Prince Harry and model Cara Delevingne sparked a showbiz mystery when they were clocked together at an alternative theatre night in west London.
The 29-year-old fourth-in-line to the throne, who dates blonde Cressida Bonas, turned up at Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable in Paddington where onlookers claimed the model was in tow. An insider said: ‘Harry was with a group of people.’
Organisers confirmed Harry was in the audience – which involves punters all wearing masks as they roam around a building through different unsettling scenarios – but refused to comment on Delevigne’s attendance. Hazza is just the latest big name in Cara’s A-star phone book. The 21-year-old has spent the last few weeks having a wild old time with 35-year-old bisexual Texan Michelle Rodriguez.
Prince Harry climbed into a Spitfire at Boultbee Flight Academy in Goodwood as he launched the Spitfire Flight Scholarship for injured ex-servicemen. Report by Lauren Hood.
Prince Harry has created a scholarship to get wounded veterans behind the wheel of an iconic Spitfire. The scheme, inspired by Second World War pilot Douglas Bader, will see the strongest candidates move up from a Tiger Mother biplane, to a Harvard, to the bespoke craft. It is the latest project launched under his charity, the Endeavour Fund, set up in 2011 with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to ensure that wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women have the chance to rediscover themselves through physical challenges.
Prince Harry sits in a Spitfire at Boultbee Flight Academy
Appearing at a special track day for veterans, the prince met Battle of Britain RAF pilots, Spitfire pilot instructors and viewed a Spitfire in the hangar at Boultbee Flight Academy at Goodwood. With his mentoring support, the Academy is working with Aerobility and Flying For Freedom, a non-profit organisation partnered with Help for Heroes whose mission is to create virtual flying schools across the UK staffed and run by the wounded, injured and sick. The candidates will be picked this summer, giving them a year to train for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain next September.
Sat in one of the revered crafts, the prince spoke to veterans and fellow pilots as he prepares to mentor a group of injured servicemen for a year
While it’s usually Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince Williams making headlines these days, Prince Harry recently grabbed some attention for racing cars and raising money.
The 29-year-old visited the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, West Sussex for a track day on Saturday, Feb. 15. While there, the royal met with injured services personnel who have benefited from and who are supported by The Endeavour Fund. The Endeavour Fund helps injured service men and women rediscover their self-belief through physical challenges.
Prince Harry later traveled to the Boultbee Flight Academy at the Goodwood Aerodrome to launch the Spitfire Flight Scholarship for wounded ex-service personnel. That too was part of The Endeavour Fund. The Apache helicopter pilot took several photographs in the cockpit of a Spitfire Aircraft. Prince Harry then signed the cockpit with his name and squadron number.
Harry has been an admirer of the SAS ever since he visited the regiment as a child with his mum Princess Diana - he is still a regular visitor to its Hereford HQ
Prince Harry has told work pals he regrets never trying out for his dream job – serving with the special forces. The army captain said he would “have loved to have had a crack at SAS selection”. But he told one friend: “Unfortunately for me that was never going to happen – my face is just too well known.”
Harry described being in the SAS as his “dream job”, and said the regiment was composed of “great soldiers – who always treated me as though I was just another officer”. Speaking last year before he took up his new job as a staff officer, the prince said: “Every member of the Army has had great admiration for the special forces – it is natural for most soldiers to consider SAS selection at some time in their career. "I’m no different.”
Harry, who is known as Captain Wales in the army, returned to Afghanistan in 2012, when he completed a four-month tour. Afterwards he said he had killed members of the Taliban and rescued injured troops. He told friends: “Serving on operations was the pinnacle of my Army career – it’s what being a soldier is all about.” Harry took a desk job in London last month.
Cressida now spends most week nights at Harry’s swish one-bedroom flat inside Kensington Palace. And the couple set tongues wagging after she was given her own pass to the exclusive complex. The 25-year-old student got the all-clear from royal security guards who are now on first-name terms with her.
A source said: “Cressida can often be seen with her overnight bag at Kensington Palace and spends a lot of week nights there. “Now she is a more regular fixture in Harry’s life, security for her has been relaxed somewhat. She is very cool about the whole thing – another reason why Harry is mad about her – but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they found a place together very soon. Cressida isn’t pushy though. She accepts being in a relationship with Harry is far from simple.”
But Cressida is wary of making the palace her full-time home and has floated the idea of her and Harry moving elsewhere. The source added: “She has told family members she’s serious about him. “The next step is living together but there are more hurdles than you’d imagine for that to happen.”