It looks like Kate Moss came pretty close to being royalty. Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice and Piedmont and heir to the now defunct throne of Italy, has admitted to a nearly year-long affair with the supermodel that they apparently kept hidden from the tabloids. The dashing prince says they were introduced by Moss' friend, singer Marianne Faithfull, when they holidayed at his villa in Corsica several years ago. "Who would not fall in love with Kate Moss? She is charming, intelligent and very beautiful," the prince told Italian magazine Chi. "We were together for about eight months and she was a wonderful and fascinating woman, not bizarre or weird at all. Then our relationship ended because that's how things go. But I remember her as a passionate woman." The Prince, who runs a hedge fund in Geneva, is now married to French actress Clotilde Courau.