Cressida Bonas apparently had a heated exchange with Guy Pelly & his wife


Just my opinion: Prince Harry is done with Cressida Bonas but she’s not done with him. That’s what I have come to believe. I think Cressida did care for Harry and she had some somewhat legitimate concerns about becoming a royal bride. But I also think she played a lot of games and she was somewhat immature about the whole relationship. I just read something in the American tabloids that basically said that everything Cressida has done post-split, from signing on to do a play and a movie, pretty much guarantees that she will never get back with Harry, because royal brides cannot be actresses and such. But Cressy still feels all the feels, apparently.

When Cressida Bonas split up with Prince Harry last month, she missed the wedding of Royal favourite Guy Pelly and American heiress Lizzy Wilson in Memphis. Now I can reveal that the relationship between Cressie, 25, Guy and his new bride remains frosty.

I spied Cressie in a heated exchange with socialite Lizzy, 31, at Justin Timberlake’s after-show party at Guy’s Chelsea club Tonteria. There was a lot of gesticulating when Guy arrived on the scene, which resulted in Harry’s ex walking off.

I gather that Cressie is still miffed at Guy for organising several ‘boys-only’ activities before the wedding that resulted in her feeling left out.

[From The Daily Mail]

I keep getting the feeling that Guy Pelly is William and Harry’s “bad” friend. He’s the friend who probably says stuff like “bros before hos” and “one more drink won’t kill you.” Reportedly, Guy disliked then-Kate Middleton back in 2005-06 as well, although he maybe came around on her in 2007, seeing as how Kate never had a problem with William’s partying. So, yeah, I could see how Harry’s ex-girlfriend probably has some harsh feelings about Guy in general, given what we know about him. Still… yelling at Guy and his wife at a club? How gauche.



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  1. RedWeatherTiger says:

    To be fair, Guy does have doucheface.

    • Abbott says:

      He’s the poster boy for the doucheface affliction.

      • kri says:

        The first thing I thought was “he looks like such an asshole”. Where is Brandi Glanville, cause this is who she needs to be calling names. The doucherie is emanating from my monitor.

    • Brin says:

      Yeah, maybe we should feel sorry for Lizzy.

    • Dani says:

      Came here to say that. He would fit in perfectly in some frat at a state school.

    • Juliette says:

      They are a very unattractive couple. Neither would win any beauty pageants.

      • GreenQueen says:

        Are we entirely sure that’s his wife? She looks like she could be his mother…..or possibly his governess – looks like the kind of guy who still needs one

      • bluhare says:

        She’s his wife.

    • wow says:

      Okay, good, I see I am not the only one who feels this way about Guy.

    • Denise says:

      Haha! So true. This is why I’ve never envied money. She has a ton and has married a guy I couldn’t stand to ride a lift with.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        …and she has the fashion sense of a dusty dowager. She and Guy make a perfect couple: dowdy, boring wife looks the other way while douche-faced ever-boyish Chuckie-lookalike hubby does naughty deeds.

      • Liberty says:

        hahahah Denise and Lahdidahbaby!! 🙂

      • Olenna says:

        “Chuckie”, LOL! Spot on!

    • Miss Elliot says:

      “To be fair, Guy does have doucheface.”
      Please have some compassion. Guy suffers from Resting Doucheface (RD). It’s an incurable condition.

    • Baskingshark says:

      It goes deeper than the face. Check out the stories about the drink-driving.

  2. Lilyvanilli says:

    Body language of a thirteen year old. Sigh

    • NN says:

      Huh? :S

    • FLORC says:

      It’s a split second and the picture was likely chosen for that effect. So the viewer doesn’t have to think, but falls for the easiest visual to go with the feel of the article.

      Her arms look really toned there.

  3. eliza says:

    So what am I missing here? She was mad because she and Harry were broken up. She was not invited to the wedding and she’s mad because the groom had boys only activities during a wedding weekend she wasn’t even invited to??!!

    Sounds reasonable. Lol. *eye roll*.

    • Liberty says:

      I thought it was said that she threw her original fit when, after being asked to be Harry’s plus-one at the wedding, she got mad and backed out because she was shocked to learn that there would be a boys-only bachelor party night and she was upset by the idea of being seated at the head table with groomsman Harry where people would look at her.

      So yeah, drama queen and one apparently born under a rock if we are to believe she’s never heard of stag parties and being seated with the groomsman. Harry dodged a bullet.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Okay, so apparently there’s a story circulating to the effect of what you just said. Maybe she was genuinely freaked out by the idea of being stared at in a foreign country in the midst of what might have been a bit of a chaotic situation. I mean, we’re talking 1. bachelor party 2. Prince Strip Poker (his last stateside foray) and 3. some dude who owns clubs and is too poor to afford a chauffeur to save people’s lives behind the wheel of a car. She was put into a situation and therefore had to figure things out. Perhaps she thought she could handle all the crazy, and then realized she couldn’t. Ain’t nothin wrong with that.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        We Are All Made of Stars
        If we are to believe this reported version your excuse for Cressida is ridiculous. First of all America is technically a foreign country but c’mon. We’re not talking about cataclysmic shifts in clothing, language, religion, music or culture. And who would be mortified about dining at a head table at a wedding but has no problems auditioning for stage and screen roles? And let’s not forget the smoothie pap strolls while dating Harry. Cressie has been a photographed and talked about London socialite for several years. Unlike Diana, this one was not plucked off a rose bush in the countryside. I doubt she is truly freaked out by many things.

      • Liberty says:

        Dame, you said what I was about to say in response. Indeed, for all her Alice in Wonderland style, Cressida auditions, lives in the city, was on a tv show in Australia that some deemed a bit cheeky, dances in public, has been out and about with her media-savvy family, and has said yes fearlessly to a movie role. A wedding is a wedding. A bachelor’s boys night out is not unheard of. This is not some girl being hauled out of a French convent for the first time. I don’t think she is a bad person. I do think she is perhaps overly dramatic or jumpy, and not suited for a certain kind of public life. And you want to talk to someone about their drunk driving or DUI, you probably don’t do it in the middle of a party or a club in a gossipy city. You do it privately — especially if you are so media-shy.

      • Dane Snarkweek says:

        Exactly this. All of the desperate Cressie stories are laughable. She doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone and is more than likely a diva. I will say, however, that you only get a few real chances to live your best life and I commend her for shucking the prince and doing what was best for herself, tiara be damned. But at least all of the obvious growing up she has left to do will be done in a more forgiving, control-free environment.

      • Liberty says:

        Dame, you became a Dane!?? Congrats! 😉

        I agree….she has the time she needs now to grow up, be happy, find herself through her work (acting or dancing) and live a life that is right for her. Everyone should try to find and live their own best life.

      • bluhare says:

        Personally I think Harry dodged a missile, not a bullet.

    • L says:

      Giving her the benefit of the doubt, maybe it was because Pelly just got busted for DUI twice in the last 6 months, and she was giving him heck about that. Maybe he showed up wasted or something.

      Both of these people seem horrible.

  4. aquarius64 says:

    The more I read about Cressida, the more I feel that Harry dodged a bullet.

    • Suze says:

      LOL yes.

      She would have made a terrible royal wife. She needs to find a fellow drama queen/king and marry them.

    • Liberty says:

      whoops sorry — I didn’t read this before posting — I share your “Dodged a bullet” sentiment.

      • fairy godmother says:

        ITA!! He dodged more than one bullet in this case- add in all her family/friends into the equation.

        I think the word “needy” puts Watercress’ character into proper perspective.

    • FLORC says:

      You read this because she isn’t with him. It’s how this works. Swaying public opinion.
      The same could be said for cressida. Being the wife of a spare wouldn’t be easy at all.

      • Bridget says:

        We’re reading it because Cressida (or ‘her’ people) helped make her and Harry a story, and now their breakup is a story. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: that woman is not a lost lamb caught in the crosshairs of The Firm. She’s got connections of her own.

  5. Talie says:

    He looks like a cabbage patch doll.

  6. Kattttt says:

    Guy Pelly is absolutely the ‘bad friend’ – he was sent up to my University to get him away from Harry when he was caught smoking weed with him a few years back. He was what we would kindly refer to as a ‘wreck head’.

    • Liberty says:

      More on Guy here from the DM back when he was 19 — and first causing concern about his “influence” on Harry:

      And, more recently….2011…said he likes to hang w mum on the weekends:

      • Locke says:

        Now, from the Telegraph piece:

        “I’m quite a dog snob; we’ve a lurcher called Suki and two terriers and I’m always getting into trouble for telling the terriers to go away. I find them too licky and in your face and prefer to talk to Suki, who has such a dry sense of humour.”

        Is he saying his dog is sarcastic? Posh people are weird.

      • Talie says:

        OMG… that Telegraph article is beyoooooond. WTF?! I guess that gives some insight into how corny these dudes are.

    • LadySlippers says:



      My guess is they’ve (Cressida & Guy) have long standing issues that probably go beyond just Harry.

      Not sure anyone remembers but WAY back in the beginning of the relationship there were rumours that Cressida was trying to prune away all the bad influences like Guy from Harry. And judging from his recent behaviour, we can see why.

      I’m thinking Cressida dodged a bulletin here.

      • Liberty says:

        LadySlippers….I am going to respectfully, lightly, disagree. Harry is a grown man and public figure. How is it her job to “prune away” his relationships, good or bad? Guys his age in London and NYC and elsewhere do party with their friends, and then most begin to grow out of it a bit. In any case, it’s his relationship with Guy’s, since school days, not hers.

        Also, she accepted the plus-one role to Guy’s wedding knowing who he was, and then backed out at the last minute. She could have declined upfront if her feelings were that strong. Again, it was a wedding, and Harry was a groomsman, an established role that weekend. Not the place or time to stamp her foot about the friendship, in my opinion.

      • LadySlippers says:

        •Madame Liberté•

        Harry is a grown man, no arguments there. But he still does a lot of stupid things that one would think he’d grown out of too. AND pays the price public opinion wise.

        Kate, for all her faults, apparently was very concerned that Guy was a bad influence too. And William (apparently) learned to moderate his fun with Guy. That’s how I see what Cressida was doing. And while they were serious (post-Afghanistan til April) Harry had zero public drunkeness issues during those 16-ish months. Before and after we get reports of binge-drinking and passing out in places other than his sleeping quarters. So Harry, despite his age, hasn’t learned that moderation technique (btw binge drinking is super duper common in the military too. I’ve seen more than my fair share of it and even helped more than one sailor sober up — whether temporarily or more permanently).

        My guess is there is more going on than meets the eye. This was not just an isolated incident and has many more layers to it than what we are privy to and that’s my main point. Life ain’t as black and white as the DM paints it.

        Make more sense now dearest Liberté? 😊

      • danila says:

        LadySlippers … i disagree
        because… Cressida continues friend Arthur Landon (holidays/party)
        and Alex (rugby)… both ”in Vegas with Harry”.
        She ” discussed ” with Lizzy, not Guy.

      • Liberty says:

        Honestly, my dear Dame, I think back to my life in Europe a few years ago. Some of the students and young execs I happened to know were 25 to 30, hardworking, intelligent, sought-after by companies, going places. Some apparently from important families (no royals!). Smart, compassionate men.

        They also partied like beasts and drove their sports cars quite stupidly. At one two-week conference in northern Italy, I had a few knocking at my door at 2 a.m. looking for a place to stop or a remedy — no cars, just staggering. In the mornings, they delivered their papers flawlessly. By midnight, back to the nearly-naked ping pong. Next day, smoothly talking to a few CEOs, then touring some dignitaries w cash around the city. A few had had their military gap years.

        By age 32, most had stopped this partying and were hard at work in some very enviable roles in their industry… So, I am looking at this with a less startled eye. My take: some people don’t button up, marry and go dry in their 20s, yet they survive.

      • LadySlippers says:


        We honestly don’t know what the argument was about though. And we, including me, are 100% speculating.

        •Madame Liberté•

        I know more than one person that fits that description too. *chuckles* Some make it: some do not.

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      @Liberty- I read the Telegraph piece. Is this fellow for real? It read like a less likeable version of Bertie Wooster. I kept expecting him to mention Aunt Agatha.

      • LAK says:

        *whispers* i adore P G wodehouse and i’ve always thought Pelly is very Bertie-ish in a modern way.

        ps: facially, Pelly is straight from central casting of the upper class hurray Henry.

      • Liberty says:

        haha, LAK — I LOVE my P G Wodehouse too, so much.

        Bored — it’s real. I know, quite a tale, eh? Honestly I sometimes work with an Englishman who very much like this, so it kind of makes me squint and smile. Unless the guy I know is putting on a very good act for us, I can buy this Pelly story, too!

      • TG says:

        I read the Telegraph piece too and was laughing so hard mainly because I read your alls comments first. What kind of dog is a lurcher? It hat is why I love Brits so much the way they speak is so interesting and since I can’t understand it all it makes for good humorous British chic lit books. I found myself obsessed with learning about who Guy Pelly and his wife are during their wedding weekend because the phrase “Guy Pelly’s wedding” was mentioned about every 5 seconds. After learning about him I can’t figure out what he sees in Lizzie, unless it is her money and I can’t figure out what she sees in him, unless it is the same and she wants the aristocratic connection or something, I find they make an odd couple. I don’t know much about her though, so perhaps she is wild like him. I had assumed he had matured but from what I am hearing on here about recent DUI’s I am thinking not.

  7. The Original Mia says:

    Good grief! It’s over. Fighting with Pelly and his wife is not going to get her back in Harry’s bed. And to be honest, Harry isn’t some impressionable young man being unduly influenced by his friend. He’s a grown man who decided he didn’t want to date her anymore.

    • LadySlippers says:


      I think attributing this to Harry is rather short sited by the DM.

      Remember Cressida’s has run in their circles for ages. She probably has her own legit issues with Guy, as well as possibly armed with the Yorks’ and the rest of the BRF’s issues too.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      All indications are that Cressie did the dumping. She’s not angling to get back with Harry. Even leaks that Harry was desperate to change her mind seemed to be coming from his camp.

      • LadySlippers says:


        It’s interesting.

        The leaks we had during the relationship seemed to come mostly from her side. Post-break up the tables were turned and seemed to come predominately from his side.

        I find that very funny. Lol

      • Liberty says:

        —– interesting!

      • Dane Snarkweek says:


      • AM says:

        I’m in on this. I’d go so far as to say that the first quote we got about the breakup, the one about Cressida being too needy or whatnot, came from Harry’s friends and perhaps Guy himself. That could be what she was telling him off about, but is reported differently because again he is the one speaking to the press.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        That would make Pelly a real douche. Hmmm…checks out. I like this.

  8. Dany says:

    oh yes Guy Pelly… this guy has serious issuses. There are countless badass stories about him (drugs, accidents, questionable dealings and tantrum all the way).
    Who knows what really is true here. Sounds more like shading theex-girlfriend as drama queen. People like to forget that she runs in the aristo circles and knows the rules and people. And Guy is a questionable character.
    I wonder why the Princes are friends with him… “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are” comes to mind

    • LadySlippers says:


      Totally agree. Guy has been bad news for both boys for ages. I think DM wanted to shade her when and if they had the opportunity — and so they did.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      No love from the DM, for sure.

    • Liberty says:

      He owns clubs? They like clubs? He was the fun larky guy at school? In my group of university friends, we had the odd Pelly type too — there’s always one, eh?

      Maybe per this article he has little man syndrome, hence the acting out? I worked once on a speech with a small of stature company president who was a Napoleonic character come to life. I had to quell his urges to wave his arms and bring bourbon to the podium.

    • littlestar says:

      He sounds like a real loser, imo. The kind of “friend” who is jealous of his own friends and what they have, so he stirs up trouble to make himself feel better.

  9. wow says:

    Guy always looks like a major prick (to me) and his now wife seems like yet another spoiled snobby socialite. I’ve never liked him.

    Yeah, looks like Cressy and Harry are finito for good. But then again, I can remember thinking the same thing about Kate way back when. You never know with this group. I can’t picture Cressy as a Duchess. She looks so child like. As if she could be Williams and Harry’s little sister or something. I can picture Prince George trying to braid her hair on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as oppose to kissing Harry there in a balcony kiss.

    But, I’ve been wrong before. As we know, Harry is full of surprises.

  10. Dame Snarkweek says:

    Pelly is without a doubt a major douche but the reason we are all so aware of that fact is because the press wants us to overlook the fact that Pelly has taken the heat for a lot of Harry’s bs shenanigans. Charles was reportedly desperate to keep Pelly out of Harry’s life but I never really believed that fully. I believe Pelly has actually been rewarded for taking the heat and keeping his mouth shut.
    It irks me that when Harry does something boneheaded it is always someone else’s fault and if it is reported on then it is heir versys spare drama. Eyeroll. Personally, Harry doesn’t deserve credit for the awesome young man he is becoming unless we are honest about the fact that he used to be a douche in his own right. It makes his current admirable status more earned than bestowed, imo.

    • LadySlippers says:


      But has Guy really taken the heat for Harry?

      Harry, as the Spare, is rarely spared getting thrown under the bus so why would anyone in the press want another to take the blame when focusing in on Harry is more profitable?

      I think there’s something truly unique in Guy’s douche-ness…

    • Dane Snarkweek says:

      The heat was historical. Pelly was the media whipping boy after Harry was outed for drugs and alcohol at Highgrove. Pelly was painted as the devil incarnate leading poor Harry to hell. Pelly didn’t fight back and I think the relative calm and success that followed is the reward for him taking it on the chin. I don’t believe Charles or HM ever gave a damn enough to actually dislike Pelly – only ramped up ‘outrage’ because the optics were so terrible vis-a-vis Harry’s colossal fails.
      And yeah. Pelly is the worst lol.

    • LadySlippers says:


      I’m aware of the history but it’s wasn’t a sham. Guy is THE only friend that Charles wanted to ban — Camilla talked him out of it thinking it was just a phase the boys were going through (and it was too close of a scenerio to her own son’s issues). To me, that says A LOT, Charles often parented from a distance and rarely interfered, this was one of the few times he tried to be an active parent (only to be overruled by Camilla).

    • Dane Snarkweek says:

      When Harry’s drugging and drinking hit the fan Pelly was conveniently thrown under the bus. Charles never tried to put his foot down with Pelly.harry had a fully stocked bar and sound system in his own playroom/rec room at Highgrove. It earned the nickname Club H because of the boozy, party goings on there. How much could Charles have cared if he were paying for this right under his own roof?
      It wasn’t until the proverbial ish hit the fan (servants smelled marijuana and reported erratic behavior) did Charles do anything. And suddenly, conveniently, Pelly takes the heat. Even Willliam reportedly felt guilty because he wasn’t around much that year. Strange thing to say seeing as how William and Pelly are friends. Pelly wasn’t Harry’s problem, clearly. Harry was Harry’s problem.

    • LadySlippers says:


      Oh I don’t disagree that Harry can be his own worst enemy. But Harry and William have partied with quite a few people and only Guy Pelly was the one that Charles wanted to boot. I think Guy is a schmuck. Charles wanting to boot someone says volumes to me but we can agree to disagree.

  11. danila says:

    ”But I also think she played a lot of games and she was somewhat immature about the whole relationship.” 100% agree

  12. dilettante says:

    Guy Pelly has been considered a problem / bad influence for YEARS, especially when they were all younger. And Harry and William were perfectly happy to be influenced by him. Of the many stupid things Harry has done in the past, Guy Pelly was always somewhere around…guess they are all still tight regardless.

  13. Shopperetta says:

    deCressant is looking better than ever; she’s even smiling!

  14. Bridget says:

    Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually likes Guy Pelly, or if he just kissed up to the right people (William and Harry) while they were young and everyone just had to deal with him.

  15. d says:

    I recall in one of the British royal-watching magazines a few years back, an article described Pelly as one of Prince William’s louche friends (“disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way”) who was an undesirable influence on him, and that there was concern about who PW was hanging out with and the negative impression it could create. I can’t remember all the details, but Pelly definitely didn’t come off well in the article and there was hints that the Palace wasn’t entirely fond of him either. Maybe he’s settled down or been paid off, but i don’t think I’ll ever not think there’s something shady about him. I think also in that article there was discussion about how a lot of the upper crust (from which it was assumed PW would choose a wife) were in fact really mostly immoral/decrepit (too much partying, heavy drug use, poor work ethic, etc.), despite their so-called breeding. Anyway, I think none of them really come off well these days.

  16. P.J. says:

    “I gather that Cressie is still miffed at Guy for organising several ‘boys-only’ activities before the wedding that resulting in her feeling left out.”

    You know, because totally normal and balanced people not only feel that they deserve to have a say in the planning of activities and guest lists of their significant other’s FRIENDS WEDDINGS, but they also end relationships over not being invited to said friend’s men/women only bachelor/bachelorette parties(?!), and they especially hold grudges over not being invited to those festivities enough to publically confront the bride and/or groom in public months later post breakup!

    If all this is true-and I’m inclined to believe that Cressida has the emotional maturity of a 16 year old therefore it is-then J*SUS CHR*ST did Harry dodge a bullet with this one. Girlfriend sounds like she has serious problems in the way of entitlement and self-centered-ness. Maybe this is just thecresult of being a spoiled, lifelong blue blooded aristocrat whose “free-spirited” parents pretty much allowed you to raise yourself? Just a guess…

  17. Dalovelee says:

    It’s amazing how whenever one of the royals are done with their girlfriends or wives…there is a smear campaign that crops up to paint the females as unhappy for not going along with the game plan. It’s very sad that these girls whom the Queen doesn’t approve of get thrown under the bus by the media and regular folks eagerly criticize these young woman who only want to be loved and respected by these Princes. This girl Cressida is not immature she just saw how quickly she was being shut out since she didn’t play along as she was expected to. She’s lucky she got out. He will marry and he will have babies and he will cheat. Why because he has no chance in hell to ever become King but he is still a Prince.