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Chelsy Davy says Dating Prince Harry was ‘scary and uncomfortable’

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Chelsy Davy says Dating Prince Harry was ‘scary and uncomfortable’


Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, characterized her relationship with the Duke of Sussex as “scary and uncomfortable”

Chelsy met Harry while boarding at Stowe School in 2004 and they were an on and off couple until 2010, when she declared the end of their relationship on Facebook.

Chelsy, who attended both Prince William and Prince Harry’s weddings, opened out about dating a royal in 2016 to The Times, saying, “Yes it was tough. It was so full-on: crazy scary and uncomfortable. I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope. I was young, I was trying to be a normal kid and it was horrible.”

The media aggressively covered the relationship, and in his Apple TV+ series on mental health with Oprah Winfrey titled The Me You Can’t See, Harry spoke up about his fear while being questioned by reporters while doing royal responsibilities.

He said: “Before I even left the house, I was sweating, I was in fight or flight mode. Panic attacks, severe anxiety. 28 to 32 was a nightmare for me. I was freaking out every single time I got in a car and every single time I saw a camera.”

“Everywhere I go, every time I meet someone, it’s almost like I’m being drained of this energy, picking up on somebody else’s emotion,” he continued.


The Zimbabwean-born entrepreneur has stayed close to Harry after their split and is likely to support him up.

However, one of the grounds for their separation was because Chelsy did not believe the royal life was for her, and he has since left that life behind him.

According to press sources at the time, Harry’s demand that Chelsy withdraw from a charity gala was what “precipitated their break-up.”

The purpose of the event was to collect funds for disadvantaged children in Africa, and Harry’s insistence that she pull out was the final straw for her.

Chelsy was claimed to be “exasperated” by having to submit her last-minute cancellations to the organisers of the Pearl Ball at the Westbury hotel in London, which gathered funds for the Ndoro Children’s Charities.

Nonetheless, Harry is reported to have insisted because he discovered an unanticipated “window” in his journal.

According to a source, “It was a cause close to Chelsy’s heart and she knew some of the organisers personally.”

Chelsy was regularly questioned about her relationship with Harry, and she was juggling a career in leverage law at the time, which she found taxing with “back-to-back deals, working till 4am, conference calls at eight,” according to the Daily Express.

When she did have time to socialize with friends, pictures of her exciting nightclubs wound up in the press, and this, combined with the stress of dating a prince, led to the relationship collapsing.

“I like to enjoy life, but I like to achieve things and am very ambitious,” Chelsy explained.

“They can be forgiven for not knowing I was working really hard, I didn’t shout about it.

“If you go out once, they take a picture, but they don’t take a picture of you going to work every morning, it’s of you falling out of a nightclub at 4am.”

Harry was well aware of how badly the news was impacting his then-girlfriend.

“I can see how upset she gets,” he stated in an interview to commemorate his 21st birthday.

“My girlfriend is somebody who’s very special to me, and yes, she’s gone through some very hard times.”

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has struggled with privacy, and he recently expressed his continual worry of losing wife Meghan Markle in the same manner he lost his mother, Princess Diana.

In her memoir ‘Harry: Life, Loss, and Love,’ Katie Nicholl stated that the wedding “made Chelsy’s mind up once and for all.”

“The life of a royal bride was not for her and she told Harry she could never make the sacrifices Kate had made,” she continued.

Harry was portraying himself as “100% single” at the time of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding in 2011, which Chelsy attended despite the break-up.

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