Cressida Bonas

Cressida Bonas

Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend has been hired by Mulberry.

Cressida Bonas has been recruited by the fashion firm to front their latest collection, but a representative from the firm slammed suggestions she has been taken on because of her royal connections, explaining it was her dance ability which drew them to the blonde beauty.

The spokesperson said: "Mulberry saw Cressida's final dance video from studying at Leeds University and were charmed by her and her movement which inspired the concept."

The dance graduate - who is the daughter of model Lady Mary Gaye Curzon - has filmed a 30-second advert for the company's spring and summer collection opposite 'Pride' actor Freddie Fox, which she says is themed around "having fun".

Speaking to Yahoo Style, she gushed: "I think it was just about being free and happy, and having fun. It was more about a dance that was improvised, and not all about the steps."

The 25-year-old model split with the young royal in April last year in a bid to pursue a career as an actress, and although she only has one small role lined up in 17th century romance 'Tulip Fever', producer Harvey Weinstein is sure she has a bright future ahead of her, explaining her success has nothing to do with the "media profile" she built from dating the Prince.

He said: "It will be the first of many roles for her.

"She is not taking advantage of any media profile."