Prince Harry reportedly enjoyed a number of dates with a Burberry model while wooing Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

The 32-year-old royal is said to be smitten with the 35-year-old 'Suits' actress, who he started dating during the summer but it has been claimed that before things got serious, Harry also pursued Burberry model Sarah Ann Macklin, 27, who previously dated David Gandy.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: "Their fling is an open secret among her friends.

"David Gandy knew that Harry was pursuing her and tried to get her back. At one point she had the country's most famous male model and a prince vying for her affection, and the novelty was not lost on her.

Harry's reported other love interest model Sarah Ann Macklin

"She ended up turning David down and dating Prince Harry. It eventually fizzled out but they are on friendly terms."

Another source added: "They were introduced at a social gathering and Harry made a beeline for her. She was very flattered by the attention and they went on a few dates. Everything was kept very below the radar.

"They got on, but are quite different. She is very clean living and barely drinks and in that respect they were on a different wavelength. Harry also seemed a bit non-committal and it never really got off the ground. Things fizzled out before he went to Africa for a month in August."

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

And Harry is now said to be smitten with US actress Meghan, with former royal butler Grant Harrold saying the pair are "in love".

He told The Sunday Mirror: "Harry loves her and she loves him.

"And that will be what matters in the eyes of the Queen and Prince Charles. I don't see any reason why Meghan couldn't be The One."

Meghan finishes filming 'Suits' in November and is expected to travel to the UK to spend time with Harry over the festive season.

A source told The People: "Obviously, Meghan's not expecting to be joining the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas - but she'd love to spend some time with Harry somewhere.

"They're both happy to travel for each other whenever necessary. It's a sign of how committed they are."