For those of us who’ve been pining after Prince Harry since the early aughts, last Saturday came as a crushing blow.
Lorde was right—we’ll never be royal. Time to tell the Cinderella-obsessed child within that it’s not going to happen for her, her dreams of becoming a princess were just too farfetched—kind of like her dreams of equal pay.
On a lighter note … We’ve found your new royal beau. And OK, he’s not technically royal—but he’s certainly royal-adjacent in all the ways that matter (plus, we have a feeling he’d treat you like a princess). Meet Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, the super sexy cousin of Princes William and Harry, nephew to Princess Diana, and (you guessed it) son to Diana’s brother Charles Spencer (Earl Spencer) and his former model wife Victoria Aitken.
The 24-year-old is a bit of a ghost on social media, but you may have heard of his older sister, Lady Kitty Spencer, who’s a runway model for Dolce & Gabbana—she sometimes even channels her late Aunt at work, reminding us of her lineage in one of the house’s signature tiaras.
Anyway, despite rumored tensions between the Spencers and the royal family, Louis, Victoria, Kitty, sister Eliza, Charles, and his wife Karen all attended Prince Harry’s May 19 wedding to Meghan Markle—ahem, the Duchess of Sussex.
While there was plenty of buzz surrounding all aspects of the royal wedding, there was perhaps no greater breakout star (er—guest) than Louis, whose Harry-esque good looks and apparent charm captivated millions of brokenhearted viewers.
Though we don't know all that much about this bearded cousin, we feel confident in the few facts we do possess: 1) He’s 24 (hey, me too … let’s grab coffee and discuss?), 2) He’s Princess Diana’s nephew, 3) Like cousin Harry, he knows how to wear a beard, 4) He’s single (as in, not married), 5) He’s in line to inherit dad’s Earldom, making his lucky bride a Countess.
P.S.: Nicki Minaj is also gunning for the title, so watch out.