Royal news: Kate Middleton & William convinced Chelsy Davy Prince Harry ‘wasn’t the one’

Prince Harry, 33, and Chelsy Davy, 32, started dating on and off in 2004 after meeting at school.

They finally called it quits in 2011, but remained close friends with Chelsy even attending Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.

Now a book claims the wedding of Harry’s brother is said to have been what convinced Chelsy once and for all that Harry wasn’t “the one”.

Prince William, 36, and Kate Middleton, 36, married at Westminster Abbey, London on April 29 2011.

Harry took Chelsy as a “plus one” to the lavish affair, in the hope of rekindling their romance, according to widespread reports.


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But the wedding, watched around the world, apparently made Chelsy realise a life by the side of a high profile member of the Royal Family wasn’t for her, according to a royal insider.

Writing in royal biography Harry: Conversations with the Prince, journalist Angela Levin said: “A friend revealed that seeing the enormity and pomp of the day convinced Chelsy that she and Harry had been right to separate.

“Although they had a lot in common, she saw clearly that because they came from such different worlds it could never have worked, especially as she valued her privacy and guarded it so carefully.”

Harry is also said to have read his best man speech over the phone to Chelsy, who a few years ago swapped law to run her own jewellery business.

Ms Levin added: “Harry had read it out at first over the phone to Chelsy in South Africa, who despite no longer being his steady girlfriend, has also been invited to the wedding.


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“She suggested he remove some of the racier anecdotes, including a reference to Kate’s ‘killer legs’, as she didn’t think the Queen would take kindly to laddish humour.”

Chelsy, the daughter of a South African safari farmer, was born in Zimbabwe. 

Her mother is a former Coca-Cola model.

She attended Cheltenham College before moving to Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, where she met Harry.


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“Seeing the pomp reminded Chelsy she was right to separate with Harry”


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But she is said to have never enjoyed the publicity or pressure that came with the high-profile romance.

She previously told The Times: “It was so full-on. Crazy and scary and uncomfortable.

“I found it very difficult when I was bad. I couldn’t cope.

“I was young, I was trying to be a normal kid and it was horrible.”

Meanwhile, after Harry’s wedding to Meghan, Chelsy was spotting locking lips with her TV producer boyfriend James Marshall, 44, during a romantic lunch.


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The loved-up display came just days after it was reported Chelsy and Prince Harry had an emotional phone call before he wed Meghan.

According to reports, in the days before the wedding Harry 33, and Chelsy had a tearful “parting” phone call.

Vanity Fair claimed a source told them: “It was their final call, a parting call in which they both acknowledged Harry was moving on.

“Chelsy was quite emotional about it all, she was in tears and almost didn’t go to the wedding.”

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