Although getting over a break up can be tough, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas is looking on the bright side when it comes to her 2014 split with the Duke of Sussex.

Bonas was introduced to Harry in 2012 by his cousin Princess Eugenie. The two then carried on a romance until ending their relationship two years later. Throughout their time together, several insiders have claimed Bonas didn’t think she could handle being apart of the royal family, and it ultimately led to the split.

Despite the failed romance, Bonas told News Corp Australia’s The Daily Telegraph that she learned a lot from her break up with Prince Harry and was inspired to do some soul searching.

“I think I have grown confident and fortunately I have learned not to sweat the small stuff too much,” she admitted.

“And I just think it has definitely given me a stronger sense of purpose and a stronger sense of what I want or don’t want.”

Despite her ties to famous figures like Prince Harry, and her mother, Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, Bonas wants to be recognized for her talent. The 31-year-old, who has landed several roles in both film and theater productions, doesn’t appreciate being labeled an “It Girl” like her mother.

“I think terms like that are very narrow-minded. I think that I work very, very hard, I love what I do, and I just hope that this role [in White House Farm] has shown people what I can do, and what I would like to do going forward and not be caught in a box in any way,” she explained.

While Bonas has enjoyed exploring new characters, she is looking forward to her upcoming role as a wife. In 2019, the actress announced her engagement to Harry Wentworth-Stanley. However, the couple’s wedding plans are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has moved on from Bonas and married Meghan Markle in 2018. Since then, the couple has welcomed the first child together, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Cressida Bonas is dating a man named Harry. Pictured: Bonas poses for pictures as she arrives for the WE Day event in north-west London, on March 7, 2014. Getty Images/Carl Court/AFP