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Chelsy Davy - Biography

The blonde beauty used to date Prince Harry

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Early Childhood

Chelsy Davy was born in October 1985 to wealthy Zimbabwean businessman Charles Davy and his former model and Miss Rhodesia wife Beverley, the couple also share a son, Shaun, Chelsy's elder brother. A stint at South Africa's Girls College Bulawayo was followed by a traditional English education at the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies' College and top-flight public school Stowe. 

Prince Harry's former girlfriend Chelsy Davy with her parents© Instagram
Prince Harry's former girlfriend is very close to her parents

Meeting Prince Harry

Chelsy is reported to have struck up a relationship with King Charles' youngest son after meeting him through mutual British pals in the spring of 2004; although they weren't photographed together until December of that year. While pals say the pretty blonde had aspirations to become a model, Chelsy has proven herself a dedicated student, refusing to let even a royal romance distract her from her education. Harry was undergoing army training, first at Sandhurst and then with the Blues and Royals during the first two years of their relationship,  meanwhile, Chelsy pursued accountancy at Cape Town University. As a result, the couple spent the first two years in a long-distance relationship. Holidays in South Africa and regular visits to London by Chelsy helped keep the relationship alive during the first stages of their romance. 

Prince Harry holding hands with Chelsy Davy© Getty
Prince Harry holding hands with Chelsy Davy

Chelsy certainly proved a constant figure in the young Prince's life, being a regular sight on the sidelines at his polo matches and glowing with pride at his Sandhurst graduation party. The couple were drawn together by a love of action and adventure. Both were at one time prominent figures on the London party scene - especially South Kensington haunt Boujis - while Chelsy's sky-diving activities matched the Prince's enthusiasm for adrenaline sports. In September 2007, Chelsy exchanged the sunny climes of South Africa for the north of England, when she enrolled on a two-year postgraduate politics degree at Leeds University.  Chelsy's friends said that she hoped the move would cement her relationship with Harry, who, just days before her course began, told pals at his 23rd birthday party her move to the UK was the best birthday present he could ever get. Sadly by the start of 2009, the relationship came to an end, strained, said their friends, by the pressures of his military career.

What does Chelsy do now?

As well as having both an economics degree from the University of Cape Town and a law degree from the University of Leeds,  the 37-year-old has also studied gemology and has a diploma from the Gemological Institute of America, the world's foremost authority on diamonds and coloured gemstones. Therefore it's no surprise she put her creative talents to good use and launched her own Jewellery business, Aya, in 2016.

Chelsy Davy and Sam Cutmore-Scott married in a secret ceremony in 2022© Instagram
Chelsy and Sam Cutmore-Scott married in a secret ceremony in 2022

Since her headline-making relationship with Prince Harry, the blonde beauty went on to marry Sam Cuttmore-Scott - a wealthy hotelier - in May 2022. The happy couple are reported to live in a stunning Victorian terrace in Chiswick. The pair welcomed their first child, Leo, in January 2022 months before tying the knot. As well as being doting parents to their firstborn, they are also the proud parents of their cockapoo pup, Biscuit, whom Chelsy affectionately refers to as  "Biscuit Bear," and "Little Biscuit."   

The adorable pup often features on her Instagram© Instagram
The adorable pup often features on her Instagram

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