Surely every single person on the planet knows that British royal Prince Harry just got engaged to actress Meghan Markle.
There’s probably a hermit who lives a quiet life of solitude and meditation at the top of a Himalayan mountain who’s heard about it. Somebody take a boat and tell the lost tribes of the Amazon, we don’t want those folks to be the last to know.
Anyway, the whole world is fascinated by it all, and probably because it’s been so long in coming.
Prince Harry has been in and out of newspapers for years, seemingly with a new girlfriend every week.
So if you weren’t keeping track, goodness knows the somebody somewhere was, so here are all the relationships the British Prince has supposedly been in before he went off the market for good!
1. Astrid Harbord
In 2009, Prince Harry was seen on multiple occasions with PR girl Astrid Harbord. She was introduced to the young royal by none other than Kate Middleton, the future Duchess of Cambridge!
They were photographed returning to Clarence House together twice in the space of a month, once leaving an illegal rave in East London, sparking rumors that the two were dating.
It all hit the rocks when Harry turned his attention to his military career.
2. Cassie Sumner
Back when she was 21, model Cassie Sumner told the press how Prince Harry had came on strong in a nightclub, apparently inviting her to “continue the party elsewhere”.
But she also said: “If I’m honest I didn’t really fancy Harry. I prefer more muscles on a man. But he came across as a lovely lad who was just enjoying a normal night out like any red-blooded single 19-year-old.”
3. Natalie Pinkham
The pair, who have remained close friends since, apparently had a brief fling over ten years ago. Formula 1 racing presenter Natalie Pinkham allegedly dated the Prince back in 2006.
4. Chelsy Davy
Here’s the complicated relationship, with Chelsy and Harry’s lived entangled for a number of years!
Prince Harry met Zimbabwe-born Chelsy Davy in 2004, when they were introduced while she boarded at the prestigious Stowe School in England. They dated on and off for six years until they finally broke up in 2010.
Apparently, it was the intense media interest in her life that drove a wedge between Chelsy and Harry, whose separation was confirmed by Davy in a Facebook post in 2010.
But when Davy was attended the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, it seemed a reunion was possible. However Prince Harry publicly stated that he was “100 percent single” at the time.
5. Natalie Imbruglia
The Australian Torn singer and former soap opera star was linked romantically to Harry in 2009 after his split with Chelsea Davy.
But was it all press speculation? Apparently. “No. I know him. But no,” said Natalie about their romance, “No. Never happened.”
6. Camilla Romestrand
In 2010, Harry supposedly started dating Norwegian rock star and Eddie the Gun singer Camilla Romestrand. Camilla reportedly told friends how she’d spent a night at the Palace, where Prince Harry treated her to breakfast in bed.
Apparently, the Prince was a “total gentleman”, but Romestrand didn’t divulge any further details.
7. Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding is well known for her taste in high-profile men like singers like Ed Sheeran and One Direction’s Niall Horan. She’s also dated actor Jeremy Irvine even British royalty… well, apparently!
Rumors began to fly about Harry and Ellie when it was revealed that she would be performing at the royal wedding in 2011.
Then further along in 2014, when photographs of pair together backstage at the Invictus Games which Harry curated hit the headlines. A few days after that, Golding even performed at Prince Harry’s 30th birthday party!
But Ellie has always been shy about giving out details, so perhaps we’ll never know for sure.
8. Mollie King
Prince Harry was also linked to the singer from The Saturdays Mollie King in 2012. The two reportedly began dating after dancing together in a nightclub in London.
However, the Prince was quick to call it off when King began to discuss their romance in the press. “Yes, I have met Harry, and we did go out for a drink,” Mollie said in 2012, calling Harry “out of her league”.
I wouldn’t say so, girl!
9. Caroline Flack
The British TV host, who has became internationally well known when she began dating One Direction singer Harry Styles publicly, was linked to Prince Harry in 2009. This was when he was on a break from his relationship Chelsy Davy.
The two were introduced by a mutual friend a few years earlier… Natalie Pinkham, who Harry also has romantic ties with!
What a tangled web we weave!
10. Florence Brudenell-Bruce
You know just from looking at her name that Flo is regal, but she’s descendant of the Earl of Cardigan and eighth cousin to Prince Harry! Sheesh!
Harry was linked to lingerie model Brudenell-Bruce in 2011, and although she’s clearly regal enough to hang with him, her chosen career earned Harry a hard time in the British press.
Probably just jealous.
11. Lauren Pope
The pair met back in 2004 in a London nightclub, but model Lauren claims that the revelations that they were a couple that appeared in the press at the time must mean she was a victim of phone hacking by the media.
Either way, the romance didn’t last for long.
12. Cressida Bonas
Prince Harry dated model and actress Cressida Bonas for two years before she reportedly called an end to their romance. Like Chelsy Davy, it was apparently because she couldn’t deal with the media attention their relationship attracted.
Another partner with regal blood (Cressida is granddaughter of Edward Curzon, 6th Earl of Howe, and educated at Stowe School), the pair were introduced by Harry’s cousin Princess Eugine in 2012, but by 2014 they’d called off their relationship.
The plot twists however when you see the cryptic message Bonas to her Instagram account shortly after Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle:
13. Jenna Coleman
The actress was photographed getting cozy with the prince as recently as 2015.
Oddly, the following year, Coleman went on to play Prince Harry’s great-great-great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria and she’s well known for her role in Doctor Who.
14. Cara Delevigne
British model turned actress Cara Delevigne has been linked to Prince Harry on numerous occasions.
However, Cara made it clear that their relationship was purely platonic, and that it was more of a mischievous friendship that she had with the Prince.
Apparently she and Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie texted Harry to say that they’d dreamed of him, to which he replied, “You two are obviously together. But I’m extremely glad I was in your dreams.”