Sunday, 9 March 2014

Latest News: Prince Harry and Cressida's Week in the Spotlight

We don't know about you, but here at The Royal Digest we love a royal romance and are simply delighted to see one of our favourite royals, Prince Harry, enjoying a relationship with the beautiful Cressida Bonas. Following a long-term relationship with party girl Chelsy Davy, the Prince was linked to a string of striking blondes before he started seeing Cressida, a friend of his cousin Princess Eugenie. Given word on the royal news street and appearances by the couple this week, one could be cautiously optimistic (and let me tell you your faithful scribe is feeling optimistic about these two) a royal engagement may be on the cards within the next couple of years.


Last week, Cressida supported her Prince at the We Day event, which promotes global youth empowerment. The 25-year-old dance graduate looked casual and chic in a Mackage coat, Selfiridges skinny jeans and her signature converse trainers as she posed for photographs with her sister Isabella Calthorpe (former flame of Prince William), and her husband Sam Branson, son of Virgin mogul Richard Branson. The We Day event is largely sponsored by the Bransons.



Inside the Wembley Arena, Prince Harry gave an empowering and humorous speech:

'For those of you who were expecting Harry Styles, I apologise, and no, I am not going to sing. 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. 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 that 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. Some people don't think it's cool to help others; personally I think it's the coolest thing in the world.'

After his speech Harry joined Cressida in the crowd where she congratulated him.


The two shared a hug.


Although it was not recorded in The Court Circular, Cressida's presence at the event has been considered a sign of how serious the relationship is in the press pack. Ms. Bonas is believed to be rather shy and this week she looked much more relaxed and comfortable as evidenced by the closeness of the couple at We Day.


Today, the couple were out and about publicly again, as the pair enjoyed an afternoon at Twickenham. Cressida and Harry enjoyed the sporting action taking place between England and Wales. The game ended 29-18 in England's favour, by the way.


They've been together almost two years, so it's nice to see them enjoying outings like normal, everyday couples, despite their public profile. We look forward to seeing more of them together in the future. On another note, what do you think of Cressida's style?

32 comments:

  1. Great post, Charlotte. Thank you. :)

    Wow! I can't believe it's been two years already. To answer your question, I'm not crazy about her style (I tend to be more conservative so I favor Kate's), but all that matters is that H&C are happy together AND (this is a biggie) that she is prepared to deal with the baggage that comes with the relationship. Something tells me this gal is easy to get along with. It seems like she is grounded and takes things in her stride. That's just my impression if I compare her to Chelsy who often seemed irritated (based on her expressions).

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    1. bluhare in Washington State10 March 2014 at 18:43

      I see us as Cressida (you) and Chelsy (me). You being all nice and everything, and me getting annoyed at people taking our photos.

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    2. LOL. Well..........if I was lucky enough to be photographed with a royal man I was fond of, my mind would be on lipstick (as in, is it on properly?) and 8x10's..........and not the guy taking the picture. :)

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  2. I just found this in the DM. I didn't realize Edward celebrated his 50th birthday.

    I can't help but find it ironic that they live in a property that size (whether it includes office space or not). And people have a problem with W&K's KP apartment and Anmer Hall. Hmmm...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2576792/The-Queen-Prince-Phillip-arrive-prince-Edwards-50th-birthday.html

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    1. bluhare in Washington State10 March 2014 at 18:43

      I thought the Queen looked great.

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    2. She did, bluhare, but I have to admit that the first photo of her rather stern look made me think how easily the photo could be used to suggest that she was annoyed with someone or something. I'm referring to Kate's recent appearance with her, but feel free to file this away for the next time I have one of my Camilla moments. :)

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    3. bluhare in Washington State11 March 2014 at 02:01

      I totally agree, royalfan. The first photo I saw she was smiling and looked radiant. Then she was all pursed lips again. It's nice to see her look happy. She doesn't look happy very much these days. Does anyone remember if she's always been grumpy looking? She had such a radiant smile when she was younger.

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    4. Well, I think her smile still is radiant, but she does have her moments. And considering her age, she's entitled IMO.

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    5. bluhare in Washington State11 March 2014 at 02:57

      I'll give a few things to age, but my god she's cranky these days. I actually thought she showed very poor form at the Olympics opening ceremony (that's the one egregious example that always comes to mind!!). Maybe the kids are driving her nuts, I don't know, but she needs to read the Stiff Upper Lip manual again.

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    6. I think the Queen suffers from Bitchy Resting Face. It's a little known syndrome, where the sufferer's face appears to be cranky or upset, when in actuality they are simply resting their facial muscles. According to my family, I also suffer from this syndrome. :) In fact most people have had Bitchy Resting Face at one time or another.

      Also, I have read that she actually jokes about suffering from this face and kind of relishes it.

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    7. bluhare in washington state12 March 2014 at 19:59

      I have Bitchy Resting Face. It gets worse with age, so you might be onto something, Lauri.

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  3. bluhare in Washington State9 March 2014 at 22:31

    I love Harry!!! I'm glad he's happy and I hope she's good to him. I think they'll get married either this summer or next year.

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    1. I could totally see her with flowers in her hair rather than a tiara. Unless mom pulls her aside and says, "Are you nuts?" Lol.

      And a Windsor Castle wedding, you think ???

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    2. bluhare in Washington State11 March 2014 at 02:02

      Is Windsor Castle a big enough venue for a wedding? I thought that St. George's Chapel was on the small side. Harry needs a wedding with men on horseback and carriages!

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    3. It is smaller, but do you think he would want the fuss and formality of Westminster Abbey?

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    4. bluhare in Washington State11 March 2014 at 02:53

      Harry might, but not sure about his bride. If you or I were Harry's fiancée and we had a choice of either smaller and lower key at Windsor or horses and the Household Cavalry in London, what would you pick?

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    5. Good point, but with Cressida, I honestly don't know. She was cut from a different mold. Like a modern-day flower child.

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    6. Well, MY choice would be the shortest aisle my knees could handle without buckling. :)

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  4. I think I need to put in a word for poor Chelsy. Yes, she played hard, but she worked hard too and had the ambition to continue with her law studies. I hope it was truly her choice to end the relationship because she didn't like the looks of a royal life. Hope it was not because she wasn't always at Harry's beck and call like a certain dark haired girl who looked very princess-like but is starting to act more and more like a party girl.

    Kate said she would have liked to have been a teacher - which would have helped enormously with her public speaking - she had plenty of time to seek an advanced degree and a post, which might well have offered her privacy, but she made no effort and hung around London to catch William.

    I do miss Chelsy who had such a spark and spirit to her and who seemed very much her own woman. Cressida is very pretty but also so young and not very royal looking. But they seem to love each other and she could turn out to be a lovely princess.

    Diana didn't look too promising either before her engagement, a sweet, slightly insipid Shy Di but she quickly embraced her role. Cressida might well do the same. With her blonde beauty and muddled family, she reminds me a bit of Diana. But I think Harry will settle down to be a caring and loving husband. He gives a bit more of himself than William seems willing to do. Part of that may be their differing roles but personality comes into it too.

    It hasn't been the greatest week for the royal family and the Duke of York hasn't helped. I'm delighted to see him having a romance but this Monika! She simply doesn't seem suitable, even as a date. Flashing a diamond ring on top of an expensive restaurant cheque in a photo! Superb bad taste. No worse, downright tacky. But maybe Andrew is sending a message to Sarah not to raise false hopes. There must be more suitable companions though, and British ones!

    Congratulations to Edward though for his fiftieth. (William and Kate are missing the family party.) He and Sophie have done well and it's a pity they don't get more attention. There's a chaming family photo of them out there. They have earned their privilages with hard work and get little credit for it.

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    1. bluhare in Washington State11 March 2014 at 02:03

      Hi Anonymous, I read that their final parting (at WK's wedding) was mutual, but she couldn't help but be disappointed that things didn't work out. I'm sort of sad too. She's someone who appeared to have him under control. I hope Cressida does too; somehow, I think he sort of needs it. :)

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    2. bluhare, I have exactly the opposite point of view (shocking, I know :) ... I think he has mellowed and matured since they split.

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    3. Fair statement, bluhare.

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  5. Thank-you for this site. Enjoy it and look forward to it, as I do your other site. I think Cressida dresses appropriately for her age and the event. Would love to see her " dressed to the nines." I think she does tend toward the Boho side. Glad to see them out and about in public, for their sakes -without the cloak-and-dagger aspect. I so hope people can express their interest and affection, without over whelming them.

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  6. Will try this post again. Thank-you, Charlotte, for this blog. I enjoy and look forward to news from both this and your other site. I think Cressida dresses appropriately for her age and the occasion. She tends to be a bit Boho, Would love to see her "dressed to the nines." Glad they are able to get out as a couple and I hope people can show their interest and affection without stressing the relationship.

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  7. Thanks for this great post. I like to see Harry happy but I am not fond of Cressida can't put my finger on why though.

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  8. Portia from Chicago10 March 2014 at 21:30

    I have to say that I really like the look of the two of them. She seems to be so sweet - that is one innocent and sweet looking face. I am with royalfan on the style aspect of Cressida but I think that is probably because I am ten years older than her. I think that as she ages and becomes a royal she will choose to be more classical yet whimsical and less safe than Kate in style.

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    1. bluhare in Washington State11 March 2014 at 02:56

      That is a sweet looking face, but remember what people say about the shy, sweet quiet ones . . . . .

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    2. bluhare, I am reading between the lines and, for Charlotte's sake, I will pass on expanding on this one............ :)

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    3. Portia from Chicago11 March 2014 at 03:41

      I don't know bluhare - I have a good feeling about this one. The shy and quiet ones are often the dark horses - who knows what she can blossom into. I like the fact that she does not try too hard. I think that is one thing that jumped out about Kate - she was trying so hard it was difficult not to notice. But Cressida- I don't know.. she looks like she came straight out of a Shakespearen play.. yet she can have a core of steel. Mostly, I think that someone who looks so innocent simply has got to be a super sweet little soul :)

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  9. i dont think its fair to bash chelsy everytime to make cressie look good ( and i not saying cress is a bad person, i dont know her), the thing is chelsy and harry met when they were very young, and so they did wild thinks (well not all the time) that young people do their age, i know i did some stupid thinga when i was young, but chelsy brought out the best in harry, he really looked very very happy with her, its sad that she didnt want the royal life, and went ,she was sooo hardworking, and yet got bashed so hard, while waity did nothing, but being william booty call and falling from nightclubs drunk got a free pass, so it means she was all rounded well balanced individual, cressie seems sweet, is harry really happy with her we dont know?? why for gods sake do they need to behave like like fifty something couple, they are stlll young!! i still think something is odd with this two??

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    1. Interesting. You don't think it's fair to bash Chelsy (don't think anyone here did that, but okay), yet you use terms like "booty call", "waity", and "falling from nightclubs drunk" in reference to Kate. Unreal.

      That is beyond hypocritical and it also happens to be slanderous.

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