Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas: 'It Wasn't to Be,' Says Source

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas: 'It Wasn't to Be,' Says Source
Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry
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05/09/2014 AT 10:00 AM EDT

On a special evening marking the 10th anniversary of his charity, Sentebale, it would have been poignant for Prince Harry to have had a companion by his side.

After all, girlfriend-until-10-days-ago Cressida Bonas did join him at a charity event in London in March.

But despite reports and rumors that the prince, 29, and Bonas, 25, may meet to discuss the rekindling of their two-year relationship, sources close to the couple say it's over.

"She is a lovely girl, and a beautiful girl, but this has run its course," a friend tells PEOPLE. "It wasn't to be."



It has been a difficult week for Bonas since news of their split broke. While she was spotted commuting to and from her office job at Mubi, the online movie company based in London's Soho, Harry was in the U.S., catching up with old friends at his pal Guy Pelly's wedding.

His weekend began with pool parties in Miami before he headed to Memphis, to join brother Prince William and other guests for the two-day bash.

He was in "good form," a friend at the wedding tells PEOPLE.



A source close to the couple confirmed the split April 29, saying that it was "amicable." The source added that Bonas was hoping to concentrate on her career – a hint that she perhaps couldn’t do so as a royal girlfriend.

"Cressida has been a bit wobbly about the whole situation for quite some time," adds Majesty magazine's editor-in-chief, Ingrid Seward. "Not about him, but about the whole situation and really if it is what she wants."

A pal who studied alongside Bonas at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance adds, "She's just trying to figure out exactly what she wants to do, what niche [of dance] – there's a lot to choose from."



The breakup certainly seemed sudden, as the couple had been skiing together in Kazakhstan in March, and Bonas attended her first official function with him that month.

But, perhaps as a sign of their growing estrangement, Harry quietly jetted off to Botswana with pals over Easter.

Reporting by MONIQUE JESSEN

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