Cressida Bonas is happily single.

The 26-year-old beauty, who dated Britain's Prince William from 2012 until 2014, says she's enjoying the single life and doesn't fret about not being in a relationship.

Cressida said not having a boyfriend is ''nice'', adding: ''I'm a strong, independent woman.''

The model and actress also acknowledged that her status as the former girlfriend of Prince Harry could detract from her talent, but thinks the situation will change as her career progresses.

She told the Sunday Times newspaper: ''I hope the focus is becoming more about the skills that I have.''

Meanwhile, Cressida recently confessed her parents don't approve of her career.

The emerging star said her mother Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon and father Jeffrey Bonas both wish she would find a ''proper'' way of making money.

She said: ''They think it's not a proper way of earning a living and they think I'm too sensitive.''

Despite this, the 'Tulip Fever' actress credits her upbringing for her interest in performance.

Cressida - who was five when her parents divorced - reflected: ''[I grew up in a house] full of drama - but drama in the best possible way, there was so much singing and dancing, mostly to musicals.''