Friday 22 June 2018

'I'd rather not go into it' - Cressida Bonas refuses to be drawn on ex Prince Harry

Cressida Bonas attends the UK premiere of 'Double Date' at The Soho Hotel on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas attends the UK premiere of 'Double Date' at The Soho Hotel on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London
Cressida Bonas attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London
Cressida Bonas attends the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal on December 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas attends Louis Vuittons Celebration of GingerNutz in Vogue's December Issue on November 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)
Cressida Bonas attends the UK premiere of 'Double Date' at The Soho Hotel on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas attends the VIP preview of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 at Royal Academy of Arts on June 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Harry's previous girlfriend was Cressida Bonas, pictured in 2014
A rare photo of Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas show their low-key style
Prince Harry split from dancer Cressida Bonas after two years together.
Cressida Bonas attends the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal on December 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
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Cressida Bonas is keeping her cards close to her chest.

The 29-year-old gained international fame for her relationship with Britain's Prince Harry from 2012 to 2014, but she's focused on forging her own path in the spotlight as an actress, after originally training as a dancer.

Despite reportedly landing an invite to his wedding to Meghan Markle on May 19, Bonas wouldn't be drawn on commenting on her ex, preferring to stay silent and focus on her own endeavours.

In an interview with The Times on Wednesday, she was asked about her relationship with the royal and whether she would wish him well, to which she said: "I'd just rather not go into it."

Cressida Bonas attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London
Cressida Bonas attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London

"I have to be really careful what I say because ... well, you know ... I don't want to be ... I think I've said this before anyway, but people like putting people into boxes and into stereotypes, especially in this country and no I don't think that helps," she added.

"I think you want to be a blank canvas as an actress but I'd rather not say anything, actually, if you don't mind because it is kind of in my past and I am so focused on the acting."

Cressida Bonas attends the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal on December 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas attends the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal on December 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

She has previously spoken about her frustrations at being constantly affiliated by her former relationship, telling the BBC's Woman's Hour last year that she felt "pigeonholed".

"Especially in this country, I find people are very quick to put you in a box or put you in a corner and think ‘oh well you’re that so you must be that," she explained.

A rare photo of Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas show their low-key style
A rare photo of Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas show their low-key style

"It’s incredibly frustrating, especially in the industry that I’m in. But, you know, it is the way it is. It’s about making a stand. Saying no, this is who I am and this is what I want to do."

Cressida is in a relationship with Harry Wentworth Stanley for two years, reuniting in 2016 after dating for four year at university and said things were going "very well" between them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their visit Social Bite on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their visit Social Bite on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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