Love Island stars’ secret connections to Royal Family – from Prince Harry ex to ‘undercover’ prince


LOVE Island stars often have connections to other celebrities – but some have strong links to the Royal Family and beyond.

From working weddings, exes and princes, the past Islanders have had their fair share at royal insight.

Here, HOAR takes a look at all the previous royal connections on the show and how it was revealed.

Camilla Thurlow

Camilla Thurlow found fame on the 2017 series of Love Island

Camilla Thurlow famously dated Prince Harry before heading on Love Island where she met her now-husband Jamie Jewitt.

She became a fan-favourite on the show as viewers really warmed to her.

Camilla was a humanitarian worker and disposed of landmines and explosives in countries with wars going on – which is how she met Harry.

The star has never actively discussed her relationship with Harry, but was once asked on Love Island: “Is it true that you used to date Prince Harry?”

The abrupt question prompted Camilla to simply respond: “A lady never tells.”



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AJ Bunker

AJ Bunker’s brother attended Prince Phillip’s funeral as a Lance Bombardier

AJ Bunker has a slightly more distanced relationship with the royal family, with her brother starring as the actual royal connection.

Her brother, Tom Bunker, attended Prince Phillip‘s funeral as a Lance Bombardier in the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

In 2012, AJ’s brother was one of the King’s Troop Royal Artillery members instructed to fire the processional minute gun at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

Aaron Francis

Aaron Francis worked the weddings of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Aaron Francis was a host at celebrity and luxury parties before he went in the villa.

Two famous faces he’d met ahead of his stint was Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice after working both of their weddings.

He said before going into the villa: “I hosted and chatted. It was nice and intimate. Everyone’s chill.”

Aaron would’ve been around the many royals who were in attendance of the nuptials.

However, he vowed not to speak about his famous encounters on Love Island, adding that his role “comes with responsibility” to avoid bringing them up.

Teddy Soares

Teddy Soares was once connected to the Royal Family in Nigeria

If we’re getting technical then anybody who was on Love Island in 2021 has their own royal connection – because Teddy Soares is a royal himself.

In one episode of Love Island’s Unseen Bits, Teddy confessed that he was once technically a prince of Nigeria’s Delta State until his grandfather’s death wiped away the connection.

His co-stars were left in absolute shock as he revealed his famous trait, but Teddy hasn’t grown up as a prince – and he’s no longer connected to the Royal Family in Nigeria.