Prince Harry is currently dating Meghan Markle, but because he is a normal human being and not just a Disney movie character, he has a pretty robust dating history of extremely smart, intelligent, and lovely women who he's very lucky to have spent time with.
Natalie Pinkham: 2003
Harry allegedly dated the accomplished F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham in 2003, though they reportedly met for the first time at the 1999 Rugby World Cup. The former pair has since been spotted in the same place—and Pinkham even interviewed Harry at the BGC Partners' Charity Day in London circa 2011. Actually, they seem to have maintained a friendship over the years, with some reports saying they traveled to Africa in 2009. Nowadays, Pinkham is married with two
Chelsy Davy: 2005 - 2010
Harry dated jewelry designer Chelsy Davy from *about* 2005 to 2010. She's since opened up about dealing with the spotlight during their on-again off-again relationship, saying "It was so full-on: crazy, and scary, and uncomfortable. I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn't cope." She also added, "I think we will always be good friends." Chelsy is an accomplished lawyer and currently operates a jewelry line.
Catherine Ommanney: 2006
Okay, so this one is pretty "grain of salt" inspiring. Real Housewife Catherine Ommanney claims she and Harry shared a kiss in 2006, telling The Daily Mail: "He was holding me off the floor, kissing me. I was absolutely speechless." An iconic story, but apparently "the allegations were vehemently denied by courtiers," so....
Astrid Harbord: 2009
Caroline Flack: 2009
Harry is said to have dated The X Factor's Caroline Flack in June 2009, who allegedly gave him the nickname"Jam" thanks to his reddish-blond hair. Apparently, they broke up due to the pressures of the spotlight: "Once the story got out, that was it," she said. "We had to stop seeing each other. I was no longer 'Caroline Flack, TV presenter,' I was 'Caroline Flack, Prince Harry's bit of rough.'"
Camilla Romestrand: 2010
Harry was vaguely linked to musician Camilla Romestrand in the mid-aughts. According to a circa 2010 CBS article, Romestrand stayed at Clarence House and was served breakfast in bed by the Prince. It was also reported that she and Harry partied at Raffles, one of his favorite spots. It should be noted that rumors about their relationship were *not* corroborated.
Florence Brudenell-Bruce: 2011
Harry and actress/model Florence Brudenell-Bruce (a descendant of the Earl of Cardigan) were briefly linked in 2011, with reports surfacing that the pair were having "secret trysts," which is a more salacious way of saying "casually dating." Again, a normal-person thing to do. At the time, a palace spokesperson said that they "don't comment on the Prince's personal life."
Cressida Bonas: 2012 - 2014
Harry and actress Cressida Bonas dated from 2012 to 2014 after allegedly being introduced by Princess Eugenie. Bonas, an accomplished actress who is clearly more than Harry's
Meghan Markle: 2016 - Present
Prince Harry started dating Meghan Markle in 2016, and the relationship quickly became serious. She even attended Pippa Middleton's wedding reception with him, and they recently went on holiday in Africa. Stay tuned for potential wedding bells.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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