Cressida Bonas parties amid Prince Harry engagement news

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She dated Prince Harry for two years until 2014, and was once presumed to be the woman who would marry the fifth in line to the throne.

But Cressida Bonas proved her heartache was behind her as she partied with socialites in London amid the Prince’s engagement news to Meghan Markle. 

The dancer and actress, 28, kept a low profile as she stepped out in the capital in an ultra-stylish navy suede coat belted over a simple slip dress. 

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Low profile: Cressida Bonas kept a low profile she partied with socialites in London amid the Prince's engagement news to Meghan Markle 

Low profile: Cressida Bonas kept a low profile she partied with socialites in London amid the Prince's engagement news to Meghan Markle 

Low profile: Cressida Bonas kept a low profile she partied with socialites in London amid the Prince’s engagement news to Meghan Markle 

Cressida, who many had predicted would be the one to marry Harry, seemed to be in good spirits as she flashed a relaxed smile during the outing.

Letting her statement coat do all the talking, the society girl completed her decadent look with some gold barely there heels.

The Tulip Fever actress swept her golden locks into polished waves and boasted a deep glowing tan. 

The British beauty is yet to comment on the news that Harry will marry Suits star Meghan Markle next spring, after a year and a half of dating.  

She got away: The dancer and actress, 28, kept a low profile as she stepped out in the capital in an ultra-stylish navy suede coat belted over a simple slip dress

She got away: The dancer and actress, 28, kept a low profile as she stepped out in the capital in an ultra-stylish navy suede coat belted over a simple slip dress

She got away: The dancer and actress, 28, kept a low profile as she stepped out in the capital in an ultra-stylish navy suede coat belted over a simple slip dress

Casual: Cressida, who many had predicted would be the one to marry Harry, seemed to be in good spirits as she flashed a relaxed smile during the outing

Casual: Cressida, who many had predicted would be the one to marry Harry, seemed to be in good spirits as she flashed a relaxed smile during the outing

Casual: Cressida, who many had predicted would be the one to marry Harry, seemed to be in good spirits as she flashed a relaxed smile during the outing

Casual: Cressida, who many had predicted would be the one to marry Harry, seemed to be in good spirits as she flashed a relaxed smile during the outing

Casual: Cressida, who many had predicted would be the one to marry Harry, seemed to be in good spirits as she flashed a relaxed smile during the outing

Congratulations: Her outing comes as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they will marry next spring, after dating for a year and a half

Congratulations: Her outing comes as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they will marry next spring, after dating for a year and a half

Congratulations: Her outing comes as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they will marry next spring, after dating for a year and a half

As Prince Harry’s most recent serious ex, Cressida was the woman presumed to become Harry’s wife.

However, in 2014, the pair split and the thespian chose to remain dignified about why exactly the pair parted ways. 

The months leading up to her split from Harry saw rumours hit fever pitch that the pair would imminently announce plans to marry.

With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressie learn how to handle to the intensity of the Royal spotlight.

Former flames: Cressida dated Harry for two years until they split in 2014 (pictured), after being introduced to the royal by her friend Princess Beatrice

Former flames: Cressida dated Harry for two years until they split in 2014 (pictured), after being introduced to the royal by her friend Princess Beatrice

Former flames: Cressida dated Harry for two years until they split in 2014 (pictured), after being introduced to the royal by her friend Princess Beatrice

High society: Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess; she is the daughter of renowned Sixties It girl Lady Mary Gaye Curzon and Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas

High society: Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess; she is the daughter of renowned Sixties It girl Lady Mary Gaye Curzon and Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas

High society: Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess; she is the daughter of renowned Sixties It girl Lady Mary Gaye Curzon and Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas

But the actress later dismissed all that as mere ‘noise’, explaining in an interview: ‘All that stuff is not real. It’s really important to remember that all it is noise, noise that can be very loud at times.’

Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess; she is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, joining the former in the world record attempt to complete the London Marathon in a human caterpillar in 2010, while the latter is said to have introduced her to Harry.

She is the daughter of renowned Sixties It girl Lady Mary Gaye Curzon (whose father was the 6th Earl Howe) and Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas (her mother’s third husband) owns a fabric company called MacCulloch & Wallis.

In the past: The months leading up to her split from Harry saw rumours hit fever pitch that the pair would imminently announce plans to marry

In the past: The months leading up to her split from Harry saw rumours hit fever pitch that the pair would imminently announce plans to marry

In the past: The months leading up to her split from Harry saw rumours hit fever pitch that the pair would imminently announce plans to marry

Rumours: With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressie learn how to handle to the intensity of the Royal spotlight

Rumours: With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressie learn how to handle to the intensity of the Royal spotlight

Rumours: With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressie learn how to handle to the intensity of the Royal spotlight

Rumours: With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressie learn how to handle to the intensity of the Royal spotlight

Rumours: With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressie learn how to handle to the intensity of the Royal spotlight

Dismissed: But the actress later dismissed all that as mere 'noise', explaining in an interview: 'All that stuff is not real'

Dismissed: But the actress later dismissed all that as mere 'noise', explaining in an interview: 'All that stuff is not real'

Dismissed: But the actress later dismissed all that as mere ‘noise’, explaining in an interview: ‘All that stuff is not real’

Her parents have racked up six marriages between them so Cressida has a number of half brothers and sisters including soon-to-be a Branson, Isabella, who was once admired by Prince William, and Gabriella Wilde, a model for Burberry.

Following her parent’s separation, Cressida continued to enjoy a privileged upbringing as her bohemian mother then married multi-millionaire Christopher Shaw.

Cressida attended £30,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckingham where she showed a flair for acting as well as sport.  

Now, after studying drama and dance, she bagged herself a role in Tulip Fever, alongside Judi Dench, and supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne, and has taken the fashion world by storm. 

Good connections: Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess and is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie (pictured)

Good connections: Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess and is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie (pictured)

Good connections: Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess and is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie (pictured)

Thick as thieves: The pair were partying at a Louis Vuitton bash lastg week in London

Thick as thieves: The pair were partying at a Louis Vuitton bash lastg week in London

Thick as thieves: The pair were partying at a Louis Vuitton bash lastg week in London

Friends in high places: Bonas also cosied up to Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Louis Vuitton, at the party

Friends in high places: Bonas also cosied up to Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Louis Vuitton, at the party

Friends in high places: Bonas also cosied up to Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Louis Vuitton, at the party

Cressida’s outing comes after Prince Harry said today he is ‘thrilled’ to be marrying Meghan and admitted he knew the Suits star was ‘the one’ from ‘the first day we met’.

Meghan, 36, also showed the world her engagement ring designed by Harry himself containing two diamonds from Princess Diana’s own personal collection set in a gold band.  

The couple will marry in church in spring 2018 after the prince proposed in early November after getting permission from the Queen and Meghan’s parents.

Harry looked nervous but happy as they made their first public appearance since the announcement in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, much loved by his late mother Princess Diana.

 Ecstatic: Prince Harry said today he is 'thrilled' to be marrying Meghan and admitted he knew the Suits star was 'the one' from 'the first day we met'

 Ecstatic: Prince Harry said today he is 'thrilled' to be marrying Meghan and admitted he knew the Suits star was 'the one' from 'the first day we met'

 Ecstatic: Prince Harry said today he is ‘thrilled’ to be marrying Meghan and admitted he knew the Suits star was ‘the one’ from ‘the first day we met’

Sweet: The prince said he was 'thrilled, over the moon' adding: 'Very glad it's not raining as well' and both were full of smiles as they posed at Kensington Palace

Sweet: The prince said he was 'thrilled, over the moon' adding: 'Very glad it's not raining as well' and both were full of smiles as they posed at Kensington Palace

Sweet: The prince said he was 'thrilled, over the moon' adding: 'Very glad it's not raining as well' and both were full of smiles as they posed at Kensington Palace

Sweet: The prince said he was 'thrilled, over the moon' adding: 'Very glad it's not raining as well' and both were full of smiles as they posed at Kensington Palace

Sweet: The prince said he was ‘thrilled, over the moon’ adding: ‘Very glad it’s not raining as well’ and both were full of smiles as they posed at Kensington Palace

Dazzling: Meghan's engagement ring's two outer diamonds are from  Diana's own collection with a central diamond from Botswana - where they went on safari in September - all set within a gold band

Dazzling: Meghan's engagement ring's two outer diamonds are from  Diana's own collection with a central diamond from Botswana - where they went on safari in September - all set within a gold band

Dazzling: Meghan’s engagement ring’s two outer diamonds are from Diana’s own collection with a central diamond from Botswana – where they went on safari in September – all set within a gold band

His fiancee stroked his arm lovingly as they spoke to reporters, who asked him: ‘When did you know she was the one?’ and he replied: ‘From the very first time we met’.

He refused to say how he proposed saying: ‘That will come later’ but when asked if it was romantic he said: ‘Of course it was’ – but the couple didn’t kiss for the cameras.

The prince said he was ‘thrilled, over the moon’ adding: ‘Very glad it’s not raining as well.’ Meghan said she was ‘so happy, thank you’ before they wandered back into Kensington Palace beaming. 

Harry, 33, who revealed a year ago he had fallen for the actress after a four to six month secret relationship, proposed to Meghan, 36, in London earlier this month.

Royal protocol dictated that fifth in line to the throne Harry had to ask his grandmother the Queen for permission to marry and she agreed in the month where she celebrated her own 70th wedding anniversary.  

Cute couple: Harry, 33, who revealed a year ago he had fallen for the actress after a four to six month secret relationship, proposed to Meghan, 36, in London earlier this month

Cute couple: Harry, 33, who revealed a year ago he had fallen for the actress after a four to six month secret relationship, proposed to Meghan, 36, in London earlier this month

Cute couple: Harry, 33, who revealed a year ago he had fallen for the actress after a four to six month secret relationship, proposed to Meghan, 36, in London earlier this month

Exciting: Royal protocol dictated that fifth in line to the throne Harry had to ask his grandmother the Queen for permission to marry and she agreed in the month where she celebrated her own 70th wedding anniversary

Exciting: Royal protocol dictated that fifth in line to the throne Harry had to ask his grandmother the Queen for permission to marry and she agreed in the month where she celebrated her own 70th wedding anniversary

Exciting: Royal protocol dictated that fifth in line to the throne Harry had to ask his grandmother the Queen for permission to marry and she agreed in the month where she celebrated her own 70th wedding anniversary

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