"It's incredibly frustrating"
Three years on since she dated one of Great Britain’s most eligible bachelors, Cressida Bonas has spoken out about how frustrating she finds it to be known as ‘Prince Harry’s Ex Girlfriend’.
What does Cressida Bonas do for a living now? Well, the 28-year-old is focusing on her career as an actress, model and dancer. The former girlfriend of Prince Harry has also spoken out about how dating him has impacted her career…
The performing arts graduate is now enjoying a relatively successful acting career in London, and is currently appearing in a production of Mrs Orwell, about the divisive second wife of author and writer George Orwell. Having bagged the lead role, and other accolades along the way, Cressida would quite like to be known as a successful actress and woman in her right – not just the former flame of a prince.
“I think it’s that thing of being pigeon-holed, especially in this country, I find people are very quick to put you in a box or put you in a corner and think, ‘Oh well you’re that so you must be this’,” Cressida Bonas told presenter Emma Barnett during an interview on Woman’s Hour.
“It’s incredibly frustrating, especially in the industry I’m in,” she continued. “But, you know, it is the way it is. It’s about making a stand and saying no this is who I am and this is what I want to do.”
Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry dated for almost two years, before their relationship succumbed to the pressure of being constantly in the public eye. It has also been reported that Bonas wasn’t willing to give up on her ambitions to be an actress and a dancer in order to pursue a future with Prince Harry.
Luckily for Harry, this doesn’t appear to be the case for his current partner Meghan Markle. The 36-year-old appears to be willing to make huge sacrifices in order to be with Prince Harry.
The American actress has already made massive changes to her professional life and public image in order to carve out a life with the Prince.
This includes shutting down her successful lifestyle blog ‘The Tig’, going completely silent across all of her social media channels, and has even reportedly asked to be written out of the hit TV show that made her famous, ‘Suits’. There are even rumours that she will surrender living ‘Across The Pond’ soon too, and move from her home in Toronto to London to move in with Harry.
Although rumour has it that an engagement is imminent, it is said that Harry and Meghan will delay making any further commitments for the time being. This is apparently so that the couple can continue to be as private as possible, and Meghan can adjust to what life might be like if she were to join the royal family.