Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas isn't ready for marriage and wants to be a "normal girl" for a bit longer, despite engagement rumours. However, pals of the royal have different ideas and are already planning a stag do fit for a party prince.
The 25-year-old former dance student has just started a new job in marketing and doesn't want to trade in her relatively normal life for a royal marriage just yet. Hmmm, we're not sure how normal a life can be when you're dating the most eligible bachelor on the planet.
"Cressida is very busy and has lots to do. Marriage is not something she's considering yet," an insider told the Mail On Sunday. "She has just started a new job where she's being paid the usual salary for someone of her age - i.e. peanuts - and she has found a flat to rent with her friend," the source added. "She is doing all the things that people in their 20s should be doing. Who knows what might have changed by this time next year but that is how she wants it to be. "She doesn't want to miss out on that chapter - she's not that kind of girl. That said, her mother is ecstatic and would love them to get engaged."
PRINCE Harry‘s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, is on the verge of getting engaged. 28-year-old Davy — who the British royal dated on and off for six years — is dating jeweller Charles Goode, 30.
The couple have been on holiday together in Bodrum, Turkey, and Chelsy has visited his mother’s home in the Devon seaside resort of Torquay. Chelsy, the Zimbabwe-born daughter of a wealthy South African safari farmer, split up with Harry for the time in 2010 after a tempestuous relationship. They got back together a few times — in 2011 and 2102. She was later reported to have told friends: ‘There’s no way we are getting married. It’s not a life for me.’
The couple have been on holiday together in Bodrum, Turkey, and Chelsy has visited his mother’s home in the Devon seaside resort of Torquay. Goode designed the diamond engagement ring for Cressida’s half-sister, Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, and her rings when she wed Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson’s son, Sam, last year. The Mayfair jeweller also created the wedding bands for Branson’s nephew Ned RocknRoll when he married Titanic star Kate Winslet in 2012, as well as the diamond and platinum engagement ring for Harry’s cousin, Zara Phillips.
Charles, a third-generation jeweller at Goode & Son, took Chelsy to meet his 52-year-old mother, Jackie, who runs Hennessy restaurant and cocktail lounge in Torquay. Just this month, it boasted its very own Michael Bublé menu — Italian meatballs and deep-fried prawns — in tribute to the singer. The young couple later went for a meal at The Elephant restaurant in the resort.
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have split after dating for nearly two years. According to sources, Harry, 29, recently confided in friends that things were not going well with Cressida, 24. Speaking to British newspaper The Telegraph a source said: "It is virtually impossible to have a successful romance and relationship in the full glare of the world’s media."
When asked if they may reunite, the source added: "It’s impossible to say because I don’t think the two of them know either." In a similar fashion to how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge split for some months in 2007, the source also suggested that the two have "paused for a breather". The couple, who met through Princess Eugenie, have kept their relationship private, but in recent months they have been seen out and about together.
In early March, Cressida joined Harry at a very public event, supporting him at the launch of the very first WE Day at Wembley Arena. Later that month Prince Harry whisked her away for a short skiing holiday in Kazakhstan. The couple flew by helicopter to the exclusive resort of Shymbulak, a luxury chalet located in the mountains above the city of Almaty.
Speculation then began to mount that the Prince was on the brink of proposing to Cressida, and as a result, the odds for Harry popping the question were cut to only 8:1, according to betting firm Ladbrokes. It was also thought that the blonde beauty, who recently completed a postgraduate program in dance studies at London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, was going to attend the wedding of Guy Pelly in America, a close friend of Princes William and Harry.
Prince William and Prince Harry are royals, yes, but on Friday, they paid their respects to the real king: Elvis Presley! Graceland was graced by the heirs to the British throne, who seem to be enjoying their time in Memphis ahead of Guy Pelly's wedding.
William, 31, and his newly single brother, 29, were given a private tour of Elvis' former home and estate, which now functions as a museum and memorial to the late, great Southern superstar. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie also reportedly paid a visit to the music mogul's home turf.
Princess Beatrice and Eugenie attend Graceland wearing Elvis sunglasses for Guy Pelly's wedding weekend along with one fun-loving friend who lifted her shirt for the cameras
This isn't the only treasured Tennessee memory Wills and Harry have made already made leading up to Guy and Holiday Inn heiress Lizzy Wilson's nuptials, though. On Thursday night, the royals enjoyed some good old-fashioned barbecue from Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous restaurant in downtown Memphis.
Mr. Vergos, who owns the beloved eatery, told E! News the princes were part of a group of 175 people or so who flew in for the Pelly-Wilson wedding party. "There were about 20 couples in attendance," he said. (Kate Middleton stayed back across the pond with Prince George, and Cressida Bonas is sadly no longer part of the picture, so William and Harry were both flying solo for the fete.)
The restaurant, which opened in the '40s, remained open to the public, but the royal bros and Co. had a private area to themselves upstairs. Dinner was buffet style, says Mr. Vergos, noting that partygoers had had their choice of ribs, pork shoulder, brisket and chicken.
Prince Harry pulled a Miley Cyrus this weekend at his good friend Guy Pelly's wedding in Tennessee, according to reports. The younger, newly single royal, 29, traveled to the United States to attend the nuptials and was reportedly the life of the party at the event.
Although he just ended his two-year relationship with Cressida Bonas last week, Prince Harry appears to be in good spirits. He traveled to Miami with friends ahead of the weekend wedding and got to know Arrow actress Katie Cassidy while hanging poolside.
Cressida Bonas was due to fly to the US with Prince Harry this weekend - however she changed her mind at the weekend. Friends have said she may well reconcile with Prince Harry
The fourth in line to throne should have been accompanied by his girlfriend of two years. But the couple suddenly split at the weekend with Cressida, a former dance student who is now working in marketing, suddenly cancelling her plans to travel to the US, much to the surprise of family and friends. Sources close to the couple have insisted the split is amicable, although Cressida looked glum as she walked to work in London's West End yesterday. However, her former boyfriend appeared not to have a care in the world as flew into Miami on Wednesday, on route to Memphis, for a night out.