Prince Harry appears to have his eyes, and his hands, on Cressida Bonas—a blonde model and society girl with legs as long as the nights they’ve been spending together.
London began to chit chat about their blossoming romance after the pair got cozy at the European Premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on July 18. We have no idea if they held hands during the viewing at London’s IMAX Theatre. But according to the Daily Mail onlookers caught them locking lips at the official after party in Covent Garden. She may have been wearing white, but Miss Bonas was not acting like an angel.
The pair reportedly went to huge effort to look as if they had nothing to do with one another. She walked into the after party — held at the Salon at Embassy Mayfair — with her arm around Princess Eugenie’s boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. Afterwards, Bonas hopped into a cab at 4am. Harry waited inside for ten minutes before leaving with his bodyguards.
Harry recently told ABC News in the United States that he’s ready for Mrs. Right, and keen to start a family. “I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young,” he said at the end of May. “And so I’m just waiting to find the right person, someone who’s willing to take on the job.”
For years the world assumed that woman would be Chelsy Davy. But now that she appears to be out of the picture—she’s said publicly she would never marry into the royal family—23-year-old Cressida could be a contender. You might call her Chelsy 2.0. There’s the obvious physical resemblance. And there’s an academic one, too. Like Chelsy, Cressida earned a postgraduate degree in law from Leeds University.
She’s also incredibly posh and connected. Her mother is sixties cover girl Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon, whose father was godson of King Edward VII. Her half sister, Isabella Calthorpe, is engaged to Richard Branson’s son Sam. And when Cressida isn’t hobnobbing with royals, she models for Burberry.
Apparently it hasn’t gone to her head. Tatler—the social bible for the horse and pony set—has described Bonas as “really pretty, really nice and absolutely obsessed with [jazz singer] Eva Cassidy.”