Who Is Cressida Bonas?By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - October 6, 2013
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have been dating for a while now and friends close to the couple say that they will likely be engaged and married in the near future. Prince Harry hasn’t popped the question, but in the past, Cressida has seemed nervous when asked about her future with the prince. At only 24 years old, Cressida has her whole life ahead of her and may not be ready for the publicity that comes with marrying a member of the royal family.
While Harry may feel like he knows Cressida well enough to marry her, she seems to be pretty discreet with her life. So who is Cressida Bonas?
Cressida herself come from an aristocratic family. Her mother is Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon, daughter of the 6th Earl Howe. Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon is a socialite and actress who was very popular in the 60’s. She is also the heir to the Curzon banking fortune. You would think that with Cressida’s upbringing, she would be used to the media publicity, but it seems like she prefers to keep her social life private.
Cressida is an alum of Leeds University and the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is also a professional model. Her older half-sister is a good friend of Prince William and rumor has it, she once had a crush on him. Cressida was introduced to Harry by Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenia, who also happens to be Cressida’s best friend. The couple confirmed that they were dating last spring and have been seen everywhere together. They are spending so much time together, that their close friends and family members think they are ready to take their relationship to the next level.
With so many people certain that the couple will marry soon, it seems like the pressure is on. Is Cressida ready to leave the single life behind and join Henry at Kensington Palace or would she rather wait a little longer and keep things as they are?
Cressie is going to marry Harry,’ one of the dance student’s friends told The Sunday Telegraph. ‘Harry never stops talking about marriage and children, and she has now got used to the idea.’
If this is true, it looks like the pressure is on Harry to pop the question.
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