'If I talk to a girl that person is suddenly my wife' - Prince Harry reveals why it's tough to date
Published 08/05/2016 | 12:00
Prince Harry has criticised the media for making it difficult for him to talk to girls.
Speaking to the Sunday Times ahead of the Invictus Games, he revealed he has "massive paranoia that sits inside me" when it comes to dating.
"If or when I do find a girlfriend," he said, "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."
He added, "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."
The 31-year old prince said that work commitments are coming before love at the moment.
"I'm not putting work before the idea of a family, marriage and all that kind of stuff," he said.
"To be fair, I haven't had that many opportunities to get out there and meet people. At the moment, my focus is very much of work. But if someone slips into my life then that's absolutely fantastic."
Harry also addressed the issue of privacy on the Andrew Marr programme.
He said everyone has the right to privacy but "Sadly that line between public and private life is almost non-existent any more."
Harry has previously dated dancer turned actress Cressida Bonas. Their relationship lasted two years before they split in May 2014, although they have remained friends.
Bonas reportedly struggled with to deal with the attention focused on her during their relationship.
Harry was also linked to Chelsy Davy , F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham and PR girl Astrid Harbord. Earlier this year a palace source reportedly denied the prince was dating 19-year-old Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece.