Just days before Prince Harry walked the aisle with Meghan Markle last year, he had an emotional ‘final call’ with ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy, according to a royal insider.
In May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in a stunning royal wedding.
The Duke of Sussex won hearts as he shed a tear of joy during the ceremony.
It is said that in the days before he got married, Prince Harry shared an emotional moment with ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
According to Express UK Katie Nicholl, the royal author who wrote in Vanity Fair last year, talked to friends of Davy and the prince about the tearful phone call.
An insider told Nicholl: “It was their final call, a parting call in which they both acknowledged Harry was moving on.
“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 to gatecrash the party.”
Nicholl adds: “Though reports claimed Davy was there, a family friend told Vanity Fair that she didn’t get an invite to the party.”
Both Davy and Cressida Bonas, who dated Harry from 2012 to 2014 were present in St George’s Chapel for the royal wedding ceremony.
During the evening event which was held in Frogmore House on the Windsor estate, the two ladies were not invited.
Another friend of the Duke told the author: “Some of Harry’s pals were a bit surprised not to get the golden ticket to the evening party.
“There was actually another wedding that weekend that a lot of them were invited to, so they got to have fun in any case.”
According to Nicholl, one of the prince’s oldest friends Astrid Harbourd was not invited to the evening celebration.
Matchmaking friend Violet von Westenholz who started it all was not present as well.
Neither was old pal James Blunt and his wife.
Nicholl continued, “There was also no invite to either the wedding or the reception for Harry’s old party chum Natalie Pinkham.”
Pinkham, a Sky Sports presenter has known Prince Harry for more than 10 years and they are frequently in contact.
A source told her: “Natalie was a bit surprised not to be there.
“She and Harry still talk so it was a surprise for her not to be invited at all.”
Harry and Chelsy Davy dated for seven years before breaking up in 2010.
Even though they split up before Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding in 2011, Davy was invited to the event.
According to Nicholl, Davy realised “once and for all” that she could not be a royal at the 2011 ceremony.
In her biography “Harry: Life, Loss and Love”, Nicholl writes: “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.”
Davy, who is born in Zimbabwe shared that she couldn’t cope with the media scrutiny that comes with being romantically linked to the prince.
According to Express, she told the Daily Mail in 2016: “It was so full-on: crazy and scary and uncomfortable. I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope.
“I was trying to be a normal kid and it was horrible.”
Davy returned home to Zimbabwe in the aftermath of the break-up, and now divides her time between Africa and the UK.