Are Emma Watson and Prince Harry Dating?

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Royal rumor from across the pond is that Emma Watson, the British equivalent to an American Sweetheart, is dating Prince Harry, the most eligible bachelor in the United Kingdom. According to Woman’s Day, the Harry Potter star and redhead aristocrat have been going on secret group dates lately.

Because tabloids are totally accurate (sarcasm here, people), this is how it all went down: After Watson and her rugby player boyfriend, Michael Janney, broke up, the 30-year-old called on some friends to set the pair up (because obviously the Prince, who has famously had a string of high-profile relationships isn’t capable of calling her himself). Then, because this guy’s got game, he sent the actress an email saying that he would  “like to get to know her.” That very romantic communication set the balls rolling and then the two went out on their group hang. “Harry didn’t want her to feel like she was put on the spot,” the reliable source explains. “A party also shows he’s fun and not stuffy.” They added: “He’s smitten – and it’s more than Emma’s looks.”

Despite the fact that this doesn’t seem entirely believable — even the Daily Mail hasn’t picked up on this scoop and they’re all over royal palace and celebrity gossip — they would actually, in my opinion, make a great couple. Both are tireless advocates for their respective charitable efforts, have been rolling in similar circles for years (as evidenced by the fact that Watson has been pictured chatting with Harry’s brother the Duke of Cambridge), they’re both in the spotlight and two of the most recognizable names in England, and, lastly, they’re both beautiful and would make attractive cousins for Prince George. Also, if Watson was sister-in-laws with Kate Middleton, I imagine their friendship would be even better than Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift’s (and you know that’s a lot).

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