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Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have reportedly grown more serious in recent months, fueling speculation that a marriage proposal is imminent.
The pair, who began dating in mid 2012, was first introduced by Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie and they instantly clicked, according to sources. Bonas, 24, is the daughter of 1960s society beauty, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon and her third husband, Old Harrovian businessman Jeffrey Bonas.
"They are quite perfect for each other," a family source told People magazine adding that they're "very serious."
Bonas, who is widely known as "Cressy," reportedly captured Harry's heart upon their first meeting as he is said to be fond of the dance student's wit and elegance. Becci Whelan, who is Bonas' former dance school classmate, described the British socialite as being "really funny."
"[Cressida is] really sweet, easy to talk to and really funny," Whelan revealed.
The 29-year-old younger brother of Prince William, once dubbed the "party prince," is reportedly ready to settle down with Bonas. The pair have already discussed marriage and if all goes well the socialite could potentially become a princess.
"Cressie is going to marry Harry," an alleged friend of Bonas told The Telegraph UK. "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."
Following the birth of his nephew, Prince George Alexander Louis, Harry joked about the newborn relieving him of pressure to settle down. Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed the birth of a baby boy in July.
"My father is over the moon to be a grandfather," Harry told a group of Royal Marines at Devonport, Plymouth, on August 2 according to HollywoodLife.com. "He's got one [grandchild] now it will be fine. The pressure's off now."
Prior to Bonas, Harry had a six-year relationship with 27-year-old Zimbabwean national, Chelsy Davy.