Chelsy Davy

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Chelsy Davy
Chelsy Davy.jpg
Davy as bridesmaid at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy
BornChelsy Yvonne Davy
(1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 28)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwean
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
ParentsCharles and Beverley Davy
 
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Chelsy Davy
Chelsy Davy.jpg
Davy as bridesmaid at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy
BornChelsy Yvonne Davy
(1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 28)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwean
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
ParentsCharles and Beverley Davy

Chelsy Yvonne Davy (born 13 October 1985) is a Zimbabwean national who was the on-off girlfriend of Prince Harry from early 2004 to 2010.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Chelsy Davy was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to Charles Davy, a safari farmer, and Beverley "Bev" Davy, a former Miss Coca-Cola Rhodesia.[3] She has a younger brother, Shaun Davy.[4][5] Concerning his reported relationship with Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, Mr. Davy told reporter that his daughter's relationship with the prince had caused "a spate of rubbish" to be published about his family in the media. Of his relationship with a government Minister, he told The Daily Telegraph: "I am in business. Not politics."[6][7] Chelsy Davy grew up at her family's homestead in the Lemco Safari Area.[8][8][9]

In September 2007, Davy moved to England to be closer to her then boyfriend, Prince Harry, and to study law at the University of Leeds.[10] The couple made many public appearances throughout the rest of their relationship, the most memorable being the Concert for Diana, the wedding of Harry's cousin, Peter Phillips, and the witnessing of Prince Harry receiving his wings.

After the relationship ended, Davy returned to South Africa for several months before returning to England to attend the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton and to resume her job at a London law firm.

Career[edit]

In December 2008, she interned for Farrer & Company. It was reported that Davy hoped to receive a permanent position at the firm, but instead took a second gap year.[11] In 2009, Davy transitioned as an intern for another firm, Allen & Overy.[12]

Relationship with Prince Harry[edit]

Davy had what the press described as a "turbulent" relationship with Prince Harry, the younger son of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, from early 2004, when the pair met while Davy was a boarder at Stowe School, to May 2010, when the pair mutually agreed to end their relationship for good after many years of being an on-and-off couple.[13] Davy announced the end of the relationship over Facebook. In 2011, addressing rumours of a possible reconciliation, Prince Harry publicly professed himself as "100 per cent single," revealing that he had no time for a relationship of any kind.[14][15][16][17] After the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011, Davy stated that she would not marry Prince Harry because "It's not a life for me".[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English, Rebecca (7 May 2010). "Air corps blimey! Chelsy Davy looks simply stunning in cream babydoll dress as Prince Harry gets his helicopter wings". Daily Mail (London). 
  2. ^ "Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy split?". Female First. 
  3. ^ Sykes, Tom (26 April 2011). "Chelsy Davy, The Hard-Partying Wedding Guest". The Daily Beast (USA). Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Charles Davy mutilates our story, threatens lawsuit". The Zimdiaspora. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  5. ^ Blair, David (6 November 2005). "Chelsy Davy: The flighty blonde in a bikini who couldn't face up to life as a princess". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  6. ^ Blair, David (6 November 2005). "Zimbabwe's great white survivor". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  7. ^ Hunt, Peter (25 January 2011). "When Harry Met Chelsy". BBC. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "5 Things You Don't Know About Chelsy Davy". US Magazine via MSN entertainment. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Marre, Oliver (5 July 2006). "Introducing the Ladies in Waiting". The Observer (UK). Retrieved 17 July 2006. 
  10. ^ Adams, Stephen (9 July 2007). "Prince Harry in trouble for making Chelsy wait". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 9 July 2007. 
  11. ^ Nicholl, Katie (2 March 2009). "Chelsy Davy seeks permanent position". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  12. ^ "When Harry Met Chelsy". The Evening Standard. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  13. ^ "Prince Harry and girlfriend split". BBC News. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009. 
  14. ^ Pierce, Andrew (25 January 2009). "Chelsy Davy announces end of relationship to Prince Harry on Facebook". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 9 May 2009. 
  15. ^ Nicholl, Katie (25 January 2009). "It's no life for me', says Chelsy Davy". The Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  16. ^ Nicholl, Katie (25 January 2009). "It's the Army or me, Harry". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Prince Harry says he's 100 per cent single". The Daily Telegraph (UK). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  18. ^ Nicholl, Katie. "Why Chelsy Davy Will Never Marry Prince Harry". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 May 2011.