Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas called it quits after two years, but it does not look as if the Prince is suffering. Very recently, he has been seen in the U.S. First, in Miami, FL, he attended a bachelor party in honor of Guy Pelly, then later he was seen in Memphis, TN, attending a dinner with Guy Pelly and his soon-to-be bride Lizzy Wilson, heiress to Holiday Inn. Prince Harry seemed to be having a great time in Miami alluding to the fact that he may be moving on from his long-term girlfriend Cressida Bonas. The split was announced days before his trip to the U.S. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway turned into a solo weekend for the prince.
While in Miami, the prince was seen chatting with a mysterious brunette at LIV nightclub inside of the Fontainebleau Hotel. Before arriving at LIV nightclub, he had a nice quiet dinner at Hakkasan with 12 close male friends. According to a Miami Herald reporter, it seemed to be all innocent and friendly. Close friends insist that the split was amicable for both parties, though close family and friends to Cressida Bonas think that she will reconcile with Prince Harry in the near future.
While Prince Harry was looking laid back and carefree, Bonas was seen out and about on the west side of London looking quite gloomy. The rumor is the split came about over a fight when Bonas was going to pay for a plane ticket to see a couple wed that was most likely going to split, which then turned into a fight about their own personal relationship. Even though the prince was seen out and about, it was obvious he was trying to keep everything low key. Chances are, Prince Harry may be putting up a good front and may not actually be moving on quite yet.
While in Miami, club-goers were asked not to take pictures of Prince Harry and delete any photos that had been taken of him. This was another problem for Bonas. She did not take well to the public life she had to lead while being with the prince. She also did not like the criticism she received from the press on her fashion style. She is often critiqued for her fashion sense.
Miami Herald columnist Lesley Abravanel was giving a tweet-by-tweet of everything from what was consumed at Hakkasan to a play-by-play of everything happening inside club LIV. Harry and his friends were even given their own private Skybox, which overlooks the nightclub. Although, Prince Harry seems to have learned his lesson from the Las Vegas fiasco where he was pictured with a blonde playing “strip” billards.
When Prince Harry was seen in Memphis, fans stood outside the restaurant, Rendezvous, but the fans were not the only ones excited for his arrival. The strip club, The Pony, threw out a sign welcoming Prince Harry. The Pony hoped to help the prince move on from his ex, while also showing him that Miami is not the only one who knows how to have fun. The dinner was relatively quiet according to owner Charles Vergo, with a few Jack Daniels drinks ordered by some of the royal party, but no word on who ordered them specifically. It has yet to be seen if Prince Harry will reconcile with Cressida Bonas in the future, but from all outward appearances he seems to be trying to move on.
Opinion by Heather Tillman