Prince Harry's pal Guy Pelly played matchmaker for the royal and Mollie King.
Nightclub owner Guy tracked down the Saturdays singer's phone number after the 27-year-old prince declared his romantic intentions towards Mollie, following her split from model David Gandy.
A source told Grazia magazine: "Mollie has been on Harry's radar for some time but it was Guy who made the enquiries about her to friends and got a hold of her number.
"He acted as a matchmaker. Harry loves Mollie's company and thinks she is great fun. He has been interested in her for some time but being a gentleman, he waited until he knew she was single again."
London born Mollie is well connected and is a friend of Harry's cousin Zara Phillips through her bandmate Una Healy but has refused to comment on the relationship.
The source added: "Mollie is actually very well connected and is known as the 'posh one' in the band. But as for Harry? She's refusing to talk to anyone about it."