Is this why Prince Harry doesn't have a girlfriend?
In a revealing new interview, the 31-year-old royal confessed he feels "massive paranoia" about dating because he doesn't want a future girlfriend to be harshly criticized by the public.
Harry and his ex-girlfriend Cressida in March 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“If or when I do find a girlfriend, I will do my utmost... to ensure that [she and I] can get to the point where we’re actually comfortable with each other before the massive invasion that is inevitably going to happen into her privacy,” Harry recently told the Sunday Times.
“The other concern is that even if I talk to a girl, that person is then suddenly my wife, and people go knocking on her door," he continued.
Harry and his ex-girlfriend Chelsy in May 2010. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I’m not putting work before the idea of a family, marriage and all that kind of stuff,” Harry added. “To be fair, I haven’t had that many opportunities to get out there and meet people. At the moment, my focus is very much on work. But if someone slips into my life then that’s absolutely fantastic.”