Before there was Meghan, there was Cressida; she was Prince Harry's serious girlfriend from 2012 to 2014. It was rumored that the couple was even serious enough that talks of engagement were flying around (sound familiar) before their amicable split in April 2014. 

Prince Harry met Cressida through his cousin Princess Eugenie, who was friends with the beautiful dancer and Leeds' university student. While the pair were together, Harry and Cressida's relationship caused quite a media frenzy. 

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Well, it's been three years since the British 'it' couple split and Cressida has opened up about life after her royal relationship. She claims that she's been pigeonholed as Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, and would like to be seen as more than that.

She told BBC's Woman's Hour"Yeah, I think it’s that thing of being pigeonholed... Especially in this country, I find people are very quick to put you in a box or put you in a corner and think ‘oh well you’re that so you must be that." 

Cressida added that, "It’s incredibly frustrating, especially in the industry that I’m in. But, you know, it is the way it is. It’s about making a stand. Saying no, this is who I am and this is what I want to do."

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Despite the adversity, she's faced in the acting world, the former dancer has done a great job building up her acting resume with a variety of plays and films. Hopefully, we'll be seeing her on the big screen sometime soon. 

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As for our favourite royal couple, we're hoping Meghan Markle doesn't face the same fate as Cressida. 

Source: Independent.IE