Who is Prince Harry Kissing? 10 Things to Know about Cressida Bonas

Prince Harry and his rumored girlfriend, Cressida Bonas. (Photo: Getty Images)It may be freezing in the Swiss Alps, but things are heating up between Prince Harry and his new rumored girlfriend, Cressida Bonas. Reportedly the two were seen “kissing like teenagers,” and photographed embracing on the slopes of Verbier during a birthday celebration for Prince Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew.

But who is this young woman who appears to have stolen the heart of our favorite royal ‘spare’? Here are ten things to know about Cressida Bonas.

She’s described as a “society model.” What the heck does that mean?

She’s a socialite, like Paris Hilton. Cressida is the daughter of “renowned businessman Jeffrey Bonas and 60s model Lady Mary Curzon, the heir to the Curzon banking family.”

Her mom was a 60s wild child.

Cressida’s mother Lady Mary Curzon once “posed semi-naked for a coffee table photographic book and went on to get married and divorced four times,” according to the Daily Mail.

She’s accustomed to public scrutiny.

When she was just a teenager, Britain’s Tatler magazine ran a story on Bonas, saying she was “really pretty, really nice, and absolutely obsessed with Eva Cassidy (the late American singer).”

She went to the same college as Prince Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy.

Cressida, or ‘Cressie,’ is a graduate of Leeds University, the same college of Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy. Davy was Prince Harry’s longest relationship—the two dated for seven years and broke up in 2011.

She’s a dancer.
At Leeds, Cressida studied dance. Now 24, she currently studies contemporary dance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich.

She has a name like a Harry Potter character.

And so do many of the royal girlfriends, according to Vanity Fair. Apparently, Cressida is derived from Khryseis, the name of a Trojan girl in Homer’s The Iliad. It means “gold.” Cool.

Her half-sister was a crush of Prince William’s.

Cressida is the half-sister of actress Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, “someone whom (awkward alert) the British tabloids have taken great delight in reporting was a bit of an unrequited crush of Prince William's back in the pre-Kate Middleton day,” according to E! News.

Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, acted as matchmaker.
Princess Eugenie is very good friends with Cressida and introduced the two.

Their relationship cooled when Harry’s naked photos hit the web.

Though Cressida and Harry had been linked together last summer, their relationship seemed to end when photographs of Prince Harry were leaked on the Internet.

Harry’s friends approve
Rumors are Prince Harry’s friends are quite fond of Cressida, saying they are “very happy together,” and that he has already been introduced to her friends and some of her family, but he has yet to meet her parents.

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