Cressida Bonas Explains Why It's Difficult Being Prince Harry's Ex Girlfriend

Cressida Bonas dated Prince Harry from 2012 to 2014, and their relationship casts a huge shadow over her life to this very day.

After one of the most tumultuous weeks in royal history, it's certainly not an easy time to be Prince Harry's wife and according to Bonas, it's not easy being his ex, either.

Dating your Prince Charming may be the stuff of fairy tales. But when you don't get your happily ever after, it can be nothing but a royal headache.

The English actress, 30, has opened up about the trials and tribulations of being romantically linked to the 35-year-old Prince.



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Bonas told the Evening Standard that her past with the Prince has become a "hurdle," especially in her acting career.

"I work very hard and love what I do but it is still something I have to contend with," she said.

Bonas insists that despite splitting from Harry six years ago, it's still something she is "always" asked about.

No one likes to be labelled. The hurdles for me are when I’m trying to do my work and people want to talk about him.

Bonas was introduced to Harry through his cousin Princess Eugenie in 2012. The pair dated for two years before breaking up in 2014. Harry met his now-wife Meghan Markle in 2016.

The pair broke up six years ago. Image: Getty

Bonas attended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding in 2018 and Harry is reportedly set to attend Bonas' own upcoming nuptials to Harry Wentworth Stanley.

When asked whether she feels sorry for Meghan amid the current royal scandal, Bonas opted not to offer her thoughts.

“I wouldn’t take a position on that because it would be a headline. Also out of respect. It feels like a long time ago. When it comes up it feels strange because I’m in a different place," she said.

The actress made her film debut in Harvey Weinstein's 2017 movie 'Tulip Fever', and told the publication "he didn’t do anything weird" towards her.

She also hosts her own podcast, Fear Itself, where she speaks candidly about her struggles with anxiety and fear of failure.

Bonas hopes that by opening up about her own battles, others will be motivated to make a change in their own lives.

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