Cressida Bonas supports Prince Harry at a WE Day event in London: OMG?!

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This is interesting – as Prince William and Duchess Kate jetted off for yet another fabulous vacation, Prince Harry had a full day yesterday. He launched the Invictus Games, a sponsored event supporting wounded servicemen and women, and then he and Cressida Bonas went to an event for WE Day UK. Harry spoke at the event, which is for “global youth empowerment” and when he wasn’t on stage, he was sitting in the audience with Cressida, listening to speakers like Malala Yousafzai. Cressida brought some of her extended family, including her sister Isabella and Isabella’s husband Sam Branson (Sam’s dad Richard Branson sponsored this WE Day event). Cressida’s close friend Princess Beatrice was also at the event with her boyfriend Dave Clark.

It’s the first time she has accompanied boyfriend Prince Harry on an official engagement, but Cressida Bonas saw no need to dress up for the occasion. Wearing jeans and silver Converse high tops, the 24-year-old dance graduate posed for photographers and later leant in for a kiss with her royal beau at Wembley Arena this morning at the launch of the WE Day UK young people’s charity event.

Prince Harry, 29, was the star speaker at the ‘global youth empowerment’ day, with other star billings including singer Ellie Goulding, rap star Dizzee Rascal, and actress Jennifer Hudson.

To wild cheers, he told the audience of 12,000 children: ‘Some people do not think it is cool to help others – personally I think it is the coolest thing in the world.’

Cressida posed alongside her half-sister, Isabella Calthorpe and her husband Sam Branson, and another male friend at the event, organised by the Free The Children charity.

Hosted by MTV presenter Laura Whitmore and attended by 12,000 students and teachers from 400 schools, the event will consist of educational speeches and performances. Today’s WE Day in London is one of several such events organised to encourage children to become ‘agents of social change’.

The Antithesis of Kate: Cressy’s Low-Key Style

Prince Harry’s girlfriend of more than two years is known for her laidback style. Not for Cressida the floral frocks and ladylike suits the Duchess of Cambridge loves to wear.

The 25-year-old former dance student champions casual cool and has a far more laid-back attitude to fashion than her fellow Royal WAG – think ripped jeans, beanies and hi-tops for dinner with Harry, not dresses and heels.

Today she embraced the glam-grunge look, pairing black skinny jeans and a leather-trimmed jacket with silver sequined Converse trainers, £60 at Asos (sadly sold out now), that gave her look a lift.

[From The Daily Mail]

I wouldn’t call Cressida’s style the “antithesis” of Kate’s style. Both women love skinny jeans and low-key kicks, although if Kate was attending this event (if she wasn’t on vacation), she would have paired the skinny jeans with some ridiculously high wedges. Plus she would have gotten a blowout. Cressida keeps her hair very long too, but it looks like she just does it herself. Which is fine. Kate used to do her own hair too. Anyway, I think it’s a good sign that Cressida came out for Harry and I’m really feeling that an engagement is going to happen this year. Maybe a summer announcement? *fingers crossed*

Also, in the close-ups of Cressy’s face… I see a resemblance to Diana. I’m not saying that in a creepy way, but Cressy’s features are similar to Diana’s. Also: blue fingernails!

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  1. Cecilia says:

    She is a very pretty girl. I love her eyebrows.

    • Tatjana says:

      Pretty? Really? She looks incredibly plain to me. Just like Diana, but this one doesn’t have the inner spark Diana had.
      Too bad Harry won’t marry a working class girl with a university degree, a proper job and a personality. What a shame.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m no huge fan of this match, but I find your reasons offensive. Being working class and having a university degree doesn’t necessarily make you a better person. That’s just being a reverse snob. There are plenty of working class tools out there. She can’t help who gave birth to her. And someone from her background might find it much easier to cope with all of the hoopla coming her way.

      • Tatjana says:

        I don’t think that her being working class would make her a better person, I meant it would make her different. There are plenty of women of her backround married to aristocracy. Even Kate who is a commoner was very wealthy. As for the university degree, aren’t most European princesses very educated? It seems that only men in the BRF didn’t marry such women.
        Reverse snobbery is pretty much the norm in my country, so it did rub of on me. I apologize.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @Tatjana, no need to apologize, we all bring our different biases here sometimes, myself included. I didn’t need to get so huffy about it.

        I thought both Kate and Cressida had university degrees, don’t they? But you have a point, it might be nice to see a totally different, modern woman marry into the BRF.

      • GoNatural says:

        Who cares what they look like or wear – I would prefer to see someone in this position have passion to make change happen – like Harry seems to have. Are our standards so low or is this a sign of the younger generation?

      • Priya says:

        Looks just a little weird to me too. Probably a trace of upper class inbreeding.

        Otherwise, she’s super pretty. Prettier than Chelsy Davy, but Chelsy’s smarter.

    • Liv says:

      I don’t find her very pretty either. She’s rather pretty plain. And has no personality. At least she shows us a slightly different style than Kate’s.

      • Tatjana says:

        Her hair looks awful. I think she would look much bettet wit a bob.

      • Laine says:

        She doesn’t seem to have much spark or personality to her, and that makes her appear plain. But then again, she’s under the scrutiny of the grasping public so that certainly might make a difference.

    • bettyrose says:

      She is very very pretty. I was just coming here to say that I don’t understand why her threads are always full of comments calling her “plain.” Mygawd what does a young woman have to do (Short of dramatic surgery) to be considered “pretty” for having beautiful skin, nice bone structure, a bright smile, and flowing hair?

      • Prettylights says:

        Agree! I think she’s gorgeous in a very natural way. Pretty eyes, great skin, healthy hair. She doesn’t need 10 pounds of makeup, a few surgeries, and false eyelashes to be pretty. Also, I love her blue nails. I just picked up a shade similar to that and I’m totally putting it on this weekend.

      • bluhare says:

        I think she’s pretty as well.

      • CynicalCeleste says:

        Agree. Not seeing the diana resemblance but I think she looks really lovely in these photos.

      • jane16 says:

        Agree with all of you. I think she’s naturally very pretty, and I love her long silky hair. She reminds me of the English models of the 60s.

      • Goofpuff says:

        I agree. I think she is naturally pretty, not overdone like a lot women in the public eye *cough*kate*cough*. I’m sure if she wanted to outshine everyone, she would put on pounds of makeup and get her hair done professionally everyday like Kate.

      • raindrop says:

        Agreed! She reminds me of Robin Wright Penn circa Princess Bride – willowy, strong jawline, lovely deep-set eyes, long golden hair. If she’s “not pretty” then I’m some sort of gremlin.

      • bettyrose says:

        LOL, Raindrop. MTE. If this girl doesn’t qualify as a natural beauty, who is??

      • Sarah says:

        Yes she is a natural beauty and clearly low maintenance which a lot of men (like Harry) really like. And I DO see a strong Diana resemblance in her face so it makes sense he would be drawn to her. She seems laid back and very calm and for someone a bit spicier like Harry it’s probably a good pairing/balance.

      • Forthelasttime says:

        Yes she’s very cute natural and funky. Her and Isabella are so different to Kate and Pippa.

  2. JudyK says:

    Think she’s a beautiful girl and looks adorable. Love her style.

    And while I think Kate is perfect in her role and perfectly lovely, her style always looks matronly to me.

  3. Louise says:

    I wonder what Kate REALLY thinks about Isabella being around permanently if they do get engaged. She is often reported as turning William down.

    As for Kate and William. I cannot believe they are this stupid. Isn’t there someone at the palace that says “you know, if you go on this vacation, you are going to look REALLY bad” or “its very bad taste” or anything?! PR people? or do they just let them do what they want?

    Suddenly, the rest of them don’t look so bad by comparison. Shame Kate and Wills don’t seem the brightest sparks or they just don’t care. Not sure which is worse?! ha ha

  4. jeanne says:

    anyone else surprised this is the lead story at the DM when Kate and William are off on another vacay? is the palace trying to redirect?

    • Eva says:

      This should be the lead, Harry is so much more inspirational, and hardworking than William, I wish he could replace that lazy sod.

    • fairy godmother says:

      ^ It should be in the news. But is this to deflect from the outrageous holidaying and lavish expenses of the Lamebridges- not to mention closing down the entire place? Notice how the story has faded into the background.

  5. Saywhat? says:

    For some reasons which I don’t know what or why, I kinda like her. Maybe it’s the trainers. ..

    • Narak says:

      I know! The scrunchy, the trainers, the lack of eye liner, I really hope for the best with her and the delicious ginger prince.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        I see why her style isn’t for everyone, but she dresses for her age/lifestyle. And she is wearing eyeliner here, just not Duchess Kate levels of kohl! ;-) I think she’s pretty and wouldn’t be surprised if Harry settles down soon, he has matured a lot in the past few yrs, give or take a few hiccups. Compared to his dad who was acting like Hugh Hefner well into his 30′s, I think both princes are pretty grounded all things considered.

      • bluhare says:

        I see Isabella is trying to give Kate a run for her money in the eyeliner sweepstakes.

    • vangroovey says:

      Same here. Oddly, the fact that she is wearing hoop earrings is also pleasing to me….it’s the small things.

    • Narak says:

      I think she is pretty.

  6. Addison says:

    Does anyone know if the woman in the red jacket is the one that turned William down. If so I like Kate better than this lady. She looks old if it is her.

    Not that it’s bad. I’m not that young.

    • Lucrezia says:

      The woman in the red jacket is indeed Isabella Calthorpe, but it’s an unfortunate photo. The daily mail link has a different photo, where she looks much better.

      • Bridget says:

        No, that’s pretty much what Isabella looks like. The whole ”one that turned William down” goes back to the subtle PR game the Allthruster/Calthorpe/Bonas family has going on. It’s telling that not a single one of William’s exes has the infamy as the girl that never actually went out with him, and totally coincidentally attempted an acting career.

        I think i like Cressida. She’s not going to set the world on fire, but she’s pretty and I like her style. There’s ni denying that Harry is a catch so more power to her if she succeeds in landing him.

      • LadySlippers says:

        @Bridget: The press has long been fascinated with Isabella because she turned William down while still being linked all at the same time. The press was equally fascinated that numerous young women turned down Charles in the 70′s. Not sure exactly why but they do seem to gravitate to ‘the women that got away’ when it comes to male Royals.

      • Bridget says:

        My point is, it’s not coincidental that the girl who ended up with that claim to fame is also the only one of the women William was previously linked with that also happened to be pursuing a career as an actress. Girl wanted to be in movies and rode that claim to fame as far as it would take her.

        I think my frustration is that there’s been a lot of characterizing the Allthruster family (to just use the catch-all) as somehow ‘above’ any sort of PR or media game, simply because they’re from the ‘right’ sort of background. It’s not that they don’t play the game, it’s that they have the benefit of connections that allow them to play the game WELL.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I’m not saying anyone is ‘above’ anything. However I think your greatly underestimating the press and their various games and shenanigans whilst greatly overestimating the actions of the parties involved. And I’m not saying the parties involved don’t throw a bone or two to the press every few months but I’d hardly call one or two bones a concerted PR strategy.

        Isabella has long been fascinating to the press but no more or no less than the women that escaped Charles’s grasp — especially Lady Sarah Spencer or Amanda Knatchbull. And this fascination came LONG before any aspirations on Isabella’s part.

        Not only that, you think Cressida’s family is getting some kind of pass when not considering the honeymoon the press will give someone new. If you’d go look at the press coverage during the first years of Sophie and Edward dating or even Kate and William — you’ll see a lot of similarities. Right now you’re trying to compare Kate, whose been on the scene since 2002/2003ish (over a decade) to Cressida, that’s been on the scene almost two years. It’s not a fair comparison and even Kate enjoyed about 3-4 years of positive reporting herself.

        Plus, you’ve repeatedly tried to make this a class issue but fail to realise the press threw the great and mighty Spencer’s under the bus numerous times during the 80′s and 90′s. Interestingly enough, the accusations were almost identical to the charges the Middleton’s currently have thrown at them. And the Spencer’s are way more respected that the Middleton’s but were treated equally once they both fell out of favour. The Howe’s (Cressida & Isabella’s family), also a holder of an earldom, won’t get treated any better than the Spencer’s once the gloves come off.

        I get where you are coming from but it doesn’t jive with history.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Correction: The Earls Howe’s last name is Curzon. Sorry about that.

  7. Dani says:

    The outfit works for the event but maybe black converse would have been better. THAT’S Isabella??????? Sorry but Kate’s prettier.

    • Saywhat? says:

      The photo doesn’t do her any justice. If you Google for images of Isabella you’ll see she’s actually pretty.

      • Dani says:

        You’re right, actually. But the pixie cut she had was much more flattering than this hair style.

  8. Cazzee says:

    “…as Prince William and Duchess Kate jetted off for yet another fabulous vacation, Prince Harry had a full day yesterday.”

    I have a feeling that we’re going to be reading these words a lot in the future. Harry is stepping up – possibly because his father asked him to – and taking on William’s responsibilities more and more lately.

    • Saywhat? says:

      If that’s the case then they might as well ask him to take over the throne. At least the tax payers will get their money’s worth.

    • Juliette says:

      I don’t think Charles has anything to do with it. Harry’s heart is in the right place, he finds inspiration and meaning in his work. If either parent is to take credit for the good Ginger Prince, it is Diana, because Harry is undoubtedly his mother’s son.

  9. blue marie says:

    I like her shoes.

  10. Samtha says:

    I love Harry. He seems like a genuinely good guy.

  11. susiecue says:

    Is is considered “body-shaming” to suggest that guhfriend needs to tweeze her brows?

    • FLORC says:

      The way I understand bodyshaming here is you can state that you do not like someone’s look, but if you say what you specifically don’t like it’s body shaming.

      Or unless everyone has the same opinion you can body shame all day long and others will just agree.

  12. PB&J says:

    I like her… she seems sweet. I think she and Harry probably make a cute couple, and I would believe that they’re dating and into each other. However, I wonder if she’s got the backbone to handle being a public figure and all that comes with it.

  13. Anna says:

    She is so boring and seem so useless that I can’t even get excited about this story.

    Also, she dresses so immaturely!

  14. BendyWindy says:

    Her style isn’t the antithesis of Kate’s pre-engagement style. If she gets the ring, she’ll wear appropriate royal type attire, too. This is completely unremarkable.

  15. Carrie says:

    As much as you can judge from internet articles, I like her much more than Kate, who I feel is a very boring, self absorbed person who has just been wrapped up in shiny paper to look more presentable to the public.

  16. LAK says:

    Please can we give a shout out to Beatrice as well. Education is her cause and she is there not just as a personal favour to the Bransons, her BF or even Harry.

  17. FLORC says:

    Kaiser
    Cressida is wearing Skinny Jeans and to my knowledge Kate has only worn Jeggings. There’s a big difference there if you’ve ever gone into a store for skinny jeans and walked out with jeggings.

    Jeggings are pretty much thick tights. Skinny jeans are real denim.

  18. pleaseicu says:

    The media sure is hard at work trying to make her the anti-Kate but I’m just not seeing it. Lives off her family money and connections and in an apartment they bought for her (points for it being pre-Harry I guess?). Media ignoring major PR blunders. No visible personality or spark to her. No side charity or volunteer work. Gradually gave up her personal ambitions/life to be totally available for her prince when he wants. Think she had to put in for time off with Daddy and got docked pay for skipping a day of work to hang with her Prince boyfriend all day? Doubtful.

    From what I can tell, Kate didn’t dress all that different at events pre-engagement than this girl. Though she’d probably wear actual running shoes (or wedges) instead of converse with an outfit like this for an event like the one they were at.

    I expect as soon as an engagement is announced that Cressida will start wearing designer frocks, with blowouts/professionally done hair, full make-up and accessories — falling into the role and dress code of what is expected of her as a future royal at official events.

    • Nich says:

      I agree pleaseicu. Why is everyone fawning over this one? I’m surprised these two princes didn’t choose women who were active in charity work and interested in making a positive difference with their opportunities. I’m not impressed with Harry’s choice. I’m surprised he hasn’t met someone to date within all of the charities he’s involved with. Who Will and Harry marry affects the public’s view on the monarchy and whether or not the public wants the BRF to continue.

      • Bridget says:

        Their social circle is made up of like-minded young aristocrats. You need a lot of money to travel in that circle, and the likelihood of a William or Harry really going outside of that circle to date was pretty low.

    • LAK says:

      Cressida has done charity work, usually challenges were she climbs mountains, rans marathons, charity bike rides.

      Go google every single time Beatrice or Eugenie (the pics are always labelled with their names rather than the rest of group) have done those types of challenges, they do them with a gaggle of their mates.

      Within the group photos of the gaggle of mates is Cressida.

      Start with the London Marathon 2010 when they all dressed up as a catapillar.

      • bluhare says:

        I’m a horrible person, but I don’t really consider running in fun runs charity work.

      • NIch says:

        Thank you bluhare! I couldn’t agree with you more. A bike race here or there along with a marathon back in 2010 with a gaggle of friends, does not qualify as charity work. Considering that becoming a royal involves dedicating one’s life to charities and to serving the common wealth, why not try to find a life partner who is already dedicated to similar efforts.
        What would it mean for the monarchy if there’s another “Kate’ in the family? Just a pretty face with no substance?

  19. Jeanne says:

    I think she is very pretty but she doesn’t seem like the right one for Harry. Someone mentioned it in another post recently – there was a spark between Harry and Chelsey. You could tell they loved each other. Don’t get that vibe so much with Cressida. I am sure they like each other but something fells flat, forced.

    She is sort of fetch for me – the Palace is trying hard to make her happen.

    • CynicalCeleste says:

      Sometimes what people see as ‘spark’ eventually becomes a whole lot of drama. There’s much to be said for a stable and perhaps comparatively boring relationship where people trust one another and get along easily. Sometimes takes a dose of the former to appreciate the latter.

  20. Jackson says:

    I predict a good eyebrow plucking and about ten inches of length taken off of her hair if/when she gets engaged. Both of which are sorely needed. I do like her jacket though.

  21. Angelic 21 says:

    Finally they look really comfortable and like a real couple in these photos on DM. They look very natural but not at all over the top. Here take a look

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575504/Cressida-Harrys-official-engagement-And-Princes-unassuming-girlfriend-wears-skinny-jeans-silver-Converse-high-tops.html

    I think she can look great if she takes proper care of herself and hire a stylist but since she is not a public figure now she can dress as she pleases as long as she keeps her nickers hidden.

    • pleaseicu says:

      They do look like a real couple in a couple of the pics. Finally.

      I did get a chuckle out of the pics of her looking visibly bored and totally disengaged at various points of the event though. If she gets bored at a youth music event with professional entertainers on hand, she’ll be snoozing in her seat at official events with dignitaries and other officials/non-entertainer types. lol

      • bluhare says:

        You’re dead right, pleaseicu. I’m looking forward to head lolling photos of Cressida in the future!

      • FLORC says:

        This is where I think I would be horrible if photographed often.
        My resting face or focused face is bored looking. Even if i’m very interested and listening. And if she is bored I can’t blame her. After an hour of sitting I become disengaged.

        And honestly, I’ll take Cressida’s bored look over Kate’s maniacal and plotting looks (Wimbledon). I’m empathetic to someone who’s use to cardio workouts and then has to sit still for lengths of time.
        Damn this itchy bandage!

  22. Peri says:

    I like that they’re finally showing some pda. I know it’s not much, but it’s cute. I love Harry, and I guess if she makes him happy, okay. However, she just seems so boring to me. I’m sure she’s a sweet girl, but what is there to this girl that makes her so appealing? She’s got a cool style that most 25 year olds have. She finished school. She has a job with her dad’s firm. Other than that, what does she do? It’s like Kate pre-marriage all over again. No one knows anything. It’s rather annoying.

    • Peri says:

      Oh and anther thing. I don’t think Cressida would have been there had Richard Branson not funded this. Isabella went because her father in law sponsored it and because her sister and her b-i-l were going to be there, she went. It just happens to be a charity Harry also supports. Oh and don’t forget Bea and Dave were there too. It all ties in. Had it been something just Harry went to, she wouldn’t have gone.

      • fairy godmother says:

        Peri- You are so very right!
        What gets me is the shy girl PR. She is anything but that. Does she really need to pose on the red carpet? She does not work for Bransons. It is her half-sister who married into that family not her. IMO just emphasizes her craving attention.

  23. dahlia1947 says:

    Isabella looks really really old in this photo. I thought she was Cressida’s mother! Yes, Kate is definitely prettier. And I agree with somebody else here, that Cressida just looks plain with no personality, and no spark to her. Like
    in this picture and others I’ve seen of
    her, she has this look of annoyance or of being ‘over it.’ Acting like you’re over it or like you’re too good for whatever is just plain tacky and dumb. She also is reminding me of Kristen Stewart with her ‘I’m such a rebel with my Converse sneakers!’ Silly little girl.

    • Bohemia says:

      Yeah, I was expecting to see something more…mature when I clicked on the link, but Cressy does look like a little girl. Maybe she is not used to being in the spotlight, but the outfit and the bored faces make it seem like she is not ready for the job.

  24. dahlia1947 says:

    And they BOTH went heavy with the eyeliner, especially Cressida so I think that from now on we should lay off Kate about her use of eyeliner, cause these girls are giving her a run for her eyeliner money! Lol

  25. dahlia1947 says:

    I meant ‘especially Isabella.’ :)

    • bluhare says:

      Thank goodness you clarified!! I was about to post an “are you blind???” or a variation thereof.

  26. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    In this day and age, the heir to the Branson empire is a better catch than the heir to the British empire. Well played by Isabella.

  27. Stephanie says:

    I love the snarky, snarky comments on this excellent site but why the shade on Cressida’s looks? Kudos to Harry for not dating a Barbie doll!

  28. Anguishedcorn says:

    I’m lmao because I was thinking, “wow, she has really improved,” and then I realized I was confusing Chelsey and Cressida. I always thought Chelsey looked a little rough.

  29. Maggie says:

    Are they actually a couple? They appear “just friends” to me.

  30. Wily Nelly says:

    For all those who think that Cressida is ‘working class’ do take the time to click on the given link. I am quite sure that the only working class that Prince Harry and his family run up against, are working for them. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/who-cressida-bonas-profile-prince-2657028

  31. Juliette says:

    I don’t have an issue with Cressida, I know very little about her but I do think its wonderful she showed up to support Harry on this. I like a royal pair that acts as a team.

    Interestingly, Cressida never seems to come to events alone, always with her sister and her sister’s husband. William famously left Sam Branson off the royal wedding guest list, despite inviting Isabella. Sam and Isabella returned the slight, inviting the Yorks but not the Wales to their South African wedding. Obviously there is some bad blood there. It will be very interesting to see how all of this plays out.

    Plus, of all the extended silbings and half-siblings, Cressida and Isabella seem to be the closest. No mention, or sightings with the real actress in the family: Gabriella. None of the girls are ugly but in addition to being the only successful actress, Gabriella is also the real beauty of the three.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=gabriella+wilde&rlz=1C1LENP_enUS567&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=WTcaU42jC4Ll0wGL0IGgDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=971#imgdii=_

    • SayWhat? says:

      Oh yes. She’s the beauty.

    • Suze says:

      Yep, Gabriella is the pretty one. I don’t think she’s actually biologically related to Watercress, though. That family is so intermarried and convoluted who knows though.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Oh! She’s the one who’s in that stupid movie with Alex Pettyfer….Endless Love. She is pretty, but she looks too barbie dollish to me.

  32. Manjit says:

    In what universe does Cressida even remotely resemble Diana???

  33. Cordelia says:

    I really don’t think she looks like Diana.. however.. I can totally see the similarity between Cressida and Chelsey Davy!

  34. danielle says:

    Cresiddas outfit is awful! Isabella’s is much better. But holly branson is the beauty in that group.

  35. Other Renee says:

    What is so chic about jeans and sneakers? I must be a tres chic chick myself!

  36. Suze says:

    Cressida is very pretty in a wholesome way. She looks very young, and youth has its own charms.

    Who the heck knows what she’s like? She’s going to have to develop a better game face if she’s going to take on this job, though, no more disengaging during events.

  37. TG says:

    24 or 25 year-old former dance student? What has she been doing with herself all thes years? Don ‘t think she is going to be challenging Waity for anything. Maybe a miracle will occur and she will actually work for a cause. In the close up photos she actually does look decently pretty but in most photos she looks weak and fragile and neither she nor her sister are aging well. Cressy better hurry up before age catches up to her. I have mentioned this book before but if anyone enjoys humorous British chic lit read Wendy Holden’s book “Marrying Up”. It is about a commoner and an aristocrat who are both scheming to bag a prince. It is laugh out loud funny and interestingly enough the aristo has her mother helping her to try to catch the prince. Reading about how subtle the Bonas clan is reminds me of this book. And no wonder Isabella turned Wills down she got someone even richer than the prince and can vacation all she wants without having to answer to anyone. Just like all of you all on here keep saying the aristo’s don’t want the prince when they can have all the money without the annoying duties attached to it if they can catch a Branson or some other son or daughter of a billionaire.

    • fairy godmother says:

      ^Always looking for a good read. Thanks for the tip. Someone here was kind enough to suggest a book called “Snobs” by the writer of Downton Abbey. I finished it in @ hour or so. It was interestingly done.

    • FLORC says:

      TG
      I think you’re being critical for the sake of being critical here.

      Dance is not a walk in the park. If you truly think it is I suggest you do some research on it. To pursue it as far as Cressida did takes extreme dedication, skill, passion, and the ability to take hard rejection that means to break your spirit, but to turn it into motivation. On top of heavy nutritional, mental, and physical demands.

      With a little luck Cressida will become a patron of a dance related charity. There are lots out there that help disabled people use it as therapy. Or to help children have an after school escape.

      And even though Cressida is attending charities that she is not personally involved in it’s more than Kate did for nearly a decade as a royal gf.
      And isabella married well, but also someone who seems to adore her and she him. Was she suppose to marry less wealthy. Is that really how people are suppose to be judged?

      • Jegede says:

        @FLORC- Doesn’t stop you from judging Kate or Pippa for doing the same though does it?

      • FLORC says:

        Not the same Jegede.
        The judgement is specific. And I was a defender of both women. Just as I am with Cressida. Defend until i have reason not to.

        As of now there’s nothng people can specifically say they dislike about Cressida because we’ve seen so little. Opinions are formed more through tabloid articles than facs at this point. I assure you I have based my judgement on Pippa and Kate on fact.
        Or we can just all be petty here I guess.
        TG is more speaking in what if scenarios in regards to Cressida’s free time and Isabella’s marriage. My quibbles are not as such. Or I atleast try not to be and am open to facts. LAK, Bluhare, Mich, LAdySlippers, Sachi, and Sisi are my go tos for links and cross checking.

      • Belle says:

        Late on this, but I agree with FLORC. So many people suggesting this girl is boring, plain and has no spark. Beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder… but unless you know the girl or have spoken with her… heard her carry on a conversation… how does one decide she is boring and has no spark? Maybe she is very charming and funny?

        At this point, everyone is judging her based on her looks, and her background… neither of which tell much about her personality. Like FLORC, I was a Kate fan for some time…. until I grew tired of waiting for her to ‘grow into her royal role’. Cressida deserves the same… at least from me. :)

        Oh, and a note about her appearance… I think she is a natural beauty. Not stunning, but naturally pretty. I also think she would be quite beautiful if she were to have the benefit of hair stylists, make up and a fashion ‘make over’, so to speak. Air brushing also does wonders for Kate, so I’m sure even a minimal amount of this would make a difference in how her appearance is perceived.

  38. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Why can’t they choose interesting mates – the tabloids were cracking in the days of Sarah Ferguson – at least she was entertaining.