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Prince Harry’s reality star ‘fling’ says Duke was ‘right to move to the US’ with Meghan Markle

Prince Harry‘s alleged former ‘fling’ has said the Duke was ‘right to move to the US’ with his wife Meghan Markle and insisted that he is now ‘finally free’ to be himself.

Reality star Catherine Ommanney – who appeared in The Real Housewives of DC in 2010 – claims to have enjoyed a two month romance with the royal in 2006, when she was 34 and he was 21.

In a new interview with Ok!, the mother-of-three, 50, from London, said she thinks the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘look very happy together’.

Catherine explained: ‘I am so proud that Harry had the courage to move to the States and I think he really needed to do that – to finally be free.’

Catherine Ommanney, 50, allegedly had a two month fling with the royal in 2006. The reality star pictured in 2010 after joining the cast of The Real Housewives of DC

What’s more, Prince Harry’s alleged old love interest described how she has ‘nothing but respect’ for his wife.

Reflecting on Prince Harry’s two previous long-term girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, Catherine added: ‘The fact that Harry is with her shows that he does have more than one type after all – he is clearly not only interested in blondes!’

Last month, Catherine said in an interview with The Sun she first met Prince Harry, now 38, in a bar in Chelsea while he was still in a long-term on-off relationship with socialite Chelsy Davy. 

She says that after meeting in a bar, the pair then went to Eclipse nightclub in South Kensington together, before heading to one of his friend’s houses.

Prince Harry's former 'fling' said the Duke is 'finally free' after quitting the Royal Family and moving to the US. Pictured with Meghan Markle and the Prince and Princess of Wales in March 2019

Prince Harry’s former ‘fling’ said the Duke is ‘finally free’ after quitting the Royal Family and moving to the US. Pictured with Meghan Markle and the Prince and Princess of Wales in March 2019

Prince Harry's alleged old love interest Catherine (pictured in 2010) described how she has 'nothing but respect' for Meghan Markle

Prince Harry’s alleged old love interest Catherine (pictured in 2010) described how she has ‘nothing but respect’ for Meghan Markle

There, she says, they ‘shared a cigarette on the steps outside and [Harry] really opened-up to [her]’.

After going back inside, she claims Harry made them all bacon sandwiches, play-fought with his friends and gave her a kiss before heading home. 

Catherine claims they met a few more times before the romance fizzled out and it wasn’t until 2009, a year after she married her second husband (from whom she is now separated) that the two bumped into each other again at a polo match.

She told the Sun she ‘hopes Meghan looks after him’, and that she wishes Harry nothing but ‘happiness and success’.

Prince Harry describes life in the Royal Family as a 'dirty game' in his new Netflix trailer

Prince Harry describes life in the Royal Family as a ‘dirty game’ in his new Netflix trailer

In the new trailer, Meghan is seen looking worried as the Sussexes' lawyer, Jenny Afia, tells the camera: 'There was a war against Meghan to support other people's agendas'

In the new trailer, Meghan is seen looking worried as the Sussexes’ lawyer, Jenny Afia, tells the camera: ‘There was a war against Meghan to support other people’s agendas’

‘He is a very brave, charismatic, incredibly funny, intelligent and lovely human being,’ she added.

The Royal Family are bracing themselves for fresh controversy when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s £88m Netflix documentary lands on the streaming platform later this week.

The first episode of their ‘explosive’ Netflix series drops on Thursday, which is expected to see the couple launch yet another volley of barbs at their ‘weary’ royal relatives. 

In a trailer for their new documentary released yesterday, Harry alleged the couple had suffered from leaks and planted stories that backed up the Royal Family ‘hierarchy’.

During the teaser, a friend is heard claiming that the couple's experience has been 'about hatred, about race' as a strikingly intimate and previously unseen clip flashes up of an exasperated Harry, 38, holding a hand to his face as Meghan passes behind him while heavily pregnant with their daughter, Lili

The trailer shows the couple sitting in the back of a car while Meghan’s voiceover says: ‘I realised, “they’re never gonna protect you.”‘

The trailer shows the couple sitting in the back of a car while Meghan's voiceover says: 'I realised, "they're never gonna protect you."'

The trailer shows the couple sitting in the back of a car while Meghan’s voiceover says: ‘I realised, “they’re never gonna protect you.”‘

Allies told the six-hour series on Netflix there was ‘a war against Meghan to suit other people’s agendas’, with one claiming ‘it’s about hatred, it’s about race’.

In clips for the show, the duke also took aim at royal aides, smirking as he commented: ‘It’s a dirty game.’

But royal sources insisted it was ‘absolutely wrong’ to suggest the couple had been briefed against, and insisted ‘unprecedented steps’ had been taken to support the Duke and Duchess of Sussez.

One insider told The Daily Telegraph that Royal staff were instead ‘bending over backwards to work with them.

They added that it was ‘non-stop on their behalf’ when it came to defending them against negative stories – which began when rumours emerged of the couple’s behaviour towards staff.

Another said the narrative comparing Meghan to Kate was ‘fabricated’ with no difference between how they were treated by the press. 

Royal experts have warned the series could be particularly uncomfortable for the Princess of Wales by focusing on the ‘early days’ of her relationship with William. 

Elsewhere in the trailer, Prince Harry blasted the ‘pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution’ – as old footage of the Princess of Wales facing a ‘feeding frenzy’ of photographers before she married Prince William was shown. 

Today, Jack Royston, chief royal correspondent at Newsweek, said the content of the trailer suggested the documentary would not just concern itself with recent events but also delve into the more distant past – including the rocky early days of William and Kate’s romance.

He told Good Morning Britain: ‘We’ve had Kate in both the trailers. In the most recent one there’s a strapline underneath which is a headline from a magazine cover…

‘That particular magazine included an allegation that the Queen was embarrassed of her and photographs of her drunk in public were on the front cover.

‘So if they’re going to go into the early days of Kate and William’s relationship that could be very uncomfortable.’

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