Prince Harry had a tearful phone call with one of his ex-girlfriends just days before his wedding, it has been claimed.
Before his wedding to Meghan Markle, Harry is said to have spoken to Chelsy Davy, who he dated on and off for seven years. They had to break up because Chelsy was always uncomfortable with the spotlight that dating Harry placed on her.
During the final conversation, they both “acknowledged Harry was moving on”. According to Vanity Fair, the phone call between Harry and Chelsy took place in the run-up to the lavish wedding.
A friend is reported to have said:
It was their final call, a parting call in which they both acknowledged Harry was moving on.
Chelsy was quite emotional about it all, she was in tears and almost didn’t go to the wedding.
In the end, she went and promised Harry she wouldn’t try and gatecrash the party.
Chelsy was Harry’s first serious girlfriend and they had an on-off relationship between 2004 and 2011. Zimbabwean-born Chelsy met Harry in Cape Town, South Africa, during Harry’s gap year. She is said to have moved to Leeds University to study law to become closer to him. But Chelsy was always uncomfortable in the spotlight so she had to move on.
Both she and another ex, Cressida Bonas, were invited to the ceremony at Windsor Castle where they watched their former flame marry Meghan Markle.