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Harry’s got a girlfriend – let’s all overreact

- February 24th, 2013
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Cressida Bonas is seen in this file photo leaving a party where she and Prince Harry were spotted together last July. (Photo: Tony Clark/WENN.com)

Prince Harry, it seems from media reports, has a new girlfriend.

Cressida Bonas is her name. From the Herald Sun’s article, 12 things you need to know about Cressida Bonas, (none of which we actually need to know) we learned she studies contemporary dance and the two dated last spring, then those photos of Harry with his pants down in Vegas were leaked and they broke up for a bit.

But now we can all breathe a sigh of relief – it appears they’re back together.

But alongside stories about Harry buying her boots, and their skiing love nest (they’re at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier for Prince Andrew’s birthday), are the more hilarious stories making this relationship seem far more serious than it probably is.

A friend told the Mirror the lovebirds’ relationship is  ”developing into a true romance.” The two are set to attend a wedding together (a big step for some) while the Aussie website news.com.au has the headline, “Are Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida set to tie the knot?” The first sentence of this story says Bonas is the “strongest ‘marriage material’” Harry has dated in a long time. (Not to mention, the Telegraph reported last August he should get married to give the nation “something to smile about.”)

Why are we all so keen to marry off the playboy prince?

And, no offense – while Bonas might be “marriage material,” what makes us all so sure Harry is?

Sure, he’s back from his second tour in Afghanistan and is about to embark on a trip to Africa for his charity (and while he’s down there, Bonas and he will attend the wedding of mutual friends). He’s also getting set to head to the U.S. this spring to do some work for Britain’s foreign office (perhaps to take over duties from his uncle, Prince Andrew, who more than once has been called out for not always being on the up-and-up).

But that does not mean Harry is ready to settle down. And I don’t think anyone should be in a rush to make it seem like he is because that will only end in disappointment.

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