Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas set to wed

The Duke of Sussex's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas is engaged to be married.

Her fiance Harry Wentworth-Stanley posted the news on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself and the actress together, with the caption "We getting married".

Pictured with her arm around her husband-to-be, Cressida was sporting a large striking gold and ruby red engagement ring.

We getting married 😁🥰

A post shared by Harry Wentworth-Stanley (@harrywent) on

Cressida was Harry's last serious relationship before he began dating Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, in 2016.

The pair, who were together for two years, were widely tipped to walk down the aisle.

But Cressida is said to have wanted to focus on her career and disliked the attention she faced while dating a royal.

Harry and Cressida became an item in May 2012 after being introduced by his cousin and her close friend, Princess Eugenie.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/06/25: Cressida Bonas attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at Hyde Park in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Cressida Bonas attends an intimate 'In Conversation' with Tilda Swinton discussing her guest editorship of the Aperture Magazine 'Orlando' Issue at Teatulia on July 9, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Cressida Bonas attends The Summer Party 2019, presented by Serpentine Galleries & Chanel, and hosted by Michael R. Bloomberg, Hans Ulrich Obrist & Sir David Adjaye, at The Serpentine Gallery on June 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Serpentine Galleries)
Cressida Bonas attending the Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party, in South Kensington, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Cressida Bonas attends The V&A Summer Party 2019 in partnership with Dior on June 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Cressida Bonas attends Hershesons x Harvey Nichols Space Opening on June 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hershesons)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Cressida Bonas attends the launch of Montblanc's 2019 Writers Edition 'Rudyard Kipling' at Annabel's on June 3, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Montblanc)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Cressida Bonas attends a private dinner hosted by Michael Kors to celebrate the new Collection Bond St Flagship Townhouse opening on May 9, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Cressida Bonas attends the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Celebrate Fashion and Film Party at Annabel's on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Cressida Bonas attends the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star Party at The Baptist on January 31, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Cressida Bonas attends Roger Vivier London New Bond Street Opening Cocktails and Dinner at Loulou's on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images For Roger Vivier )
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Cressida Bonas attends the Charity Premiere of "Sharkwater Extinction" at the Curzon Soho on December 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Cressida Bonas arrives at The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Cressida Bonas attends the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018 at The Dorchester on November 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Walpole)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Cressida Bonas attends The 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on November 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Cressida Bonas attends the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits reception at BAFTA on November 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas attending the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Covent Garden, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Cressida Bonas attends the Michael Kors cocktail party to celebrate the collaboration with David Downton at Claridge's Hotel on October 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
OXFORD, ENGLAND - August 4: Cressida Bonas attends Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden at Wilderness Festival at Cornbury Park on August 4, 2018 in Oxford, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Actress Cressida Bonas attends the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
British actress Cressida Bonas (L) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Andrew Matthews / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW MATTHEWS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Described in the press as a "blue-blooded butterfly", Cressida is the daughter of renowned Old Harrovian businessman Jeffrey Bonas and Sixties It girl Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon.

Rumours that free-spirited actress and dancer Cressida was "the one" for Harry gathered pace in March 2014 when she joined the prince at one of his official engagements for the first time.

She watched as Harry gave a speech at the WE Day UK charity event and they also sat together and embraced in the stands at Wembley Arena.

But they split up in April 2014, saying they remained "the best of friends".

Cressida was invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding in Windsor Castle last year.

Surveyor Mr Wentworth-Stanley, who works as an estate agent, is the son of the Marchioness of Milford-Haven.

He rowed across the Atlantic with three friends in 2016, raising £600,000 to help build the UK's first centre outside of a clinic or hospital designed to help suicidal men by giving counselling and therapy.

His brother James Wentworth-Stanley took his own life at the age of 21 when he was a student in Newcastle in 2006.

James' Place in Liverpool was officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge last year.

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