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Prince Harry has been rumored to be developing a closer relationship with singer Mollie King this week.
A member of the pop group The Saturdays, King is in the "early days" of a relationship with Harry after the pair met in 2010, according to The Daily Express.
Harry, 27, had been playing in the Asprey World Class Cup at Hurtwood Polo Club when he was introduced to the 24-year-old singer after the game. However, King had been in a relationship with model David Gandy at the time.
It was not until recently that the pair appeared to become closer friends, however, their new closer relationship has led some to report that the prince is "completely smitten" with the singer, and sources say King feels the same way in return.
"It's very early days for them," an insider told The Daily Express. "But they're head over heels."
However, other reports are denying that Harry and King are dating, and suggest that the pair simply remain good friends.
In particular, it has been reported that a source close to King denied any closer relationship between the singer and Harry.
"They're friends and there's nothing romantic going on, although I'm pretty sure she'd like there to be," said the insider, who also explained the origin of the rumors.
"They have a lot of mutual friends and they go to the same places- like Brompton Club and Public," the source added, naming Harry's favorite London hangouts. "It's fair to say she has a crush on him, but they've never been on a date and he's never asked her out on a date."
Prince Harry was formerly linked to Chelsy Davy with whom he had an on-and-off relationship with for five years. After their final split in 2009, the prince and Davy, 26, have remained friends. She attended the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William in April last year.
In a recent interview, Harry revealed that his royal position makes finding love complicated.
"I'm not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role, but obviously, you know, finding someone that would be willing to take it on," he joked to CBS This Morning.