Before he met Meghan Markle and became a one-woman man, Prince Harry was something of a prolific dater. So, it only makes sense that he would eventually run into one of his exes with Markle in tow. In fact, one such encounter occurred over the weekend, during Prince Harry and Markle’s whirlwind trip to Amsterdam. Luckily for us, Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl has a report that details the awkwardness that unfolded.
According to the report, Markle and Prince Harry were attending the opening of the new Amsterdam Soho House, where Harry’s ex, actress Jenna Coleman, also happened to be. One eye witness said that “Harry had to walk straight past Jenna to get to his and Meghan’s table,” and added that other guests were commenting on the “pretty awkward,” situation.
“Jenna looked down while Harry looked straight ahead, while Meghan didn’t seem to notice,” the guest added. “She sat through breakfast with a smile on her face, but Harry looked a bit uncomfortable. He’d been super friendly saying hi to everyone, but he didn’t even acknowledge Jenna.”
Considering the nature of his rumored relationship with Coleman, we’re not exactly sure why Prince Harry seemed so flustered. According to Us Weekly, they only ever dated casually in 2015 because of their busy schedules. At the time, Coleman was also reportedly being wooed by her Victoria costar, actor Tom Hughes, whom she is currently dating. In fact, Coleman attended the Soho House event with Hughes, which is perhaps what got Harry all flustered in the first place. Of course, Markle handled the situation with the same dignity that has come to define her first year as one of the most popular members of the royal family.