Just as we thought the romance between Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas was heating up, an announcement on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 reports the couple has called it quits. In fact, the couple had become so close that Bonas had recently attended a Royal engagement with Prince Harry, who is fourth in line for the throne. This brought on hopes of a an announcement of an upcoming engagement.
Prince Harry and "Cressy," as she has been nicknamed have been dating since July of 2012. The breakup has conflicting reports with AFP reporting that Harry thought that Cressy was too needy and Yahoo reporting that the breakup was mutual and the two will remain good friends. Yahoo also reports that the breakup may be temporary in order to give Bonas time to think the whole Royal business and family through. Prince William and Kate had a similar breakup period while they were dating.
Prince Harry and Bonas was introduced by Harry's cousin, Princess Eugenia, who is also friends with Bonas. Bonas, who is only 25, is the daughter of Mary-Gaye Curzon, a successful model and Jeffrey Bonas, a marketing executive in London.
Bonas attended an official engagement with Prince Harry in March, something that is not usually done until the couple is properly engaged. Rumors have also been floating around that Duchess Kate has been prepping Bonas as to the Royal ways of life and what to expect in being in the public eye around the clock.
One of the reasons stated for the split from Bonas' point of view is that she would like to build up her professional career in marketing before marriage. Bonas graduated with a degree in dance, but appears to be following in her father's footsteps in marketing.