February 22, 2013

Prince Harry to meet Cressida Bonas's family as he flies to South Africa for her sister's wedding

Wedding bells in the air for Prince Harry as things get more serious with 'girlfriend in waiting' Cressida Bonas
Prince Harry and new girlfriend Cressida Bonas are planning to fly to South Africa together for the wedding of her half-sister Isabella Calthorpe and Sir Richard Branson's son Sam.

It is understood the Prince will attend the wedding at the Virgin tycoon's private game reserve near the Kruger National Park in two weeks' time.

He will inevitably meet Miss Bonas's family, as well as spend time with cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who are attending the wedding as good friends of Sam and his sister Holly.

The couple are said to be 'keen to spend as much time together as possible'
The Prince, 28, will be carrying out official engagements in South Africa next week.

He is scheduled to spend three days working with his charity Sentebale, which helps Aids victims in the country, in Lesotho.

The blue blood blonde was first linked to the Prince last May when they were seen leaving a night club together
It is thought he may stay on afterwards and join Miss Bonas and her family for the wedding, the Mirror reported.

Prince Harry embraces Cressida Bonas on the ski slopes in Switzerland this week
Sir Richard's game reserve comprises three lodges in a 64,000-hectare wilderness and is situated next door to the Kruger National Park, which has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve.

The world's media will now be watching Cressida
Prince Harry was first linked with Miss Bonas, 24, last summer but had avoided being photographed with her until this week when images appeared of the pair on the ski slopes of Verbier, Switzerland.

The Prince, who is on five weeks’ leave from the Army after returning from his tour of duty in Afghanistan, is said to have met Miss Bonas at a music festival in May last year and has spent time with her at Sir Richard's Caribbean retreat, Necker Island.

Prince Harry has been coy about their relationship until now

Miss Bonas, who celebrated her birthday on Monday, is the daughter of Jeffrey Bonas, an entrepreneur, and Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, the daughter of the 6th Earl Howe.

Her half-sister Isabella Calthorpe was said to have caught the Duke of Cambridge’s eye during his separation from the then Kate Middleton nine years ago.

Loves music festivals and socialising with friends
Cressida Bonas (second from right) went to Ascot in 2010 with friends Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
Cressida with her mother Lady Mary Gaye at the Macmillan Cancer Relief Dog Day held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea South Grounds in July 2003
The couple are due to attend the wedding of Sam Branson to Cressida's half sister Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
Cressida, bottom right, joined Princess Beatrice in a human caterpillar to complete the London Marathon in 2010

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