstressofsylar says:

        William did it with Katie who was born middle class and couldnt wait to get married and become a Royal. I still think Chelsy was his Camilla.

      • Emily says:

        A middle class woman isn’t necessarily going to be a witless social climber just because she wants to marry Harry. The thing with all these rich girls is, Harry cannot give them anything they don’t already have, and being a princess would take away lots of things they do have. (Privacy, careers, their own schedules.) Harry can offer women of the middle class an economic and social gain — though honestly I don’t know how many would take him up on it, considering the price. Maybe he should look to someone who’s really impoverished.

        I don’t think he’s looking to marry any time soon. When he does (he’s going to have to), hopefully it won’t be a Katy-type — he’s always been attracted to women who have their own lives. I’d bet there will be some negotiation and boundary-drawing there.

        Actually, it just occurred to me who might be perfect for him: a woman in the military. That’s a woman with her own career and high level of discipline, and he likes the military quite a bit.

      • mena says:

        Not saying that I think Harry has to be faithful (who is anymore?), but if Harry doesn’t marry Chelsy, I really hope he doesn’t carry on an affair with with Chelsy.

        I would hate to think that Harry would use an unsuspecting bride like Charles used his mother, Diana.

      • FLORC says:

        I didn’t mean to say that all middle class girls are witless. Just that anyone that would marry into the RF knows they might have to give up any career goals and a private life to do so. Kate built her life around William which I think is stupid. No one should build their life around anyone. They should love who they are and know they can survive if that person leaves them or dies.

        Even if Harry did find a mate in the military she would have to give that up as well for children. Not the same pressure for an heir as Kate, but Harry might want a family since he seems so amazing with children.

      • FLORC says:


        IF you do check back into this thread here it is. Diana cheated on Charles too. Charles used Diana, yes, but she was in no way innocent after he took up with Camilla again. And she cheated with at least 1 married man. And as far as who is affectionate in marriage, I am to my husband and he is to me:) Also his parents and mine were faithful:)

  6. Lore says:

    Aside from playing hard to get & not being interested in marriage, she was reported to be constantly giving Harry ultimatums & he was getting sick of it so I’m not buying her as a victim either.

  7. DanaG says:

    I think she liked the publicity but never had intentions of getting serious with Harry. She just liked her name in the paper it was her friends doing all the leaking. It is hard whoever marries Harry has a life of duty ahead of them and lot’s of girls don’t like that idea. Harry will find someone in time.

  8. Gwen says:

    I want him back with Chelsy!

    • Liv says:

      I do too. And I don’t get why people think she’s trashy…I think she’s cute. And she truly loved Harry, she wasn’t blinded by his status or tried to be the next princess. I prefer her a thousand times over Kate.

  9. m says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Cress is incredibly boring to look at? She has no spark whatsoever. And she is Sarah Paxtons long lost twin.

    • HH says:

      Agreed. I wouldn’t call her “beautiful” either. I think she is attractive, but not beautiful. I just have a different aesthetic. The blonde haired – blue eyed look does nothing for me; it’s just too common. I like exotic features… and red heads (something about the hair really does it for me).

  10. LAK says:

    That star report is nonsense. They aren’t dating. And his US tour was organised 6mths ago and tentative media reports published about it.Hardly a surprise to Harry or his circle of friends and intimates. Just like there are now media reports of his tour of Australia. Scheduled for fall/winter.

    For whatever reason, the media is really pushing Harry and Cressida relationship, but the reality isn’t true. Cressida is Eugenie’s BFF. She’s been part of the circle for years and years. She knows what the game is, so she’s hardly going to go to the media about it.

    Finally, if it were true that they were dating, Cressida would be stalked by the British press. Her college is open to the public and is in a pap heavy area of London. Harry’s movements in London are known including people he is hanging out with, people put it on twitter and occasionally make their way to mainstream papers. A romance with Cressida isn’t happening.

    • JulieM says:

      LAK, that’s exactly what I thought. Harry’s week long trip to the US was not organized over night. It just doesn’t happen that way. And I’ve said multiple times, how come Cressida wasn’t being papped going to and from school? Chelsy was papped endlessly when she was in school, both undergrad and law school. I’m just not buying it. I’ll say again, Cressida seems like a nice enough girl, but there just does not seem to be much there there.

      • LAK says:

        Primarily I think it’s to write something about Harry. Every single girl he is seen with is the girl to mend his broken heart after Chelsy. Every sighting is fact, even if he was just standing next to the girl. That saturdays girl (who also dated David Gandy) was rumoured for months to be his girlfriend, even when she denied it directly. It was pushed, until Cressida came along. This is continue to be pushed until the next girl they decide is the one. Harry has been pretty open about his relationships, even as a teen. If Cressida was with him, he wouldn’t hide it.

        The ONLY reason Cressida isn’t being stalked is because there is truly nothing there.

      • FLORC says:

        Way to step all over my hopes that they were a secret couple with all your logic, reason, and timeline accuracy. I wish Harry could find someone that could handle his family and public duties and still had a mind of her own with no agenda other than to be happy and help others. A girl can dream I guess.

      • LAK says:

        FLORC – Based on his relationship history, i think he will find that girl. Despite the party prince image, he likes intelligent girls. definitely not a Katebot, clinger type.

        The problem is persuading one to take on Harry the job.

  11. GoodCapon says:

    I’m almost sure that it’s only the media who believe the ‘Harry and Cressida’ love story. I think they dated ever so briefly but it was never serious.

    I’m still waiting for Harry to find THE ONE. And when he does, for God’s sake let her not be a Waity clone! Actually I wouldn’t mind if he goes back to Chelsy. She ran circles around Kate.

    • misstressofsylar says:

      Yes, Chelsy has a proper job and she’s a lawyer right?

    • bluhare says:

      I want to see him back with Chelsy too, and am not convinced it won’t happen although I understand she’s got a boyfriend right now.

    • Emily says:

      Chelsy would have to give up her career and entire life to marry Harry. She’s not willing to do that. That’s probably part of what attracted Harry to her in the first place: that she’s got her own life to live and isn’t just waiting around for her prince to come.

  12. Isabella says:

    I don’t think she’s playing the victim. I sincerely believe it is a media ploy to make Harry seem like he’s over it. Girls he usually goes for think twice before marrying into the royal family. Cressida will be fine, she might even go back to her ex.

  13. Patrice says:

    Oh, Chelsy will forever be the Camilla to Harry’s Charles. Mark my words. No matter who Harry ends up marrying (and it WON’T be Chelsy-she understandably wants no part of living a life of royal constraints) Chelsy will always be largely in the background of his life, whether figuratively or literally.

    I would imagine that any and all of the girls who have dated the ginger prince since his and Chelsy’s most recent breakup also find this out sooner rather than later and THAT is the true reason that Harry “can’t find anyone who wants to take on” marrying him, not the fact that he is a royal alone 🙁 I really like Harry but as someone who has been there, I can vouch for the fact that there is nothing worse than living in the shadow of a much beloved ex throughout your relationship. It never ever works.

  14. skyler1 says:

    Prince Hot-Ginge. All I have to say 🙂

  15. Reece says:

    The happy, matured, single, doing his job, not goofing off (mostly 😉 ) Harry didn’t fit, so this whole story got dragged out. Now the press has finally figured out that no one is buying what they’ve been trying sell and their “breaking up”. *violins*

    More importantly…Look at him waiting for me in the last pic. I’d help him pass the time til the right one comes along. lol

  16. Emily says:

    It’s from Star. So… yeah, I think they just invented it. I think Harry and Cressida had some fun times, had some sex, and went their separate ways. No grand romance, no hurt feelings, and nothing exciting about it at all.

    • Angelic 20 says:

      Emily I agree, they were or are friends with benefits and nothing more, which is not really un common in their circle since everybody have slept with each other.

  17. Melissa says:

    I totally want him to end up with Chelsy. With certain couples, you can tell they just “have it” – they have a chemistry that can’t be faked.

  18. Flower says:

    Cressida is way too young for the Royal straight jacket but apart from that she is a ditzy airhead. Even her friends call her a hippy flower child whose greatest pleasure in life is doing dance moves in front of a mirror. She has no real career but at least she has held down a few jobs for a few months here and there. There was a story from far more reliable royal sources that she had started giving Harry ultimatums and that was pretty much the last straw.