Prince Harry faces lonely New Year’s Eve after girlfriend Cressida flies to Richard Branson’s private island without him
Prince Harry’s girlfriend Cressida Bonas has flown out of the country, leaving the royal facing a lonely New Year.
The 24-year-old is currently holidaying with her half sister, Isabella Branson, on Virgin tycoon Sir Richard’s private Caribbean island, Necker, Mail Online can reveal.
Friends have not ruled out the prince deciding to join her at the last minute – but it looks as if Harry will miss being with his girlfriend of 19 months for both Christmas and New Year.
The report scotches claims the fourth in line to the throne is tonight throwing a dinner party Sandringham, the Queen’s Norfolk estate, where Cressida will be a guest.
According to several informed sources, she is already lapping up the sun with Isabella – formerly Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe – who married Sam Branson, Sir Richard’s son, earlier this year.
The holiday was arranged before Prince Harry announced he would undertake a charity trek to the South Pole in aid of Walking With The Wounded in December, which kept the couple apart for almost four weeks.
He arrived home last week and immediately met up with Cressida, spending the weekend together at the Branson mansion in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
They stayed as guests of Sam, 28, and Isabella, 33.
Harry was seen with Sam in The Bell pub at Hampton Poyle on Sunday before he later returned to the mansion nearby.
Sir Richard gave the mansion to his daughter Holly, 31, and son after deciding to spend most of his time on his Caribbean island of Necker.
The couple were parted when Harry drove to Sandringham for Christmas, where the Queen celebrated with her closest family.
Cressida was with her own family before flying out of the country.
‘Harry doesn’t appear to have gone with her. Although it is unlikely, I couldn’t rule out him joining her at some point,’ said a friend.
‘The relationship is increasingly serious but Cressida is also very close to Isabella and she would never let her down.