Jade Thirlwall says Little Mix pals urged her to chat up Prince Harry

Jade Thirlwall revealed that her bandmates in Little Mix tried to encourage her to flirt with Prince Harry years ago.

The group got in touch with the Duke of Sussex during the Royal Variety Show in 2015, as Jade recalled how excited the rest of the girls were at the idea of ​​getting along.

But the 28-year-old singer, who reportedly held “top secret” talks to plan her solo career recently, said the Royals simply “weren’t interested” in her.

Jade shared the incredible story in the second part of the documentary Little Mix At Home on YouTube, which was shared on Wednesday, December 15.



Little Mix met Prince Harry at the Royal Variety Show in 2015

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The new film shows Jade, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards reflecting on their time in the band, which spanned over a decade of memories for the group.

For a moment, the trio shared a snapshot of them with former bandmate Jesy Nelson shaking hands with Prince Harry, now 37, at the show, and the whole group was beaming and giggling as they chatted with him.

The girls were all dressed up and looked absolutely stunning as they enjoyed their meeting with the smart prince, but sadly a romantic connection between him and Jade didn’t have to be because he “wasn’t interested”.

“I remember at the time I thought I was the only single and the girls would say ‘go on Jade’ – trying to push us towards Prince Harry,” laughed Jade.



LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: (LR) Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall attend the "Saint Stephen" World premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on November 30, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images for Warner Bros)
Jade Thirlwall reflected on the moment she met Prince Harry and said the rest of the band encouraged her to chat with him.



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“Needless to say, he wasn’t interested.”

Jade and the rest of the band performed throughout the show before having the opportunity to meet the Royals backstage.

“Maybe I was trying to look him in the eye, do you know what I mean?” the star laughed as she tried to remember what had happened.



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Jade added that it was one of the first times Little Mix had “really dressed up in sophisticated clothes,” after winning the X Factor in 2011.

She added that she had been prepared to find and take a prince at the time, but “she never had one”.

Now, Jade is currently dating fellow musician Jordan Stephens, 29.

It comes after the band recently announced that they will be taking “a break” from the group as they work to discover themselves as solo artists, undertaking other projects.

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