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Duchess 'gave Cressida pep talk'

Cressida Bonas is said to have taken royal advice from Britain's Duchess of Cambridge before she split with Prince Harry.

The 25-year-old blonde beauty shocked royal fans last week when it was announced her two-year union with Prince Harry had come to the end, just weeks after they made their first official public engagement together.

Now sources close to Cressida say a chat with Catherine helped her to understand the pressures she'll be faced with while dating a royal.

"Kate feels for Cressie. There's an awful lot of pressure when the whole nation is asking if asking if you're about to get engaged," the source revealed to British magazine Now.

"She told Cressie how she benefited from taking time out when she was on a break from William. Kate said it might be best for them too."

Many believe that the break is just a temporary one, as both Harry and Cressida are said to still be very fond of each other.

Harry joined his brother William over the weekend in Memphis, to celebrate the wedding of their good friend Guy Pelly and his hotel heiress wife Lizzy Wilson, an occasion Cressida should have been by his side for.

"Harry' s still besotted with Cressie, but the last thing he wants to do is put pressure on her. They're both very cautious but it wouldn't surprise me if they got back together," the source added.

"Cressida loves Harry but sadly she was really struggled with the demands of dating a prince. The vast attention Cressida received after that first public engagement was a real eye-opener," an insider revealed to British magazine Grazia.

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