A couple years ago, there was a reality show called I Wanna Marry “Harry” in which 12 women believed they were competing for the affections of Prince Harry. In reality (real reality), the bachelor was Matthew Hicks, a Prince Harry kinda-sorta look-alike. The show was poorly received, obviously, and was cancelled after four episodes on the air.
Yeah, this isn’t that.
According to Hello! magazine, our favourite source of royal tidbits and reports (aside from the British Monarchy’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, of course), the real Harry approached the host of the dating game show Take Me Out about taking part.
“We’re having something to drink in the evening and who do I bump into? Prince Harry,” Paddy McGuinness revealed to BBC Radio One about being approached during a night out. “He walks in the room [and] he comes straight up to me and he goes, ‘I want to be on your show – I want to go to Fernando’s.'” FYI, Fernando’s is the fictional tropical island where all promising couples on the dating show carry out their first dates.
Paddy admitted he and his friends were stunned by Harry’s request and responded, “I was like, ‘I don’t think you need the help.’
“I’m a lad from Bolton and I’ve got a prince of England asking me if he can go to Fernando’s,” Paddy said. “It doesn’t get much better than that. All the lads had their mouths open thinking, ‘What the hell happened?'”
No, really, WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? While we would love for this to come to fruition, and would consider moving to England for the chance to be one of the lucky ladies vying for his royal heart and ginger beard, we doubt the Queen would allow this to happen.
But just imagine for a second that this does come true. What would a date with Harry be like? Watching some sort of sporting event, or watching him getting all sweaty during a polo match. Then go back to the palace, meet his brother, maybe his sister-in-law and their kids, then crack open a cold one and watch whatever reality show is on the telly that night. Sounds perfect.