Ellie Goulding has been romantically linked to Prince Harry on more than one occasion, but she couldn't hide her surprise when she was asked directly if she was expecting the royal's baby this week.
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The 29-year-old singer appeared on Australian show The Project via video link on Wednesday to talk about the movie Bridget Jones' Baby – her song Still Falling For You appears on the soundtrack – but the conversation quickly turned to her relationship with Harry.
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Ellie Goulding was asked outright if she was having a baby with Prince Harry
It began when presenter Carrie Bickmore asked Ellie if she is more like Fifty Shades of Grey character Anastasia or Bridget Jones, having appeared on both film's soundtracks. "Ideally neither," she replied. "I'm definitely more of a Bridget, especially in the latest film, she's very relatable to me and drinks like a fish."
"You're not having a baby, though? Just to be clear," she is then asked. "I'm not having a baby anytime soon," the Love Me Like You Do star politely replies.
It's at this point that her host decides to directly ask Ellie is she is having Prince Harry's baby. Clearly taken aback, Ellie awkwardly looks around the room, shaking her head. "Please don't make ne go red. I'm bright red," she replies with a laugh. "Why did I have a feeling that was going to come up? Naughty people."
Ellie was widely rumoured to be dating Prince Harry earlier this year, when they were apparently spotted looking very cosy together at a polo event in June.
The pair have known each other for some time. Having sang at William and Kate's royal wedding in 2011, Ellie performed at Harry's private 30th birthday party in September 2014, and that same year she also took part in the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games as a favour to the Prince.