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Kate Middleton and Cressida Bonas’ friendship worrying the Royals

by Alison Potter Published on 20 November 2013
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Kate Middleton and Cressida Bonas were said to not get along at first, due to a longstanding girl rivalry between the Middleton sisters and the Bonas clan. But now it would appear that the pair have struck up a new-found friendship, which no doubt has left Prince William and Prince Harry feeling relieved, however apparently the rest of the Royal Family are not too happy about it…

After a rocky start, Kate Middleton and Cressida Bonas are now the best of friends, which is a good job really as they will end up spending a lot of time together due to their beaus Prince William and Prince Harry being so close.

But while Wills and Hazza are pleased that there’s no more girl drama, apparently the rest of the Royal Family have become quite unsettled by how close they’ve gotten.

Certain senior officials at the palace are said to be concerned with the changes Kate has already brought in, and they are worried that this is set to continue with Cressida.

An insider told Look magazine: “There is a fear that everything is changing so fast.”

“Many of the more senior officials at the palace don’t like the modernisation of the royals, and with Kate and Cressida becoming more influential, there’s obviously a worry that even more changes are afoot.”

If rumours are to be believed, Kate is all set to be Cressida’s future sister-in-law as Prince Harry is said to be serious about proposing to his 24-year-old girlfriend.

This has meant that Cressie has had to give up her dreams of a professional dancing career, after studying dance for the past four years at Leeds University and also at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music and Dance.

It’s not 'becoming' for a member of the Royal Family to work as a dancer, so she’s said to have taken up a job as a PA at a West End firm in London instead.

Cressida is apparently finding it a struggle now that she’s in the public eye, which is made worse by the fact that Harry has just left for a 208-mile trek to the South Pole with the Walking With The Wounded charity.

But reportedly Kate has taken her under her wing and is proving to be a rock of support to Harry’s girlfriend.

“Cressida is so happy to have Kate on her side, especially now Harry’s almost uncontactable,” an insider tells Look magazine.​



“Kate has made PR mistakes in the past too. I think she regrets not finding a job to settle down to before getting engaged to William – the ‘Waity Katie’ tag still haunts her today.”

“So Kate can talk to Cressy about that and also point out the attention she’d get if she carried on with the dancing. Every time she put on a leotard to perform, the pictures would be splashed all over the world – and not for the right reasons.”

Not only is Kate helping Cressida to circumvent problems, but she’s also giving her encouragement as to all the positives that can come with joining the Royal Family.

The source continues: “It doesn’t mean Cress can’t do amazing things with her life. I’m sure Kate also highlighted all the other opportunities now open to her.”

“Kate’s been able to help so much from her position as Duchess. She does a lot of charity work and travelling.”

“It’s an exciting time and although it’s sad that being a dancer has to be sacrificed, there will be so much she can still do. Especially when they’re working together.”

Previously the pair were said to not get on, as Cressida’s half-sister Isabella Calthorpe made a play for William during his and Kate’s brief split in 2007.

But clearly that's all water under the bridge now, as Cressida and Harry often go to Kate and William’s newly-refurbished Kensington Palace apartment to have dinner and play with baby George.

Do you think the Royal Family should be afraid of Kate and Cressy becoming BFFs? Tweet us @SofeminineUK.

Prince William and baby George © Getty
by Alison Potter

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