After over a year of rumor-circling, we know that we weren't just imagining Prince Harry's relationship with model Cressida Bonas! The couple made the word official with a magazine cover featuring Cressida's face and an adorable "Harry Loves Cressy" design along the bottom. But who is Harry's posh new gal?
Cressie is a 24-year-old model and an alum of Leeds University and the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She comes from noble lineage; her older half-sister, one of Cressie's four siblings from her mom, is Isabella Calthorpe, a good friend to Prince William and fiancé of Sir Richard Branson's son Sam. In fact, her family has run in high-profile circles for quite some time — Cressie's mom, Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon, an it-girl in the '60s, is heir to the Curzon banking fortune.
When we first starting hearing about Harry and Cressie, reports said they started dating in May of 2012 after being introduced by Harry's cousin, Princess Eugenie. We hadn't heard anything for a while when the rumor mill fired up again after Harry and Cressie were spotted getting cozy on a ski trip back in February, and when the pair was spotted hanging out with Mumford & Sons in July.
Another "insider" told British tab Grazia that Harry's about to pop the question, which, naturally, has followers of the Royal Family excited. Cressie is noble, a longtime friend of the Royal Family, and as cute as a button. So what could possibly get in the way of 28-year-old Harry giving Kate Middleton a new sister-in-law? Just rumors, currently, but some sources say that the Duchess of Cambridge isn't too stoked on Cressie since William used to have a crush on her big sis Isabelle. We think that Kate's probably made of stronger stuff than that!
What do you think of Harry and Cressie? Are we going to hear more royal wedding bells soon?