The Prince pops out with his ex! Harry joins former flame Cressida Bonas and the Middletons at charity carol concert - but bride-to-be Meghan Markle is nowhere to be seen
- Cressida Bonas was seen arriving at the same carol concert as former flame Prince Harry on Tuesday?
- Also in attendance tonight were mother and daughter Carole Middleton and Pippa Matthews?
- The annual concert is held in aid of the the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, which 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
Most women would keep a safe distance from a newly engaged ex-boyfriend but it seems that Cressida Bonas has no hard feelings for former flame Prince Harry.
The 28-year-old actress was seen arriving at the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund carol concert on Tuesday night where her former royal beau Prince Harry was also spending the evening.
And while his fiance Meghan Markle has now officially relocated to the UK, living in the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace with Harry, the bride-to-be was nowhere to be seen tonight.
Cressida Bonas attended the?Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund carol concert accompanied by her mother?Mary-Gaye Curzon on Tuesday evening
Cressida, who split from the prince in 2014, looked elegant in a blue velvet wrap coat with a leopard print collar as she arrived at the St Luke's Church in Chelsea on Tuesday evening.
She was joined by her mother Mary-Gaye Curzon, who was on hand to offer her daughter a supportive hand to hold as she came face to face with her ex just a week after his engagement to Meghan was announced.?
The newly engaged Prince, 33, made a discreet entrance slipping straight from the car and into the church for the carol service.
Also attending is her newly-engaged ex-boyfriend Prince Harry who arrived discreetly at St Luke's church in Chelsea?
Cressida split from Harry in 2014, and this is thought to be the first time she will see her former flame since the engagement was announced
Also in attendance this evening were Carole Middleton and her daughter Pippa Matthews, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Pippa, 34, who married husband James Matthews in a lavish ceremony attended by Harry earlier this year, looked chic in a ￡669 houndstooth coat by?Red Valentino.
Meanwhile Carole Middleton, 62, wrapped up warm in a chic black faux fur coat and matching ruff as she made her way into the church on Tuesday evening.?
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.
Prince William was not present at this evening's event as he was attending the annual Queen's Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. ?
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.
Also in attendance was the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa Matthews who looked chic in a checked jacket
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Carole Middleton also attended the carol concert in aid of 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.
The two princes remain close friends with the surviving van Straubenzee brothers, with both attending the 2013 wedding of Thomas van Straubenzee.?
Prince Harry once described Henry as a 'Polzeath surfing legend and ladies' man with whom we shared so many special memories'.
Henry van Straubenzee, 18, was killed instantly when the car in which he was a passenger hit a tree outside the exclusive school where all three boys were once pupils.
Henry, of Hertfordshire, became friends with the princes at Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire. He was a classmate of Prince Harry's, while his older brother Thomas was a friend of the Duke of Cambridge. The foursome were said to be inseparable as they were growing up.??
CRESSIDA'S CRYPTIC INSTAGRAM MESSAGE FOLLOWING HARRY'S ENGAGEMENT ?
With news of her royal ex's engagement making headlines around the world, Cressida Bonas has found herself under a brighter spotlight than usual this week.
But the 28-year-old actress appeared to have taken the attention in her stride and is using it as a chance to share uplifting messages with her supporters.
In a post on Instagram just a day after the announcement?Cressida posted an inspirational quote to her followers about the importance of treating people with respect, adding the caption, 'truth'.
Words to live by: The post, pictured, was shared as royal wedding details continued to emerge
Leading by example: The actress accompanied the words with this simple caption
Former flame: Cressida pictured with Prince Harry at a rugby match in Twickenham in 2014
It reads: 'No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells it all.'
Cressida accompanied the quote with the caption: 'Truth #quotestoliveby'.
The image was shared on Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that Meghan will become a British citizen ahead of the ceremony and that the couple will tie the knot in Windsor.?
Cressida was once the woman who many presumed would one day be planning a wedding with Harry.?
Cressida certainly had all the makings of a princess; she is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, joining the former in the world record attempt to complete the London Marathon in a human caterpillar in 2010, while the latter is said to have introduced her to Harry.
She is the daughter of renowned Sixties It girl Lady Mary Gaye Curzon (whose father was the 6th Earl Howe) and Old Harrovian Jeffrey Bonas (her mother's third husband) owns a fabric company called MacCulloch & Wallis.
Her parents have racked up six marriages between them so Cressida has a number of half brothers and sisters including soon-to-be a Branson, Isabella, who was once admired by Prince William, and Gabriella Wilde, a model for Burberry.?
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