No matter how much time has passed or how good the terms you ended a relationship on, there’s a strange sort of melancholy that can come with watching an ex say ‘I do’ to someone else on their wedding day.
So, we can’t help but get a warm fuzzy feeling in our hearts on learning that Prince Harry reportedly gave his ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, a courtesy call ahead of his wedding to Meghan Markle last week.
According to , a close family friend of Davy's revealed that despite scoring an invite to the royal wedding (along with Harry’s other high-profile ex, Cressida Bonas), Chelsy learned that she wasn’t to be invited to the evening reception.
However, just ahead of the big day, it has been reported that Harry thought it best to afford Chelsy a quick conversation to settle any emotions ahead of the wedding. The former law student reportedly shared a ‘tearful phone call’ with the royal before his marriage to Meghan Markle.
’It was their final call, a parting call in which they both acknowledged Harry was moving on,’ the source reportedly said.
‘Chelsy was quite emotional about it all, she was in tears and almost didn’t go to the wedding. In the end, she went and promised Harry she wouldn’t try and gatecrash the party.’
Chelsy and Harry dated for seven years, from 2004 to 2011, after first meeting in Cape Town during the royal's Gap Year. Despite their split, rumoured to be due to Davy's dislike of being in the spotlight, they have remained good friends and share several mutual friends.
Pre-empting the fact his ex may feel uncomfortable at the nuptials - especially with the world’s press watching her every move - we love the fact Harry wanted to make sure the 32-year-old didn’t feel shunned despite not receiving an evening invite.
Royal reporter and Prince Harry biographer Katie Nicholl told ahead of the royal wedding that the royal and Chelsy have strong feelings, if no longer romantic, and the upmost respect for each other.
‘You sort of get the feeling that neither of them were quite ever willing to completely let go of that love affair. They’d carved their names into one of the tree trunks on the family estate. It was such a love affair, it really was,’ Nicholl told the publication.
The news comes days after the reported Markle reportedly broke royal protocol and gave Chelsy a hug at the wedding reception, even though it is ‘correct’ etiquette for non-royals to curtsey to royals.
Prince Harry, ever the gentleman.