Chelsy Davy saw royal life as ‘goldfish bowl’ says expert
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Harry and his wife Meghan Markle recently sparked a frenzy with their first joint public appearance of the year. The couple took centre stage at the prestigious NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, run by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People. They received the President’s Award “in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.”
The Sussexes also launched the new NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award which recognises those who are creating “transformational change at the intersection of social justice and technology”.
And now, Harry is following in Meghan’s footsteps as he explores a new career move into the health industry.
The Prince has spoken candidly on his personal experiences with mental health and what it was like growing up in the most famous family in Britain.
Harry and Chelsy were together for seven years. (Image: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry win NAACP award. (Image: NAACP)
Once dubbed the ‘bad boy prince’, Harry was known in the media for his wild antics, which included his off-again-on-again romance with Chelsy.
Prince Harry met Chelsy in Cape Town in 2004. They dated for seven years before their relationship came to an amicable end in 2011.
Many royal commentators believed that Chelsy and Harry were the “real deal”.
Appearing in 2011 documentary ‘William and Kate: Into The Future’, Richard Kay, a royal author and journalist delved into their romance: “It’s a real love match. There’s no doubt about it.
A royal commentator said the pair the ‘real deal’. (Image: MJ Kim/Getty Images)
“There’s great passion between the two of them; when they’re together the tension is visible, there’s electricity, there are sparks flying everywhere.”
Mr Kay noted: “You can tell they have a very volatile relationship – tremendous shouting matches and screaming rows – but then they get back together again.
“I would say of all the royal romances currently going on, theirs was the real true thing – it’s the real deal.”
“I suspect, unless something catastrophic happens, they will marry.
“But it’ll be a very tempestuous marriage.”
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The romance came to an end in 2011. (Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Royal astrologer Penny Thornton also noted the couple’s suitability: “Astrologically, they’re a perfect match. They’re a match like Catherine and William and it’s hard for me to see how he will replace Chelsy with anyone else. I think it’s a strong bond.”
However, not long after the documentary aired, Chelsy and Harry split up.
Zimbabwe-born Chelsy called off their romance, having struggled to cope with the clamour that surrounds dating a prince.
Speaking to The Times in 2016, she said: “It was so full-on: crazy and scary and uncomfortable.
Chelsy attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. (Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
“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.”
After the split, the pair remained close, with Chelsy even attending Harry and Meghan’s wedding four years ago.
Once a lawyer in London, Chelsy, 36, now runs a jewellery and luxury travel business.
According to The Daily Mail, Chelsy welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Leo, last month.