Cressida Bonas’ growing baby bump was on display as she took her dog for a walk in London this week.
The actress, 33, who dated Prince Harry for two years until 2014, looked chic in a blue floral dress with peplum detailing that skimmed over her bump.
Friends confirmed this week that she is expecting her first child with husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley.
‘Cressie’s really excited about this next stage in her life,’ one of her friends told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden.
Blooming lovely! Cressida Bonas’ growing baby bump was on display as she took a stroll through London this week
Ready for summer: The actress, 33, who dated Prince Harry for two years until 2014, looked chic in a blue floral dress with peplum detailing that skimmed over her bump
Parents-to-be: Cressida with her husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley, son of the Marchioness of Milford Haven. The couple are pictured at the wedding of Lady Tatiana Mountbatten at Winchester Cathedral on Saturday
Cressida was first spotted with a baby bump at the wedding of Lady Tatiana Mountbatten, daughter of the Queen’s cousin the Marquess of Milford Haven, over the weekend.
Typically understated, Cressida stepped out in a pink pleated maxi skirt, white V-neck blouse and a black blazer that skimmed over her baby bump.
She finished the look with a simple pendant necklace, stack of gold bangles, and a red flower headband.
It comes just a week after Cressida and estate agent Harry set tongues wagging when they shared a photo with their godson. The candid snap of the trio cuddling on the sofa prompted one fan to ask: ‘Will you be starting a family one day?’
Growing family: Friends confirmed this week that Cressida, pictured, is expecting her first child with husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley
Bright and breezy: Cressida’s floral midi dress was perfect for the warm weather in London
Harry Wentworth-Stanley is the son of Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, and her first husband Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley.
It came almost exactly two years after Cressida and Harry’s nuptials. The couple tied the knot at the exclusive Cowdray Park, in Midhurst, West Sussex, on July 27, 2020, when just 30 guests were allowed at weddings due to Covid-10 restrictions.
Only a handful of photos of the private nuptials emerged at the time, including one of the bride and groom riding off into the sunset on horseback. Cressida later revealed she wore a a £599 Whistles frock she previously sported in a James Arthur music video.
Cowdray estate comprises 16,500 acres and includes the pitches where Harry and William played polo, while also boasting a golf course, farm shop, cafe and holiday cottages.
Royal ex: Cressida dated the Duke of Sussex, 37, for two years until 2014. Pictured, attending We Day UK, a charity event for young people at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014
Wedded bliss! Cressida and Harry, pictured in an Instagram post announcing their engagement, tied the knot at the exclusive Cowdray Park, in West Sussex, on July 27, 2020
The stunning 19th century Cowdray House can be rented out for weddings of up to 150 people.
The estate is owned by Viscount Cowdray, a close friend of Harry’s stepfather and mother, the Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven whose own 1,000 acre estate, Great Trippetts, is less than 10 miles away.
The Marchioness, Clare Mountbatten, is also an avid polo player and regular at Cowdray Park. Cressida has previously been photographed at the polo park while a guest at charity events.
Prince Harry and Cressida split in 2014, reportedly because Cressida was tired of the scrutiny that came with dating a member of the royal family. However the couple remain on good terms and socialise in similar circles, with Princess Eugenie, who introduced the couple, among Cressida’s closest friends.
Cressida even attended her ex-boyfriend’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May 2018.
A family member told MailOnline the just 30 of Cressida and Harry’s closest family and friends attended the ceremony, in keeping with the government’s Covid-19 restrictions.
‘It was a beautiful ceremony and they are just so happy,’ the source said at the time. ‘It was a very private and intimate ceremony and that is what they wanted.