Prince Harry ‘preferred future monarch’ says expert
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary later this month. Millions of people around the world tuned in to watch their spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey, where William’s younger brother Harry had the important role of best man. However, he was warned to tone down a comment about Kate in his best man speech by his ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy, who attended the wedding with him.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl said Harry had planned to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge’s “killer legs” but was advised not to “embarrass” the bride.
Of the speech, Ms Nicholl wrote in the biography Harry: Life, Loss, and Love: “It was affectionate, warm and funny and touched William deeply.
“When he said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy, while Kate shed a tear.
“The speech was peppered with Harry’s classic sense of humour, and he ribbed his brother: ‘William didn’t have a romantic bone in his body before he met Kate, so I knew it was serious when William suddenly started cooing down the phone at Kate.’
Prince Harry was given a stern warning from Chelsy Davy before Kate and William’s wedding
Chelsy Davy reportedly told Harry not to mention Kate’s “killer legs”
“Famous for his mimicry, Harry then impersonated his brother calling Kate ‘Babykins’, to much laughter from the guests.
“She [Chelsy] had helped Harry edit the best man’s speech, sensitively advising him to take out a line about Kate’s ‘killer legs’ that might have embarrassed the bride.”
Prince Harry also helped organise the weeding by ordering disco balls and “giant glass bowls of Kate and William’s favourite Haribo sweets”.
Ms Nicholl added: “Harry happily took on the role of master of ceremonies and made sure everyone was having a great time.”
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Zimbabwean-born Ms Davy and Harry parted ways for good in 2011 after starting a relationship in 2004.
Ms Nicoll said Ms Davy felt royal life “was not for her” after Kate and William’s wedding.
She wrote: “Being part of the royal wedding had made Chelsy’s mind up once and for all.
“The life of a royal bride was not for her and she told Harry she could never make the sacrifices Kate had made.”
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Royal expert Richard Kay also believed the prince would have married Ms Davy as there was “great passion between the two of them when they’re together”.
In the documentary, William and Kate in the Future, he said: “The tension is visible, there’s electricity, there’s sparks flying everywhere.
“You can tell though they have a very volatile relationship, tremendous shouting matches, screaming rows, but then they get back together again.
“I would say that of all the royal romances currently going on, theirs was the real true thing, it’s the real deal.
Ms Davy was said to not want to be in the public glare as a royal
“And I suspect unless something catastrophic happens, they will marry. But it’ll be a very tempestuous marriage,” he added.
Recent reports have suggested Ms Davy decided to end her relationship partly because of a demand that Harry had asked her not to attend the Pearl Ball at Westbury hotel in London, which was raising money for the Ndoro Children’s Charities.
An insider told the Telegraph: “It was a cause close to Chelsy’s heart and she knew some of the organisers personally.
“Harry had just finished his helicopter training course and was adamant that she should make time for him.”
Ms Davy was a guest at Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018
The operations manager for the charity, Ronald Ndoro, later said: “She dropped me a note saying she was sorry, but she had to go away. It was a surprise.”
However, Harry and Ms Davy have since appeared to still be on good terms as she was a guest at his 2018 wedding to Meghan at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.