Chelsy Davy opens up about “crazy” scrutiny surrounding her relationship with Prince Harry

The royal’s ex-girlfriend is opening up about their much-publicised relationship
Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry

They dated on and off for a period of around seven years before eventually calling it quits – and in a new interview, Prince Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy has opened up about why that time was “so full-on”.

Speaking to The Times, the Zimbabwe-born stunner said the intense spotlight on her and Harry was “crazy and scary and uncomfortable”.

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

“I was trying to be a normal kid and it was horrible,” she told the publication, adding that when the pair eventually broke up, she had to retreat to her native Zimbabwe to heal away from the media storm.

“It was nuts. That’s also why I wanted to go back to Africa. Now it’s calm, it’s fine,” she said.

Prince Harry and Chelsy pictured together in 2010, after the royal received his flying badges at the Museum of Army Flying. Photo: Getty

Chelsy and Harry met in 2004, while the Prince was in Africa during his gap year between Eton College and joining the Army.

While the couple eventually split in 2010, they have remained close, with Chelsy often spotted attending events with Princess Eugenie and other members of the royal family.

She also harbours no hard feelings towards her former beau, telling The Sunday Timesearlier this year that they would “always be good friends”.

Meanwhile, Harry himself opened up about his search to find the one during the launch of the Invictus Games in Florida last month.

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“If or when I do find a girlfriend, I will do my utmost … to ensure that me and her can get to the point where we’re actually comfortable with each other before the massive invasion that is inevitably going to happen into her privacy,” he told reporters.

“At the moment, my focus is very much on work. But if someone slips into my life then that’s absolutely fantastic.”

The royal has certainly been keeping busy of late. Following the success of the Games’ first outing in the US, Harry was back in the UK to celebrate his grandmother the Queen’s 90th birthday at the annual Trooping the Colour parade. He also attended the Royal Ascot races alongside other members of the family earlier this month.

Prince Harry dressed in his best to attend the Royal Ascot races earlier this year. Photo: Getty

On Monday, he paid a visit to London’s prestigious Brit School to watch members from the Basotho Youth Choir rehearsing with soul singer Joss Stone.

The choir will be performing at Kensington Palace tonight as part of a charity concert for Sentebale, an organisation that works with vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. Prince Harry co-founded the charity in 2006 with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso.

As he watched the group rehearsing on Monday, Harry was reunited with a young orphan named Relebohile ‘Mutsu’ Potsane, whom he first met in 2004 during a visit to Lesotho.

In a touching moment, Harry embraced Mutsu, the orphan he first met in Lesotho in 2004. Photo: Getty

The pair shared a touching moment together as Mutsu presented the royal with cards and gifts from Lesotho, and Harry was clearly pleased to see the youngster again.

“How are you? Are you well? Have you guys been having fun? London’s been looking after you?” he asked as he hugged Mutsu affectionately.

Harry last saw Mutsu in November 2015, during another of the Prince’s visits to Lesotho.

Harry and soul singer Joss Stone listen to the children rehearsing.

The royal poses for a photo with members of the Basotho Youth Choir. Photo: Getty

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