Prince Harry actually hasn’t had that many “official” girlfriends. And of the small assortment, I’ve always believed that Chelsy Davy was The One. She was The One in the sense that he couldn’t give her up for the longest time, that they did the break-up and make-up cycle a dozen times, that they were a beautiful mess together and he probably still has feelings for her.
I would not put Cressida Bonas in the same category at all, although it does seem like Harry and Cressida are still linked somehow, and it’s not just a press thing. He recently attended Cressida’s play, they’ve been seen together post-breakup, and it feels like there’s some unfinished business there. So now that Harry is putting an end to his military career, and will presumably have more time to focus on hunting for a wife, will Cressida be at the top of his list? Royal insiders tells Star Magazine that it’s a remote possibility. Maybe.
A royal insider tells Star: “Cressida has always been the one woman who Harry could never get out of his mind. She has a lot of pull over him, it’s why they’re always breaking up and getting back together.”
Having recently announced that he’ll be leaving the military in June, speculation is rife that Harry may be trying to get back together with Cressida. But sources close to her say that, this time, she’ll only play if it’s for keeps.
“Cressida is adamant that if they’re going to give it another shot, Harry needs to be serious,” says a Bonas bestie. “She’s not an accessory to keep him company just because it’s hard for him to meet someone new. Unless there’s a proposal with a ring attached, then she’s simply not interested in wasting another year of her life.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Cressy’s been enjoying her post-breakup by working, or what passes for work for well-connected, aristocratic royal ex-girlfriends. She’s appeared on some magazines. She danced in a commercial for Mulberry. She acted in her first film and she’s done some plays. She would not have been able to do any of that if she was still dating Harry. But I could see Cressida playing the odds – should she be an “independent woman” and make her own money, or should she just marry a rich prince? I feel like Cressida has given Harry this ultimatum before, by the way, and the last time she threw it out there, it blew up in her face and Harry broke up with her. But maybe Harry is having second thoughts.
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