April 29, 2014 at 5:29 PM ET
Forget the rumors that Prince Harry is getting ready to propose to girlfriend Cressida Bonas — the two have split (for now, anyway).
Camilla Tominey, the U.K.'s Sunday Express' royal editor, told NBC News that while it may not be permanent, the couple "needed some breathing space" and has decided to take a break from their relationship.
“Harry is in no hurry to settle down,” said Tominey. “And at only 24, Cressida was also in no rush to walk down the aisle.”
The duo had been dating for two years, and Bonas even attended her first royal event last month at We Day U.K., where the prince gave a speech to 12,000 children.
While the split may come as a shock, Harry could simply be following in the footsteps of his older brother, Prince William, who split from now-wife Kate Middleton in 2007 before later reuniting.
"If it is just a temporary split then it is arguably no bad thing," Tominey noted. "Don't forget that William and Kate took a break when the pressure got too much, only for them to get back together."
The palace has not commented on the break up.