The photos may look incriminating. But San Diego nightclub waitress Jessica Donaldson says she didn’t share a kiss, or anything beyond a little flirting, with Prince Harry on Saturday night at a bar in Solana Beach, Calif.
“Harry is a real-life Prince Charming,” Donaldson, 26, tells Britain’s Sunday Mirror. “He is so sweet. In fact, he was kind of goofy with me. I really like him, but I am speaking out now because I want people to know the truth. I am not sleeping with Prince Harry, and he has never been anything other than a total gentleman to me.”
Photos from the Belly Up Tavern appear to show the pair embracing. But Donaldson claims they didn’t kiss. And her boyfriend of three years, Brandon Thomason, says he believes her.
“When I first saw the pictures I talked to her and she assured me nothing went on,” Thomason, 28, tells the Mirror. “She said he leaned in to talk to her and it was just the angle of the camera that made it look like a kiss.”
Donaldson met Harry on his first night out in California on Oct. 7, at the Andaz hotel in downtown San Diego, where she works as a cocktail waitress. She says she and a friend then met Harry and a few of his friends the next morning for brunch. She later got a text inviting her to the Belly Up Tavern this weekend.
“I am very upset that all this has blown up. He is just a regular guy who enjoys a few beers with his buddies,” she says now. “He’s really cool and down-to-earth and that’s what I liked about him. I’m flattered he showed me attention but there is nothing more to it than that.”
BY TIM NUDD