It's been three full years since his brother made it to the altar, but Prince Harry seems to be farther from marriage than ever. People reports that the British prince and his girlfriend of over a year, Cressida Bonas, have split up. An unnamed source tells the magazine, "He found her too needy and it just wasn't working out."
Rumors that the relationship, which started up in 2012, was on the rocks have been circulating for several days, with Showbiz Spy reporting on Monday that Cressida actually dumped the prince. According to those reports, the 25-year-old was hesitant about plunging into royal life, a sentiment attributed to her in multiple reports over the past year. Her brother Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe told the Evening Standard back in November 2013, "It's challenging, you can't deny it. It's not something that is easy for anyone dating a royal or marrying into the family or anyone in the royal family themselves."
A report from the Daily Mail earlier this month sounded the same tone, with sources saying Cressie (as she's known to pals) "has yet to make up her mind about what she wants to do." As a twenty-something living independently in London, Cressie has always maintained her status as a "normal" girl, attending music festivals and going shopping and generally living a life far from the royal scene.
And Prince Harry has, for the most part, operated on his own as well. Just today, the prince attended an event for wounded soldiers at a training camp in Tidworth, Wiltshire, fulfilling his royal duties like nothing had changed. Cressida attended her first official event alongside Harry just last month, cuddling with her boyfriend in the stands at Wembley Arena.
But according to People's source, the couple, once predicted to make it all the way to the royal altar, are over. Clarence House, for what it's worth, has made no formal confirmation one way or another.
Let's take a moment to shed some tears for the princess in scrunchies who might have been.