Prince Harry invited his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, to a Sandringham hunting trip with the royal family, indicating that their relationship is taking a step toward serious territory.
Getting invited to the queen’s 20,000-acre Sandringham estate is obviously a big deal, so Bonas is definitely someone important to the younger prince.
“She’s now part of Harry’s inner sanctum,” an insider told Us Weekly. “The fact that she’s been to Sandringham on numerous occasions proves that she’s been welcomed into the fold. She’s a lovely girl and everyone is hoping they go the distance.”
Harry’s older brother, Prince William, also showed his commitment to Kate Middleton by inviting her various times to the posh estate before proposing in November 2010. The beautiful manor is where the royals celebrate their Christmas holidays.
Prince Harry and Bonas were first seen together in June 2012 at a party in London. They broke up briefly after the prince’s famed naked Las Vegas photos surfaced, but reunited once again in February of this year.
The elite couple made more headlines when they were spotted going on two dates together on consecutive nights. They were first seen attending an intimate James Blunt concert at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London.
Then, the following night, the happy pair was photographed as they left a Book of Mormon performance at the Prince of Wales Theater. The prince and Bonas appeared very relaxed around each other and were very friendly with the attending crowd. Both were wearing casual and comfortable attire for their fun date night.
While Bonas is a high-class socialite, she still wants to be away from the spotlight, so “Harry is doing all he can not to put her under pressure,” an insider claims. And Harry is happy he’s found someone his family approves of, since his high-profile status as a royal prince makes it hard to find the right girl.