Are Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding dating? Sources say the Prince of Wales and the British pop singer were spotted getting cozy at the Audi Polo Challenge on May 29.
Reports reveal that the 29-year-old singer and the 31-year-old royal were very close to each other at the event. According to a witness, they even shared a kiss under a blanket.
“Harry and Ellie only had eyes for each other all night – they spent a lot of time sitting together under blankets,” a source tells The Sun. “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.”
Picture-taking was completely banned at the event to make the celebrities feel comfortable. Witnesses share, however, that Ellie and Harry were joined by a large group of friends that included actor Tom Hardy.
Harry and Ellie have been good friends ever since they met at the 2014 Invictus Games he hosted. The royal reportedly has her number, and they’ve allegedly been in touch and exchanging flirtatious messages.
— Invictus Games 2016 (@InvictusOrlando) May 13, 2016
“They’d always got on very well through their various meetings after she was the wedding singer at Kate and William’s wedding reception,” the source adds. At the Audi Polo Challenge, Harry was allegedly overheard telling his friends how much he likes Ellie and that the singer as well is “clearly taken by him.”
However, sources say that the palace strongly opposes Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding dating due the singer’s celebrity status.
The “Love Me Like You Do” singer has close connections with the royals. She sang at 2011 Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and was even asked to perform at Harry’s 30th birthday. “I’m friends with them, so it’s not like it’s awkward because I don’t know them. So that’s fine,” Ellie said before performing at William and Kate’s wedding, The Daily Mail quotes.
Prior to the Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding dating rumors, the singer was romantically linked to McFly’s Dougie Poynter. The musical couple broke up earlier this year.