Before marrying Meghan Markle, Prince Harry had two serious girlfriends: Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas who, like Meghan, was an actress. After being introduced by Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie in 2014, Harry and Cressida were in the middle of their two-year relationship when a book claims Cressida broke up with Harry after being ‘frightened’ over a ‘a royal tour undertaken by Harry’s. her brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, deciding the pressure of royal life was just too much for her, The mirror reports.
After seeing Kate on television during her royal tour with William in Australia and New Zealand, Robert Lacey wrote in his book Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The inner story of a family in turmoilsaid it was the final straw for Cressida.
“A rising actress, Cressida did not appreciate the critical remarks she could hear people making behind her back as she walked down the street in London,” he wrote. “She felt the fame of her relationship put her ‘in a box’.”
Then, in 2014, Lacey continued “she would have been ‘completely freaked out’ after watching TV coverage of William and Kate touring New Zealand with baby George in tow. That wasn’t how she would want to enjoy her eight-month-old son, she explained regretfully to Harry.
At the time of their split, a friend said “it’s very sad that they decided to go their separate ways, but it’s been a completely amicable parting, and they’re still the best of friends.”
Harry then met Meghan in 2016, got engaged in 2017 and married her in 2018. True to the friend’s aforementioned statement, Cressida was present at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. And now, Cressida is expecting her own baby: she is currently pregnant with her first child with her husband of two years, Harry Wentworth-Stanley.