On the heels of his brother Prince William celebrating the birth of a son with Kate Middleton, Prince Harry is reportedly ready to tie the knot with girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
While Prince Harry, 29, was visiting Australia over weekend, friends of Bonas, 24, were spilling the beans about the couple's relationship, reported The Telegraph
"Cressie is going to marry Harry," one friend told The Telegraph. "Harry never stops talking about marriage and children, and she has now got used to the idea. The wedding is likely to take place next year."
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The Daily Mail reported
that Prince Harry and Bonas have been dating since July 2012. The newspaper said hints first sparked about the prince's seriousness about the relationship was when he took Bonas on an African safari, like Prince William did with Kate in 2010 when he proposed.
The newspaper said Bonas recently graduated from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.
"Cressida has been in floods of tears," one of Bonas friends told The Telegraph. "Harry is coming on very strong, but she is all over the place. She thinks she is far too young to get married and is scared by all his talk of marriage and settling down."
The Telegraph said the couple was in constant contact when the prince was sent back to Afghanistan in November 2012 for four months. Last week, the two attended a James Blunt concert and the musical "The Book of Mormon."
Bonas family has direct links to Edward VII and her mother, Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, 66, is the daughter of the 6th Earl Howe, according to The Telegraph. Her father, Jeffrey Bonas, is Lady Mary-Gaye’s third husband.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton, officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced last week that Prince George, third in line to the British throne, will be baptized in a private ceremony Oct. 23 in London's St. James's Palace, reported NBC's "Today" show
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The location is where Prince William paid his final respects to his mother Princess Diana after she died, according to "Today."
"There is a recurrent theme of making sure Diana is very much in his thoughts and in his heart," Prince William's biographer Penny Juror said, according to "Today." "I think this is a little way of including her."
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