Cressida Bonas posts first photo of her baby as her ex Prince Harry says she ‘helped him cry’

Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend Cressida Bonas shared first Instagram photo of her baby on the same day his book revealed she helped him cry about Diana for the first time in 17 years

Prince Harry‘s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas posted an adorable snap of her snuggling with her new baby son and sausage dog after Harry’s book revealed intimate details about their relationship.

The model and actress, 33, gave birth to a baby boy in November last year with her husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley, also 33.

Lying on a couch wearing a grey sweater, Cressida posted the sweet photo on Instagram with the caption: ‘Welcoming 2023 with these 2 treasures. Happy new year everybody!’

The post comes as Harry’s memoir Spare, which accidentally went on sale in Spain yesterday, describes details of his childhood, family life and past relationships, including those with Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy.

Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, posted a snap of her baby boy and sausage dog on Instagram

Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, posted a snap of her baby boy and sausage dog on Instagram

While on a skiing holiday with Cressida (often referred to as ‘Cress’ in the book) in 2014, Harry reveals how he cried for the first time since his mother’s funeral about the death of Princess Diana during a discussion with his former love.

He wrote that he told Cressida: ‘It’s the first time I have been able to cry about my mother since her funeral.’

The Duke added: ‘She had been the first person to help me cross that barrier and give an outlet to my tears.’

Harry said that she had not wanted the stresses of royal life and described breaking up with Cressida at her friend’s house after the trip. 

Intimate details of the couple's past relationship were described in Harry's memoir Spare which accidentally went on sale in Spain yesterday

Intimate details of the couple’s past relationship were described in Harry’s memoir Spare which accidentally went on sale in Spain yesterday

The pair were together on-and-off between 2012 and 2014 and grew close after first meeting at a music festival. 

With a wedding thought to be on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge was even said to be helping shy Cressida learn how to handle to the intensity of the royal spotlight.

But the actress later dismissed all that as mere ‘noise’, explaining in an interview: ‘All that stuff is not real. It’s really important to remember that all it is noise, noise that can be very loud at times.’

Harry revealed how he cried about Princess Diana's death for the first time since her funeral in a discussion with Cressida during their relationship

Harry revealed how he cried about Princess Diana’s death for the first time since her funeral in a discussion with Cressida during their relationship

She slotted into the royal family well and is friends with both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, the latter of whom is said to have introduced her to Harry in 2010.

Cressida 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), who owns a fabric company called MacCulloch & Wallis.

Cressida went on to marry her husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley in 2020 and has spoken about her journey with IVF after welcoming her first child.

In an article published by The Sunday Times, Cressida described how she felt as though ‘my body was failing me’ after facing difficulties in conceiving, and when a specialist told the couple ‘there was nothing fundamentally wrong’.

She admitted to ‘avoiding’ loved one’s children’s parties due to feeling out of place around her friends who had kids, amid the struggle to have her own.

The OTHER Harry! Who is Cressida Bonas’ well-heeled husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley? 

Cressida and Harry, pictured in 2017, dated in university before rekindling their romance after her split from Prince Harry

Cressida and Harry, pictured in 2017, dated in university before rekindling their romance after her split from Prince Harry

Harry Wentworth-Stanley, an associate director at estate agents Savills, is the son of Nick Wentworth-Stanley, a debonair Old Etonian, and Clare, now the Marchioness of Milford Haven, who acquired the title upon her second marriage to Harry’s stepfather, the Marquess of Milford Haven.  

Before his relationship with his now wife became official, Harry, who is dashingly handsome and 6ft 4in tall, was regarded as one of London’s most eligible bachelors.   

He inherited his looks from his mother, Clare, a beauty who remains stunning. There was a brother, James, four years his senior, and younger sister Louisa. When Harry was a child, his mother and father divorced. In 1997, Clare married George, Marquess of Milford Haven, a cousin of the Queen, himself divorced with two children.

The family settled at Great Trippetts, an estate set in 1,000 acres in the Sussex Downs. For a time, life was perfect. Clare stayed on good terms with her former husband, Nick Wentworth-Stanley, who went on to marry Dutch beauty Millie Brenninkmeyer, with whom he had three more children. 

Shortly before Christmas 2006, the Marquess and Marchioness and their children went to stay with Nick and his wife in Worcestershire. James, Harry’s elder brother, was recovering from a relatively minor procedure. The operation was a success, but James had become very anxious in the days that followed.

Harry Wentworth-Stanley, an associate director at estate agents Savills, is the son of Nick Wentworth-Stanley, a debonair Old Etonian, and Clare, now the Marchioness of Milford Haven, who acquired the title upon her second marriage to Harry’s stepfather, the Marquess of Milford Haven. Pictured, the Marquess and Marchioness in 2017

Harry Wentworth-Stanley, an associate director at estate agents Savills, is the son of Nick Wentworth-Stanley, a debonair Old Etonian, and Clare, now the Marchioness of Milford Haven, who acquired the title upon her second marriage to Harry’s stepfather, the Marquess of Milford Haven. Pictured, the Marquess and Marchioness in 2017

One evening, the family discovered that James had taken his own life. They were shattered by the tragedy.

Clare was floored by her son’s suicide. Touchingly, it was Harry, then 17, who helped her through it. She said in an interview 18 months after James’ death: ‘For the sake of the other children, you have to set an example. If you are strong, it gives them permission to be strong. If you fall to bits, they will.

Harry's father is Nick Wentworth-Stanley, pictured, a debonair Old Etonian

Harry’s father is Nick Wentworth-Stanley, pictured, a debonair Old Etonian

‘The day after James died, his brother Harry said his biggest fear was that it would destroy me, and that would destroy everything else. It suddenly made me feel how important I was.’

The family set up James’ Place in his memory, a suicide prevention charity for men which now runs centres in London and Liverpool.

The couple had a serious relationship when they were both students at Leeds University. The couple were known to their crowd — for reasons that aren’t entirely clear — as ‘Water-Cress’. The romance petered out when he took off for a gap year to Argentina in 2011 after graduating.

Friends have previously said Cressida wasn’t quite over Harry when another Harry — Prince Harry himself — began pursuing her in the summer of 2012 and a romance began. There were concerts, rugby matches, skiing trips and cosy nights in at Kensington Palace.  

However the couple split in 2014 after three years together. 

The following year Harry Wentworth-Stanley and Cressida were photographed on a Valentine’s Day date, although their relationship became public and official in 2017. 

In August last year Harry proposed while on a trip to the US and the couple’s smiles in the Instagram announcement told followers all they needed to know about their love for each other. 

Harry as a young boy with his stepfather, Marquess of Milford Haven (left), sister Louise (front), mother Clare (centre), the Marquess' brother Lord Ivar Mouthbatten, his children Ella and Alix and then wife Penny (right) at Cowdray Park in 2001

Harry as a young boy with his stepfather, Marquess of Milford Haven (left), sister Louise (front), mother Clare (centre), the Marquess’ brother Lord Ivar Mouthbatten, his children Ella and Alix and then wife Penny (right) at Cowdray Park in 2001

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