From one Harry to another, from royalty to a commoner, it seems that Cressida Bonas has finally found her match. There’s a ring on that finger and she’s said yes to that magical question. Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend is now engaged to another man. His name is Harry Wentworth-Stanley.
The official announcement of the couple’s engagement came when Harry Wentworth-Stanley shared a photo of the two on Instagram last night. The photo showed bold and clear a large diamond setting on Cressida Bonas’s ring finger and he captioned it: “We Getting Married.”
Here’s a little bit of backstory to the relationships of the people in question. Princess Eugenie introduced Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry to one another back in 2012. The couple dated exclusively and at one point seemed so serious that whenever Harry was expected to settle down, the bet was that it would be with her. However, in 2014, they parted ways but remained on good and friendly terms.
Cressida Bonas was even invited to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, and being the wedding of the year, of course she attended it. Having moved on from Prince Harry, it may not have been too difficult for her to sit through but she did speak up about the forceful dress code in a comment she made to the Spectator. Cressida Bonas said:
Why do I find hats to tricky? Tricky to wear, tricky to look at, and extremely tricky for the poor soul sitting in the pew behind. Most of the time I avoid headgear. This can prompt disapproving looks from the older generations. Last weekend I attended the royal wedding. The invitation clearly stated that guests must wear hats. Yikes…I opted for a minimal feathered number—and I can only hope I got it right.”
More on her beau turned fiancé, Harry Wentworth-Stanley is actually the son of Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven. His stepdad, in fact, is the second cousin of the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. One way or another, it seems that actor Cressida Bonas did manage to get some bit of royalty to have and to hold till death do them part.
When the couple announced their engagement on Instagram, many celebrities poured in with their congratulations. The two are a rather high profile British celebrity couple with quite the following of the public eye. Of the congratulations they received, one notable one was from the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s own brother, James Middleton, who commented, “So wonderful” on the post with a plethora of red heart emotions.
The two have just announced their engagement. There is no date yet announced for the couple’s wedding, but best of luck to both as they embark on the next love-filled step in their life‘s journey together.