It’s taken eight months, a posting to Afghanistan and a few false starts. But it seems Prince Harry has finally got his girl, emerging from a London nightclub early yesterday morning with a smile on his face after his first proper ‘date’ with Cressida Bonas. Royal sources said the Prince and the 24-year-old dance student are at last officially a couple – having first been linked last July. On Friday their closeness was plain to see as they enjoyed a night at Caribbean-themed bar The Rum Kitchen in Notting Hill, West London.
The couple arrived just after 10pm with a group that included Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie, 24, and his close friend Tom Inskip, and headed straight down to the nightclub in the basement. Onlookers said they spent the evening propping up the bar drinking rum cocktails, dancing to reggae music and demonstrating their closeness in front of other clubbers. One said: ‘They looked very much like a couple. They were very affectionate. They were hugging and they kissed a few times. It was very sweet. Both of them were milling about with other guests. The music is loud so it was quite lively.
‘There are no tables or booths so everyone was dancing, including Harry and Cressida. Cressida looked amazing. She’s a professional dancer and her training was very obvious. She was a natural. ‘Harry was also getting into the swing of things, but next to Cressida some of his moves were more like amateur limbo dancing, but it was all taken in good heart. ‘They seemed very happy together and no different to any other couple on a night out.’
But their intimacy didn’t stop a male guest approaching the Prince to try his luck, offering Harry his phone number.Events organiser Vincenzo Ianneillo later posted on Twitter: ‘I gave Prince Harry my number tonight, he promised he’ll call me if he changes his mind about women. Or men.’Just after 1am, Harry and Cressida left the venue separately. The Prince, wearing a sleeveless jacket over a checked shirt with jeans and suede loafers, was whisked away in his car, flanked by bodyguards.Cressida, the daughter of Sixties model Lady Mary Gaye Curzon and Old Harrovian businessman Jeffrey Bonas, left soon afterwards, speeding off in the back of a car with Princess Eugenie. Cressida was dressed casually in grey skinny jeans, ankle boots and woolly hat.
Friday’s outing comes less than a month after Harry, 28, and Cressida made their first public appearance together on the slopes at Swiss ski resort Verbier, where they were also reportedly ‘kissing like lovestruck teenagers’ in a club. But Royal sources said their relationship was then still on a tentative footing and has only been cemented in the past couple of weeks.In Verbier, Harry was still trying to win over Cressida, but she was still very cautious. That wasn’t a holiday they went on together. Cressida was in Verbier with her friends and Harry tagged along. But Friday night was significant because it was the first time Harry and Cressida have been out formally as a couple. ‘Until now it’s all been quite casual, and usually Harry comes along when Cressida is out with her friends. This was the first time that Cressida had gone out with Harry’s friends, on his arm, as his official girlfriend.’
Source : DM