Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas” relationship is expected to reach a new level when they step out as a couple at Sam Branson”s wedding. Next week Harry and Cressida will jet to South Africa where Sam, whose father is Sir Richard Branson, will tie the knot with Isabella Anstruther -Gough-Calthorpe.
Businessman Sam”s bride-to-be is Cressida”s half-sister and close friend of Princes William and Harry. Isabella, 32, was also a guest at the Duke of Cambridge”s wedding to Kate Middleton.
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Sam and his actress fiancée announced their happy news back in June, after Sam proposed on the sun-kissed shores of Madagascar.
Currently on leave for five weeks, before returning to Afghanistan, Harry is due to make an official visit to Lesotho and Johannesburg on Monday before enjoying some private time in South Africa, when it is believed the wedding will take place.
A source close to the young royal said “Harry and Cressie are at the exciting stage of a relationship where they just want to spend as much time together as possible.
“He has ties to the Branson family, so everyone is incredibly excited at the prospect of seeing them together in South Africa.”
Also expected at Sam, 27, and Isabella”s nuptials are William and Harry”s cousins Princess Beatrice and Prince Eugenie along with those seen skiing with the Prince and Cressida on their recent trip to Verbier.
Harry and Cressida, 24, proved they are still together when they were they were seen in a warm embrace in Switzerland. The pair started dating last May after being introduced by Eugenie, who was also skiing with her sister Beatrice at the Swiss ski resort.
The group holiday comes after dance student Cressida, a Leeds University graduate, celebrated her 24th birthday on Monday.
Until now, the Prince has gone to great lengths to avoid being photographed with his love-interest, but their attendance at Sam and Isabella”s wedding indicates that Harry may be ready to make things more official.