Royal relationships have been subdued of late, as Prince William has taken a middle wage helicopter job while Kate Middleton has reportedly attended to a multi-million dollar renovation mission at Kensington Palace. Prince Harry on the other hand has been shrugging off his recent 2-year-breakup with the lovely Cressida Bonas by being a good Prince and dutifully attending to his Royal agenda all over the globe. After the 2014 World Cup, the most recent Prince Harry spotting was one that was made a Royal family affair, and included Prince Harry and the world's favorite Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton. This Royal family affair was an appearance at the Tour de France kickoff in West Tanfield, England this Saturday, July 5 according to US Weekly, and all parties looked as smashing as they always do.
US Weekly reports that Royal family members the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry this weekend on July 5 in West Tanfield to kick off the beginning of the infamous Tour de France. The 32-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was stunning as always in a darling Suzannah tea dress she paired with an emerald Allie coat. Kate Middleton's accessories included an Avona clutch and pumps by L.K. Bennett.
And while most of the world barely cares what Prince William and Prince Harry pull out of their closets on any given day, an exception was made by the young Prince's in this case. According to US Weekly Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge decided to pair up their ensembles and wore matching suits, with navy coats and navy pants by Burberry.
The Royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton with Prince Harry first arrived at Harewood House in West Tanfield for the ceremony. They began their Royal kickoff by first chatting it up with Tour de France officials. Following this the Royal family stood attention for both the British and France national anthems. To conclude their Royal appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge had the honour of cutting the ribbon, an act that marked the official beginning of the Tour de France.
Royal watchers hoping to catch a glimpse of the toddling third in line to the throne, Prince George would have been disappointed. Prince George was not in attendance for the affair. A Tour de France official however was certain to ensure that while perhaps gone this time, the third in line to the throne was most certainly not forgotten. The kind Tour de France officiant presented to the Duchess of Cambridge a mini yellow cycling jersey from the Tour de France that may have been tiny, but fit for the future King.
Prince Harry of course was all smiles for the event, but many are wondering if his mind was wandering elsewhere, after another recent Cressida Bonas spotting has made headlines.
Recently, not far from West Tanfield and over in the hills of Glastonbury, a certain former girlfriend of the ever so popular Prince Harry seems to be pulling a page right out of the book of the Duchess of Cambridge. That would be the page that Kate Middleton wrote during her breakup with her now husband, Prince William. Many Royal watchers know all too well just what Kate wrote on the post-breakup page for Royal couples.
It sounded a lot like, hike up the hemlines, deepen the necklines, and plop yourself front and center of a sexy celebrity, or the handy set of paparazzi that you now have at your disposal.
Cressida Bonas is metaphorically writing "check, and check" and appears to have done just that according to Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair is reporting that at the festival in Glastonbury last weekend Cressida was spotted having a grand time. On Day One Cressida appeared in what Vanity Fair reports as "wild and messy Glastonbury style" in dungarees and boots.
Vanity Fair is also reporting that Cressida was asking "Harry who?" when she was spotted the next day, with Daisy Duke style jean "hotpants" and a plunging tank as she chatted and laughed it up with "We're the Millers" star Will Poulter.
But was Harry really all that far off from Cressida's mind?
Or was Cressida Bonas thinking very much of her former knight in shining armor when she pulled a classic Kate Middleton by getting front and center looking sexy in front of not just the hunky Will Poulter, but the world?
One can only wonder. The chances of Cressida Bonas being spotted with Will Poulter any time again soon is likely slim to none. But how long after that spotting do you think she will receive a call or a text from Mr. Prince? Vanity Fair further asserts that Cressie's tactics are working. Citing the infamous "Palace Source" Vanity Fair said about the allegedly forlorn Prince,
"Seeing her with Beatrice a couple of weeks ago at Annabel's club in London, looking so carefree, made him realize he wanted her back. Now he's going all out to give things another go."
Perhaps spotting her, along with the rest of the world, in Glastonbury looking sexier than ever will put a fire under the Prince to attempt to woo her back.
But does Cressida Bonas want the same thing? She has made it clear she does not want to trade her dungarees and denim hot pants for stuffy, tailored Royal function suits any time soon.
"In the past few months, Cressida's got the distinct impression she was being told to 'smarten up'. She is not going to change into the next Kate, she loves her boho style and won't change for anyone. She's told Harry that. It's telling that she's been out recently in her trademark Dr. Martens." the palace insider explained last week to Vanity Fair.
What do you think? Will Cressie's strategy work? Or is it not a strategy at all, and that both parties in this adored Royal couple have really gone their separate ways?