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Spears gets less than royal treatment

Jan 24, 2002 | 11:11am EST

Apparently, pop princess Britney Spears is not royal material, after all.

Spears recently admitted on London's Frank Skinner Show that she was stood up by Prince William.

Regular email-pals, diva Spears and Prince William had never met in person but had apparently set a date to meet while the songbird was in London promoting her new single "Overprotected" and her upcoming flick Crossroads, the BBC reports.

Spears told host Frank Skinner on his show, "We exchanged e-mails for a little bit, and he was supposed to come and see me somewhere, but it didn't work out."

Jokingly, Skinner quipped she ought to seek out royal brother Prince Harry--in the spotlight recently for his partying tendencies--because "he's much more fun."

The diva's fidelity to long-time boyfriend and 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake may be in question. While there's neither news of a marriage date nor a potential break-up between the pop stars, Sky News has Britney on record as saying Prince Wills is "gorgeous" and that she would like to marry him.

Britney closed the show by singing a duet with Skinner, Sonny and Cher's ballad "I Got You, Babe."

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