Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry dated for seven years. By all accounts, he absolutely loved and adored her. By most accounts, she was wary of the royal lifestyle and she was always the one shutting down the possibility of marriage and a future together. She comes from a wealthy family, she studied to be a lawyer and she even worked briefly in London as a lawyer. It was widely believed that even after the so-called “final” split for Harry and Chelsy back in 2011 that they still spent together, perhaps even had a friends-with-benefits situation. Chelsy is The One, some people believe. I’m not sure what I believe at this point, but I do think Chelsy was at the very least one of Harry’s great loves. Now the Daily Beast’s royal reporter claims that Harry is still hung up on Chelsy and if she wanted to get back, he would be there. Some highlights:
Chelsy has given up her law career. She’s now launching an ethical jewelry line, Aya Africa. She’s been active on social media to promote the line.
She’s still in contact with Harry. The Daily Beast says, “Chelsy is still in regular contact with Harry, and Harry has reportedly been consulted on the new project, and is 100 percent behind it. There is even speculation that Chelsy might do a big interview to promote the brand when it launches, in which she would touch on her royal relationship.”
Is she happy without Harry? “Although Chelsy insists to friends that she is happier these days outside the royal goldfish bowl, and could not bear to live her life under the level of scrutiny and restriction that being Harry’s bride would demand, there are several who still think they will, eventually, partner up.”
A friend claims that people in their circle believe Harry & Chelsy will be together: “You can’t fight true love. We haven’t heard the end of Chelsy, not by a long shot. Harry still holds a candle for her, they talk a lot, and if she initiated it, he would go back to her like a shot.”
Harry sabotages relationships? “There are those who say that the real reason Harry’s subsequent relationships have foundered is because in the back of his mind he is still ‘holding out’ for Chelsy to have a change of heart.”
I’ve read a lot of theories that Harry has been holding out for Chelsy this whole time and that if she wanted him again, he would drop everything to be with her. But as time goes on and Harry remains pleasantly single, a bachelor who loves children but who has other things going on in his life, I’m not so sure. I think Harry sort of knows that Chelsy would be a trainwreck royal wife. He’s come to terms with it. And I think he stays single not because he’s pining away for Chelsy and more because he doesn’t want to look for a “suitable bride.”
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