I dreamed that I married Harry and was a real-life princess, Cheryl reveals

Singer Cheryl Cole has revealed that she has a crush on Prince Harry and has dreams about becoming a “real-life princess”.

The Girls Aloud star, 28, also criticised music boss Louis Walsh for profiting from her band, despite his “zero involvement” during the beginning of her career.

During an interview with Marie Claire magazine, she said: “I love Prince Harry. Actually, I had a dream last night I married Prince Harry and was a real-life princess. It’s true. And Charles was my father-in-law instead of my charity partner.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The former X Factor judge, who met the Prince of Wales when she offered herself as an auction prize during a charity event for the Prince’s Trust in February, said she had been naive when Girls Aloud won ITV1 show Pop Stars: The Rivals, with Walsh as one of the judges.

“Louis Walsh had come out publicly and said, ‘They’re all fat. They all need to lose weight’. And the record label sent us all to have training… but we were just thinking they were doing us a favour at the time. We were so deluded,” she told the magazine.

“We worked like crazy in those days. We didn’t stop for breath.

“We never had management. Louis claimed to be our manager but he never did it.

“We didn’t talk to him or anything like that. He just took a cheque. Literally, we didn’t have management,” she said.

Cole said: “I talk to him because now I get that business is business and that’s how he runs his, but he never chose a hit. Who chose them? Us.

“It could be the key to our longevity, because it was genuine.”