How William And Catherine Reportedly Scared Prince Harry's Ex Away

Prince Harry was once one of the most eligible bachelors in the world (via Town & Country), and he dated some beautiful and successful women. Some of the Duke of Sussex's former girlfriends include Natalie Pinkham, Ellie Goulding, Mollie King, Chelsy Davy, and Florence Brudenell-Bruce, according to Closer Weekly.

One of Harry's most famous relationships was with model Cressida Bonas. The couple began dating in 2012 and dated for about two years until they decided to call it quits in 2014. Harry reportedly celebrated his 31st birthday with Cressida while they were together (via Closer Weekly).

According to Town & Country, the relationship may have been very meaningful for the Duke of Sussex, as it's reported that Cressida is the person who encouraged the royal to seek help for his mental health issues. Author Tina Brown suggests that Cressida helped Harry when he was spiraling and that after the pair split, he wrote his ex-girlfriend a heartfelt letter to thank her for helping him get treatment during a difficult time in his life.

These days, Harry and Cressida have both moved on. The royal is married to Meghan Markle and they share two children, while the model and her husband Harry Wentworth-Stanley are expecting their first child together (via Daily Mail). However, new details about Cressida's romance with the prince are now being revealed.

Cressida Bonas was reportedly spooked by William and Catherine's media attention

Royal author Robert Lacey — who wrote the book "Battle of Brothers" about Prince William and Prince Harry — claims that the Duke of Sussex's relationship with Cressida Bonas was greatly influenced by the amount of attention William and his wife Catherine Middleton garnered (via The Mirror).

Lacey writes that Bonas was horrified after watching TV coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their young son, Prince George. "She was said to have been 'completely spooked' after watching the TV coverage of William and Kate touring New Zealand with baby George in tow. That was not the way she would want to enjoy her eight-month-old son, she regretfully explained to Harry," the book reveals.

After noticing the media frenzy surrounding William and Catherine's relationship and family, Cressida was said to express her upset about the comments made about her. "Cressida did not enjoy the critical remarks that she could hear people making behind her back when she walked down the street in London. She felt that the fame of her relationship put her 'in a box,'" Lacey noted.

According to Marie Claire, Harry and Cressida eventually split, revealing that they remained friends. However, some royal fans may wonder what could have been between the couple if William and Catherine's spotlight hadn't scared off the young model.