So much for Duchess Cressida. It seems Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have split up after nearly two years of dating.
There were reports that they broke up because Cressida was “too needy”, but the palace has been adamant in denying that; claiming Cressida is the opposite of needy. “Sources”—and by that I mean KP—insist the split was amicable and Cressida wants to focus on her career.
Another “source”, this time one close to Cress, said: “Cressie is only 25 and pretty young for her age at that. Prince Harry will be 30 this year and is at a different stage in his life. He is incredibly fond of Cressie and understands that she wants to do something with her life and with her career before she considers settling down.”
That source also said: “It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if they got back together in a few months time.”
If they are truly broken up, then that’s sad, but it’s also the right thing to do if they weren’t feeling it. However, is this a stunt to throw people off the trail so they can hang in private without having constant engagement rumors surrounding them? Will they get back together and announce an engagement by the end of the year? What does this mean for Cressida’s Ring campaign? Are they letting her save face by saying she’s not needy and the split was amicable because she wants to pursue her career? Or did she really do the dumping?
I have to say, if she broke up with him because she really does want to pursue a career, then that is so great for her. In fact, that would change my entire opinion of her.
Prince Harry spent the day hanging with some injured service people who will compete in the Invictus Games. Unfortunately that coverage was very much overshadowed by the spilt announcement. Cressida was spotted out in London getting a juice.
Harry will travel to Estonia and Italy from May 16th to May 19th. Here is Clarence House’s press release about the trip.