Scottish Daily Mail

The lingerie model who made an Ascot impact on Andrew

- By Rebecca English Royal Correspond­ent

YOU can say one thing for Prince Andrew – he certainly has a type.

For the second time in a matter of months, the prince has been seen in public with a stunning brunette lingerie model almost half his age.

This week at Royal Ascot he entertaine­d Dara Tomanovich – a Canadian who has modelled lingerie for Marks and Spencer – in the Royal Box.

And Miss Tomanovich – who was pictured talking to the Duke of York, 54, and his nephew Prince Harry on Wednesday – was back at the race meeting again yesterday, still sporting her coveted Royal Box and Royal Household badges.

It comes after Andrew was linked in February to another underwear model, Monika Jakisic, 34 – nicknamed ‘the Croatian Sensation’ – who had previously dated George Clooney.

When Miss Jakisic tweeted a picture of a diamond ring shortly after the pair were seen dining together, Buckingham Palace aides were forced to issue an unpreceden­ted statement denying the two were engaged.

Last night Miss Tomanovich, who is signed to one of the most prestigiou­s model agen- cies in New York, Wilhelmina, remained tight-lipped about whether she was romancing the single prince.

‘We do not comment on Dara’s personal life,’ said an agency spokesman.

Miss Tomanovich has been a successful model since the age of 18, having been the ‘face’ of designer Chloe, appeared in Vogue and been photograph­ed by legendary fashion cameraman Patrick Demarcheli­er.

Her agency’s website describes her as being 5ft 9in, having a 26in waist and a 34B bust with hazel eyes and brown hair. Coincident­ally, she appeared alongside Clooney in an advert for Fiat cars and says on her Twitter feed that she rides a Ducati motorbike.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment last night.

It i s understood that all guests in the Royal Boz are given Royal Household badges to wear as additional identifica­tion.

A source said Prince Andrew – who divorced Sarah, Duchess of York in 1996 – had invited a number of guests to join him at the race meeting during the week.

 ??  ?? Legwork: Model Miss Tomanovich has appeared for M&S
Legwork: Model Miss Tomanovich has appeared for M&S
 ??  ?? Royal Box: Dara Tomanovich chats with Princes Andrew and Harry on Wednesday
Royal Box: Dara Tomanovich chats with Princes Andrew and Harry on Wednesday
 ??  ?? Hat trick: The model yesterday
Hat trick: The model yesterday

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