Rumors are flying around about a Kate Middleton look-a-like who, according to media reports, was caught canoodling with Prince Harry. Could San Diego cocktail waitress Jessica Donaldson be his newest girlfriend?
Donaldson, 26, denied claims to The Daily Mail on Sunday, saying the rumors about a fling between her and the royal Prince are false.
I am speaking out now because I want people to know the truth, Donaldson told The Daily Mail. I am not sleeping with Prince Harry and he has never been anything other than a total gentleman to me. I really like him but I have a boyfriend. I just want all this to go away.
Prince Harry, currently on an Apache helicopter training course in nearby El Centro, reportedly found some time to party and visited the Ivy nightclub at the five-star Andaz hotel in downtown San Diego on Oct. 7, where Donaldson works as a cocktail waitress, selling bottles and VIP tables.
You buy a table and for that you get a bottle of vodka, some mixers and soft drinks...get to stand in the VIP area, she said. Our job is to bring in rich guys who want to meet hot girls. The more bottles you sell, the more you earn on commission.
Prince Harry came in that Friday with a big group of mostly male friends, unbeknown to the club owners that the client was not only a celebrity but a royal, and purchased three bottles, two of which he paid for, Donaldson said.
Donaldson said Harry invited her and one of her friends to have brunch the following day at a beachside cafe called Pipes followed by drinks at a Mexican restaurant.
'We hung out, had breakfast, talked, and I thought how cool it was to be with an English Prince, Donaldson said.
Rumors broke out that day of a fling, following a picture of Jessica Donaldson and Prince Harry spotted at the Belly Up Tavern in Solano Beach. Donaldson's boyfriend, 28-year-old club promoter Brandon Thompson, said the photo is the work of paparazzi and a seemingly precise angle.
I am very upset that all this has blown up, Donaldson said. I'm flattered he showed me attention but there is nothing more to it than that. I really like him but I have a boyfriend. I just want all this to go away.
Jessica Donaldson also added that she is way flattered at the media's comparison of her to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.