Cressida now spends most week nights at Harry’s swish one-bedroom flat inside Kensington Palace. And the couple set tongues wagging after she was given her own pass to the exclusive complex. The 25-year-old student got the all-clear from royal security guards who are now on first-name terms with her.
A source said: “Cressida can often be seen with her overnight bag at Kensington Palace and spends a lot of week nights there. “Now she is a more regular fixture in Harry’s life, security for her has been relaxed somewhat. She is very cool about the whole thing – another reason why Harry is mad about her – but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they found a place together very soon. Cressida isn’t pushy though. She accepts being in a relationship with Harry is far from simple.”
But Cressida is wary of making the palace her full-time home and has floated the idea of her and Harry moving elsewhere. The source added: “She has told family members she’s serious about him. “The next step is living together but there are more hurdles than you’d imagine for that to happen.”
Prince Harry launches a new international sporting event for ill or wounded servicemen, saying the 'Invictus Games' will help "demonstrate the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and demonstrate life beyond disability".
Prince Harry launched an inspirational Paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women today in typical hands-on style. After giving a speech to officially unveil the Invictus Games, the fourth in line to the throne got down on the floor for a game of volleyball with military personnel who had lost multiple limbs in Afghanistan and other international conflicts. Harry has been working to bring the event to the UK after flying to the US last year to see members of Britain's Armed Forces taking part in a similar competition, the Warrior Games.
At the official launch held in the Copper Box arena at the former Olympic Park in London the prince declared the competition would ‘have a long-lasting impact’ on those who fought for their country. And joking about his inspiration, he said the Warrior Games competition was ‘such a good idea by the Americans that it had to be stolen’. Harry said: ‘I have witnessed first-hand how the power of sport can positively impact the lives of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in their journey of recovery.
Harry, 29, gave a speech to 12,000 students at the inaugural U.K. event benefitting Free the Children, an international charity working to engage and empower young people to work together towards ending poverty. He admitted to being "incredibly nervous" to address his young audience, then quipped, "If you were expecting Harry Styles, I apologize. And no, I'm not going to sing."
He was dressed casually for his speech at London's Wembley arena, wearing jeans, sneakers and a flannel shirt. He praised Free the Children as a "fantastic organization," telling the students there he knew how "children have the power to affect change." Cress, 25, also kept her look low-key for the function, wearing Converse sneakers, jeans and a black top and jacket. She and Harry made separate entrances but reunited inside at seats in the VIP section.
Speaking to around 12,000 students and teachers from more than 400 schools at We Day, held at Wembley Arena, Prince Harry apologises for not being Harry Styles before saying he thinks it is "the coolest thing in the world" to help others.
"For those of you expecting Harry Styles, I apologise and, no, I'm no going to sing," he said. "I feel extremely privileged, and incredibly nervous, to be standing here in front of you today at the first WE day to be held in the UK. Free The Children is a fantastic organisation, founded on an inspiring principal – that children have the power to effect change.
The star kepts things casual for her arrival at Wembley Arena
"Every single one of you has done something amazing to be here today. It may not feel like it to you, but I can assure you that collectively, your actions can and will, shape the course of our future. After all, we all share this planet, so we must help and inspire others to do the same.
The 24-year-old's arrival marks the first public event the pair have been to together
"The world around us is changing fast. On one hand, it is a much more connected place. The internet is now part of our everyday lives, and social media has changed the way we communicate. What this means is that our generation - although I am nearly 30 - has the greatest opportunity of any in our history to effect change on a global scale." He warned: "However, our society faces some very significant challenges. Each year."
Picking up a theme that will be echoed by his brother Prince William and, particularly, sister-in-law Kate this year, Harry, 29, called for early intervention with young people facing crisis. "If young people at risk can be identified early; then supported and mentored by someone who has grown up in the same community, or had similar life experiences, then it is possible to avoid them going on a downward spiral," he said. "The mentors I am talking about are not super-human: they are people like you and I who are willing to spend a little time helping someone else. "
Prince Harry completed a 208-mile trek to the South Pole in December, traveling with a team of injured English servicemen and women, and now he's continuing his do-gooding efforts, visiting a crew of wounded ex-servicemen who successfully rowed across the Atlantic.
The redheaded royal met with the four-man team during a visit to Oxfordshire, according to BBC. The servicemen completed the 3,000-mile journey in December with the support of the charity Row2Recovery. According to reports, Harry congratulated the men and was given a tour of the town's Row and River Museum. He also was given an indoor rowing demonstration and is said to be spearheading an effort to get more service personal to participate in the sport.
"Today has been a great success," Paddy Nicoll, chairman of the River and Rowing Museum Trustees, said. "It has been a real privilege having the prince here for Henley, the museum and the charity. He was most interested in how wounded military personnel were integrating into the Row2Recovery programme." Former military medic Rory Mackenzie, who rowed across the Atlantic with Row2Recovery in 2011, added that Harry's visit put "the seal of approval on what we are trying to achieve."
HONOUR: Prince Harry hands over medals to members of the Row2Recovery crew [PA]