Friday 16 November 2018

'She almost didn’t go' - there was a lot of drama for Chelsy Davy before Prince Harry's wedding

Chelsy Davy (C) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Odd ANDERSEN/Pool via REUTERS
Chelsy Davy (C) arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Odd ANDERSEN/Pool via REUTERS
Cressida Bonas leaves St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Chelsy Davy (second right) arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Chelsy Davy (centre) arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007
Chelsy Davy (centre) arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Cressida Bonas arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Cressida Bonas (centre) arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Cressida Bonas arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Cressida Bonas arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Cressida Bonas (second right) arrives for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Chelsy Davy was reportedly "quite emotional" at being snubbed by her ex Prince Harry for an invite to the exclusive VIP reception he was hosting after his wedding.

The 32-year-old, who dated the British prince for six years before splitting in 2010, have famously remained friends and supported one another in their new relationships. She was, however, taken aback to discover she hadn't landed an invite to the after-party at Frogmore House, being thrown by Prince Charles, where just 200 of Harry and new wife Meghan Markle's friends and family were invited.

It was a significant cut on the 600-strong guestlist that filled St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for their wedding ceremony. Davy, who works as a  jewellery designer, was in tears when she realised she had only been included in a small portion of the day, adding some closure that they really had both moved on.

"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," a source told Vanity Fair.

Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Chelsy Davy arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

"In the end, she went and promised Harry she wouldn’t try and gatecrash the party."

All eyes were on Chelsy as she arrived to the nuptials in a navy blue Alaia dressand according to a leading body language expert, she appeared nervous during the ceremony.

"The biggest thing I noticed was her blank stare once she was seated in the church. It seemed to just go on and on. Body language tells you what’s on someone’s mind but doesn’t tell you exactly why," Traci Brown told Elite Daily.

Similarly, Judi James said: "She was the spectre at the banquet. When she arrived, everyone else was chatting and laughing, but she sat in the pews just looking to one side - gazing reflectively into space and biting her lips slightly.

Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007
Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy in 2007

"She was doing that at the end as well. It was almost the soap opera part of the ceremony," she added.

Davy wasn't the only ex in attendance, actress and dancer Cressida Bonas, whom he dated from 2014 to 2016, also appeared. Both relationships with Harry's two long-term exes reportedly ended because they could no longer cope with life in the royal fishbowl.

Cressida Bonas arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Cressida Bonas arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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