Meet Prince Harry's Beautiful Ex Girlfriends

Before he settled down with actress, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry was a playboy and a very eligible bachelor. His partners always managed to make headlines thanks to their stunning looks and dramatic stories. Let's explore the princes' short-lived and lengthy romances, including a very serious union with Cressida Bonas...

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry attend We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry attend We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.


HARRY'S ROMANTIC PAST 

Born in the lap of luxury, Prince Harry has been followed by the media since his mother Princess Di first showcased him to the world. His romantic life of course gathered extreme scrutiny. Harry has not disappointed the tabloids with his long list of love interests. From his bond with TV presenter Natalie Pinkham to Kate Middleton's friend Astrid Harbord, let us have a look!  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Natalie Pinkham attends the SeriousFun London Gala 2018 at The Roundhouse on November 6, 2018.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Natalie Pinkham attends the SeriousFun London Gala 2018 at The Roundhouse on November 6, 2018.


HARRY "DATES" TWO WOMEN IN ONE YEAR

2003 was a busy year for Prince Harry. The rosy royal was rumored to be dating Natalie Pinkham. She is a TV sports writer focusing on F1 racing. The pair initially met at the 1999 Rugby World Cup. They quickly dated in 2003 but things did not last long. Pinkham is presently married with two kids, she and Harry have kept a friendship over the years.  

Image Credits: Getty Images / Natalie Pinkham.

In that same year of 2003, Harry was connected to Cassie Sumner. She has also been linked to the famous Russell Brand. Cassie and Harry met at London's Chinawhite dance club. The former flame added, "He made eye contact as I stood at the bar with friends and invited me to join his table." Harry certainly was a charmer back in his youth! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Cassie Sumner.


PRINCE HARRY AND ASTRID HARBORD 

Astrid Harbord, a companion of Kate Middleton, was connected to Harry back in 2009. This was during a season when Harry was on a break from his long-term union with Chelsy Davy (which we will unpack later). While there is very little information about this romance, it has yet to be disputed... 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Astrid Harbord


THE PLAYBOY IS BACK: HIS ROMANCES WITH MOLLY AND CAMILLA 

Mollie King, an English vocalist, and model was the next woman on the prince's radar. She supposedly met the sovereign prince at the Asprey World Class Cup in 2010. She was very open about their relationship and said, "Yes, I have met Harry, and we did go out for a drink." Eventually, it was her over-excited candor with the press that led to their split.   

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mollie King

Next, we meet Camilla Romestrand, another woman that Harry was linked to in 2010. The Norwegian rocker purportedly told friends that in addition to spending the night at Clarence House in 2010, Prince Harry served her breakfast in bed! Harry hasn't affirmed this and the relationship did not appear to have endured much past that.   

Image Credits: Getty Images / Camilla Romestrand


HARRY'S LONGEST GIRLFRIEND: CHELSY DAVY  

While his longest relationship was with Miss Chelsy Davy, from 2004 and 2011, this was not the most serious (we will get into that later). Zimbabwean-born Chelsy Davy was Prince Harry's, first genuine sweetheart. The two had a true relationship, dating on and off, for many years. Many onlookers thought these two would eventually end up at the alter!  

Image Credits: Getty Images / Chelsy Davy

Davy is said to have met the Queen and went with Harry to his brother's royal wedding. But what did Chelsy have to say about her time with Harry? "It was so full-on: crazy and scary and uncomfortable. I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope... I think we will always be good friends." The blonde beauty is now a successful lawyer with her own jewelry line! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Chelsy Davy and her former boyfriend HRH Prince Harry attend Harry's Army Air Corps pilots course graduation ceremony at the Museum of Army Flying on May 7, 2010.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Chelsy Davy and her former boyfriend HRH Prince Harry attend Harry's Army Air Corps pilots course graduation ceremony at the Museum of Army Flying on May 7, 2010.


FROM CAROLINE TO CRESSIDA 

Since then, Harry has been linked to a few other women, including Ellie Goulding and the late X-Factor and Love Island host, Caroline Flack. Their love story was short-lived and the TV presenter has sadly since passed away. Now it is time to meet his most serious girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, whom he dated for two years. But why did she play such a pivotal role in his life?  

Image Credits: Getty Images / TV presenter, Caroline Flack.


WHO IS CRESSIDA BONAS?

Do you know about Prince Harry's past lover, Cressida Bonas? The pair were serious and dated from 2012 to 2014. The dazzling entertainer, Cressida Bonas, known as Cressy by her companions, has been intrigued by the nature of fear. She's regularly depicted characters that manage this topic wonderfully on the big screen. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends The Fayre Of St James's Christmas Carol Concert.

Her part as Daisy in The Great Gatsby and the film, The Bye Man, display this perfectly. In 2020, Cressy started her own podcast called Fear Itself. She picked up a huge group of listeners as she often met with big names like Ellie Goulding. In the digital recordings, she speaks about fear, yet many wondered why Cressy once feared joining the royal family. 


WHEN HARRY MET CRESSY 

Before we investigate the reality behind Cressy and Harry's love story, we should think back on how their romantic tale initially started. Cressida Bonas made the acquaintance of the red-haired regal in 2012, on account of her friend, Princess Eugenie (Harry's cousin).  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry attend We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry attend We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.


THE ROLE CRESSIDA PLAYED IN HARRY'S LIFE 

Cressida assumed a significant function in the prince's life. How? Well, she brought up the fact that some media interruptions were simply too excessive. With Cressy, Harry saw he would have to put up boundaries between the tabloids to make a relationship work. He prevailed in this recently, as moved to the U.S for his better half, Meghan Markle.  


WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF THEIR LOVE STORY? 

Cressy went to Prince Harry for much-need support after the passing of her step-father. However, with her connection to Harry turning into a media sensation, she quickly saw the type of life royals face. The very same year of her step-fathers' passing, she ended the relationship with Prince Harry.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London.

In 2014, People magazine reported that: 

“Cressida had a hard time dealing with the focus of attention being on her all of the time just because she was Prince Harry’s girlfriend — not because she was herself. [Cressida is] really low-key, sweet, and down-to-earth. She didn’t talk about Harry at all. She wasn’t like that.” 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas in December 2020.


KATE AND WILLIAM'S WEDDING: A FUTURE SHE DID NOT WANT 

Another explanation that may have caused the end of their love story was the attention surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011. Cressida would have been exceptionally mindful that this might be coming up for her. Because Cressy was such a down-to-earth and private person, she was not excited about these prospects.  


MOVING ON: THERE IS NO BAD BLOOD 

Cressida Bonas actually went to the decade-defining wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle proving that there was no bad blood in the air! It was ideal to see her happy face and thus many realized Harry and Cressy were simply not destined to be together.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas (C) arrives at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas (C) arrives at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.


CRESSIDA BONAS "RESPECTS" MEGHAN MARKLE 

Numerous distributions do accept that Cressy regards Meghan and Harry's marriage highly and calls them friends. Why? Cressy expressed that "Out of respect. It feels like a long time ago. When [the topic of Meghan and Harry] comes up it feels strange because I’m in a different place.” 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas is seen as she enjoyed lunch with a friend at Baker & Spice, on September 04, 2017 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas is seen as she enjoyed lunch with a friend at Baker & Spice, on September 04, 2017 in London.


MEET HER NEW "HARRY" 

It was her dread of joining the royal family that held her back from many things. Since she has separated herself from those associations, she has discovered new delight. Truth be told, she found another love story. Incidentally, the new man in her world is also called Harry, Harry David Wentworth-Stanley to be clear! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Harry Wentworth-Stanley attends Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood.


CRESSY'S DESIRE FOR AN INTIMATE LIFESTYLE 

Bonas has progressed significantly since her days at the royal residence and now she's positively clear on what she needs and wants in her life. A major TV wedding was never something she longed for. Her desires are quite the opposite! Cressy yearned for a lowkey life and an intimate wedding was more her style. So, is she married? 


NO CROWDS OR PAPARAZZI: CRESSIDA'S PERFECT DAY 

Cressida Bonas saw all of her fantasies work out as she wanted in August of 2020. In secret, she exchanged vows with her long-term sweetheart, who is a property engineer. Their service at Cowdray Park, in Midhurst, West Sussex had just 30 individuals in attendance and was pretty intimate!  

A source shared

"It was a beautiful ceremony and they are just so happy. It was a very private and intimate ceremony and that is what they wanted. Cressida looked stunning and was radiant. We are just all so happy for them, and it was a great day, but they did request that no one talks about it."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends the BFI Luminous Funraising Gala at The Guildhall on October 6, 2015 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends the BFI Luminous Funraising Gala at The Guildhall on October 6, 2015 in London, England.


WALKING AWAY FROM THE PRINCE 

Cressy did get her own fairytale after all. While she may have walked away from a real-life Prince, her chosen story was much better suited to her dreams and wishes. Now that Prince Harry has found a wife in the ethereal Meghan Markle, we wonder if Cressida is still happy with her decisions. What do you think? 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends Krug Festival "Into The Wild" at The Grange, Hampshire, on July 29, 2017 in Northington, United Kingdom.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cressida Bonas attends Krug Festival "Into The Wild" at The Grange, Hampshire, on July 29, 2017 in Northington, United Kingdom.

Cressida proved that even if you are offered a seat at the sought-after Royal table, it might be better to follow your heart. What do you think about Prince Harry's past romances? Leave us a comment and be sure to click the share button!  

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