Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas has broken her silence following the announcement of his engagement to Meghan Markle.
The 28-year-old actress, dancer and model dated Harry from 2012 to 2014 after being introduced to him by Princess Eugenie.
On Tuesday Cressida shared an inspirational quote on her Instagram account which some are believing is her response to the news of the engagement which broke the day before.
Uploading a sketch of a girl and boy sat side by side on a pair of swings reaching out to each other, the quote read:
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells it all.
In the caption Cressida simply wrote ‘Truth ??’ accompanied by the hashtag ‘#quotestoliveby’.
Many of Cressida’s fans have commented supportive messages of ‘Amen’ and ‘perfectly said’ on the photo which has received over 700 likes so far.
Their relationship was especially secretive and the couple were only spotted in public together when they attended the launch of the WE Day in London together in March 2014.
Only a month later it was announced that the couple had split amicably with people believing they had called it quits due to the pressure Cresida was under being in the public eye.
Cressida spoke of her frustration of being ‘pigeonholed’ as Harry’s ex-girlfriend speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour in August earlier this year.
The actress appeared on the show to talk about her role in the play Mrs Orwell in which she played Sonia, the second wife of writer George Orwell, when the host asked her about what impact once dating the prince has had on her.
I think it’s that thing of being pigeonholed. Especially in this country, I find that 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 this’.
It’s incredibly frustrating, especially in the industry that I’m in. But you know, it is the way it is.
It’s about making a stand and saying: ‘No, this is who I am and this is what I want to do’.
It’s the same with Sonia, but obviously in a completely different context. I think if Sonia were in today’s world she’d be celebrated because she’s very ambitious, very modern, but at that time, in that world, it was a man’s world.
More and more details of the royal wedding of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are beginning to emerge.
Yesterday it was revealed that the couple will be married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in May next year.
It was also announced the wedding will be paid for by the Royal Family.
The marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. pic.twitter.com/lJdtWnbdpB
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 28, 2017
The statement read:
The marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.
Her Majesty the Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel.
The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.
Further details about the wedding will be announced in due course.
Unfortunately it was also confirmed by Downing Street that there will be no bank holiday on the day.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.