The playboy Prince secretly proposed to Cressida Bonas
Are you ready for another Royal Wedding? Sources say Prince Harry will be announcing his engagement to Cressida Bonas very soon. “But first he needs to go through certain royal protocols, such as asking his grandmother’s permission,” the insider explains. “Palace sources say there’s not been a formal request made to her majesty yet, but the fact we’re hearing about it means it’s likely he’s already popped the question and they’re waiting until all the boxes are ticked before formally announcing it.”
Cressy’s a Keeper
Harry should easily secure approval for the willowy 24-year-old blonde, a member of Britain’s aristocratic Curzon family, and who met Harry through his cousin, Princess Eugenie.
“It’s no secret the queen would dearly love to see her roguish grandson settle down, and she thinks Cressy is his ideal match,” the insider tells OK!. “She likes that [Cressy] comes from a good family, plus she has a twinkle in her eye that reminds [the queen] of her sister, the late Princess Margaret.”
Clearly, Cressy has tamed the rowdy redhead notorious for his hard partying. “They’ve got a brilliant connection and she totally gets him,” says the insider. “She’s so relaxed and laid-back; the opposite of his ex, Chelsy Davy, a high-maintenance nightmare. Harry’s completely smitten.”
He’s also envious of Wills and Kate, whose 7-month-old son, Prince George, was the star attraction over the holidays.
“Seeing how happy his brother is now and how amazing his nephew is,” the insider tells OK!, “Harry wants all that for himself.
Marriage means Harry and Cressy kiss their past lives goodbye.
“Harry has realized that you can only get so much from partying up a storm,” an insider tells OK!, “and the real joy and quality of life comes from family.”
Cressy quit dance studies at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire. “She’ll be expected to focus on her role as a royal princess,” says our insider. “It’s a full-time job.”
A Smaller Royal Wedding
Between Prince Charles’ sons, Harry may be more inclined to over-the-top behavior, but his wedding would be decidedly more subdued than William’s. “There’s no way it will be as huge,” a source tells OK!. “The heir to the throne was always going to be a huge spectacle with pomp and circumstance.”
However, Harry’s nuptials also will be held at Westminster Abbey, and public interest will be just as intense — if not more so.
“Harry is unbelievably popular with the British public because of his naughty behavior,” says the source. “There’s not a Brit alive who won’t want to witness this event.”
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