Prince Harry has reportedly given Cressida Bonas security clearance to his apartment in Kensington Palace.
The young royal and the socialite have been dating since 2012, and now sources say Harry wants her to feel comfortable enough in his London home to come and go as she pleases.
It’s reported that 24-year-old Cressida stays there all the time, and now has much more freedom at the royal grounds.
“Cressida has been staying with Harry pretty much every night for the last few weeks. So Harry felt it was sensible that she got the security clearance to come and go as she pleases, instead of always having to enter with him,” a source revealed to British magazine Grazia.
“She’s now on first name terms with all the security guards, and uses all three entrances to the palace.”
Reports surfaced earlier this year the young couple were going through a difficult patch, but friends say they’ve put it behind them.
Pressure mounted when questions about their relationship circulated, and the word marriage was thrown into the mix.
“Cressida had a wobble just after Christmas. The speculation about whether they would get married had become too much and she declined an invitation to Sandringham to join the royal family on a shoot. Instead she flew to Necker Island to be with her half-sister Isabella and brother-in-law Sam Branson,” the source added.
“Cressy just needed breathing space. Harry has been brilliant and understands completely. The fact she has now been given free access to the palace is all a part of his plan to ease her into royal life and prove she can still have a normal life as his girlfriend. She hasn’t fully moved in yet, but she stays most nights.”
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