Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy split in 2010 [Getty]
While Prince Harry is now loved up with actress Meghan Markle, his longest relationship to date was with pretty Chelsy Davy.
The pair dated for seven years, before breaking up in 2010.
The couple first met when Chelsy was a teenager studying at Cheltenham Ladies’ college and then getting together during Prince Harry’s gap year in Cape Town in 2004.
Chelsy then returned to the UK to study in Leeds and be closer to the young royal, who has also dated Cressida Bonas.
Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry dated for seven years before splitting [Getty]
However it wasn’t smooth sailing for Prince William’s brother and his girlfriend.
In an interview with the Times, Chelsy revealed that the attention their relationship created was terrifying.
She said: “It was so full-on – crazy and scary and uncomfortable. I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope.”
Sadly the relationship wasn’t to be.
Chelsy now has an ethical jewellery range [Instagram/ Chelsy Davy]
When the couple split in 2010, she retreated to Zimbabwe – where she grew up – unable to handle the break-up headlines.
The split came as a shock to many, with fans left wondering who would now become Kate Middleton’s sister-in-law.
“It was nuts,” Chelsy, who is also friends with royal Eugenie, said, referring to the press attention. “That’s also why I wanted to go back to Africa. Now it’s calm, it’s fine.”
Last year Chelsy returned to the public eye.
Chelsy Davy has set up AYA jewellery [Instagram/ AYA]
After quitting her law job she has since launched an ethical jewellery line.
The African-based jewellery company Aya, making pieces with gems mined in Zambia. Of the range, she has said: ‘Aya is not a charity, it is a luxury brand of beautiful top quality stones and solid gold. But it won’t neglect the communities from where they are sourced.’
She spoke recently about her relationship with the prince, sharing that they will “always be good friends.”
She now divides her time between Zimbabwe, where her family is based, her jewellery mine in Zambia and west London where she has a home in Chelsea.
Prince Harry, pictured with brother Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, is now dating Meghan Markle [PA]
Prince Harry was recently spotted alongside brother William at Kate’s sister Pippa’s wedding to James Matthews, however Meghan did not attend the wedding ceremony, but appeared at the reception.
Kate attended with her two children Princess Charlotte and Prince George.