With news of her royal ex’s engagement making headlines around the world, Cressida Bonas has found herself under a brighter spotlight than usual this week.
But the 28-year-old actress appears to be taken the attention in her stride and is using it as a chance to share uplifting messages with her supporters.
Taking to Instagram today, Cressida, who split from Prince Harry in 2014, posted an inspirational quote to her followers about the importance of treating people with respect.
Positive: Cressida Bonas, pictured last week, posted an inspirational quote on Instagram
Words to live by: The post, pictured, was shared as royal wedding details continued to emerge
Leading by example: The actress accompanied the words with this simple caption
It reads: ‘No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells it all.’
Cressida accompanied the quote with the caption: ‘Truth #quotestoliveby’.
The image was shared on Tuesday afternoon as details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s plans for their spring nuptials continued to emerge.
Wedding bells: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday
It was revealed today that Miss Markle, 36, will become a British citizen ahead of the ceremony and that the couple will tie the knot in Windsor.
It was also announced that her first royal engagement will be on Friday, when she will join her royal fiance, 33, on an appearance in Nottingham.
Cressida was once the woman who many presumed would one day be planning a wedding with Harry.
Former flame: Cressida pictured with Prince Harry at a rugby match in Twickenham in 2014
Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess; she is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, joining the former in the world record attempt to complete the London Marathon in a human caterpillar in 2010, while the latter is said to have introduced her to Harry.
She is the daughter of renowned Sixties It girl Lady Mary Gaye Curzon (whose father was the 6th Earl Howe) and Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas (her mother’s third husband) owns a fabric company called MacCulloch & Wallis.
Her parents have racked up six marriages between them so Cressida has a number of half brothers and sisters including soon-to-be a Branson, Isabella, who was once admired by Prince William, and Gabriella Wilde, a model for Burberry.