Cressida Bonas is still supportive of her ex-boyfriend Prince Harry.
The actress, 30, broke her silence on Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s bombshell announcement that they would step back as senior members of the royal family, revealing it’s a decision she “respects.”
During a recent interview with Evening Standard, Bonas, who is set to appear in the upcoming drama “White House Farm”, explained, “I wouldn’t take a position on that because it would be a headline,” she said, adding, “Also out of respect. It feels like a long time ago. When it comes up it feels strange because I’m in a different place.”
Bonas later said she hopes she can eventually leave the label of her past relationship with the prince in her past.
“No one likes to be labelled,” she said. “The hurdles for me are when I’m trying to do my work and people want to talk about him.”
She added, “I work very hard and love what I do but it is still something I have to contend with.”
Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they hope to step back from royal life and become financially independent and to split their time between North America and the UK.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA