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Prince Harry’s girlfriend also takes a desk job

- January 30th, 2014
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Cressida Bonas with good friend Princess Eugenie at a wedding in June 2013. (Photo: WENN.com)

It appears Cressida Bonas has given up on her dream of becoming a dancer.

Instead, like her boyfriend Prince Harry, she is taking a desk job, working in marketing for a theatre, the U.K. Mirror reports.

How sad.

It has been reported the young 24-year-old studied dancing for years, including at the University of Leeds, but back in November, it was reported in the Daily Mail she was giving up on that dream out of fear it could embarrass her boyfriend.

“She doesn’t want to do anything that will embarrass Prince Harry, I think she felt uncomfortable about photographs being seen of her dancing earlier this year,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.

Yes, because a beautiful young dancer is going to be the most embarrassing thing to happen to Prince Harry. Right.

Another report said she was giving up dancing because she was worried she might get roles for who she is dating, not because she’s actually good at what she does.

It was also suggested that being a dancer was not an appropriate job for a possible future royal.

Since last fall, it has been rumoured Prince Harry is oh so close to popping the question and proposing to Bonas. For about a week, media reports out of Britain made it sound like an engagement announcement was expected before the end of the year.

But here we are at the end of January, and no proposal.

The idea Bonas has given up on her dream makes me sad and angry. I am sad because I don’t think anyone should ever have to settle – particularly when you’re talented, which Bonas reportedly is – and I think Prince Harry (not the future king) should tell his royal relatives to keep their opinions about Bonas’ professional dancing to themselves.

I can understand if she were a stripper, but she is not. Her dancing should not bring any shame to anyone.

And here’s the anger: Why should anyone make Bonas feel like she can’t chase her dream? Who has that right? No one.

Bonas possibly being told not to dance makes me think of Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy. They broke up because Davy didn’t want a royal life and possibly because her career as a lawyer would have to be on hold.

I admire Davy, who is still friends with Harry, for making that decision. While it has since been reported she also may have been “needy” and drove Harry nuts, I do believe their split was because Davy did not want to marry Harry and leave behind her own dreams to smile in photo ops and attend events.

I do not think Bonas should give up dancing because she might, maybe, possibly marry Prince Harry. I think they make a lovely couple and she seems like a good match, but the days of “standing by your man” and just waiting for a ring are long gone for most women.

I think Prince Harry needs to support her in her dream. You can’t tell me he’s afraid to voice his opinion on the subject – somehow I think he’s quite good at telling people what he thinks about certain ideas.

So is he just happy at the thought of his girlfriend giving up everything to be the royal version of a Stepford Wife? Does he think she needs to fit into some cookie cutter perfect role just because they’re dating (and may eventually consider marriage)?

I would hope Prince Harry would be a little more progressive than that.

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3 comments

  1. Stephen Smith | January 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    She is going to be so sorry when he dumps here for a more refined and respectable young woman as the palace would put it.

  2. junebaby | February 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I find it ironic that dancing is such a significant part of the Arts which the Royals likely attend and love. To look down upon someone who makes beautiful art simply is hypocritical and she should continue to follow her path – there may be no ring at the end of all this anyway. Despite the ring, Harry should stand by HER and provide her with the opportunities to follow her dreams. What family would not be proud of a family member who is such a beautiful performer?

  3. Jarhead | February 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Editor Kate – just who do you think you are to be angry about someone else’s life?? Miss haughty. And anger is nothing but a control tactic, which is wasting your energy here. Your article and writing are very unprofessional.

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