Prince Harry, girlfriend Cressida Bonas pack in public appearances
Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas prominently displayed their relationshop by appearing together at various high-profile events over the last week. Naturally, they’ve provided ample fodder for the royal rumor mill.
Last week, Prince William’s kid brother accompanied the socialite and her brother-in-law Sam Branson Jr. for a meal in tony Covent Garden, the Daily Mail reported. On Friday, she joined the prince at his official appearance during We Day, a “youth empowerment” event, in London. Then Sunday, the socialite and the prince conspicuously took in an international rugby match together.
But let’s backtrack to Friday, when Bonas’ appearance marked her debut at one of Harry’s official engagements since they were introduced in May 2012 by his cousin Princess Eugenie. The free-spirited model joined the prince for a speech he gave at We Day.
The 29-year-old royal, now fourth in line to the throne following the birth of his nephew, Prince George, addressed about 12,000 students and teachers assembled at the Wembley Arena in London for the inaugural event to benefit international charity Free the Children.
“If you were expecting Harry Styles, I apologize,” the flannel-clad prince quipped in his opening remarks. “And no, I’m not going to sing.”
Hey, we can’t fault him for knowing his One Direction-skewing audience. The former “party prince” called upon the youths to help effect change.
“Every single one of you has done something amazing to be here today,” he said. “It may not feel like it to you, but I can assure you that collectively your actions can and will shape the course of our future. After all, we all share this planet, so we must help and inspire others to do the same.”
Bonas, 25, a model and socialite from a wealthy banking family, was seated in the crowd and was photographed egging on the ginger during his speech. The pair entered the event separately but came together in the VIP section, according to E! News.
Pakistani schoolgirl and shooting survivor Malala Yousafzai, former politician Al Gore, actor Clive Owen, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and former soccer star Gary Neville also made appearances at the event.
On Sunday, the couple was again spotted together during the Six Nations International Rugby Union match between England and Wales in West London. The two were seated next to one another during the game, and Harry was seen cheering on England.
Many reports are touting the appearances as the beginnings of their matrimonial journey, and oddsmakers are already taking bets on an impending engagement, People reported. Though their engagement status still appears widely up to conjecture, their career decisions seem to be signaling a possible willingness to settle down too, the Telegraph begrudgingly noted.
Following his stint in the army as a helicopter pilot, Harry accepted a staff officer role. Bonas, who graduated from the Royal Ballet School, Leeds University and the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, looks like she’s going to take a job in marketing rather than continuing as a dancer, the newspaper said.
But perhaps that’s less wedding bells and more growing up?
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