Are Prince Harry and Emma Watson dating?

Be still, our beating hearts.


Jam Kotenko


Published Feb 20, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 11:54 am CDT

Those of us who have been shipping Harry Potter and Hermione Granger since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came out in the ’90s may now have something to gush over in real life.

Well, sort of. No, Emma Watson isn’t going out with Daniel Radcliffe. Instead, she has been dating Prince Harry of Wales on the down low, according to an Australian online publication.

Woman’s Day Australia reports that the couple have gone on numerous “secret dates” since Watson split with her Bristish rugby-playing beau Matthew Janney last December. The courtship began with the royal asking mutual friends to connect him with the actress. He then reached out to her via email, which is pretty much the digital age equivalent of passing her a note during French class.

Of course, there really was no need for a dozen other people to be present for the duo’s first date, but a gentleman does everything in his power to make a gal feel comfortable. “Harry didn’t want her to feel like she was put on the spot,” a source tells Woman’s Day. “A party also shows he’s fun and not stuffy.”

Since then, they have reportedly gone on many dates. Plural! Of course the entire Internet is freaking out over the rumor—even if there’s only one source behind the story.

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The overall consensus is:

Quick, someone write Beauty and the Beast fanfic about these two! 

H/T Woman’s Day Australia | Photo by Marco Bond/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 20, 2015, 8:57 pm CST