'He needed an older woman': Catherine Ommanney speaks candidly about her relationship with Prince Harry
LONDON, ENGLAND: Catherine Ommanney who previously claimed that she had a 'fling' with Prince Harry when he was 21 said that he "needed an older woman" and also stated that she "doesn't know what he's found in Meghan". Following the release of his bombshell memoir 'Spare' and the controversial Netflix docuseries, Ommanney said she felt "sad for him and the royal family."
The 50-year-old former Real Housewives star and interior designer spoke to The Sun in November 2022 about her short-lived romance with the Duke of Sussex. She claimed that he gave her the "most passionate kiss" she ever had when she was 34 and the Prince was 21, during the fling in 2006. "We met at a dinner party and we had mutual friends in Australia we stayed with - that's how we started talking. He was surrounded by 20-year-olds... I listened to him a lot, and I think that's what he needed," Ommanney told Good Morning Britain. She has also denied being the woman to whom the royal lost his virginity.
Ommanney does not know what Harry found in Markle
Talking to the broadcast, Ommanney spoke about Harry's fallout from the controversies that have been making the headlines and also expressed her opinion on Harry choosing Meghan Markle. She said, "I'm not going to slander Meghan because I think she's done a good enough job of it herself. I don't know what he's found in Meghan... I'm really sad for him, I'm sad for the whole Royal Family because I don't think he's going to recover from this very quickly."
In December 2022, Ommanney who appeared on 'Piers Morgan Uncensored' said that she "doesn't recognize" the prince and claimed that when she knew him, Harry would not have been the "sort of person" who would make a documentary on his life.
"She's got a spell over him, and that's why I don't recognize him because he used to be so down-to-earth and normal and there's so little of him I actually recognize. He would never in a million years back in those days have been the sort of person to do this show, ever," she said while hinting towards Markle's influence on Harry.
Ommanney's and Harry's rumored romance
Harry revealed in his autobiography that he lost his virginity at the age of 17 in 2001 behind a busy pub which is thought to be Wiltshire's Rattlebone Inn. He said that he lost his virginity to an older woman who loves horses. In the English edition of 'Spare,' Harry said he felt like a "young stallion" at the time and described the moment saying, "Quick ride, after which she'd smacked my rump and sent me off to graze."
However, Ommanney said that she never liked horses and she was "definitely not that girl in the field." She also talked about Harry as a lover, saying that by the time she and he met in 2006, he was a lover with experience. She has not yet revealed the date of the first time they got together in 2006 and also claimed that she enjoyed the short-lived two-month relationship with Harry.
Ommanney told The Sun that she was separated from her ex-husband Stephen when she met Harry at the Art Bar in London in 2006. This was the time the prince was in an on-and-off long-term relationship with Chelsy Davy, a Zimbabwean businesswoman.