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Cressida enjoying the single life

Published 05/04/2015

Cressida Bonas has dismissed the intense interest in her relationship with Prince Harry
Cressida Bonas has dismissed the intense interest in her relationship with Prince Harry

Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas has said it is nice being single, adding that she is a "strong, independent woman".

The couple began dating in 2012, after being introduced by his cousin and her close friend Princess Eugenie, but split up last year.

In an interview with the Sunday Times Style magazine the model and actress dismissed the intense interest in her relationship with Harry.

" All that stuff is not real. It's really important to remember that all it is, is noise, noise that can be very loud at times," she said.

The split was reported to be amicable and the pair are said to have remained good friends.

Cressida is currently the star in a fashion "dance film" for Mulberry alongside actor Freddie Fox.

She is set to appear in the film Tulip Fever later this year, alongside fellow model Cara Delevigne and former Skins actor Jack O'Connell.

She told the magazine the environment in which she grew up was "full of drama and music and thespian-like people".

In an apparent reference to being known as the prince's former partner she said: "I hope the focus is becoming more about the skills that I have".

Cressida also said she is "a lion" when it comes to defending her family, and said it it most annoying when people "attack" her mother Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon.

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