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Odds shorten on Harry engagement

Prince Harry's deepening relationship with girlfriend Cressida Bonas has prompted punters to reach for their wallets.

Bets have been placed on whether Harry will pop the question to Miss Bonas next year causing one bookmaker to slash its odds.

Harry and Cressida spent last weekend together shooting on the Queen's private Sandringham Estate.

It is not the first time the couple have spent time away together at the Queen's home and is a sign of the seriousness of their love.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were not at Sandringham at the time but it was still a significant event.

Bookies William Hill have shortened the odds on the prince getting engaged in 2014 from 6/1 to 2/1 after recent bets - with money also coming in for a 2013 wedding announcement which is 3/1.

Rupert Adam, a spokesman for the firm, said: "Harry looks smitten and it will come as no great surprise if he gets engaged to Cressida and possibly before the year is out."

Harry, 29, and Miss Bonas, 24, have been seen dating in recent weeks with the couple enjoying a James Blunt concert and a night in London's West End watching the musical The Book Of Mormon.

The prince has been with his girlfriend for more than a year following a long- term romance with his previous partner Chelsy Davy.

They were reportedly introduced by Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie and soon afterwards became close.

Harry and his girlfriend were pictured together in February on a winter break at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier.

There was also speculation that Miss Bonas was invited to the recent christening of Prince George but she did not attend.


From Belfast Telegraph