Oh no! Just when we thought another royal wedding was right around the corner, The Mirror is reporting that Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas' relationship could be on the rocks. According to friends, the couple has been "drifting apart," fueling rumors that the may be set for a split. What's more, the pair was expected to spend this past week together skiing in France, but a source close to the Prince confirmed that the trip never happened. Dun dun daaah.
This is especially crushing considering recent buzz about Prince Harry possibly popping the question this year! But it's possible that those rumors are practically 180 degrees from the real story ...
A source claims, "Talk of Harry and Cressida getting married could not be further from the truth. Indeed, it wouldn't be a surprise if they go their separate ways soon."
And while Cressida comes across as the young, free spirit who you'd guess would be the first one to throw in the towel, "it is actually Harry who has been moving on. He is incredibly fond of Cressida and loves her company, but he has commitments and plans in other areas of his life that could be jeopardized by settling down. It is not what he wants at this time of his life." Wow, huh?
Hmm, well, it's possible that if they do break up, they could still end up getting back together at a later time. That's exactly how things played out between Kate and Wills after all. Either way, though, it's wise for Harry to call it quits if he's truly not ready to commit.
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One of the many tips counselors will give couples who live together or who are around Harry's age and in a serious -- or probably moreso, semi-serious -- relationship is that you need to decide, not slide into marriage. Far too often, people simply advance their relationship from one step to the next, because it's what they feel they're expected to do ... even if they're not completely ready to do it! It seems to follow that sliding often leads to divorce rates keep climbing.
And a very public, messy divorce is definitely not something someone like Prince Harry needs to worry about. (There's been enough of that in his family!) Whenever he does tie the knot, he better be sure. That said, let him take all the time he needs.
Do you believe that Harry and Cressida are set for a split? Do you think he needs to settle down soon or should continue to enjoy bachelorhood for as long as he feels he needs to?