A Tweeting fellow passenger on Prince Harry's flight to Austria was all it took for his romance with Cressida Bonas to become public knowledge
Nobody knew that Prince Harry had quietly sloped off for a skiing holiday last weekend until a newspaper disclosed how a fellow passenger on his flight to Geneva had seen fit to write about it on a social networking site.
“I fell in love a bit,” drooled the lady who is identified on Twitter as Page Alicia Boreham. “After today, I could happily marry [Harry].”
This set the world’s press off in hot pursuit, and — dishearteningly for the individual who blew the gaffe on him — the ensuing pictures of the Prince embracing his model girlfriend Cressida Bonas. She is already being excitedly spoken about as his future wife.
No wonder the courtiers at Buckingham Palace were so keen to get the message out to the users of social networking sites that they should, in future, exercise a bit more discretion.
The mysterious Page Alicia Boreham, by the way, hasn’t dared to utter another word about the matter since.