September 15, 2022
Britney Spears, 40, had an “online romance” with Prince William when the two were teenagers, the Daily Express reported.
Known as the princess of pop, the American singer admits that she was once ready to become the Queen of England. However, her relationship with young William fell apart before it was officially announced.
In 2002, Britney revealed to talk show host Frank Skinner that she had been emailing the Duke of Cambridge and had even invited him to dinner while on tour in the UK. At the time, the singer was at the height of her fame after the release of the chart-topping singles Baby One More Time and Oops! I Did It Again.
Unfortunately, the then 20-year-old Britney’s hopes of a romance with the royal were dashed after William failed to show up for a date arranged during the singer’s UK tour. “You were cut off by Prince William?” the host asks Britney, to which she replies with a curt yes.
The singer later admitted that she had no idea why William had changed his mind about seeing her. According to the Sun, the prince chose to go fox hunting instead of dating Britney. The publication recalls that at the time rumors of an affair between the couple were denied by Buckingham Palace.
In September last year, royal biographer Christopher Andersen shared more details about Britney and William’s online relationship, claiming that the two “tried to get together when they were young,” The Telegraph reports.