Rumours of a royal romance between Prince Harry and Princess Maria-Olympia have been rubbished by a senior royal source.

New Idea Australia alleged the 31-year-old royal was linked to Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark, after being introduced by Harry's cousin Princess Beatrice.

The magazine reported the prince was "head over heels" with the 19-year-old, who is being labelled the new royal "it" girl.

A source told the magazine: "He's absolutely smitten, they've been on a string of dates and are planning to go skiiing in Switzerland before Easter."

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It was also alleged that Harry's big brother Prince William and his wife Catherine were delighted by the match, deeming her his "best girlfriend yet".

But a royal source told The Daily Mail the claims are not true, and that the Prince and Princess are distantly related descendants of Queen Victoria.

Who is Princess Maria-Olympia?

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Nineteen-year-old Olympia, is the daughter of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos.

She studied drama, history of art, graphics and photography in London and was Tatler magazine's March cover girl, where she was hailed as "the most eligible girl in the world".

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Born in New York, Olympia is the eldest and only girl of five children. Raised in London, she lives with her parents and her brothers - 16-year-old Prince Constantine-Alexios, 14-year-old Prince Achileas-Andreas, ten-year-old Prince Odysseas-Kimon, and six-year-old Prince Aristidis-Stavros.

A scroll through her Instagram feed reveals a lavish lifestyle, including sitting front row at fashion shows with the likes of Emma Watson.

Olympia and her mother, Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, sit front row with Emma Watson at Paris Fashion Week. Photo / Getty
Olympia and her mother, Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, sit front row with Emma Watson at Paris Fashion Week. Photo / Getty

Harry's past flames

Prince Harry dated Cressida Bonas, with whom he had an on/off relationship between 2012 and 2014 after being introduced by his cousin, Princess Eugenie.

From 2004 to 2011 he dated Zimbabwean Chelsea Davy, with whom he remains good friends.

- nzherald.co.nz