For the past few days, the interwebs have been positively abuzz with talk of Cressida Bonas, girlfriend of Prince Harry and reported soon-to-be fiancé. Though the two have been romantically linked since mid-2012, talk of marriage has always come second to “just being Harry” style snippets out of Vegas and the like. Lately though, it seems as if the two are becoming serious, as evidenced by Bonas accompanying Prince Harry twice in the last week at two public events. On Friday, Bonas attended the launch of We Day UK at Wembley Arena, where the Prince addressed 12,000 students. Then on Sunday, the couple took in a rugby match at Twickenham in West London (England beat Wales, which allowed for some PDA).
We don’t know too much about Cressida Bonas. Elsewhere, her stats are reported like an athlete’s trading card but here’s a quick summary: She’s 25, aristocratic (she hails from the Curzon clan which has direct links to Edward VII) and her half sister Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, who is currently married to Richard Branson’s son, was once the apple of Prince William’s eye. Her half brother, Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, a friend of Harry, is described as “a man about town.” She’s mega tight with Princess Eugenie, who was the one that originally hooked the two up.
Unlike Kate Middleton, who mostly rides the conservative train, Bonas seems to be a bit looser when it comes to fashion. She’s got the boho thing down pat, sporting a flower crown to a wedding last year and loose-fitting overalls to Glastonbury. She favours leather jackets, toques and long flow-y skirts. Like Kate, she is a repeat wearer (royals, they’re just like us!) having worn the same glittery Maje blazer back-to-back last summer. According to The Daily Beast, she’s confused for Cara Delevingne, which can only serve to elevate her fashion cred.
If you haven’t already noticed, we have a thing for sartorial royal watching, and since Cressida Bonas could very well be the next Kate Middleton, let’s treat her as such with a visual tour through her best (public) outfits to date.