Why Kate Middleton’s Not Totally In Love With Cressida Bonas

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Cressida Bonas has no idea who she’s dealing with.  The 24-year-old aspiring dancer might have Prince Harry wrapped around her finger, but there’s a lady with unfairly gorgeous hair who isn’t too keen on the relationship.

Kate Middleton, she who is made up of angel tears and flowers plucked straight from England’s rolling hills, had to once fight Bonas’ half-sister, Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, for Prince William’s attention.

Back in 2004, Middleton and William split for the first time, reportedly because William wanted to see what else was out there.

I would go so far as to say that William dumped Kate because he thought he had a chance with Isabella and Kate knew that,” a source told the Daily Mail at the time.

“Kate was very aware of his obsession with Isabella and she was incredibly threatened by her. Isabella is drop-dead beautiful and would leave any girl in the shade.

“Kate accepted William back again but on the condition that he would not speak to Isabella again.”

Calthorpe married her longtime boyfriend, Sam Branson this past March in South Africa, and was a guest at the 2011 royal wedding (though Branson was not).

However, according to the Telegraph, Calthorpe wasn’t invited to the breakfast reception, nor the evening do at Buckingham Palace.  Apparently she hitched a ride home post-ceremony with Guy Ritchie.

“Cressida has said Kate is not keen on her relationship with Harry,” one of her friends told the paper. “Cressie and Isabella could not be closer. Where she goes, Bella goes.

“Kate does not like Isabella because William loved her, and that caused their break-up. Bella’s treatment at the royal wedding won’t be forgotten.”

Hell hath no fury like a future consort scorned.