Ellie Goulding is more than just a pop star; she’s also very close with the royals. She performed at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. The couple opted to dance to “Your Song” by Elton John, which Goulding covered for the big event, per People. Goulding reportedly got close with William, Kate, and Harry through old friend Princess Eugenie.
According to some insiders, Harry and Goulding were close too — very close. “[Harry and Ellie] were part of a wider group including Tom Hardy, but Harry and Ellie only had eyes for each other all night — they spent a lot of time sitting together under blankets,” a source told Vanity Fair in 2016, after allegedly seeing them getting cozy at a post–polo event. The pair reportedly shared a few kisses before they left (separately) as well. Though Harry and Goulding never went public with their alleged relationship, a body language expert told Grazia that it appeared as if something was going on based on photos of them hugging at an event.
“Harry has Ellie in a full, intimate clench,” Allan Pease told the outlet. “Their bodies are tightly connected, and they are displaying ‘as one.’ This is the vertical expression of horizontal desire in both cases.” Spicy. Of course, these days, Harry is happily married to Meghan Markle, and any rumors of a romance with Ellie Goulding have long since died down.