Royal Roundup: Prince Harry Rolls With Gal Pal’s Ex, Jenson Button

Prince Harry, Jenson Button

What could have been an incredibly awkward moment actually looked to be quite a friendly one.

During Sunday’s (July 10) British Grand Prix contest at Silverstone Circuit, Prince Harry chatted it up with prized Formula 1 driver Jenson Button. This is the guy who dated Harry’s current lady friend, English model Florence Brudenell-Bruce, for a number of years prior to breaking up in 2008.

And by the looks at The Sun‘s photos, the two seemingly got along famously. We imagine this should please Florence (nicknamed “Flee”) greatly. Harry also stated that he’d be rooting for both Button and fellow racer Lewis Hamilton from the sidelines when the two hit the track.

In other royal-related news:

• If you’re still relishing Prince William and Kate‘s recent North American tour, The Daily Telegraph highlights a dozen standout quotes made by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Nicole Kidman and more.

• Speaking of William, he showed his comical side when referencing Colin Firth‘s Oscar-winning role in The King’s Speech during Saturday’s “BAFTA Brits to Watch” gala.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hfwwenryqI

• While there were some whispers that Irish designer Paul Costelloe would be overseeing the details of Zara Phillips‘ wedding gown, The Daily Mail reveals that British ladieswear designer and The Queen‘s longtime couturier, Stewart Parvin, has come up with something “modern and chic” for William’s cousin. Phillips will exchange vows with English rugby star Mike Tindall on July 30.

• Now that Wimbledon is officially over, Pippa Middleton, is apparently switching her attention to things like birdies and bogeys. You know, golf. According to The Daily Telegraph, the royal bridesmaid has apparently joined the Bradfield College Golf Club near her hometown of Berkshire, Reading.

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint isn’t ashamed to admit he has a thing for The Queen. He told Britain’s Glamour magazine (via Contact Music): “She is [pretty foxy]. I sat in front of her at her 80th birthday, where we were asked to perform in a play, so that was pretty cool.”