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Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas joins friend for lunch as she shows off engagement ring 

Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend Cressida Bonas looked overjoyed showing off her enormous ring over lunch to a friend today, as she was seen in London for the first time since announcing her engagement.

Cressida, 30, enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the sun at a cafe in Notting Hill, where she was joined by a friend who couldn’t help but admire her huge new bling.

It’s the first time the actress has been seen since announcing her engagement to estate agent Harry Wentworth-Stanley earlier in August. 

Cressida first dated Harry, an old Harrovian and the son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, before her romance with Prince Harry and they reunited in 2017. 

Cressida Bonas, 30, was seen with a friend at a cafe looking excited as she showed off her huge engagement ring 

In her first sighting since getting engaged, Cressida looked relaxed as she met a friend for lunch in the late summer's sun earlier today

In her first sighting since getting engaged, Cressida looked relaxed as she met a friend for lunch in the late summer’s sun earlier today 

The ring, which was made by Bear Brooksbank, features a large centre diamond, ringed by rubies and then another ring of diamonds

The ring, which was made by Bear Brooksbank, features a large centre diamond, ringed by rubies and then another ring of diamonds

Cressida looked relaxed as she strode through Notting Hill on the way to her lunch date with a friend.

She donned a pair of wide-leg flared floral trousers and a white t-shirt, throwing on a long black cardigan in case the weather changed.

The newly-engaged Cressida wore her long blonde hair loose, and didn’t appear to be wearing make-up.

Despite her relaxed ensemble, her huge engagement ring, believed to have been made by Bear Brooksbank, dazzled in the sun. 

Cressida looked relaxed as she walked through the sunny London streets on the way to meet her friend for lunch and a catch-up

Cressida looked relaxed as she walked through the sunny London streets on the way to meet her friend for lunch and a catch-up 

Cressida and her friend appeared excited as they embraced at an al fresco cafe on a sunny London street

Cressida and her friend appeared excited as they embraced at an al fresco cafe on a sunny London street 

The women shared a hug as they met at the cafe for a coffee and a bite to eat, while Cressida showed off her engagement ring

The women shared a hug as they met at the cafe for a coffee and a bite to eat, while Cressida showed off her engagement ring 

The women looked relaxed as they chatted in the sunshine at the cafe in Notting Hill earlier today

The women looked relaxed as they chatted in the sunshine at the cafe in Notting Hill earlier today 

She beamed as she embraced a friend and sat down for lunch at the Golborne Deli, but it wasn’t long before the women were gazing at the huge ring on Cressida’s finger.

The dazzling ring features a large centre diamond, ringed by rubies and then another ring of diamonds. 

Wanting a closer look, her friend rested her hand on her lap to take in the full splendor of the decadent ring. 

The women could hardly contained their excitement as they chatted over a coffee before they tucked into their meal.

Both women could barely keep their eyes off Cressida's huge engagement ring, with the actress placing her hand in her friend's lap at one stage

Both women could barely keep their eyes off Cressida’s huge engagement ring, with the actress placing her hand in her friend’s lap at one stage 

The newly engaged Cressida beamed as her friend appeared to gaze down at her huge engagement ring

The newly engaged Cressida beamed as her friend appeared to gaze down at her huge engagement ring

The women appeared to be enjoying their al fresco lunch, and could barely stop grinning as they chatted away

The women appeared to be enjoying their al fresco lunch, and could barely stop grinning as they chatted away 

Cressida appeared relaxed as she chatted to her friend, at one stage taking off her cardigan in the warm summer's heat

Cressida appeared relaxed as she chatted to her friend, at one stage taking off her cardigan in the warm summer’s heat

They were also joined by Cressida’s friend’s dog, whom the actress was seen embracing at one stage in the meal. 

It’s the first time that Cressida has been seen in London since getting engaged to Harry Wentworth-Stanley earlier in August in Nantucket. 

Cressida first dated Harry, an old Harrovian and the son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, before her romance with Prince Harry and they reunited in 2017. 

The lovebirds have kept their romance relatively low-key, but have been spotted at a host of glitzy events together as far back as early 2017.

The actress looked relaxed as she caught up with a friend before tucking into her lunch at the cafe

The actress looked relaxed as she caught up with a friend before tucking into her lunch at the cafe 

Cressida's friend also bought a furry dog to the cafe, which the actress scooped up and snuggled

Cressida’s friend also bought a furry dog to the cafe, which the actress scooped up and snuggled

The women looked relaxed as they chatted away at the lunch, but couldn't keep their eyes off Cressida's ring

The women looked relaxed as they chatted away at the lunch, but couldn’t keep their eyes off Cressida’s ring 

Harry is believed to have proposed to Cressida in Nantucket, with the pair announcing their engagement on Instagram in mid-August

Harry is believed to have proposed to Cressida in Nantucket, with the pair announcing their engagement on Instagram in mid-August

Cressida and Harry Wentworth-Stanley announced their engagement earlier this month after two years of dating, pictured together in November 2018

Cressida and Harry Wentworth-Stanley announced their engagement earlier this month after two years of dating, pictured together in November 2018

Cressida dated Prince Harry between 2012 and 2015. The prince is thought to have regularly written to Cressida while serving in Afghanistan.

She is said to have struggled with the pressure of royal life during her ill-fated romance with the Queen’s grandson.

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.

The loved-up pair often share snaps of their adventures on Instagram, including this photograph enjoying the mountains on a ski trip

The loved-up pair often share snaps of their adventures on Instagram, including this photograph enjoying the mountains on a ski trip 

Harry has also shared pictures from their holidays in Antigua, including this one of Cressida, which he captioned the 'weird and wonderful women in his life'

Harry has also shared pictures from their holidays in Antigua, including this one of Cressida, which he captioned the ‘weird and wonderful women in his life’ 

However, the pair remain on good terms and Cressida even attended Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle last May, alongside fellow ex Chelsy Davy. 

And it has been reported that Prince Harry will likely be among the guests at the wedding of his ex-girlfriend. 

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. 

Cressida dated Prince Harry between 2012 and 2015, but it is said she struggled with the pressure of royal life

Cressida dated Prince Harry between 2012 and 2015, but it is said she struggled with the pressure of royal life 

Cressida was amoung the guests to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May 2018

Cressida was amoung the guests to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018 

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.’

Cressida has remained friendly with other members of the royal family, including Princess Eugenie, whose wedding she attended in October

Cressida has remained friendly with other members of the royal family, including Princess Eugenie, whose wedding she attended in October 

Meghan blocked Chelsy from the guest list for the royal wedding evening party last year, Mr Helliker claimed. 

Sources said that the invitations had not yet gone out but that Harry and Meghan are expected to receive one

Cressida was back at Windsor Castle last October for the star-studded wedding of close friend Princess Eugenie to tequila ambassador Jack Brooksbank. 

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