Royal Fans Think This Is Why Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton Never Dated

Once upon a time Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot in a lavish wedding watched by millions around the globe. The royal ceremony put Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, on the world stage when she served as her maid of honor.

William’s brother, Prince Harry, was the best man and because the duke and duchess’ siblings were around the same age and looked like a good match, many royal watchers were hoping they’d be watching their royal wedding next. That didn’t happen and some fans think they know why.

Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry
Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry | James Devaney/FilmMagic

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Reports of a romance between Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry delighted fans

After Will and Kate said their vows, rumors swirled that Harry and Pippa had a thing going on. While this delighted a number of fans, there was never evidence that anything happened between them and no one has ever confirmed that anything did.

“After the royal wedding [of William and Kate], there was a discussion there was something romantic between Harry and Pippa, which was incorrect,” royal commentator Duncan Larcombe told Fabulous Digital, before adding, “But it’s quite funny to think that Harry is now married to somebody who is quite similar in temperament, personality, and bubbliness to Pippa.”

Royal fans think Pippa didn’t want to date the prince

Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry
Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry | George Pimentel/WireImage

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans discussed the possible reasons Harry and Pippa never got together.

One Quora user, Melissa Marshall, opined, “I don’t think Pippa would have wanted to marry into the royal family after she saw what Kate had to put up with from the paparazzi. I’m also not sure Harry and Pippa would have had enough things in common to make a relationship work too.”

Another user, Deanna Eppers. wrote, “Pippa and Harry could have tried dating, but I think they stayed far away from that in case things didn’t go well. We never saw much more than friendship between Harry and Pippa, and a lot of wishful thinking by romantic dreamers. The two were nothing more than friends joined together by their siblings’ marriage.”

Chrissie Nyssen, who used to do repair work at Balmoral Castle, agreed that Pippa probably just never saw Harry in a romantic light so therefore they wouldn’t have worked out as a couple.

Pippa and Harry found happily ever after with other people

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews | ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

In the years since the Cambridge’s royal wedding, Pippa and Harry each found love.

Kate’s little sister married James Matthews, the chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, on May 20, 2017 at St. Mark’s Church in Berkshire, England. Prince Harry attended the wedding and was joined by his future wife for the festivities that followed.

Less than a year later, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wed at St. George Chapel, Windsor. While Pippa was invited to the wedding she and her husband were left off the guestlist for the private evening reception that followed.