Cressida Bonas: 'I'm enjoying single life after Prince Harry'
Model and actress says not having a boyfriend is 'nice' as she describes herself as 'strong, independent woman' after split from Prince Harry last year
Cressida Bonas, the former girlfriend of Prince Harry, has described it as "nice" being single as she described herself as a "strong, independent woman".
The couple began dating in 2012, after being introduced by his cousin and her close friend Princess Eugenie, but split up last year.
In an interview, the 26-year-old said not having a boyfriend is "nice", adding: "I'm a strong, independent woman."
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Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas were introduced by Princess Eugenie
The model and actress also dismissed the intense interest in her relationship with Harry.
"All that stuff is not real," she told the Sunday Times Style magazine. "It's really important to remember that all it is, is noise, noise that can be very loud at times."
The pair's split was reported to be amicable and they are said to have remained good friends.
Cressida is currently the star in a fashion "dance film" for Mulberry alongside actor Freddie Fox.
She is set to appear in the film Tulip Fever later this year, alongside fellow model Cara Delevigne and former Skins actor Jack O'Connell.
She told the magazine the environment in which she grew up was "full of drama and music and thespian-like people".
Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry are said to have remained good friends
In an apparent reference to being known as the prince's former partner, she said: "I hope the focus is becoming more about the skills that I have."
Cressida also said she is "a lion" when it comes to defending her family and said it is most annoying when people "attack" her mother Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon.