Prince Harry And Paralympic Swimmer Elizabeth Marks “Romance” Claim Not True
Prince Harry and Paralympic swimmer Elizabeth Marks, who just won a gold medal at the Invictus Games, do NOT have a “romance blooming,” despite a baseless webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim. We’re told it’s “false.”
Marks is a U.S. Army Sergeant who lost feeling in her left leg in 2010 after suffering a serious hip injury. On Wednesday, she won four gold medals in the swimming competition of the 2016 Invictus Games, an event created by Prince Harry in 2014 that allows wounded soldiers to compete in various sporting events. The British royal hugged Marks after presenting her with her medal, an ordinary gesture which HollywoodLife somehow describes as getting “touchy-feely.”
“Are we seeing a new royal romance blooming right before our very eyes?!” writes the repeatedly refuted webloid, which fails to mention that Marks is happily married. The site goes on to speculate “love being born” between Prince Harry and the Invictus champion because they were also chatting in a tent following the awards ceremony.
But here’s what’s really happening. During the first Invictus games in London in 2014, Marks fell gravely ill with a serious lung condition and spent 10 days in a medically induced coma at a U.K. hospital. On Wednesday, the Paralympic athlete gave back one of her gold medals to Prince Harry, and asked him to donate it to the U.K. hospital where doctors had saved her life two years earlier.
Naturally, Prince Harry was expressing his gratitude to Marks after the ceremony, and not putting moves on her as the webloid claims. In fact, most legitimate news outlets have reported on Marks’ touching gesture and inspirational story of recovery, while HollywoodLies used the situation to allege that a married woman, not to mention war hero, is cheating on her husband.
Despite how blatantly wrong the webloid’s story seems to be, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us the tabloid’s unfounded speculation is simply “false.”