You guys, Prince Harry lied to us! A few days ago he told newspapers that he’s 100 percent single and absolutely not dating anyone, including Duchess Catherine‘s little sister Pippa Middleton. Well, it turns out that’s not exactly true — according to people who say they’re in the know, he’s dating a young lingerie and swimwear model named Florence Brudenell-Bruce.
But if Brudnell-Bruce’s day job isn’t exactly royal, her bloodline is. The Daily Telegraph reports that “she is a descendant of the seventh Earl of Cardigan, Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, who famously led the Charge of the Light Brigade against Russian forces during the Crimean War.” Right, allow us to translate: She’s Harry’s eighth cousin!
Of course that’s not such a strange thing in the British Royal Family — Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are third cousins themselves. Anyway, because they both go to so many ritzy events, they’ve been friends for years, and now, apparently, they’re an item. The Sun reports the prince has been seen leaving Brudenell-Bruce’s apartment, but when the paper asked her if they were an item, she blurted out, “There’s not much to say.”
Mmhmm. We wonder what the Queen will say about the world’s newest most eligible bachelor cavorting around with someone who stars in commercials for Paddy Power. Watch that for yourself below.