There is nothing like a royal romance. The pattern is predictable: the media goes into hot-pursuit with intrusive coverage, the couple attempt to avoid being photographed together, unflattering paparazzi photos, hunting down any little scrap of titillating information, digging up embarrassing details and ex-boyfriends. All for our entertainment. Let's see just how far she can be chased before she runs for the hills. No matter if she does, just repeat the pattern with the next one.
Reportedly dating since last July, Prince Harry went public with his affection for Cressida while skiing in Verbier. Like all royal girlfriends, we know as much as the media digs up. Prince Harry's new girlfriend, Cressida Bonas is a socialite, model, dancer, former skiing instructor, Leeds University graduate and has a half-sister, Isabella Calthorpe, who rumor has it, caught Prince William's eye. Give it a year and we will have books about Cressida and a royal wedding mug with her engaged to the wrong prince. It almost makes you wonder how royal princes ever get married in the first place. The woman in question has to be strong and determined enough withstand the pressures, not only from the press but also potentially from a fickle prince who cannot make up his mind. As we have seen with Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Kate, it could be years before an announcement takes place.
Cressida ticks off the boxes for royal bride material. She is young, pretty and has an aristocratic background. Her mother is Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, daughter of the 6th Earl Howe and reportedly a descendant of King Charles II. The aristocratic connection is enough to deem her eminently suitable to royal watchers. But are Harry and Cressida compatible? With the prospect of another royal wedding, does it even matter? Marriage may be the furthest thing from Harry or Cressida's minds, but still the media, reading too much into their body language and quoting 'sources', touts her as 'the one'.
Will the intense media interest in their relationship derail it?
That's for Harry and Cressida to decide.
© Marilyn Braun 2013
Thank you for enjoying this article. If you use the information for research purposes, a link to credit the work I've put into writing it would be appreciated.
Embed from Getty Images Huzzah Pippa Middleton, the one with the famous rear-end, the one that royal watchers enjoy denigrating at...
Dear Prince George, Congratulations on your new brother or sister! (or both, depending on what tabloids you might be reading). You may...
26/500 Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison Originally published in 1975 368 Pages ISBN: 9780143120865 Capitali...
At the risk of sounding as though I'm missing something, I don't understand the issue with Princess Angela of Liechtenstein. I rec...
God I love the alphabet. So many letters to chose from. You can make up all kinds of words and stories and blog posts with them. This week, ...
I have a confession to make. In the last few months I've started to grow bored of the British Royal Family. For someone whose all consum...
Looking at the saccharine media coverage about Catherine and you would definitely think so. But the comment section in articles and on royal...
13/500 Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di by Kris Waldherr Published 2008 176 Pages ISBN: 97807...
- ► 2015 (35)
- Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas: How to Ruin a Roy...
- Giving Catherine Cambridge a chance is hard, but s...
- In defense of Kate critics
- Oh no, the sky is falling! Catherine Cambridge has...
- Royal Baby Crisis Averted! Everyone Go Back To You...
- The Kate-Effect Hits The Alphabet
- Shhhhh...don't say it too loudly. Maybe it's time ...
- ▼ March (7)
- ► 2012 (53)
- ► 2011 (131)
- ► 2010 (102)
- ► 2009 (97)
- ► 2008 (126)
- ► 2007 (132)
- ► 2006 (58)