Tuesday 27 September 2016

Chelsy Davy said she 'found it tough' living in the spotlight with ex Prince Harry

Published 25/06/2016 | 15:49

Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007
Chelsy Davy
Chelsy Davy poses for photographs at the launch of her new jewellery range "AYA" at Baar and Bass on June 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Chelsy Davy attends Prince Harry's Pilot Course Graduation at the Army Aviation Centre on May 7, 2010
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy leave a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at the Holy Trinity Church on May 5, 2008 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall/Getty Images)
Prince Harry kisses his girlfriend Chelsy Davy during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Super Eight match between England and Australia at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds on April 8, 2007
(L-R) Princess Eugenie and Chelsy Davy pose for photographs at the launch of Chelsy Davy's new jewellery range at "AYA" at Baar and Bass on June 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Chelsy Davy has opened up about her relationship with Prince Harry, saying she "found it tough" living her life in the royal fishbowl when they dated.

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Davy, a former lawyer turned jewellery designer, and the playboy Prince dated from 2004 to 2010. They were linked again in 2015 following her split with rumoured ex fiancé Charles Goode.

But these days, the Zimbabwean says their relationship is strictly platonic, but believes that marriage is a "beautiful thing."

“I think we will always be good friends,” she told the Sunday Times.

Prince Harry kisses his girlfriend Chelsy Davy during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Super Eight match between England and Australia at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds on April 8, 2007
Prince Harry kisses his girlfriend Chelsy Davy during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Super Eight match between England and Australia at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds on April 8, 2007

At the time of their split six years ago, Davy's discomfort in the limelight was cited as the reason, similar to Harry's only other long-term girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who is now pursuing acting.

Davy said she “found it tough” being surrounded by the media attention, adding “It’s not something you get used to.”

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old royal has expressed his frustration at being linked to every woman he speaks to - most recently, Ellie Goulding.

"If or when I do find a girlfriend," he said last month. "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."

Britain's Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2008
Britain's Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2008

"The other concern is that even if I talk to a girl, that person is then suddenly my wife, and people go knocking on her door."

Chelsy Davy poses for photographs at the launch of her new jewellery range
Chelsy Davy poses for photographs at the launch of her new jewellery range "AYA" at Baar and Bass on June 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

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