Prince Harry’s love life has been a subject of media scrutiny. Now, a latest report by Hollywood Life says that Harry’s friendly interaction with Paralympic swimmer Elizabeth Marks at the Invictus Games has triggered romance rumors.
The Hollywood Life implied that the 25-year-old Marks, who is married, and Harry were romantically interested in each other. “Are we seeing a new royal romance blooming right before our very eyes?!” Hollywood Life reported. The website further speculated that “love being born” between Harry and Marks as they were chatting in a tent after the awards ceremony.
The website also reported that Harry gave her “couple of kisses” after Marks, who is also a U.S. Army Sergeant, won four gold medals in the swimming competition at the Invictus. The report further claimed that Marks “returned the medal to Harry and asked him to bring it to the London hospital that saved her life when she came down with a deadly lung condition before the games in 2014. As he accepted it, the two touched hands and gazed at each other.”
The report is unlikely to be true as rumor debunking website Gossip Cop dismissed it, citing a source which told Gossip Cop that Hollywood Life’s speculation is “false.”
Earlier this month, the 31-year-old prince opened up about his dating life.
“If or when I do find a girlfriend, I will do my utmost … to ensure that me and her can get to the point where we’re actually comfortable with each other before the massive invasion that is inevitably going to happen into her privacy,” Harry told the Sunday Times.
He also said that his other concern about dating is that whenever he even talks to a girl, it’s assumed that she’s his “wife,” and “people go knocking on her door.”
Harry was rumored to be dating to Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton’s sister. However, the rumor was later debunked.