Cressida Bonas ‘is not the perfect choice’ for Prince Harry, his friends say


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Here are some photos of Cressida Bonas, out and about on Wednesday in London. Long, tangled hair? Check. Jeggings? Check. Wedge sneakers? Check. Smoothie? Check. Tunes? Check. Cressida is ready to princess this bitch. Cressida was spotted picking up a smoothie and then heading for the London Underground with her ear buds in place. Oddly, I kind of wonder why she’s not at work. Doesn’t she have a full-time job now? As some kind of Executive Desk Assistant for WhatsIt Von Waiting-for-the-Ring? Maybe she just gets a lot of time off to bum around and get smoothies.

Anyway, we haven’t heard much about Cressida in a few weeks. Basically, we haven’t heard much since The Daily Mail claimed that Cressida really, really, REALLY is not interested in the marriage track. Cressy would rather go to Burning Man than waity for the ring. And now sources claim that Harry’s friends are concerned that Cressida’s head isn’t really in the game and maybe she isn’t such a good fit for Harry after all:

It sounds like not everyone in Prince Harry’s circle of friends and family thinks Cressida Bonas is the right woman for him. In fact, a few people close to the 29-year-old royal are saying he and his 25-year-old girlfriend shouldn’t get married.

“There is a growing feeling among a small section of them that Cressida isn’t the perfect choice for him,” a source tells E! News. “I don’t think it’s because there is anything wrong with the relationship or they don’t like her, but there is concern that she is too much of a free spirit to be happy in the royal family long-term. They worry that she wouldn’t be able to fully adapt to that lifestyle. They think she’s too carefree and would find it difficult to live by the protocol that comes with the job, which of course it is. It might be too much of a constraint for her. And that could cause problems for everyone.”

The news that Cressida might not be royal material is a bit of a shock considering Cressida and Harry were talking marriage just one month ago.

“Harry and Cressida have made a point of talking about marriage and what changes they’re going to have to make to their life of late,” a source told E! News at the beginning on March. “According to friends of Cressida’s, the couple have decided to try and keep their semi normal lifestyle as long as physically possible.”

And just last week, a source told us Harry and Cressida were getting on stronger than ever.

“Harry and Cress are just a great fit—she just fits into his life, with his friends. It’s all been really easy,” the source said. “They spend loads of time together, she has a load of stuff at his place and they’re really relaxed and comfortable.”

However, Cressida is fully aware just how drastically her life would change if they got married. “Up until now, Cressida has loved the fact they can have a lot of freedom in public,” the royal insider told E! News recently. “But they are fully aware once they decide to proceed to marriage things will get a little crazy and the attention on them will increase.”

[From E! News]

I know this is very conspiracy theorist of me, but is it possible that the English sources are using words like “free spirit” as a euphemism for something else? Sometimes I miss the subtext in Brit-speak, so that’s why I’m asking. I feel like “free spirit” in Brit-speak is coded language for “she sleeps around, she doesn’t shower, she’d rather date some guy in a rock band than tie herself down to a prince.” Like, Cressida is the posh English version of Kristen Stewart: TROUBLE. But really, I think all of this is code for “Cressida tried going to her princess lessons once and all she did was smoke a joint, do tequila shots and tell her princess instructors to go f—k themselves.”

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  1. Suziemaq says:

    She just looks like everyone else getting on the tube. Not everyone wants to be a waity.

    • Tatjana says:

      Question: Isn’t she wearing skinny jeans, not jeggins?
      And I think she wants the ring. Bad. She just has another angle,

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Right, I agree about the jeggins/jeans thing (AND about her angle, actually). I wear BDG skinny jeans from Urban Outfitters, and they fit exactly like that. I love the clean fit – they look smooth and great under riding boots or worn with sandals, flats, heels, and booties. Dunno why everyone is calling them jeggings on Kate and on Cressie. I have some old jeggings, too (thanks for reminding me it’s time to get a bigass bag ready to send to the Goodwill), but I NEVER wear them anymore, haven’t worn them in about three years. The pockets on them are faux (hate that!) , and they fit exactly like leggings.–pure stretch–whereas the skinnies are denim with just 2 or 3 % stretch, and they don’t cling to the bottoms of the legs the way jeggings do but the fit is just as smooth and snug.

    • Upshot says:

      Cressie seems to be Diana II, The Omen.
      Harry seems intent on marrying his beloved mother.
      I adored her, too.

  2. Birdix says:

    Hop in a Toyota, Cressida and put those wedge sneakers to the metal. The press will eat you up and spit you out. Not worth it.

    • bettyrose says:

      OMG the Toyota Cressida! Talk about your boho car. When did they discontinue that?

    • CoolWhipLite says:

      Thank you — you finally cleared up why the name Cressida has sounded so familiar to me all this time! It’s the name of an old Toyota that had a touch of granola flavor. I kept trying to remember if I had ever had a little student named Cressida. But, no, it was a boxy subcompact.

      • Sunny says:

        I’m guessing she was named for the Shakespeare play and not the Toyota…

      • bettyrose says:

        Sunny – she was named for the ancient Greek myth upon which the Shakespeare play was based, but the reference to the Toyota Cressida was funny.

      • Sunny says:

        All joking aside, she actually is named for the play not they mythology. :)

  3. Red Snapper says:

    I think Harrys friends are carole middleton. Methinks Kate can’t handle Cressida comparisons

    • wolfpup says:

      Wouldn’t that be great though? Lots of laughs…

    • FLORC says:

      Cressida and Harry have many friends in common. If this articles sources hinted 1 of the Yorks were saying these things I would believe it more.

      And Kate likely won’t handle it well. She’s top hen. She’s married to the heir and has hung around the longest. She never had a good reputation of getting along great with girls either.
      Add in how the Tabloids will put the girls against eachother and we have a rivalry.
      And this isn’t a knock at Kate. his is how lots and lots of women act at times. Alpha dog of the females in a way.

      • pleaseicu says:

        To be fair, Lady Mary has many friends in the press. One of Lady Mary’s friends, Ingrid Seward, who just happens to be a journalist/editor, just recently wrote/spoke about Cressida or Cressida/Harry. Cressida and her brother share the same PR firm. I also wouldn’t put it past Sarah or Andrew to leak stuff to the press. The princesses probably not but Sarah or Andrew? Totally.

        I can also believe the Grey Men are uncomfortable with the increasing chatter about the RF/Harry having a price tag, most notably with the Branson family. I’m sure the last thing the Grey Men want is another Middleton family situation on their hands, but amped up to a million because of the Branson billions and willingness to court press exposure. If the association had stayed quiet, I doubt it would’ve mattered but the association becoming so frequent and public would likely be problematic. Just in the past six months or so there was:
        the sponsored South Pole trek,
        the sponsored WE day event which Harry spoke at,
        the sponsored London Marathon which Harry was patron of (and which he was originally supposed to appear at but then taped a response and didn’t appear),
        the upcoming climbing/rowing/etc charity event Sam Branson/Virgin is sponsoring this spring that it was announced Harry/Cressida were allegedly supposed to do together, and
        chatter about an Invictus Games sponsorship too.

        Then Cressida being present and publicizing her presence for the Khazak mishap. I suspect she didn’t do herself any favors with the Grey Men when she didn’t originally appear to be present, people were questioning if she was even there, but then posted confirmation on Instragram of her presence on the Khazak trip *after* the trip broke in the press and people questioned if she was there (after they’d already gone and been back in London for days).

      • bluhare says:

        I hadn’t thought of the Branson’s that way; that’s interesting. I wouldn’t think they’d need to court favor though, would they?

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Ah, I forgot about Cressida posting those pics from the controversial ski weekend. Pretty harmless if not for the spin that she treasures her privacy. Yes, her social media outlets are set to private but she must know by now that the internet is nothing but private. If she wanted her pals to see her romantic weekend pics she could’ve used her cell phone and texted the pics to them. Then there were the Cressy without makeup pics that were published. Once they went viral she said it was done in support of a breast cancer awareness initiative . However, at the time they were uploaded she failed to state that in the caption or use the cancer initiative’s hashtag to identify the cause and spread awareness. But when the infamous tusk licking pic went viral she complained about invasion of privacy.

        These incidents could be calculated or the understandable mistakes of a young woman who has yet to craft her media persona. Since we know so little about her I am still advocating giving her the benefit of the doubt.

      • pleaseicu says:

        bluhare
        I think they might. IIRC Richard Branson and Diana used to be friends, which I’m sure totally endears him to everyone at the palace. lol I believe Sir Richard is said to have a touch of social climbing in him, albeit tolerated and likely not held against him in most circles because he’s so dang rich. I’m sure Harry and Cressida partying hard and long on Necker Island and Harry getting so piss drunk he passed out cold on the beach likely didn’t help improve the family standing with the Grey Men at the palace.

        I know the DailyFail has had articles saying that Harry’s close to Cressida’s family but Harry isn’t really seen associating or hanging with Cressida’s family or attending/supporting any of her sibling’s events. He’s seen associating/hanging with the *Branson* family/Cressida and attending their events or having/letting them sponsor his events or charities he’s patron of. I can see why this all might raise some red flags for Palace courtiers.

      • FLORC says:

        Pleaseicu
        I didn’t think that far out. Entirely forgot there were so many secondary parties involved.

        Dame
        Regarding expectation of privacy and social networking. There is the belief that things you post online are still protected and private. It’s pure ignorance and denial imo, but it exist. Cressida could truly believe she can post photos to share and that no one will leak those photos. It’s her youth and social culture that leads her to post photos.
        Regarding the “Tusk” photo. Was anything about that every confirmed or denied? Date taken and fake or real tusk? That does make the difference (for me).
        And Regarding the makeup free face. Lots of people do post those pics without listing hashtags because they are told about what to do, but never follow through to hear all that needs to happen. It’s
        I cut her a lot of slack. She’s young and to a certain degree ignorant of the world.

      • Bridget says:

        @bluhare: Richard Branson never met a camera he didn’t like. In many ways he’s the epitome of new money: always flashing it, everythng gaudy, using his money for social connections. He would have died and gone to heaven if Holly Branson had ended up with William (seriously, he was even quoted in People Magazine on the subject years ago). But here’s the thing: he’s so absurdly rich that the old money snobs are happy to put that aside and deal with it. But Richard Branson is defnitely a bit of an old wh@re – he even did a reality show for goodness sake (The Rebel Billionaire).

      • LAK says:

        FLORC: Sam Branson said it wasn’t real. I choose to *believe him.

        * we had a set of identical fake tusk things at home growing up, so i am biased. Kanye shrug

        pleaseicu: Fergie and Andrew don’t leak stuff. That was/is a Diana/Charles MO. Fergie/Andrew are idiots, but they are not leaking idiots.

        Most of the time they are caught out by media stings which speaks to their idiocy, but not because they’ve specifically leaked.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        The authenticity of the tusk is not really important. What it represents is important and if you’re dating someone involved with initiatives to stop poaching it borders on hypocritical/disrespectful, imo. That plus the fact that the action can easily be interpreted as phallic/erotic is even more troublesome for me. It was stupid and immature or very disturbing depending on how much slack you want to cut her.

    • Tatjana says:

      Why everybody thinkd Carole is Voldemort or something is beyond me. I doubt Kate gives a f**k. She got the ring. She doesn’t care what the public thinkof her, she would work more if she did. I doubt she cares about Cressid. And I don’t really see a big difference between the two.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      I don’t think female behavior can be/should be oversimplified in this way. But I do believe the media capitalizes on and perpetuates the girl-on-girl drama angle.

      Why not talk about the very real idealogical rift between Charles and Andrew? Does Edward have an opinion? Why not talk about the interesting and evolving interpersonal dynamic between the princes and their father? Why not discuss how William will continue or perhaps change how the Duchy of Cornwall operates once he is POW? Why not? Because those are stories abouft heavier topics than women want to bother their silly little heads about, right? But the media knows that if they treat everything like an episode of Gossip Girl the stories will sell themselves.
      *rant over*

      • Eleanor Zissou says:

        What is the idealogical riff between Charles and Andrew?

      • AC says:

        Amen! Why don’t they??? Look at Andrew vs Charles!! They could not be more miles apart! Boy could I sink my teeth into (figurative lol) a good in depth book about those dynamics. But you are right, we default to the outfits because that is what we are fed , and that’s what sells. Cue the Kate and Cressida “battles” because they are coming…

      • Sharon Lea says:

        ITA there is a ton of material there to dissect. Yes, I’d like to know how Charles is getting on with Philip these days, I have read that Edward and Anne were closest to Philip growing up.Plus Andrew still has Fergie hanging around, living in his house. Is it because they are truly good friends or because Fergie knows all the dirt and it is better to keep her happy?

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Eleanor
        Omg! I barely know where to start! Charles is the heir and for a long time Andrew was the spare. Add to that natural drama the fact that the two men have vastly different personalities (stodgy, conservative Charles and free wheeling, party boy Randy Andy). Then add the fact that Andrew is the favorite of the queen and the close second of Phillip ( no one tops Anne in his book) and you have the Cain and Abel thing going on. Add to that the fact that Charles has/is going to streamline the monarchy so that the only ones considered to be actual working royals will be him, Camilla, his sons and their wives – Andy, Edward and their families will be fringe representatives of the crown.

        Meow.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        AC
        Just the thought of what we would learn with a little digging and arm chair psychology would be awesome, right? As for the Kate v Cressy drama – Diana and Fergie anyone? Massive eyeroll.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Sharon L
        Fergie’s secrets…now that dog just might hunt. Hmmmm…

      • Bridget says:

        Crazy theory: I think the palace doesn’t want anyone digging into Andrew, press-wise. He may be the favorite but he’s a total liability. The more people are talking about the younger generation of royals, the less they can talk about Andrew’s bad choices.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Bridget:

        I think it’s way more than just a crazy theory. Of all QEII & Philip’s children — has has prob gone ‘off the rails’ the most but since he’s a ‘Mama’s Boy’ it means that no one touches him. He IS probably the closest in that family to a crazy entitled spoilt brat.

        I think he takes care of Sarah more because he knows how much her fall is due to him not as much her fault as the press and world think (probably even his parents). So luckily, it appears he does have a conscience.

        As for Charles vs the rest of his siblings. I don’t think any are super close. Charles is too sensitive, Anne too hard nosed, Andrew too spoilt, with Edward often forgotten (FYI he was much closer to his mother than his father as he’s sensitive like Charles and Lilibet).

      • AC says:

        DS, LS Bridget and Sharon!
        Yes yes and yes to all of this!!!? A) I love it B) I buy it and C) I want more of it!!! I think the grey suits do everything in their power to keep our eyes off of Andrew and Fergie, those two have their hands in way too many cookie jars, and if we get too focused on that it will remind of us the bad times and the damage done. They want us focused on Kate and Will and little George, which is great when they are doing good things, it warms the heart. But I still want to know what Andrew and Fergie are up to. Sharon if you have links, please share! I’m off to search the interweb. :)

      • Sharon Lea says:

        AC – check out this article from the Daily Mail, it mentions that Fergie ‘knows where the bodies are buried’ remember she was a confidant of Diana. The author Christopher Wilson wrote a very juicy/dishy book on Camilla a few years ago.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1280749/Duchess-York-Sarah-Ferguson-Greedy-needy.html

      • AC says:

        Sharon!!! Thanks!! That was a GREAT read! What a walking train wreck she is, boy oh boy. Unbelievable to think of all the unsavoury situations she has dug herself into, and yet eventually she gets a pass! I absolutely believe they would have run her out of town if they weren’t a teensy bit afraid of her and her knowledge. Shocking that she retained a title.

      • LadySlippers says:

        AC,

        Divorcées are allowed to keep their titles after divorce and even after remarriage per British Law (I can dig up the exact reference if you’d like). Diana and Sarah had the option to revert to their maiden names and neither did. It’s very similar to women now — we can keep our married names or go back to our birth name.

        I’m not 100% sold that Sarah is the only one that has dirt on the BRF. And that dirt could be anything on anyone….

        I’ll check out the article but everyone should be aware that it could be very slanted and skewed.

      • Aeryn39 says:

        I’m so glad you brought this up! Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but I do think there is something of a rift between Prince Charles and Prince Edward.

        Prince Edward seems to be taking on some of the Duke of Edinburgh’s functions relating to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme. I’ve seen several items and pictures of him with Prince Philip on various engagements related to the Scheme and read in several places that it supposedly Prince Philip’s hope that Edward takes on many of his patronages in the future. So, on March 12th, Prince Edward accompanied the Queen and Prince Philip at an engagement for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Foundation. The Mail and some other sites had a pic of all three of them.
        https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgKA4R28cfBnMDsVKfAcr6WF89_i2Jb0wGK9nBwlJ2h_Cx7obB

        Not long before this engagement, Prince Charles’ people take over the Palace press office, and the official picture for the engagement tweeted from royal.gov.uk has Prince Edward cropped out.
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/13123521983/in/photostream/

        On the one hand, I don’t think Prince Edward was there officially, because I checked the Court Circular archives and the engagement was not listed when I did a search for Prince Edward, but then again – why take the time to crop him out of the “official” pic? So my thought was that maybe this has to do with Charles’ desire for a “slimmed down monarchy” so that even while HM and DoE are still alive, he’s trying to freeze Edward out.

        Okay, now I feel like a total conspiracy theorist. But it just struck me as, wow, did the Prince of Wales’ press people just crop Prince Edward out of a pic with HM and Prince Philip??? HM and Prince Philip are quite close to both Edward and HM is especially fond of Sophie. I read several items about how HM spends a lot of time with Lady Louis and Lord (?) Louis (can’t remember his title off hand) and I’ve seen several pics of the children taking riding lessons at Windsor while I think HM was in residence. Maybe Charles is envious of this bond? Who knows.

        Okay, back to the basement and my tin foil hat, LOL…

      • Sunny says:

        It is crazy to me just how much Andrew has gotten away with over the years. He and Fergie both seem beyond shady.

      • AC says:

        Fair enough LS, it will have a slant, as they all do. However I feel that Fergie’s missteps are well documented and somewhat undisputed. You are right about the title, I just think its a shame that its her right to keep it, without any accountability. As for the family secrets, oh yes they are everywhere. They do a remarkable job of keeping most of it under wraps.
        Sunny shady is a good word to describe them. I do buy into the theory that they probably do everything they can to keep them fed and quiet, too many skeletons in those closets!

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        I’m. So. PROUD!!
        This is exhilarating, provocative, informed dialogue at its best *huge smile*
        Wedges? What wedges?

      • AC says:

        Aeryn39, nice find!! I don’t think that’s a crazy conspiracy, why on earth would they crop him out?! There is so much here to ponder! THIS is why we have a royal family !!! (*joke) You have seen pics of Edward and Sophie’s kids take riding lessons?? I’m jealous. I’m a lapsed Royal watcher, totally revived by the Royal Tour, and I spent the better part of Good Friday looking for informative yet perhaps a tad juicy royal websites… Thanks for this! Feel free to share any good links!! :)

      • mayamae says:

        A couple of the BRF regular posters insist that Fergie isn’t nearly as bad as we think – that she’s a victim of the system, even the whipping boy. For instance, I posted a portion of an interview Fergie gave years ago to People. In the article, the controversy of Fergie leaving Beatrice (who was six weeks old) for six weeks was mentioned, with Fergie defending her choice. A poster here told me with absolute certainty that she knew this was a straight out lie, and Fergie did not leave Beatrice for more than a couple of days. If this is true, which I find hard to believe, there was an absolute smear campaign against Fergie – even while pregnant with Eugenie.

        While I think it’s quite charming that Anne is Phillip’s favorite, I wonder what he’d think of her if she was less of a tomboy, and shared fewer of his interests. I guess that would make Zara his favorite grandchild, as she seems so like her mother.

        I wonder who Phillip likes better – Charles or Edward. I get the impression that Phillip has always despised Charles as weak and whiny. But didn’t Edward drop out of his obligation to Marines training because he couldn’t handle it? Charles may be whiny, but he seems to fulfill his obligations. It seems like Edward found his stride and is hard working now.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Mayamae & others,

        I absolutely agree that Sarah has been used as a part of a smear campaign as I think Cressida will as well if she marries Harry.

        The press AND the palace often have a mutually agreed upon whipping boy and Sarah was long it. This idea that both Chelsy (while dating Harry) and Cressida (currently dating Harry) are somehow ‘unsuitable for Harry’ for reason X, plus a lot of other ‘red flag’ words worries me. It’s equally worrisome how many people buy into the crap the press feeds us is scary. Even in the ridiculous engagement articles they are laying the groundwork for a smear campaign.

        As for Andrew, the VF article shows a person that ain’t a saint. Sarah can’t be all bad as her daughters adore her (children don’t automatically want to copy their parents).

        http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/08/prince-andrew-201108

    • Liberty says:

      I agree. I was about to ask, “Since when did Mrs Muchtobank become a friend of Harry’s?” If she could have her way, she’d have the peasants marching along the Thames with torches crying out the present-day Cressida equivalent of “We want no Nan Bullen!”

      I swear I believe that team M are giving Pippa secret “better-than-Kate princess lessons” in the piano teacher’s cottage Bucklebury in hopes that she’ll get a last shot somehow at the ginger angel.

      • bluhare says:

        Ginger angel!! ;)

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Nah. Pippa and Harry have been casually acquainted for many years now and they are neither the other one’s type by a longshot. The media started the Harry/Pippa stuff during WillKat wedding week after media got shots of Harry sneaking a pic of Pipa’s cakes in that bridesnaid’s dress. pippa likes the suave, cosmopolitan type and Harry likes them spontaneous and low maintenance.

      • Liberty says:

        I agree with you, Dame, it’ll never happen. But I can still see a bulldozing Mrs. M., with one impossible victory under her belt, still scratching for a lucky double.

    • Alykat says:

      Ding! Ding! Ding! That bell rings suspiciously like a Mama Middleton media sucker-punch. Perfect timing too…. with Kate literally on the other side of the world right now. Really wouldn’t put it past her to pull something like this. Nobody puts baby in the corner. :p

  4. T.C. says:

    She’s only 25 years old. The jeggings, sneakers and Tunes are normal. Seems like a normal young person just living her life with no fuss.
    Waity on the other hand is 31 years old wearing jeggings and casual shoes on official BRF business. That’s more inappropriate.

    • Bwarf says:

      That’s not really comparable. Kate doesn’t wear jeggings that look like leggings, they are better quality that look like regular jeans- better fabric, last longer, look better and are more comfortable than denim. People should get over the jeggings. Plenty of people over 25 wear jeggings and still look good and age appropriate.

  5. blue marie says:

    I saw these photos yesterday and she does not look to happy to have her picture taken.
    I take “free spirit” as meaning she doesn’t want to be tied down, which I think she is openly showing.

    • Tapioca says:

      “Free spirit” is code for “they’re worried she’s going to end up on the front page of the Sun having her toes sucked by a Texan businessman”.

      Her Madge can’t risk another Fergie!

    • Liberty says:

      She seems to just be a girl her age living her life in London.

      In this case and era, I keep wondering if “free spirit” means “may not allow us to remove her personality and preferences by any means necessary.”

      • Santolina says:

        Really? She’s 25, not a teenager. When I was that age, I’d been a working professional for three years. Maybe she’s lagging a little behind in the maturity department.

      • LAK says:

        As Tapioca has stated above, free spirit = Fergie.

    • fairy godmother says:

      Do you not think it is odd that only one photographer has taken these photos at this specific place- in the day time during normal “work hours”? LOL! Hard working is more like hardly working.

      Follow the credits of the photos and often I discover links/leaks to PR people.

      She loves the attention from the media- this is her public b!tch face when playing drama queen for Harry as in poor little me- protect me. Any other time she is with other people and at public events or private occasions like clubs,etc. she is only too happy to smile and laugh and pose.

      I get the impression “free-spirit” in relation to her is a woman playing lost little girl who has little clue to who she is only what she and her mummy want. She is the current freebie fergie 2.0!

  6. Kaylen says:

    I like her, and I think she’s so pretty. I feel sorry for Harry. I think she’s exactly the type he wants, but the type he wants is not going to come with the easiest time. A hippy with a level head, just enough wild to entertain him and just enough strict to keep him out of serious trouble- Cressida. He’s not going to have an easy go of it, I don’t think anyone he clicks with will be Family material.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Just speaking in generalities it must really suck when the type of person you’re into just doesn’t fit in with your family’s established dynamic – royal or not.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Which is precisely why he needs to move to another country and just leave that life. I wouldfake my own death if I had to.

    • Tatjana says:

      Well, great privilege comes with responsibilities.
      And she is so very plain. Even plainer than Diana.

      • Eleanor Zissou says:

        So very plain.

      • bluhare says:

        The photos are not very flattering, but I don’t think she’s exactly “plain”. I think she’s got one of those faces that can look gorgeous in one second, and not so gorgeous in another.

      • Tatjana says:

        Nope, I’ve seen a ton of pictures and she’s very plain. To me. I’ve never seen a picture and thought she’s pretty. She has nice eyes, I’ll give her that.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        I go back and forth but I think I’m with Blu on this one. She has a Seventeen magazine freshness that I like. She looks like she just did a neutrogena commercial.

      • Suze says:

        I don’t find her plain at all. But she doesn’t make an effort to pretty up so you’re seeing the essential Watercress right there.

        I think with a haircut, princess clothes and makeup, she’d look a lot different.

      • Tatjana says:

        Her facial features are not appealing to me. No makeup or haircuts ( and she really needs one) could change that.

      • CynicalCeleste says:

        I can see how some might think of her as “plain”, but I view the “plainness” as classically pretty features and unadorned beauty.

        That being said, the red nail varnish is throwing me off… Seems so anti-boho and contrary to her down-low look. Is she being ironic? maybe this is the key to her style, adding a touch that seems wrong to avoid cliche. If that’s the case, I like it.

      • FLORC says:

        I get the same thoughts Dame and also go back and forth with Bluhare about Cressida.
        I think you nailed it. Clear skin commericial. Like lots of things. I will like Cressida until she gives me a big reason(s) not to. Each person comes with different grids. No 2 people can be judged the same way.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        I think a less defined look serves as a blank palette that can adapt to any engagement/outfit/setting. This is why most models look tragically plain off the catwalk.

    • AC says:

      Bingo! Plus one. I hope it works out for them, it’s ain’t gunna be the easy road though, you are right.

  7. Illyra says:

    Every time I see her I automatically think of Avril Lavigne.

    • HH says:

      Oh good call!

      Although I’ve always found Avril to be one of the biggest posers. She gets under my skin.

    • Dani says:

      OMG yes!! I’ve been trying to figure out who she resembles! The stringy hair and sour face is so Avril.

  8. lauren says:

    I think it´s more code for “she comes from old money and her family is very well connected, so she doesn´t need to climb the social ladder and rather wants to live her privileged life in privacy so nobody judges how much she partys, shops or works”

    • T.C. says:

      +1

      She would be better off marrying a billionaire business man and keeping a semi-private life.

    • Talie says:

      That would make sense if her family and whatever flack they have didn’t keep planting stories about how she’s “thisclose to an engagement.”

      • Liberty says:

        UNLESS you are still a Mrs Muchtobank on the party line, dropping those stories to get Harry mad at the supposed source, who is actually saying nothing.

    • Suze says:

      Yep. She doesn’t really need the grief that comes with public life.

      We’ll see if she chooses to take it on. I wouldn’t, in her shoes.

      • bluhare says:

        I’m picturing myself a smidge younger and dating Harry. I’ve got to say that even I, with my undying devotion to him, would have some trouble with the royal protocol thing. Not the engagements and the work life, but actually living as one. I think Harry and William are probably much more casual but when you remember back to how Charles made all his girlfriends call him Sir all the time, and I mean all the time, it must be pretty stifling when doors are closed. And I’d probably screw some minor protocol thing up all the time. It would get very tiresome, I think.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Though she is dedicated, do you think this is why Camilla…um…drinks?

  9. Melly says:

    I hope that your conspiracy theory is true!

  10. LadySlippers says:

    This is another article full of contradictions. The press needs to just stop with this marriage conjecture.

    I’m guessing they will break up within a year — now possibly less and she was not playing any games with Harry. They just prob want different things.

    • FLORC says:

      Oh LadySlippers!
      I want to see Harry get married!
      For the longest time the dating was denied by the press. They’re playing this all very well imo. Nothing seems to have changed. Yes the press is making up the majority of these stories, but I think they’re last.

      • bluhare says:

        I want him to be happy, and get married too FLORC.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Can you imagine the creative, philanthropic public goodwill storm Harry would be capable of once he was happily married and starting a family? I want this for him too.

    • T.C. says:

      I think they are going to make it. They seem serious and she has changed her career plans around for him. Leaving dancing plus getting access to come and go from the palace was a big tip off that it’s a go with these two.

    • LadySlippers says:

      OMG you all! I’m SO not saying I don’t want to see him happy and married. Not at all!!!

      I’m just saying the press is behind the frenzy of the ‘marriage rumours’ and this isn’t a push from the palace. I meant nothing beyond that.

      I absolutely think he (and everyone else) deserves to have a healthy and happy family (Harry with his own babies? Squee!) But I also think it should be done for the right reasons and not all the wrong ones.

      • FLORC says:

        LS
        Your 1st line gave me a giggle.
        I wasn’t “How dare you deny happiness to Harry!”
        More “They would make a lovely couple and to see Harry with a child and affectionate glances to his wife would be darling!” Don’t rain on my fantasy based parade with your logic!

        Harry has a tough road ahead of him. As the spare and as the harder working of the 2 brothers. His wife would have it equally as hard if not worse imo. Much like Fergie and Diana (not that fergie made it easy for herself).
        Harry might not be able to be with his best match. She might be scared off of socially unacceptable, or not within his circle. It’s awful to think, but he’d have to make due with what he has. Hopefully she’s his love and vice versa, but they might have to make due with what they have.

  11. HH says:

    Stories such as this are the only advantage I can think of in terms of royalty marrying royalty. You never have to worry about if someone is up for the job or prepared for the lifestyle. They already live it. I don’t know if there is any truth to the story, but those are my thoughts. Also, if this doesn’t work out, Harry should just have the palace pick out his ladies. These free-spirited models, dancers, and blondes are not working out for him. Better yet, come dip your feet into this chocolate swirl. ;)

  12. Mia 4S says:

    Why the rush to marry off Harry? There is already an heir to the throne, presumably Will and Waity will have another (their kid is the only interest thing about them at this point, why not two!). Take your time Harry and enjoy the (relative) freedom of being second born.

    • LadySlippers says:

      The *press* wants a marriage, not the palace. They are okay with him (or anyone) being single. But the press sees money to be had off the stories.

      • Dani says:

        I think Charles wants a marriage. Harry’s been all over the place (good and bad) the last year or two, and to see him settle down I think would bring a sense of relief for the palace.

      • bluhare says:

        Some of us would like to see him happy and married too, LS.

    • Liberty says:

      I am kind of liking this single Harry, going about the world doing his bit. Give him time to do this and find the sort of wife who will want to do this sort of work with him.

  13. Rockymtnprincess says:

    That is what she wears to her professional job? When I was in the corporate grind even the mail room people even had to wear casual business wear. She looks like she should be something closer to a bike messenger. I would take sausage curls over a tangled mess any day.

    +1 to the avril lavigne comment above!

  14. aquarius64 says:

    I thought people were pushing this marriage to hard. “Hessy” have been together for about two years, yet people are pushing this woman down Westminster’s and/or St. Paul’s aisle with a fierceness. Harry may not be ready for it either. With George’s birth the succession to the British throne is secured (the law was changed for the succession to go to the first born of the sovereign). Harry’s number 4, and will be knocked back further if William and Kate have more children if that’s right. I don’t see the need for the push.

  15. Wren33 says:

    I don’t think she would enjoy the public life. Obviously not knowing her at all, but judging from the fact that she doesn’t seem to enjoy being photographed or have a lot of camera-ready charisma. Comparing here to Chelsea Davy, who I wouldn’t call beautiful but had a ton of charisma and a smile for the cameras. I don’t know anyone who would enjoy the constant scrutiny and criticism that Kate gets, but some might be more fit for it than others.

    • Melly says:

      I will always miss Chelsea Davy

      • fairy godmother says:

        FLORC- I am glad to read someone else is compelled to be careful as to which charities one’s money goes to. I too felt quite betrayed by the misuse of funds at Susan G. I equally find it appalling the extravagant misuse of funds for Harry’s charity. Salaries were outrageous not to mention the perks of paying for staff’s children to attend the best schools. It did not disclose this information because if it had any person with a pea of common sense would have concluded their money would not benefit those in need- only benefit those who are greedy. It is sad to note something that is meant for good will for those less fortunate is really a ploy for those who want recognition and money for their own wants. So rant or no rant- it is the truth. This is why I am very cautious and will not make any donations associated with hypocrits.
        This leads me back to the tusk licker. Real tusk or not- it is the damning image of mocking innocent animals for others thoughtless kicks. I believe it was real. Anything Sam Branson says holds little sway imo. He is just another blow hard who professes to want good and claims to care about the planet yet jet sets around the world for his own pleasure leaving a footprint of waste and damage along the way. I do hold respect for Holly. She really tries to make an effort without the b.s.
        PLEASEICU- I too like Chelsy and admire how she has grown as a person and what she has accomplished so far. She is making it on her own terms which is why I was willing to make a significant contribution to one organization this year. However, I am holding back because it is newly founded and I am being careful this time around with who is associated with it.
        I believe she truly loved Harry as a person. Whereas, all I can see is Watercress loving the perks, money, fame, and title and NOT the person. I hardly doubt Watercress could marry into any other royal family. Her mother MG is bolder than Ma Middleton as far as social climbing goes. They are on the out skirts of the social scene clawing to be the center is my understanding- look how hard they have campaigned thus far. It does not make them bad people merely manipulative and contrived.
        I think with the Duchess of Northumberland sponsoring this charity event will lend respectable credibility- so we should have news on how this event will go.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Fairy godmummy
        I confess to knowing very little about all this but I find your tenacious scrutiny of those at the helm of philanthropy to be quite admirable. Hats off to you.

        You should consider starting a blog that gives potential donors a thorough breakdown of those who run/sponsor certain charitable organizations and foundations. Help keep those guys transparent.

      • fairy godmother says:

        Thank you Dame Snarkweek!

        Sadly I have become quite disillusioned to charitable causes as a result of the greed behind the curtain so to speak of many of these so called legit organizations. I find it beyond depressing. The list would be much shorter to those organizations that are credible imo or at least have a reasonable low overhead. All organizations are susceptible to corruption. I even tend to be reserved with my own church although I do contribute regularly to Gabriel Project and support/volunteer The Free Store for many years.
        I will say I can not donate to Red Cross, United Cerebral Palsy, and several of the publicized groups that claim to want to improve the lives of children. There are very few groups that I find trust worthy- Heifer is an exemplary organization. It offers not only help to survive, but also a means to become self sufficient.
        I worked in refugee camps and saw that food was not necessarily scarce, but more about control and certain groups that would take over and limit/keep food deliveries. I saw first hand the same things go on across the world- the last I did was Haiti. I can finally admit I can not make a difference in the world- only that I am one person and must do of my own accord in my small corner of the world. My parents taught me many things, but one is to commit to my community and pray others will do the same.

    • pleaseicu says:

      Chelsy did have charisma but she hated the press attention too. She was treated horribly by the press from day one, they went after her family hardcore, she was allegedly physically pushed around by the paps, there are pics of her looking distraught and covering her face when the paps are in her face.

      I think she, possibly like Cressida, is one of the rare ones who loved Harry deeply but had trouble loving the stuff that comes with loving and living a life with Prince Harry. Plus, she, possibly like Cressida, wanted other things from life beyond being a royal and that’s not allowed with the current construct of the British RF. She could likely marry into any European royal family and be able to work for years/part-time but for whatever reason, the British RF and a private career don’t really mesh well.

      From a gossip angle, I really hope the press covers Chelsy’s upcoming charity event that Chelsy, Melissa Percy, Tom Von Straubanzee and Chelsy’s brother started and have been planning for The Charge. The event is being sponsored by Jecca Craig’s family, Princess Eugenie is formally involved as well, Cressida’s brother Jacobi has a role in it and is super close friends with Chelsy, and both Harry and William were/are supposed to attend. Royal gossip gold mine IMO.

      • fairy godmother says:

        I thought it was Beatrice who was going to be helping-??

        Why would any one making a serious effort for such a worthy cause want someone that made a mockery of it or in relation to such person? Meaning the tusk licker and her complacent and passive bf?

        I always give to this cause providing the money is not wasted on over head costs, staff, expenses. Now I will wait to see who attends before I make an annual donation. I can not abide hypocrisy.

      • pleaseicu says:

        It could’ve changed but the save the date for the event states Princess Eugenie of York is part of the Host Committee. I think Eugenie is the York princess who maintained a close friendship with Chelsy post-Harry, moreso than Princess Beatrice. There are social media pics floating around of Princess Eugenie and her boyfriend hanging out on holiday or at friends’ homes with Chelsy and Melissa Percy/Tom V-S multiple times post-Harry.

        I think William and Harry were announced to attend the event before the Spain hunting debacle and the tusk licking pic went viral. I doubt it’s easy to uninvite royalty to an event like this where the more good PR they get the more it could help raise awareness/donations to their cause.

      • FLORC says:

        Chelsy is glorified as a memory and after thought. Where were all these people who are fans of her when she was being called a party girl that is always hung over?

        Fairy G
        Glad you also have strict criteria for what charities you donate to. I was livid to find 1 I always donated to gave 60% to a Board with CEO taking a huge salary and a large amount going to solicitation firms.
        I don’t mess around with Charities of any sort. Susan G Is among the absolute worse. Shame on them sueing other charities.
        Sorry for the rant. I get really passionate about Charity work.

        And was the tusk real? Taken at an earlier date? No answer yet. If she took that picture in spite of the Tusk issues She’s awful. If she took it years or months earlier to be silly and it’s not even a tusk I won’t hate. It was done out of being young. Not malic.

      • pleaseicu says:

        FLORC –

        After it started to blow up, Sam Branson spoke about the picture and tried to defend Cressida. IIRC he said the tusk wasn’t real and she loved animals, not that it was taken months/years before and/or was posted months/years before and only now dug up.

        So, hopefully he was telling the truth and the tusk was fake and it was a learning experience for Cressida that *nothing* is ever private on the internet, even if you set something to “private.” The timeline as for when she took it and when it was posted is still unknown though.

      • AC says:

        Yowsa… Gold indeed! Pleaseicu you seem to know lots of good stuff! Do you have links you would recommend? I’m have a renascence of royal interest so I’m not totally in tune to the best British royal/society websites…
        Sidebar… Can you imagine if there had been social media and the WWW when Diana and Fergie were on the loose? Sweet Jesus that would have been a mess. Lol

  16. Dame Snarkweek says:

    Doubt this story is even remotely true but it is interesting to think which camp planted the story and why.
    If these two are having a chat and a giggle and no engagement is in the works maybe Cressy’s people want the break up to look like it was her idea. And if there is a breakup Harry’s people would want it to look like he instigated it and was not strung along by the hesitant hippie.

    Either way it seems like these more recent stories are some sort of test pieces to soften the blow of a parting of the ways. Trouble in paradise?

    • Bridget says:

      I tend to interpret these dueling viewpoints as Harry and Cressida’s respective camps playing a bit of a chess match. I’m in no way trying to imply that either is actually ringing up the Daily Mail, but I do think those surrounding them have a narrative and an image that they want to project. After all, Cressida is a rich person ‘free spirit’. It means she wants to jaunt off to Burning Man and have flowers in her hair instead of fancy jewelry when she dresses up for a society wedding.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Very plausible, Bridget. Image is impirtant for both sides, imo.

      • Bridget says:

        I also find the whole projection of Cressida as this artsy-fartsy dancer who’s too bohemian for social gamesmanship to be intersting. 1) because her family has never really been above it, and 2) girl’s a dancer. Those women are hard-core social gamers. Some of them will cut a bitch to get ahead! For Cressida to survive in that world, and in her aristo circles, she’s gotta have a thick skin and at least know how the game is played.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Another commentor said that Cressy’s family and siblings are viewed in London the way we view the Hiltons in the US. If so your observations are worth keeping in the back of my mind.

      • boredsuburbanhousewife says:

        Cressida’s Mother Lady Mary-Gaye is quite the party girl. She was an “it” girl debutante in the 60s who caused mild scandals when she posed nude for a photograph in a book called Birds of Britain. She’s had four failed marriages, spends all her time being a socialite and is known for her lavish parties at Ascot. Oh and five children by three different husbands. Her last ex husband commented a few years ago at a party that ” as most of you know, MG is a difficult woman to be married to”. Everyone nodded. However she is the daughter of an earl and very rich and well connected so no one shades her like they would a poor woman living in a council house with a similar story. As for Carole Middleton–she would think she had died and gone to heaven to be able to hobnob with MG as extended family. There is a picture of the two of them greeting each other at Ascot–Carole looks so starstruck she is literally bending her knee and bowing her head as if to kiss MG’s ring.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m always a bit skeptical about the money part – considering that any discussion of money would be considered gauche by anyone in MC’s social station, we don’t always know who is wealthy and titled, and who’s just plain titled. I’ve wondered if the Curzon/Calthorpe/Bonas/whatever family actually has as much money as people tend to assume (which would actually make the Hiltons an apt comparison, since they didn’t exactly inherit major Hilton money). I know MC married verywell, but she also may not have divorced quite as well.

        Anyhoo, there’s no question that they’re immensely connected. And the whole family keeps a pretty high media profile – I simply don’t think its a coincidence. I think they have an image that they want Cressida to project, and they saw what success they had painting older sis Isabella as ”the one that didn’t want William, ooh!”. There is definitely an end game happening here, though it’s entirely possible that Cressida herself isn’t taking an active hand. Because lets get real: if this girl was really all that reluctant and press shy, her friends wouldn’t have set her up with Harry. Nor would she publicly attend an event with him. Its just plain common sense here.

        There is an image and a narrative being crafted here, and its at least being done well. It’s interesting to watch because it feels like Harry is actually playing on a level field here: Cressida isn’t a lamb being led to the slaughter of the press. In many, many ways, they’re equals. And the fact that she has people in her corner willing to play the game makes me think that she’s actually a great match for Harry.

    • DameEdna says:

      @.Dame Snarkweek….shrieking at “the hesitant hippie”.

  17. Teri says:

    “I don’t think it’s because there is anything wrong with the relationship or they don’t like her, but there is concern that she is too much of a free spirit to be happy in the royal family long-term. They worry that she wouldn’t be able to fully adapt to that lifestyle. They think she’s too carefree and would find it difficult to live by the protocol that comes with the job, which of course it is. It might be too much of a constraint for her. And that could cause problems for everyone.”

    It’s almost like Fergie and Andrew all over again. The Playboy Prince and the Free Spirit.

  18. Jess says:

    “Free-spirited” = “Her momma have 3 baby daddies”?

    • Suze says:

      LOL, well, yes, there it THAT…

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Jess
      Tooooo funny!

    • FLORC says:

      Is this a joke i’m not getting? Is that really something people count against others? You have half siblings so we will tease you about it…?

    • DameEdna says:

      Yeah, and if they weren’t aristos the Daily Mail would classify them as being part of “Broken Britain”.

      Double standards abound.

      • fairy godmother says:

        I think if one is unaware of a person’s finances that a woman who has been married four times with five children from varying husbands would be called ‘trailer trash or white trash”.
        I think that is the difference in this case. MG has a distant ancestor who was given a courtesy title and now regardless of how she behaves it absolves her of any critical opinions as if she is more worthy than those who are untitled.
        That burns my blood considering now people praise Kate for marrying into the royal family- and claim Watercress is an aristobrat worthy of praise for that reason alone.

  19. Talie says:

    It’s true what Lainey said yesterday, he needs to find a girl who wants to move up in this world. It’s a shame he doesn’t mix with more people outside of his class, but really, what opportunities does he have?

    • bluhare says:

      He’s got a lot. He’s in the military.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Yeah, I thought of that before too. The military is a wellspring of people from working class and middle class backgrounds. He is surrounded by these people; if not by women, then surely by dudes who have sisters and families that he could hang around with!

      • FLORC says:

        Lainey is just awful for accuracy as a whole.

        Harry mingles very well. Not only very close with many he’s served with, but makes a point to keep in touch with those he visits during events. He does this just to do so. He has so much of Diana’s charisma and how she connected with others.

  20. Cazzee says:

    Love. Her. Hair.

  21. OTHER RENEE says:

    Can you seriously see this girl at a ribbon cutting ceremony or laying a wreath and looking mournful over people she’s never met?

    • Suze says:

      Do you remember what Lady Diana Spencer looked like pre-marriage?

      You probably don’t actually. She looked like podgy, inept, shy schoolgirl who couldn’t string two sentences together or make a coherent public presentation to save her life.

      You don’t know what people can do until you throw them into it.

      That said, maybe Harry will move on. If they are at an impasse (and who knows, maybe they are, maybe they are not)), he should move on. He needs and wants to get married soon.

      • FLORC says:

        Diana was a true mess. And she took a bit to get her stride, but once she got it, Wow. Sink or swim is a great strategy imo. She’s a great example of such.

  22. Sharon Lea says:

    “Free Spirit” may be a jab at what the courtiers felt about Diana. She liked to do things with her sons etc, like stand in queues for McDonalds, wear her hair in a chignon at the opening of parliament, work out at a gym etc. And when she was unhappy, there were leaked stories. They could not ‘control’ Diana, and there may be fears that they would have similar issues with Cressie? I think we all agree that Cressie does not seem as pliable, or as eager to please as Kate.

  23. cody says:

    She is cute, but needs to trim the hair.

    • Suze says:

      She needs to lose five inches off of that hair.

      • bluhare says:

        I’ll take those five inches, and raise you another inch. (Why does this sound vaguely dirty?)

      • FLORC says:

        She could be growing it to donate. I’m 4 inches away from my 14 and am so tired of everyone telling me I need to cut my hair.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        FLORC
        That’s so awesome! Do you have to avoid color or treatments for your hair to qualify?

    • Juliette says:

      Her hair is awesome. And at least its real.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Meow. Not nice :(

      • wow says:

        Except, we have no idea that her hair is all real. Could very well be extensions. ;)

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        True. I am uncomfortable snarking about someone using hair extensions/weaves/wiglets etc. some people use it as a fun, creative way to experinent or play with different looks/styles. Others use it to achieve their own personal interpretation of beauty. Still others, sadly, feel inadequate about their looks and terribly inadequate/less than without things like hair extensions etc. there is nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best.
        I remember in college there was a particular girl who was drop dead movie star gorgeous. When it became obvious that her silky, flowing tresses were the result of an expertly done extensions a lot of the girls madey fun of her for a long time afterwards. It nade no sense to me whatsoever at the time. I guess it still doesn’t.

      • bluhare says:

        Snarking about extensions (the existence of which has been denied) is not mean. It’s fun. Which is why we have the Wiglet Wagon.

  24. Juliette says:

    I think everyone is temporarily brainwashed because William and Kate have paraded George around, played with puppies, and acted fun and down-to-earth for one week. Its amazing how quickly most people forget that Kate is incredibly lazy and has done nothing but vacation for most of the year, and spends more on one dress than she pays her hard working nanny in salary. How quickly its forgotten that William is taking a second year of fiddling his fingers and shooting parties to avoid any true work obligations, all while they both spend millions of taxpayer dollars on their homes, security, and lifestyle.

    Whilst everyone is temporarily suffering this tragic memory loss, they are quite in love with the Cambridges, and everyone else in the royal family circle can piss off. Cressida is just collateral damage. Who needs Cressida when Kate is actually doing something? Wait a month, Kate will disappear to Mustique, or the Maldives, or France, or Fiji, and everyone will be smitten with Cressida again.

    Not that anyone knows Cressida to really form an opinion on her either way. Cressida’s popularity comes from the fact she’s associated with the more beloved Prince, the naughty ginger one with the big heart of gold. Prince Harry isn’t for show, he’s not out to pose hard for one week, then vacation and do nothing but shop for the rest of the year. Instead, Harry shows himself to be committed, driven, and hard-working when his passions are stirred by taking on significant roles in charitable organizations and their events. Its really difficult to dislike Harry, or to dislike a woman who loves him. Meanwhile, while Kate’s stuck with dithering, bald and bland William, the “big catch” that turned out to be a complete turd.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Haven’t forgotten the fact the Lambridges are lazy. Not at all. In fact, they are still somewhat lazy. They’ve “worked” on this tour, but when taken as a whole, this tour leans more toward vacation/tourist stuff than strengthening the bonds of business/government/goodwill with the Commonwealth.

      I’m surprised it’s taken this long for a Cressida/Harry story to come out. It’s been a long 2 weeks. Since I’ve never bought into the engagement BS, I find this story to be laughable. She’s not the perfect choice? Bwah! Neither was Chelsea according the media. Harry will do what Harry wants. Will it be with Cressida? Doubt it.

      • Juliette says:

        Glad to see I’m not alone in my unapologetic opinion of the Lambridges* (TM Original Mia). I just don’t think one week of plush accommodations and fun tourist activities is work. It looks like entertainment, and I think its disgraceful they consider this such hard work they needed a private vacation beforehand, built-in vacations during, and will absolutely require a post-tour vacation. LAME!

  25. Bridget says:

    I think Cressida is a great match for Harry. Its a notoriously difficult job with an awful lot of scrutiny that comes with it, but Cressida has major connections that will help protect her in the press and that would provide an excellent counterbalance to make sure she didn’t get steamrolled by The Firm. She has powerful people in her corner.

  26. DanaG says:

    Let’s remember Sarah was a ‘free spirit” and I don’t see Cressy wanting to spend her life doing charity work and actually having to do some real work. She doesn’t seem to do anything and does she really have a job? She studied dance so what is she actually able to do? I think she is too young not just age wise but mentally she comes across as way too young to settle down and take up such responsibilities. Let’s not forget Harry went to Vegas and partied with lot’s of other girls and that was in the early months of their relationship. He needs to wait for someone and preferably not linked to the York sisters. They are too much like their parents they want everything and do very little for it.
    I would love someone to look into the relationships of Charles, Andrew and Edward. Charles seems bitter about his upbringing and Andrew is probably going to get shut out of Royal Duties when his mother passes on. Which is a good thing he is an idiot and shady as his ex wife. He won’t starve.

  27. JustGuest says:

    Cressida Bonas was born on 18th February 1989 to Jeffrey Bonas and Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon. Miss Bonas, 24, is descended from King Charles II and is the granddaughter of the 6th Earl Howe. According to our calculations, she is Prince Harry’s 9th cousin through King Charles II.

    She is Prince Harry’s cousin!

    • DameEdna says:

      Half the aristos in England are descendents of Charles II and his many concubines.

      He wasn’t called the “Merry Monarch” on account of his hearty laugh.

  28. Emily C. says:

    She’s only 25.

    “Free spirit” probably means “has a personality” and “wants a life beyond a man.” They want Katebot 2.0. You could not pay me enough to marry into that family, and I’m broke. Cressida’s rich, what can life as a princess offer her? Have her every move scrutinized, be slut-shamed for things like being topless on a private beach with her husband, give up any hopes and dreams she had for her life, have everything she wears criticized even more than it is now, be insulted by random people for not being some nebulous quality of perfectly gorgeous, and have Will as a brother-in-law.

    Harry’s problem is that he wants a woman who wants him for himself, a woman who is interesting and fun and has a life of her own, but no woman like that is going to be okay with the personality lobotomy expected of a woman in the royal family. In other words, his problem is that he’s a decent human being. Frankly the only way I can see him having a happy marriage is if he gives up being a prince.