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It's the royal rumor too juicy too resist: Could Prince Harry be secretly wooing his new sister-in-law Pippa Middleton? The bad-boy prince has been spending a lot of time with Britain's most eligible bachelorette since their older siblings tied the knot in April. Now that Pippa has broken up with boyfriend Alex Loudon, and Harry has split from girlfriend Chelsea Davy, have sparks started flying?
Sorry -- Prince Harry says there's no truth to the rumor. But he does think it's funny. "Pippa? Ha!" laughed the redheaded prince when asked about the alleged fling, according to U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail. "No, I am not seeing anyone at the moment. I'm 100 percent single."
The whisperings began at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, when the chemistry between the maid of honor and best man suddenly seemed obvious. Harry, 26, reportedly whispered, "You look very beautiful today -- seriously," to Pippa, 27, as they walked down the aisle. He is even said to have ended his best man's speech with the line, "Pippa, call me." In June, the pair reportedly went on a "secret date" at a Chelsea pub, though the actual date doesn't sound that salacious. (Tea and muffins? Not exactly champagne and strawberries).
It's possible that the two friends have simply been helping one another through their respective breakups, a theory voiced by sources at The Daily Mail. "He's been trying to cheer Pippa up," one insider said of Harry. And perhaps that's true, given that Harry's recent ex is a good friend of Pippa's, while Pippa's ex-boyfriend is close to Prince William. It all sounds a little too close for comfort, no?
Besides, says Harry, he's too busy for romance.
"I'm working a lot at the moment, so dating and watching TV are the last things I have time for," the Prince claims.
We're not sure where watching TV comes into it, but we hope Harry finds time for a girlfriend soon. We don't think we can wait 20 years for another royal wedding!