Lately, the Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding rumors have been flying, especially after Goulding was asked on camera if she happened to be pregnant with the next royal baby. After denying she was about to give birth to a Prince George lookalike, the fascination with their brief infatuation seemed to fade. Now, it looks like the Prince’s attention has turned to the wildly impressive Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, as he offered up his congratulations. The two were spotted chatting last night at the Olympic and Paralympics reception at Buckingham Palace.
The royal reception was hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to celebrate the British athletes who participated in the Rio Olympics, according to the Kensington Royal Instagram account. The exclusive event began with The Queen offering her congratulations to everyone. She was joined by her family, and they were all enthusiastic about offering their support and praises. Prince Harry’s most memorable moment, captured on Instagram, was excitedly speaking with Simmonds.
Simmonds, who has dwarfism, has won five gold medals. She claimed her fifth after winning the 200m medley, and has been a featured prominently as a #GBHero. She was the youngest British athlete at the 2008 Paralympics, which shows just how impressive she is; no wonder Prince Harry seemed so fascinated by her accomplishments. Paralympics equestrian Lee Pearson was also honored, after winning a gold and silver medal in Brazil.
While the Goulding rumors have been swirling for months, this was the first time Prince Harry been spotted with anyone named Ellie in recent weeks. It looks like The Queen won’t have to worry about an impending wedding, at least not with the singer. Perhaps Athina Onassis is still single?