Nothing sparks a good headline quite like a royal romance. Now that William and Catherine are married, with kids and infinitely boring, we continue to watch the comings and goings of Harry’s female friends. 2014 saw Cressida Bonas come and go. And then (allegedly) come again go, again. In what appeared to be a bold statement, Cress walked the We Day carpet, presumably in support of not only her sort-of-sister in law (Holly Branson), but also her boyfriend, Prince Harry. Harry played a significant role in the event, delivering a speech about “giving back” to the more than 12,000 young people in attendance.
After returning to his seat, Cressida was photographed congratulating him with an affectionate embrace. Photos of the two of them graced the front pages and media from around the world predicted that an engagement was coming soon – camera shy Cressida had taken a big step on her journey toward life as a Royal by showing up at an official engagement to support her man. Only weeks later, it was reported that the two had broken up, supposedly over a row about Harry attending Guy Pelly’s wedding + related activities in Memphis, Tennessee. Cressida was papped numerous times over the next several months looking sullen and teary eyed. But then, just when we had all written this frail, fragile looking wee blonde off, BAM, Cress pulls a Kate Middleton. At least that’s what the media hypothesized – just like Kate had done after her highly publicized break up with William in 2007, Cress was living it up, single and ready to mingle. From sullen to smiley, Cress was creating a new story for us; one that saw her surrounded by girlfriends, breaking out some side boob, putting on lipstick – this girl was just fine.
Enter summer. Enter Camilla Thurlow.
We now know, if she was anything at all, she was a summer fling. After a little spit swapping at a club one night, we knew all about the Scottish beauty queen who once worked as a store clerk at Abercrombie + Fitch, and was now working for Harry’s mother’s charity, Halo Trust. By the end of August, the media had Harry and the brunette beauty shacked up on a yacht in St. Tropez and wedding bells were heard off in the distance.
By September, the wedding bells and kilt laden ceremony at Westminster Abby was off, because WHAMMO Cress was snapped at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games. And then again, with Harry at a movie.
Cressida, exit stage left. We haven’t seen the two of them together again since. Although it’s been reported that Harry has been snogging around and / or hooking up with randoms, nothing has really stuck.
So, the Harry and Cressida question still looms. Are they? Aren’t they? Who the hell knows. All I really know is that Cress has game. And we know Harry likes a good chase. If they are still together they are flying under the radar. In a huge way – Cressida has gone off to vocal training in Scotland and Harry is still in England. Maybe she’ll run into Cammie T and there’ll be a Scottish throw down, Highland Games style. One can only dream…