After months of speculation that Prince Harry had finally found his better half in Cressida Bonas and that the two would be announcing their engagement as soon as Queen Elizabeth gave her formal approval this summer in Scotland the bottom totally dropped out for the couple. Only a month or two after moving into Harry’s Kensington Palace apartment it was announced that Harry and Cressida had indeed separated. Of course the royal jokester had to save face and tell pals that Cressi was just too clingy but the truth is, she was always hesitant about joining the royal family.
Originally Kate Middleton was against the relationship, mostly because Cressida’s stepsister Isabella Calthorpe is the only other woman that Prince William has really loved. If you recall, Wills dumped Waity Katy in order to date Isabella Calthorpe several years ago and later crawled back once Isabella made it clear that she would never marry him. It’s still a sore spot for Kate and rather than telling Harry to end things with Cressida, Kate realized that she could unravel things by lending a sympathetic ear to his girlfriend. Kate was sure to tell Cressida all of the horrors of life while married to a prince, including how she could kiss her own freedom and life goodbye. Cressi has a lot of ambition but her goals would have been lost in the shuffle if she married Harry and Kate helped to convince her that it wasn’t worth it.
Needless to say, Harry was supremely pissed when he realized that Kate purposely helped to torpedo his romance and when he expressed his anger to William it was met with hostility. Even Harry isn’t going to be allowed to speak badly of William’s wife and he also believes that if things were supposed to work out with Cressida then they would have. Adding to the tension is the fact that Harry feels like he can’t even lean on his older brother to carry him through the breakup because Kate has laid down the law regarding how much time they can spend together. Kate believes that Harry’s track record has shown that he will always find himself in trouble and she demands that Wills steer clear of all of that. The brothers rarely go out and grab a drink together or spend time together outside of the palace walls.
Not only is Harry blaming Kate Middleton for losing Cressida but he also thinks she has taken his brother from him as well. William doesn’t exactly see it the same way and so the clashes at Kensington Palace have been epic in recent weeks. It won’t be long before the royal watchers stop focusing on the power struggle between Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Queen Elizabeth and tune into the drama between the younger royals! Do you think Kate really did purposely scare Cressida off? Was it a snarky girl move to get rid of the chick that reminds her that she wasn’t actually William’s first choice? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!