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Prince Harry smitten with Ellie Goulding?

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Prince Harry smitten with Ellie Goulding?

Prince Harry is romantically pursuing Ellie Goulding.

The 31-year-old royal is reportedly smitten with the 29-year-old singer - who he has been friends with for several years - and the pair were said to be "all over each other" at the Audi Polo Challenge recently.

A source told The Sun: "It turned into a real party late into the night and there was a complete ban on taking pictures so Harry and the other celebrities there could feel comfortable.

"Harry and Ellie only had eyes for each other all night - they spent a lot of time sitting together under blankets.

"They were seen having a kiss before Harry had to go because he was playing polo the next day. Ellie left about five minutes later."

And Harry is believed to be smitten with the blonde beauty, who he got to know after she performed at his brother William's wedding reception in 2011.

The insider said: "Harry got Ellie's number a while ago and got in touch. He has told friends how much he likes Ellie and she is clearly taken by him."

Harry has been single since he split from actress and model Cressida Bonas in 2014 following two years of dating.

Prior to that, he romanced Chelsy Davy for five years until they parted ways amicably in 2009.

Harry recently claimed his public status shatters his chances of finding the perfect woman because they usually get freaked out by the publicity that comes with dating a prince.

He said recently: "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. 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."

Meanwhile, Ellie split from McFly bassist Dougie Poynter bassist after two years of dating but recently admitted she hopes they get back together in the future because they have a "special" connection.

Asked if they can work things out, she said: "Maybe. I hope so. We have something I know is special and I think other people see it - my friends see it, my family see it...

"But I think some things are just kind of unfinished, an unfinished story. I hope so - he's a real gem and he's doing so well and he's keeping busy, as am I.

"I hope so, he's a great guy."