Before marrying Meghan Markle, Prince Harry was involved with long-term girlfriend Chelsy Davy between 2004 and 2010.
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However, despite the Duke of Sussex dating the Zimbabwean-born blonde for six years, a new report has revealed that Harry’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton had a “lukewarm” relationship with Chelsy.
Express.co.uk reports royal biographer Kate Nicholl saying in her book Kate: The Future Queen: “Her friendship with Chelsy was lukewarm; they were completely different characters and the bubbly Zimbabwean got along better with Pippa.
“Kate had made an effort to befriend Chelsy, inviting her clothes shopping, but Chelsy had turned the offer down, leading to a coolness between them.”
In fact, Kate and Chelsy’s relationship improved only slightly in 2010, when both the women, alongside Prince Harry were invited to the wedding of Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillip and Autumn Kelly.
“Harry and Chelsy, who were back together after a romantic reunion in Botswana, had been invited, and Kate was grateful, for she didn’t know many of the guests.”
The pair are also said to have bonded as it was going to be the first time they would both be formally introduced to the Queen.
“Although she was a regular guest at the royal palaces and had been to Sandringham for the Boxing Day shoot, this was, rather surprisingly, the first time Kate would be formally introduced to the Queen,” Nicholl continued.
“Understandably, without William by her side, she was shy and later recalled, ‘It was amongst a lot of other guests and she was very friendly.’”