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Chelsy Yvonne Davy (born 13 October 1985) is a Zimbabwean businesswoman and a former girlfriend of Prince Harry, whom she dated from 2004 to 2011.[2]

Chelsy Davy
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Chelsy Davy at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee, June 2013
Chelsy Yvonne Davy

(1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 34)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Alma materUniversity of Cape Town
University of Leeds
Cheltenham College
Stowe School
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Early lifeEdit

Chelsy Davy was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to Charles Davy, a South African safari farmer, and Beverley Donald Davy, a former Coca-Cola model and Miss Rhodesia 1973.[1] She has a younger brother, Shaun,[3] and grew up at her family's homestead in the Lemco Safari Area.[4][4][5]

Her father Charles is one of the largest private landowners in Zimbabwe, and is reported to own 800,000 acres (320,000 ha) of land.[6] He maintained business ties with controversial politician Webster Shamu,[7] of whom he has said, "I am in partnership with a person who I personally like and get along with. I am not involved in politics in any way."[8][9] After being criticised by the press, however, Charles Davy sold his share in the business.[10]


Work in law firmsEdit

Davy was briefly educated at Cheltenham College[11][12] (not Cheltenham Ladies' College as has been widely reported)[13][14][5][15] before moving to Stowe School in Buckinghamshire.[16][17]

Davy received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Cape Town in 2006, and a law degree (LLB) from Leeds University in 2009.[10][18] In September 2011, Davy began work as a trainee solicitor at London law firm Allen & Overy.[19] In late 2014, however, Davy decided to quit her position at the firm.[18]

Jewellery brand AyaEdit

After studying at Gemological Institute of America, Davy started a jewellery brand, Aya, in July 2016.[20][21]

Relationship with Prince HarryEdit

Davy had what the press described as a "turbulent" relationship with Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family. The pair met in early 2004 while Davy was a boarder at Stowe School, and were an on-again, off-again couple until May 2010.[22] Davy announced the end of the relationship on Facebook.[19][23]

In 2011, addressing rumours of a possible reconciliation, Prince Harry publicly professed himself "100 per cent single", and Chelsy, who attended the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011, stated that she would not marry Prince Harry due to rising incompatibility of life choices in the relationship.[24][25]

In May 2018, Davy was a guest at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.[26][27]


  1. ^ a b Sykes, Tom (26 April 2011). "Chelsy Davy, The Hard-Partying Wedding Guest". The Daily Beast. USA. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy split?". Female First.
  3. ^ "Charles Davy mutilates our story, threatens lawsuit". The Zimdiaspora. 10 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2008.
  4. ^ a b "5 Things You Don't Know About Chelsy Davy". US Magazine via MSN entertainment. 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b Marre, Oliver (5 July 2006). "Introducing the Ladies in Waiting". The Observer. UK. Retrieved 17 July 2006.
  6. ^ Thornycroft, Peta (7 August 2009). "Chelsy Davy denies father is linked to rhino poaching" – via
  7. ^ Thornycroft, Peta (9 May 2009). "Chelsy Davy's father receives major Dubai investment in Zimbabwe game reserve stake" – via
  8. ^ Blair, David (6 November 2005). "Zimbabwe's great white survivor". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 25 June 2008.
  9. ^ Hunt, Peter (25 January 2011). "When Harry Met Chelsy". BBC. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  10. ^ a b Sheila Marikar (28 April 2011). "Royal Wedding: Chelsy Davy vs. Kate Middleton".
  11. ^ "How Kate and William convinced Chelsy Davy that Prince Harry wasn't '…". 8 September 2019. Archived from the original on 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  12. ^ Azzopardi, Chris. "Chelsy Davy: 8 Things to Know About Prince Harry's On- and Off-Again Ex-Girlfriend". Yahoo! Entertainment. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Chelsy Davy: Biography". 8 September 2019. Archived from the original on 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Prince Harry 'considering reunion' with Chelsy Davy - Telegraph". 8 September 2019. Archived from the original on 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Who is Chelsy Davy, when did she date Prince Harry, where is she from…". 8 September 2019. Archived from the original on 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  16. ^ Moody, Marcia (13 March 2014). Harry: A Biography. Michael O'Mara Books. ISBN 9781782430421.
  17. ^ "Chelsy Davy: Wild about Harry The Independent". 8 September 2019. Archived from the original on 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Chelsy Davy – LinkedIn profile".
  19. ^ a b Nicholl, Katie (25 January 2009). "It's no life for me', says Chelsy Davy". The Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  20. ^ "Princess Eugenie and Chelsy Davy have sweet reunion at jewellery launch". 23 June 2016.
  21. ^ "Chelsy Davy Launches Ethical New Jewelry Line Called AYA In London". International Business Times. 30 June 2016.
  22. ^ "Prince Harry and girlfriend split". BBC News. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  23. ^ Pierce, Andrew (25 January 2009). "Chelsy Davy announces end of relationship to Prince Harry on Facebook". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  24. ^ "Prince Harry says he's 100 per cent single". The Daily Telegraph. UK. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  25. ^ Pierce, Andrew (25 January 2007). "Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy split: Playboy prince is becoming a man". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 9 July 2007.
  26. ^ "Royal Wedding 2018: Pictures of the guests, from Oprah to Elton John". BBC. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  27. ^ "All the Celebrities at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding". Elle. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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