As Friends episode titles go, this revelation would be called The One Where The Smitten Prince Texted Rachel.
But in keeping with the hit comedy script, if Harry had a crush on actress Jennifer Aniston it didn’t go to plan.
A new book and documentary on the Hollywood actress claims the Duke of Sussex – now married to another screen ‘Rachel’ in Suits star Meghan Markle – got Jennifer’s number and sent her emojis.
He’s said to have become ‘obsessed’ with the star – 16 years older than him – when she posed on men’s mag GQ’s cover in 2009 wearing just a tie.
No date ever materialised – but US writer Ian Halperin claims: “Harry was infatuated with Jen for years. He told friends she was ‘princess
material’. He visited LA and was partying heavily with models there.
“He told a close friend his favourite actress was Jen and got her number. He texted her and sent emojis. One source told me Jen was aware of Harry’s crush but didn’t want to lead him on because of the age difference.”
Jen’s biggest role model was said to be his mum Princess Diana. And the star met Prince Charles at a Royal Gala Show only a few months after she was killed.
Ironically, while Prince Harry , 34, was reportedly eyeing US stars, American born Meghan, 37, is said to have been hoping to meet a British man.
A former friend, Lizzie Cundy, recently claimed the actress scrolled through her phone looking for footballers to date before taking a liking to ex-England ace Ashley Cole.
Lizzie said: “She told me, ‘I want a British boyfriend.’ I said, ‘what, a celebrity?’ and she went, ‘yeah, why not?’” Last night Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
A spokesman for Jen, 50, insisted: “The claims are false.” But Halperin, 54 – who spoke to Jen’s pals, film co-workers, household staff and an ex-boyfriend – added: “I stand by everything in the film and book.”
Rachel v Rachel
Most famous role: Rachel Green in Friends/ Rachel Zane in Suits Height: 5ft 5inch/ 5ft 6inch
Age: 50/ 37
Famous ex: Brad Pitt/ director Trevor Engelson
Biggest award: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress/ Tipped to be nominated for an Emmy but then snubbed
Estimated Net worth: £159million/ £4million before she met Harry – now it is considerably more.
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