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While Prince William may have stolen out hearts as our own modern day Prince Charming in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we gracefully backed off when Kate Middleton came to the scene and the pair went on to have the most magical royal wedding ever and then created the most adorable royal family ever. So now, Princess Diana's younger son, Prince Harry, has moved into the spotlight and claimed our affections with that tousled mane of red hair and too-cute-for-words smile. Every time Prince Harry's name pops up in the headlines we're both genuinely so in love as well as incredibly concerned that he will have found his own princess (and it won't be us). But, according to the red-headed prince himself, this isn't happening any time soon. Gasp!
Harry, 31, revealed to the U.K.'s Sunday Times that he has "massive paranoia that sits inside" of him when it comes to finding a significant other. Do tell, Harry! "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," he said. "The other concern is that even if I talk to a girl, that person is then suddenly my wife, and people go knocking on her door."
While Harry isn't currently actively looking for a relationship, he told the publication he wouldn't be opposed to one if the circumstances were right. "I'm not putting work before the idea of a family, marriage and all that kind of stuff," he said. "To be fair, I haven't had that many opportunities to get out there and meet people. At the moment, my focus is very much on work. But if someone slips into my life then that's absolutely fantastic."
Our favorite royal ginger has several high-profile romances in his past, most famously with longtime girlfriend Chelsy Davy, whom he dated on-and-off for seven years between 2004 and 2011, and his most recent ex, Cressida Bonas, whom he dated for two years before splitting in April 2014, Us Weekly reports.
In September, the Prince and Davy sparked rumors of a rekindled romance when the 30-year-old corporate lawyer flew nearly 9,000 miles from South Africa to be with Harry on his 31st birthday. "They decided they would like to give their relationship another chance," a source close to Harry told Us Weekly at the time. "They still have strong feelings for each other."
But despite this new news from the Prince, we can't forget that just last March, the royal uncle revealed that he is, in fact, thinking about getting married and having children of his own. "I would love to have kids right now," he told Sky News, to the delight of women around the world. "There come times when you think now is the time to settle down, or now is not, whatever way it is, but I don't think you can force these things it will happen when it's going to happen."
In the meantime, we can still hope that Prince Harry will find his forever love stateside... maybe even in the BRIDES offices, perhaps?! Hey, a girl can dream.