Prince Harry will ‘definitely’ be among the guests at the wedding of his ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas, it has been claimed.
Insiders said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were ‘expected to attend’ Cressida’s wedding to Harry Wentworth-Stanley, which is likely to take place early next year.
However it is unclear whether Meghan would accept an invitation as she ‘is known to feel less comfortable’ with Harry’s ex-girlfriends, a royal expert told The Sun.
Actress Cressida, 30, was among the guests at St George’s Chapel for Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May last year.
Prince Harry will ‘definitely’ attend the wedding of his ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas to estate agent Harry Wentworth-Stanley (pictured together), it has been claimed
Harry and Cressida dated for two years between 2012 and 2014. They are seen together at Wembley Arena in March 2014
Royal commentator Adam Helliker said: ‘Harry will definitely go, as he has remained on very friendly terms with Cressida, who has never said a word in public about her relationship with the prince.
‘Harry is also very friendly with the bridegroom’s mother, Clare Milford Haven.’
Asked about the Duchess of Sussex, Mr Helliker went on: ‘Meghan is known to feel less comfortable with his Harry’s former girlfriends, particularly Chelsy Davy.’
Meghan blocked Chelsy from the guest list for the royal wedding evening party last year, Mr Helliker claimed.
Still, insiders said that Meghan ‘has got to know’ Cressida and it remains unclear whether she will attend.
Sources said that the invitations had not yet gone out but that Harry and Meghan are expected to receive one.
Harry and Cressida dated from 2012 until 2014.
Invitations for Cressida’s wedding have not been sent out but Harry and Meghan (pictured together last month) are expected to receive one, it is claimed
Harry and Cressida are seen together at a Six Nations rugby game at Twickenham in March 2014, shortly before they split up
Their relationship sparked rumours of an engagement but it foundered under the gaze of public attention.
They rarely went out together in public, and split up the month after they were seen together at a charity concert in March 2014.
Cressida felt she could not walk down the street without constantly being judged and subjected to unwanted photos by strangers with smartphones, family friends said.
‘She just said it was awful because every time she walked down the street she could hear people criticizing her,’ Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward told a literary festival in 2016.
Cressida has also said it was ‘incredibly frustrating’ to be ‘pigeonholed’ as the ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry.
Nonetheless, she and Chelsy Davy both attended Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding last May.
Cressida was back at Windsor Castle last October for the star-studded wedding of close friend Princess Eugenie to tequila ambassador Jack Brooksbank.
Cressida and her new fiancé couple welcomed in 2018 together with a luxury skiing trip to Verbier, Switzerland
The couple’s engagement was revealed in an Instagram post
She and her estate agent boyfriend Harry Wentworth-Stanley announced their engagement earlier this month.
The two were seen cuddling in an Instagram photo while Cressida showed off her dazzling diamond engagement ring.
The photograph, which was taken knoll in Nantucket, Massachusetts, was simply captioned: ‘We getting married.’
Cressida first dated Wentworth-Stanley, an old Harrovian and the son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, before her romance with Prince Harry and they reunited in 2017.
His stepfather is George Mountbatten, the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven.
Six months after Prince Harry and Cressidastarted dating, he served for 20 weeks as an Apache helicopter co-pilot in Afghanistan. He left the Army in 2015 to concentrate on charity work.
He joined Savills estate agents as a graduate in 2012 and ‘specialises in the acquisition and disposal of residential and mixed-use development opportunities in London,’ the company says on its website.
The firm says his interest in the industry was prompted by a stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he worked for a developer.
Prince Harry’s romantic history…
Natalie Pinkham – 2003
Harry is believed to have hooked up with the TV presenter in 2003, after meeting at the Rugby World Cup in 1999 and they remain great pals
Chelsy Davy – 2004-2011 (on and off)
Chelsy was Harry’s first serious girlfriend, with the pair dating on and off for seven years – she was always considered to be ‘The One’
Caroline Flack – 2009
Harry is thought to have dated Harry during one of his breaks from Chelsy and she implies she was his ‘bit of rough’ in her autobiography
Natalie Imbruglia – 2009
That same year, Harry was linked to the Australian singer
Florence Brudenell-Bruce – 2011
After splitting for good from Chelsy, Harry was linked to Jenson Button’s ex, but it was a brief romance
Mollie King – 2012
The prince and The Saturdays singer dated for a short while but Harry reportedly found her ‘too open’ about their romance
Cressida Bonas – 2012-2015
The granddaughter of Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe seemed like the perfect match for Harry, but things fizzled out after a three year relationship
Camilla Thurlow – 2015
The Love Island star has never commented on the rumours about herself and Harry, but neither has she denied them – the bomb disposal expert is now dating Jamie Jewett, who she met on the reality show
Ellie Goulding – 2015
Another unconfirmed romance, the pair, who are now great friends, first met in 2011 and were pictured looking close at the polo in 2015
Meghan Markle – 2016 to present
Harry and Suits actress Meghan met on a blind date in July 2016 and announced their engagement in November 2017. They wed in May 2018.