Prince Harry is in love! Yet again. Britain’s third in line to the throne who stirs up a controversy with every move he makes has reportedly taken a shine to 24-year-old Cressida Bonas, a blonde stunner with a family legacy that Harry’s grandmom Queen Elizabeth II would approve of.
Talk of the two being an item first surfaced when Harry and Cressida were spotted together at a soccer game in London last week.
On Wednesday, diners at the Pot Luck Club restaurant in Switzerland’s ski town of Verbier were entertained by the sight of the prince “bouncing” the striking blonde on his knee. That was followed by an onlooker claiming that the two were “kissing like love-struck teenagers” in the back of a movie theatre. And then came the passionate hug (left) on the ski slopes, picked up by paparazzi lens worldwide.
The pair — introduced to each other by Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie — reportedly “got along like a house on fire” from day one, with insiders in the Harry camp insisting that after a slew of failed relationships, the prince has found ‘the one’.
So, who exactly is Cressida Bonas? Educated at £30,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckinghamshire and then Leeds University, Cressida is the daughter of four-times married and divorced heiress Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, a high society former model. Her father is Jeffrey Bonas, 68, an Old Harrovian entrepreneur and former Oxford boxing blue.
Cressida trained at the Royal Ballet School for a while and went to Prior Park College in Bath on a sports scholarship.
She is now studying contemporary dance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich.
Cressida was recently listed at 27 on The Tatler List — a lowdown of “all the people who matter”. She once dated Harry Wentworth-Stanley, whose stepfather, the Marquess of Milford Haven, is a cousin of the Queen.
Cressida was first linked to Harry last summer when they were seen together after the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. But it is only now that Harry, back from fighting duty in Afghanistan, has got serious about the leggy stunner and reportedly wants to take their Swiss tryst a notch higher.
Another fact that figures? Reliable sources say Cressida has a behind pretty enough to give Pippa Middleton competition. Butt naturally.