Book: Chelsy Davy realised Prince Harry wasn’t for her at William-Kate wedding

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Britain's Prince Harry (L) sits with his girlfriend Chelsy Davy (R)
Britain's Prince Harry (L) sits with his girlfriend Chelsy Davy (R) as England play Bangladesh during their World Cup cricket Super Eights match in Bridgetown, April 11, 2007. Reuters/Darren Staples

Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy had recognised that royal life was not for her while at an unlikely event. It was reportedly Prince William and Kate Middleton who unwittingly helped the former Zimbabwean solicitor realise that she made the right decision in breaking up with the British prince.

Journalist Angela Levin’s biography of the Duke of Sussex, “Harry: Conversations with the Prince,” has revealed some insights to the prince’s life, including his past relationships. According to Levin, there was one particular time when Chelsy, who dated Harry on-off from 2004 to 2011, realised that she truly did not want to be a wife to a high-profile British prince.

It was apparently during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding. Chelsy, who was invited to the couple’s wedding in 2011, saw how her life would change if she to marry Harry.

Britain's Prince William (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Britain's Prince William (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are seen walking after their wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey in central London in this April 29, 2011 file photograph.  Reuters/Toby Melville/Files Chelsy Davy (L) Chelsy Davy (L), leaves Westminster Abbey after the wedding of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in central London April 29, 2011.  Reuters/Fiona Hanson/Pool Britain's Prince William sits with Chelsy Davy (L) Britain's Prince William sits with Chelsy Davy (L) as his brother Prince Harry is awarded the Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan by his aunt, Princess Anne, during a service at the Combermere Barracks in Windsor May 5, 2008.  Reuters/John Stillwell/Pool

“A friend revealed that seeing the enormity and pomp of the day convinced Chelsy that she and Harry had been right to separate,” Levin wrote (via Mirror). “Although they had a lot in common, she saw clearly that because they came from such different worlds, it could never have worked, especially as she valued her privacy and guarded it so carefully.”

Chelsy and Harry parted as friends, though. Harry, who was his brother’s best man at the wedding, allegedly even asked her to help him edit his speech over the phone.

“Harry had read it out at first over the phone to Chelsy in South Africa, who despite no longer being his steady girlfriend, has also been invited to the wedding. She suggested he remove some of the racier anecdotes, including a reference to Kate’s ‘killer legs,’ as she didn’t think the Queen would take kindly to laddish humour.”

Chelsy was also invited to Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. However, like Harry’s other ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, she was only invited to the ceremony, not to the reception. Although Chelsy was seen laughing with her companions on the way to St George’s Chapel before the wedding, she was caught on camera with a sombre expression inside the church.

Late last month, it was also revealed in Levin’s book how Harry and William adore their stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. In a stunning defence of Camilla, Harry said Prince Charles’ second wife was not a “wicked stepmother” as the public imagined her to be.

Camilla had been Charles’ lover while they were both still married to other people, Charles to Diana, Camilla to Andrew Parker Bowles. With Diana being called the “People’s Princess,” Camilla was left vilified in the media. But Harry apparently said he and his brother love Camilla “to bits,” despite what other people thought of her.