Following Beatrice’s lead? Princess’s friend and Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas marries Harry Wentworth-Stanley in private before ‘riding off into the sunset’ on horseback
- Cressida Bonas, 31, has married fiancé Harry Wentworth-Stanley in private
- Actress, who dated Prince Harry, is thought to have married over the weekend
- Photo was shared online by her brother Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
- Comes after her friend Princess Beatrice wed in a surprise service at Windsor
Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas has married her fiancé Harry Wentworth-Stanley in a private ceremony.
The Winchester-born actress, 31, who famously dated the Duke of Sussex, 35, for three years, exchanged vows with Mr Wentworth-Stanley, the estate agent son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, over the weekend.
The couple are thought to have cancelled their original plans due to the coronavirus pandemic but have now exchanged vows at a countryside ceremony attended by family including the bride’s brother Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, who shared a photograph of the happy couple on Instagram.
The snap shows the newlyweds ‘riding off into the sunset’ on horseback and was set to the song What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.
Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas has married her fiancé Harry Wentworth-Stanley in a private ceremony. This photo was shared by her brother Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
The socialite announced her engagement to the estate agent in August last year, popping the question with a stunning ruby ring during a trip to the US
It comes just a week after Cressida’s close friend Princess Beatrice married property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a surprise secret service in Windsor.
Cressida, who appeared in this year’s ITV drama White House Farm, announced her engagement to estate agent Harry Wentworth-Stanley in August 2019.
In May she hinted that their original wedding had to be postponed due to the current crisis, posting a snap as she and Harry posed in front of an ‘Auto-wed’ machine in fancy dress outfits.
Sharing the photo on Instagram, Cressida wished her beau a happy birthday before commenting: ‘Well, if all else fails there’s always Auto Wed…! Happy birthday my heart. #OneDay.’
In January, Cressida opened up about her plans for the big day, revealing she wanted to have a ‘small’ non-traditional ceremony.
Writing in The Spectator, she said she ‘upset’ her father by telling him she planned to get hitched under a tree, saying: ‘He looked at me as if I had completely lost the plot, then he insisted that we say our vows in a church.’
She said she was stunned that everyone around her seemed to have ‘very strong opinions’ about her wedding, but she disagreed with ‘nearly all of them’.
In May Cressida hinted that their original wedding had to be postponed due to the current crisis, posting a snap as she and Harry posed in front of an ‘Auto-wed’ machine in fancy dress
The actress said she dreamed of having a small wedding, before realising her guest list, combined with her fiancé’s, comes to 120 people in total.
Her desired big day is almost the exact opposite of ex-boyfriend Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan in May 2018.
The royal couple had a huge ceremony at Windsor Chapel, with more than 2,000 excited guests in attendance.
Cressida and Prince Harry broke up in 2015 after she was said to have struggled with the pressure of royal life during her romance with the Queen’s grandson.
Cressida and her fiancé Harry first dated while studying at university before rekindling their romance in 2017.
Harry, an old Harrovian and the son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, popped the question with a stunning ruby ring during a trip to the US.
There will likely be no shortage of blue-bloods when the two do eventually say ‘I do’.
Cressida has a gaggle of glamorous siblings – among them actress Isabella Calthorpe, wife of Sir Richard Branson’s son Sam – and a close circle of friends including Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.
Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, were expected to be on the guest list for the big day after Cressida was invited to their wedding in May 2018.