Queen Britney Spears? How singer almost dated Prince William 20 years ago but was STOOD UP
Britney told Frank Skinner in a 2002 interview that she was talking to William via emails and that she had even asked him out for dinner but never got a response
LONDON, ENGLAND: Both Britney Spears and the Royal Family are currently in the headlines but for different reasons. Britney is making headlines for her troubled relationships with her children and on the other hand, the entire world is mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But what connects these two entirely remote parties is the fact that Britney Spears almost got together with Prince William 20 years ago. But she got stood up!
In a 2002 interview, the 40-year-old 'Toxic' singer talked about her affection for the Prince of Wales who had not met Kate Middleton as of then. Britney told talk show host Frank Skinner that she was talking to William via emails and that she had even asked him out for dinner but never got a response. When Britney was touring in the UK to promote her single 'Overprotected', she planned on meeting the Prince but it never happened. The then 19-year-old Prince had swooned the 20-year-old pop star but a few text exchanges did not go a long way. She had told Skinner, "We exchanged e-mails for a little bit and he was supposed to come and see me somewhere but it didn't work out." Skinner asked, "You were blown out by Prince William?" Britney replied, "Yeah."
Things fizzled out before they could start. As per Britney, the whole situation was "blown out of proportion." At the time, she was dating Justin Timberlake, and a year post these rumors, William found his better half, Kate Middleton. Britney's split with Timberlake was nasty but it always wasn't so bad. Back in a 2001 interview, she told The Guardian, "I love him from the bottom of my heart. As far as love is concerned, with him, too much is not enough. He's everything. It is a deeper love now than when I was younger. Like, we've gone through so much together and we've known each other since we were 12 years old. We know each other inside and out."
Britney Spears could have landed the Royal Family
The rumors of the cyber romance were not weak as Royal biographer Christopher Andersen shared more details of Britney and William's online relationship in his book 'Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan'. He wrote, "[William and Spears] tried to get together back when they were young. There may have been phone conversations, but I don't recall that they ever actually managed to get together during that period." Be it rumors or reality, William found peace in Kate Middleton as he was considered one of the most eligible bachelors.
On the other hand, Britney married her childhood sweetheart Jason Allen Alexander but that lasted only for one year. She later tied the knot with backup dancer Kevin Federline with whom she has two sons - Jayden James Federline and Sean Preston Federline. Britney divorced Federline in 2007. In 2016, she met Sam Asghari and married him in 2022.