Prince Harry is ready to take his budding relationship with Cressida Bonas to the next level – with many believing his latest love interest could be 'the one.'
The 28-year-old royal recently whisked Cressida off to Switzerland for a romantic skiing excursion, during which they were 'openly affectionate' with one another, and sources are convinced that Harry is ready to make a serious commitment to the blonde model and socialite.
“This is the real deal for Harry,” an insider told British Grazia. “They're very much 'the couple' and by taking their relationship public he has taken their relationship to the next level.”
The couple are said to have been together since last May, but their relationship hit a snag when Harry – a serving member of the British armed forces – was deployed to Afghanistan.
“They kept in touch while he was on duty in Afghanistan and he wrote her love letters,” the insider revealed. “Since he returned, it's gone from strength to strength. Harry's met her parents and they've planned dinner with his father, Prince Charles, and his step-mother Camilla.”
Princess Cressida? Harry is said to be taking his relationship with the young socialite to the next level (WENN)
Harry was formally introduced to 23-year-old Cressida through his cousin, Princess Eugenie, and insiders believe her close association with the Royal family makes her the perfect fit for the third-in-line to the throne.
“They met through (Princess) Eugenie, who is friends with Cressida,” a source told E!Online. “Cressida is really smart, very naturally pretty and just a really cool girl to hang out with.
“It's hard for Harry to date as there are so many opportunities out there, but Cressida is someone he knows he can trust as she's already in his circle. She's already passed the test of being discreet.”
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