Cressida Bonas is hardly a household name around the globe like her counterpart Kate Middleton, but that may soon change if her boyfriend, Prince Harry, finally pops the question to the British socialite.

If the rumour mill is correct, the 29-year-old younger brother to Prince William is very warm to the idea of marrying the 24-year-old dancer and model, and a wedding could be imminent.

"Harry never stops talking about marriage and children, and she has now got used to the idea. The wedding is likely to take place next year," one of Bonas's friends told The Telegraph.

This weekend, Prince Harry — dubbed the world's most eligible bachelor — was in Sydney for his first visit to Australia where he was met with a massive celebrity-style reception.

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    Cressida Bonas at Annabel's club on May 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

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    Cressida Bonas and Princess Beatrice of York at Annabel's club on May 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

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    Cressida Bonas and Princess Beatrice of York at Annabel's club on May 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Cressida Bonas attends We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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    Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Jake Warren and Zoe Stewart in the Wren Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on December 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

  • Cressida Bonas is pictured leaving the wedding of Rupert Finch And Natasha Rufus on June 8, 2013 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Simon James/FilmMagic)

  • Cressida Bonas attends a party celebrating the launch of 2&8 Club, a new night club in the basement of Morton's Private Member's Club, in Berkeley Square Gardens on September 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Cressida Bonas attends a Christmas carol concert in aid of the Henry van Strauzenbee memorial fund at St Luke's Church on December 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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    Georgia Forbes and Cressida Bonas (R) attend The Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Party at the Ralph Lauren store in Brompton Road on June 21, 2011 in London, England.

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    Cressidea Bonas, left, the girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, leaves after attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's daughter Lady Melissa Percy to chartered surveyor Thomas van Straubenzee at St Michael's Church in Alnwick, England, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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    Cressida Bonas, who is the girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, leaves after attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's daughter Lady Melissa Percy to chartered surveyor Thomas van Straubenzee at St Michael's Church in Alnwick, England, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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    Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee at Alnwick Castle on June 22, 2013 in Alnwick, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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    Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee at Alnwick Castle on June 22, 2013 in Alnwick, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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    Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attend the wedding of Melissa Percy and Thomas Straubenzee at St. Martin's Church in Alnwick

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    Cressida Bonas attends the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens, Kensington High Street, London.

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    Isabella Calthorpe and Cressida Bonas attend the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens, Kensington High Street, London.

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    Cressida Bonas arriving at the WTA Wimbledon Party 2013, at Kensington Roof Gardens, London.

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    Cressida Bonas arriving at the WTA Wimbledon Party 2013, at Kensington Roof Gardens, London.

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    Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry's girlfriend, attends day 3 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England.

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    Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry's girlfriend, attends day 3 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England.

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According to the Telegraph, Bonas, a.k.a Cressie, is a bohemian free-spirit, who captured the heart of the "party prince" since they were introduced by Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie in May of last year. (Bonas may also be a party girl at heart, spending a year abroad working in a bar and restaurant in Australia.)

Naturally, Bonas was not always keen on the idea of marrying so young, but her friends say Prince Harry's persistence is working.

When he was sent to serve in Afghanistan in November, the Telegraph reports that the pair spoke regularly on the phone during his four-month posting, and picked up right where they left off upon his return, being spotted at both a concert and musical together in the last week.

ROYAL CONNECTIONS

Bonas, a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, also comes from a prominent and artistic family, a quality Harry is said to admire.

The Bonas family has direct links to Edward VII, says the Telegraph. Her mother is Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, a 1960s “It girl” and daughter of the 6th Earl Howe. Her father is Lady Mary-Gaye’s third husband, the businessman Jeffrey Bonas.

The list goes on. One of her half-sisters, Pandora, is an accessories designer for Vivienne Westwood while another half sister recently, Isabella (Prince William's ex girlfriend), married Sir Richard Branson's son.

Apparently, Kate is not a big fan of Cress because of the awkward Prince William connection.

“Cressie and Isabella could not be closer. Where she goes, Bella goes," a source told The Hollywood Gossip.

We're hoping it doesn't come down to petty sister-in-law rivalry.

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