This story just goes to show that the same problems that affect my life and yours, also touche the royal family. Cressida Bonas has been dating Prince Harry for more than 18 months now and the couple has sparked rumors of an engagement this year. It seems the happy planning may have come to a screeching halt this week with the discovery of Cressida’s stepfather’s suicide. 76-year old Christopher Shaw was found dead in his Salisbury flat of an apparent overdose. The former Grenadier Guards officer and merchant banker was believed to have been terminally ill. He had recently returned from celebrating his birthday on New Year’s and was said to be in decent spirits.
Those close to the family say that Cressida was very close to Shaw and considered him a father figure. Kensington Palace has yet to comment on the matter and the coroner’s office is awaiting toxicology results to determine an official cause of death. In the meantime royal watchers are speculating on whether or not Prince Harry will accompany Cressida to the funeral. The couple is still very much together but there is fear that if he goes to support her it could create a media circus.
Up until now Cressida seems to be the one with a bit of cold feet up until now. I have to wonder if Harry really helps her through this difficult time if that will be what ultimately makes her decide that their relationship should indeed be a permanent situation. Do you think that Harry will attend the funeral with Cressida? Should he be there to support her regardless of what the media’s reaction is? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!