Prince Harry And Pippa Middleton NOT “Secretly Dating,” Despite Report
The new issue of OK! hit newsstands on Wednesday with the cover line “CAUGHT!” Along with photos of Prince Harry and Middleton both in swimwear and seemingly photoshopped to appear as if they were on a beach together, the magazine touts a “world exclusive” about the in-laws “secretly dating for three months.” The accompanying story claims “it’s so on” between them, and purports to have details about how they’re “taking their relationship to the next level.”
Noting that Prince Harry and Middleton are “simultaneously single for the first time since their older siblings’ weddings,” OK! claims the “secret romance” began as her relationship with Nico Jackson was “crumbling,” with Middleton supposedly leaning on the royal’s shoulder for support. “Things have since gotten much more serious,” writes the tabloid, “and she’s spent the night on more than one occasion.”
In fact, a so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “It’s very easy for her to sneak in and out of the palace. Harry just sends one of his bodyguards to pick her up, and then she ducks down in the backseat so the paparazzi don’t spot her.” And though Prince William supposedly once “caught” them “canoodling” and told the pair to “knock it off,” the alleged OK! tipster says Prince Harry and Middleton “seem very much in love,” and “think this budding thing between them just might last.”
Well, royal watchers shouldn’t get their hopes up. Gossip Cop has busted similar relationship claims about Prince Harry and Middleton over the years, and we’ve been right every time. The gossip mill simply likes putting them together because it makes an exciting fairytale story. But it’s one borne out of fiction and fantasy. A Palace insider exclusively assures Gossip Cop there is no truth the OK! cover story.