Cressida Bonas back in the spotlight at LFW party after night out with Prince Harry

While Prince Harry was man of the moment at the opening of the Rugby World Cup, his ex girlfriend Cressida Bonas had her own star-studded event to shine at. The pretty 26-year-old rubbed shoulders with the style set at a London Fashion Week bash hosted by Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman and US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and his wife Brooke.

Cressida sizzled a the high-profile party in a vibrant orange-hued silk mini-dress which showed off her toned dancer’s legs to perfection. The young star accessorized with a black clutch and a pair of nude stilettoes while her blonde mane tumbled over her hair in loose curls.

She joined the likes of Victoria Beckham – elegant in a black jumpsuit – Lily Cole, enjoying her first night out since giving birth to her baby girl, and Ellie Goulding; in attendance without her McBusted star boyfriend Dougie Pointer.

Other attendees at the soiree, which took place at the American ambassador’s residence, Winfield House in Regents Park included Poppy Delevingne, Alexa Chung and designer Matthew Williamson.

Cressida was the subject of reconciliation reports last week when she was among the select few celebrating Prince Harry’s 31st birthday at a pub in the British capital. Having taken part in an official engagement in Sussex on Wednesday, the handsome royal flew back to London by helicopter to spend the evening with his friends and former love at the Cross Keys pub in Chelsea.

Cressida is now a free agent, having split with her actor boyfriend Edward Holcroft and many royal fans are hoping that she will fall back into the arms of her former love Harry. The pair met through the Prince’s cousin Princess Eugenie in 2012, but the fledgling actress reportedly felt unable to fully pursue her career while dating the Queen’s grandson.

The fifth in line to the throne dated the blonde actress for two years before they broke up last March after a row over attending the wedding of Harry’s good friend, Guy Pelly.

According to a source, the duo simply remain good friends. They told Mail Online: “They were out with a group of friends having a drink to celebrate Harry’s 31st. It was also a chance for him to say hello to some of his pals, having spent the summer working in Africa.

“Harry and Cress have always kept in touch and are fond of each other. They aren’t together at the moment and although you can never say never, I would be very surprised if it happened [again].

“Cressida is very fond of him but, well, he didn’t quite cut the mustard. The issues that were there when they broke up haven’t changed.”

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