Word is Prince Harry is dating pop star Ellie Goulding after the pair were spotted getting close at the Audi Polo Challenge on the weekend.
Harry, 31 and Ellie, 29 have been good friends for a number of years now after meeting while the pop star performed at Prince William’s wedding. Since then they have remained close and have been swapping flirty texts over the last few months.
A source close to Harry said: “He has told friends how much he likes Ellie and she is clearly taken by him.”
The royal insider added: “Harry got Ellie’s number a while ago and got in touch.
They’d always got on very well through their various meetings after she was the wedding singer at Kate and William’s wedding reception. But things stepped up a gear and they had been in touch in recent weeks and their first really public meeting since was at the polo. It turned into a real party late into the night and there was a complete ban on taking pictures so Harry and the other celebrities there could feel comfortable. Harry was really going for it after the polo — he was drinking and dancing. They were part of a wider group including Tom Hardy.
But Harry and Ellie only had eyes for each other all night — they spent a lot of time sitting together under blankets. They were seen having a kiss before Harry had to go because he was playing polo the next day. Ellie left about five minutes later. Harry was overheard on the way out telling some friends how much he liked her.
But there’s already a lot of talk amongst friends that the palace wouldn’t allow her as a serious girlfriend because of her celebrity background.”
Ellie is no stranger to the Royal family. She has close links to them having performed for them on many occasions. She sang at Kate and William’s wedding and was also asked to perform at Prince Harry’s 30th party in September. Ellie also performed for William and Kate at the Royal Variety Show in 2014.
It’s too soon to say whether this relationship will go any further or whether or not grandma Queenie will give her seal of approval as she did with Princess Kate.
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