Still in the royal circle: Cressida Bonas parties with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
Published 16/05/2014 | 08:28
Cressida Bonas may have split with Prince Harry, but she's still very much part of the young royal circuit.
The 24-year-old dancer was seen partying with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie in London last night at Annabel's nightclub.
Wearing a sapphire gown, she showed off her slim physique to perfection and accessorised with oversized diamond earrings.
Princess Beatrice is seen protectively holding her hand as they make their way through the crowds which gathered outside the VIP hotspot, and the pair are seen laughing and joking in deep conversation.
The photos of Cressida immersing herself in the royal circle echo the images of a temporarily single Kate Middleton partying with her sister Pippa when her and Prince William briefly split in 2007.
And it supports reports that Cressida and Harry may be working on a reconciliation, as it's reported the pair are planning a post break-up meeting to 'have it out' about the ending of their two year relationship.
"They are planning to meet within the week to have it all out. Cressida's father has told them they can use his Norfolk farmhouse, so they have complete privacy," a source revealed to British magazine Grazia.
While both Prince Harry and Cressida have remained tight lipped about the breakup, palace insiders say the pretty blonde was put under pressure to appear "more royal".
Cressida is a trained dancer, and also comes from a privileged background, so reportedly didn't take well to such demands. She's also not trying to emulate Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in her relationship with 29-year-old Harry.
"In the past few months Cressida's got the distinct impression she was being told to 'smarten up'. She is not going to change into the next Kate, she loves her boho style and won't change for anyone. She's told Harry that. It's telling that she's been out recently in her trademark Dr Martens," the insider explained.
"She's had to turn down lucrative modelling contracts and dance work - which she studied and is passionate about - and settle for this desk job in marketing. She is an independent girl and won't stand for being defined by her relationship. She comes from an aristocratic family and is not impressed by his royal status. She just wants to be with Harry."