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Prince Harry’s Girlfriend Cressida Bonas And Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Are Now Close Friends; Why Did Kate Middleton Change Her Mind About Cressy?

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Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are becoming friends, new reports say.

According to Look magazine (via WeWomen.com), Kate Middleton, 31, and Cressida Bonas, 24, have become friends after a rocky start. Previous reports have said that the two women did not get along because Cressida’s sister, Isabella Calthorpe, allegedly dated Prince William, 31, during a break in his relationship with Kate.

After getting to know each other, Kate and Cressida are reportedly on the way to become close friends, which has Prince William, 31, and Prince Harry, 29, feeling very relieved.

However, the rest of the royal family isn’t happy about how close the two women have gotten, saying they could upset royal tradition by working together.

“There is a fear that everything is changing so fast,” a royal insider said.

“Many of the more senior officials at the palace don’t like the modernization of the royals, and with Kate and Cressida becoming more influential, there’s obviously a worry that even more changes are afoot.”

Kate has reportedly taken Cressida under her wing while Harry is away and out of contact on a five-week trek across Antarctica for the charity Walking with the Wounded.

“Cressida is so happy to have Kate on her side, especially now Harry’s almost uncontactable,” a source said.

Over the summer, several reports said that Kate and Cressida were enemies and that Kate was working to prevent an engagement between Harry and Cressida.

"Kate’s very close to Harry and wants to protect him. She thinks Cressida might be leading him on,” one source said.

“Kate can’t countenance anything with that girl,” another source said. “Kate will not want to be reminded of that unhappy period in her life.”

The most recent report of the two women not getting along was published in September.

“Cressida has said Kate is not keen on her relationship with Harry,” a friend said. “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.”

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Reporter's Photo Nov 20, 2013 03:04 PM EST

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