Prince Harry and ex-Cressida Bonas attend carol concert – but where is Meghan Markle?
Prince Harry joined his former flame Cressida Bonas as he stepped out for a Christmas carol concert without new fiancee Meghan Markle tonight.
Harry made a discreet entrance as he slipped from his car and into St Luke’s Church in Chelsea for the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund carol concert this evening.
The event comes a few days after Harry and his fiancee’s first official royal event in Nottingham after announcing their engagement.
But while Meghan has now officially relocated to the UK and is living in the Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace with her royal beau, she was absent from tonight’s service.
Instead, Harry’s former girlfriend Cressida Bonas showed she had no hard feelings for her former flame as she arrived at the church tonight,
Cressida – the youngest daughter of 1960s “It girl” Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon – looked elegant as she arrived at the service in a blue velvet wrap car with a leopard print collar with her mother.
The 28-year-old actress and model was romantically involved with Harry from 2012 until 2014, when they split amicably.
She was introduced to Prince Harry by Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew – the Queen’s third child.
There were rumours that Harry might propose to Cressida before their split but the relationship ended and Prince Harry is now preparing to marry Meghan.
Also in attendance this evening were Carole Middleton and her daughter Pippa Matthews, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge.
The mother and daughter are both regulars at the concert having attended regularly since it began 15 years ago.
The charity, which uniquely has both William and his brother Prince Harry as patrons, was set up in memory of their friend, who died in a car crash in 2002.
Since Henry’s death, the foundation set up in his memory has raised enough money to support the education of more than 26,000 children in 39 schools across Uganda.
Meghan’s absence tonight comes as Kensington Palace confirmed Prince Harry will be attending the European premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge.
The premiere takes place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday, December 12.
Kensington Palace has not commented on reports that William and Harry have cameo roles as stormtroopers in the film.
The premiere is being held in aid of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Prince William was also absent from tonight’s concert as he arrived at a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace.
Wearing the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, Kate was seen arriving at the bash with Prince William.
The Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara was famously a favourite of her husband’s late mother Princess Diana.
Princess Diana paired the tiara with her iconic Elvis dress by London-based couturière Catherine Walker during a tour of Hong Kong in 1989.
Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, paired the tiara with pearl drop earrings and a diamond necklace.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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