Their future together seemed full of promise.
For many, Prince Harry and his long-term girlfriend Chesly Davy were a perfect match; the fun-loving couple who were openly affectionate, and clearly enjoying their long-term relationship.
Indeed, it was suggested that Harry, 26, would make it up the aisle before his elder brother William.
But last week sources confirmed to HELLO! that the prince and his Zimbabwe-born love have called time on their seven-year romance.
In this week's copy of the magazine, issue number 1146, there is a special report on the end of Harry and Chelsy's relationship, which has been blamed on the pressure of maintaining a long-distance romance.
After Chelsy – 25 last week- returned to Africa earlier this year, a source tells HELLO!: "Nobody dumped anyone. It was a mutual decision as they were living so far apart. It is as straightforward as that."
What remains to be seen is whether Harry and Chesly will rekindle their romance – something they've done on at least five occasions - when the pretty blonde returns to England to start her legal training.
According to the source: "They are still talking regularly and remain best friends.
Pick up your copy of HELLO!, on sale now, for the full details on Harry and Chelsy's spilt.