Chelsy Davy is of Welsh descent and was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to Charles (*1952) and Beverley (*1959) Davy. She has an older brother Shaun Davy. Her father, a millionaire safari operator in Zimbabwe, has reportedly had close ties to the regime of Robert Mugabe. Davy grew up at her family’s homestead in the Lemco Safari Area, a stretch of land covering 1,300 square miles, from where Davy’s father runs his safari companies. While growing up, Davy wanted to be a model.
Davy received early education at Girls’ College (in Bulawayo), Cheltenham College, and Stowe School. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in November 2006 with a degree in Economics after which she took a gap year to travel the world with her friends and her brother Shaun. She spent much of February 2007 traveling around the U.S. but by September 2007, Davy had moved to England to take up an accelerated LLB law course at the University of Leeds. In December 2008, she worked as an intern for Farrer & Company, a London law firm. As of July 2009, Davy has completed her accelerated LLB course at Leeds University but is expected to return to work in London at the law firm Allen & Overy, where she has accepted a training contract beginning September 2010, after her summer break in Cape Town.
Relationship with Prince Harry
Chelsy Davy had a relationship with Prince Harry, the younger son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, from late 2004 to January 2009, when the pair mutually agreed to end their relationship.
During that time, as the girlfriend of a member of the British Royal Family Davy was the subject of worldwide tabloid speculation. A royal source told People magazine the pair felt their relationship “had run its course”.
In September 2009 it was reported that the couple were back together, and the pair have been photographed.
They have reportedly split again as of November 2010.