Bravo has unveiled the cast for the Washington installment of its Real Housewives franchise and one soon-to-be-star has a perfect past for reality television.
Meet Catherine Ommanney.
In 2006, the mother-of-two blabbed about a romantic rendezvous with Britain’s Prince Harry — third in line to the throne.
Davies, a blonde British interior designer, moved to the U.S. in the summer of 2008 when she married Charles Ommanney, a prize-winning photojournalist with Newsweek, after a brief romance.
The mother of two girls, Ruby and Jade, from a previous marriage, she was little known in D.C. social circles before emerging as part of the Housewives set.
In 2006, she told Britain’s Mail On Sunday a night out drinking ended with the much-younger royal giving her “a long and lovely” kiss.
She met the prince, 21 at the time, at one of London’s most fashionable bars through mutual friends.
“He’s very mature,” the woman, 13 years the Prince’s senior, told the paper.
“From the minute we started talking he was making me cry with laughter. He’s so funny.”
The group apparently then went off to another bar, then to a friend’s house party, where she said he cooked her a bacon sandwich.
Eventually, she said, “Harry lifted me off the floor and kissed me… I was genuinely, completely blown away.”
“He was holding me off the floor, kissing me… I was absolutely speechless. I was against the wall and he literally lifted me off the floor and gave me a lovely kiss which I was stunned by.
“It was a long and lovely kiss.
“Afterwards I didn’t say anything – I was genuinely, completely blown away.”
She reminisced about an evening of cocktails, VIP parties and high jinks.
But at the time, Ommanney denied rumors they’d had an affair.
“I had no intention of ever saying what happened that night,” said Catherine.
“The only reason I am is because somebody else squealed and I’m being absolutely hounded. Nothing happened and nothing ever is going to happen. We had a great time and a fun evening. I’ve committed no crime and nor has he.”
After months of speculation, Bravo Monday announced its cast, which includes White House gatecrashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi.
Other cast members, in addition to the Salahis and Ommanney, include Mary Schmidt Amons, from the charity circuit; D.C. modeling agency owner Lynda Erkiletian; and real estate agent Stacie Scott Turner, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The season premiere is scheduled for August 5 at 9pm ET.