As you may have heard, Prince Harry is dating Camilla Thurlow, a beautiful brunette who bears a striking resemblance to his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Prince Harry's relationship with the dark-haired beauty has come as a surprise to many, being that, A) dude typically favors blondes, and B) it wasn't that long ago that people were thinking he was going to pop the question to his ex, Cressida Bonas. But Harry and Thurlow are certainly an item these days — and a serious one at that. The prince just took his new girlfriend on a cruise. Lucky gal.
The trip apparently is meant to be a preliminary celebration to Harry's 30th birthday, which occurs on September 15, as well as a time for the prince to "relax and recharge his batteries" since he's probably exhausted from all of his royal duties. He and a group of his friends reportedly boarded a swank yacht (as opposed to, you know, a gross one) on Saturday from Saint Tropez and will be sailing around the Mediterranean for a few days. And the fact that he brought Thurlow with him speaks volumes. An insider told Us Weekly, "It's a sign that he's really smitten with Camilla that he feels comfortable to invite her away with friends he's known for years."
So, who's the lucky lady?
She's a former Miss Edinburgh
Harry definitely goes for lookers. His ex, Cressida Bonas, is a model, and now he's dating Thurlow, 25, who's a former Miss Edinburgh. A pageant gal, eh, Harry?
Thurlow currently works as a projects officer for The Halo Trust, a nonprofit in the UK. The ironic part? The Halo Trust was a project very near and dear to Princess Diana — and Harry has done work with them, as well.
She isn't scared of PDAs
Reportedly, Thurlow and Harry met at an exclusive club in London and were spotted kissing in front of everyone after they both "had a few drinks."
She could be "the one"
Of course, every woman Harry dates is deemed a possible Future Mrs. Wales, but according to reports, Harry is at the point in which he's looking to settle down (your 30's will do that to you!). A source said, "Harry "is keen to settle down [and he's] thinking about what he wants in life." Hmm... Royal Wedding Part Deux?
She's not into social media
... Or she has an alias. After poking around, Thurlow has zero social media presence, save for an Instagram page with no photos to show.
She worked at Abercrombie & Fitch
For real. According to the Daily Mail, after graduating school and before getting involved with the Halo Trust, Thurlow took a job as an assistant manager at Abercrombie and Fitch. Stars(ish people): Sometimes, they really are just like us.