Happy Birthday Prince Harry! Gossip Cop Blows Out 5 Wrong Rumors About Royal

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Prince Harry Birthday

By Andrew Shuster |

Prince Harry Birthday

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Prince Harry turns 31 on Friday, and to celebrate his birthday, Gossip Cop is looking back at five really wrong rumors that we exclusively blew out about the royal.

The most recent Prince Harry rumor that Gossip Cop debunked was a June 2015 OK! report that claimed Harry had gotten engaged to actress Cressida Bonas. We checked in with a palace spokesperson, who exclusively told us that the rumor was simply not true. The on-and-off couple is still not set to wed.

In July 2014, Gossip Cop corrected yet another fabricated OK! story. This time around it was a malicious report alleging that Harry was going to rehab for alcohol abuse. The tabloid even dragged Kate Middleton into the story, claiming that she was “especially worried” about Harry’s drinking. Of course, time has proven that the prince did not go to rehab, as we exclusively said would be the case.

Gossip Cop debunked an absurd Star story in June 2014 that claimed Harry, his brother Prince William, and William’s wife Middleton were caught up in a “royal love triangle.” The nonsense report purported that Middleton was constantly flirting with Harry, and that it led to a blowup between her and William. Sources exclusively told us that the story was just preposterous.

In March 2012, The Daily Star fabricated a tale about Harry trying to score a date with Katy Perry by inviting the pop star to perform at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee concert. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson, however, informed us that Harry is “not involved in choosing the artists” for the event. And, of course, the royal never ended up dating the pop star.

And finally, we shot down a convoluted Life & Style story from July 2011 that claimed Middleton had torn apart a (non-existent) romance between Harry and her sister Pippa. There was never any actual fling between the siblings-in-law, which is what made the magazine’s story about Middleton’s so-called intervention all the more ludicrous.

Born into royalty, Prince Harry hasn’t had much of a choice about living his life in the public eye. Through all the tall tales, the handsome heir has remained as gracious as ever. Now Gossip Cop sincerely wishes Prince Harry a happy and rumor-free birthday!


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