Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, tied the knot this weekend. Coincidentally, she married a man also named Harry, but that was not the only commonality.
Years ago, during their polo playing years, Prince William and Prince Harry often competed at Cowdray Park in Midhurst, West Sussex. Over the weekend, Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, reportedly married at the same and exclusive location.
WHEN DID THEY DATE?
Prince Harry and the 31-year-old actress and model dated from 2011 until 2014, and she said her I-dos to the estate agent and son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven, Harry Wentworth-Stanley during an intimate ceremony.
Although the beautiful 19th century Cowdray House can accommodate weddings up to 150 people, the couple kept to the maximum allowed thirty guests.
THE WEDDING WAS KEPT LOW KEY
Since the recent release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new biography called "Finding Freedom," Bonas and her now-husband decided to keep their nuptials private to avoid adding to the hype around the explosive book.
Their dreamy wedding location is also the property of Viscount Cowdray, who is close friends with groom Harry Wentworth-Stanley's mother and stepfather, the Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven. Their own estate called Great Trippetts a mere ten miles away.
THEY'VE BEEN ENGAGED FOR A YEAR
The 31-year-old attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding back in May 2018, and perhaps now that she is also married, Bonas can put a frustrating part of her life behind her.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel after their wedding in St George's Chapel on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images.
During a previous radio interview with BBC's "Woman's Hour," Bonas explained that her relationship with Prince Harry became a defining part of her identity to the world, that she became "pigeonholed," and added:
"I feel people are very quick to put you in a box or put you in a corner and think, ‘Oh, well, you’re that so you must be that.’”
With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relocation to the United States, more specifically to Markle's hometown of sunny Los Angeles, where her mother Doria Ragland is reported to be waiting out quarantine with them.
Since their royal exit a few months ago, eyes had been on the couple to see exactly how they planned on going about their independence from their official royal titles, and it could include the addition of a new member to their family.
Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed their firstborn and son, Archie in May last year, and according to waves of rumors from fans and friends, the royal couple is gearing up to welcome a second baby, even though they haven't alluded to any such amazing news yet.