Cressida Bonas has abandonned her lifetime dreams of being a dancer to allow her increasingly serious relationship with Prince Harry to continue. Cressdia has taken up a job working as a personal assistant after accepting it would be almost impossible for her to appear in stage shows without her relationship with Harry being the focus of critics' attention.
According to reports in this weekend's Mail on Sunday, Cressida told a friend, "I think she felt uncomfortable about photographs being seen of her dancing earlier this year."
Cressida's decision comes despite the fact that she has spent the past four years studying dance, first at Leeds University and then at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Her decision to drop the dancing will fuel speculation that she is ready to marry Harry.
Friends of the young royals have told the Royalist that Harry's relationship with Cressida is the most serious relationship since the Chelsy Davy days.
The young couple were photographed together for the first time in London recently, leaving a performance of 'The Book of Mormon'.
They have also spent several weekends at country house shooting parties, including one at the Queen's estate on Sandringham.
It seems that forced to choose between a life on the stage or a dashing young prince, Cressida has finally made up her mind.