This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumblings about Duchess Catherine not wanting her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, to marry his current girlfriend, Cressida Bonas. But it’s not because she’s jealous of the dancer/model; it’s Cressida’s half-sister that is dashing any hopes of the women becoming pals.
Not that Bonas, 24, is in a rush to get married and become the wife of the fourth in line to the throne, but if she was ready, an obstacle in the shape of Prince George’s mummy would be in the way. Why? Because Isabella Calthrope, Cressida’s aforementioned half-sis, is one of Prince William‘s unrequited loves.
“Cressida has said Kate is not keen on her relationship with Harry,” one of Bonas’ friends told The Telegraph. “Cressie and Isabella could not be closer. Where she goes, Bella goes.”
The source added: “Kate does not like Isabella because William loved her, and that caused their breakup. Bella’s treatment at the royal wedding won’t be forgotten.”
When Will and Kate broke up in 2007, he fell for Isabella. She rejected him, however, and he went crawling back to Kate. Then, four years later, Calthorpe was invited to William and Kate’s wedding but was not permitted at either of the two receptions that followed. It was reported that she had to get Guy Ritchie to give her a lift home before the lunch. Aw, poor Bella. I mean, why invite her? Just to stick it to her? Dang. That’s cold.
I don’t know how much of this is true, though. I like to think of the Duchess of Cambridge as easy-breezy, but who knows? She could be as high maintenance as they come. And it’s not like Calthrope is going to swoop in and try to steal her man. She married Sam Branson, son of Sir Richard Branson, earlier this year so Isabella shouldn’t be a concern. But perhaps it’s not Bella but rather her husband she is worried about.
Kate and Harry are close (maybe not Cressie and Bella close, but there were some hopes that Georgie would enter the world with a ginger-filled head) but I don’t think he is going to factor in her feelings if and when he decides to propose to Cressida. It’ll be more about whether or not Bonas will ever be ready to get hitched because I think Harry is almost there.