Prince Harry loves to conduct his personal life amid great secrecy, but his ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, has shown him how it’s really done.
I hear the former City lawyer gave birth to her first child last month without virtually anyone knowing she was pregnant.
‘Chelsy gave birth to a healthy boy,’ one of her friends tells me. ‘She’s named the baby Leo
Appropriately, Chelsy’s baby was born at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Party-loving Chelsy, 36, apparently managed to keep her pregnancy a secret because she’s been living in the quiet area of Chiswick in West London, rather than her previous, paparazzi-filled stomping ground of Chelsea.
The identity of the baby’s father is a mystery. Her last known boyfriend was dashing television producer James Marshall, but they split up in 2018.
Chelsy revealed in 2020 that she had a serious boyfriend, but did not give his name, explaining: ‘There is someone, and I am quite taken by this one, but it’s very new and I don’t want to say too much.’
Chelsy, who was born in Zimbabwe, began dating Prince Harry while she was a pupil at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. The pair had an on-off relationship for seven years until they split in 2011, as Chelsy didn’t want to be a royal bride.
The tumultuous couple were still the subject of rumours in September 2015, when reports suggested they wanted to give their relationship another go.
Less than a year later, Harry was introduced to Meghan Markle.
Chelsy, who now runs a jewellery and luxury travel business, did not respond to requests for comment.
At what age should you give up disco-dancing? Countess Bathurst, chatelaine of Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire, where Princes William and Harry played polo, has fractured her wrist at a wedding.
‘I was being spun around on the boards — on which a drink had been spilled,’ Sara Bathurst, 57, says.
I measured my length in spectacular style. Not realising what I’d done, I carried on dancing for three hours. My street cred with the young has reached new heights.’
It wasn’t until the next morning that she went to hospital. She adds: ‘The lesson that it’s unwise to try to keep up with the younger generation has been learned
Having been forced to share the lavish 115-room, grace-and-favour Chevening House in Kent with Liz Truss, Dominic Raab is now trying to emulate its spectacular 18th-century entrance hall at his own home.
The Deputy Prime Minister and his wife, Erika, have been granted permission to renovate their £1.6 million five-bedroom house near Esher in Surrey, following a planning battle with a neighbour.
The Raabs are to build a cosy den, as well as an enlarged entrance hall, study and rear lobby.
They have been given the go-ahead as long as obscure glazing is used, after a neighbour complained the plans would result in a loss of privacy on their patio.
Raab, who celebrated his 48th birthday yesterday, applied for permission for the overhaul just five weeks after being ordered to share the keys to Chevening with Truss, who succeeded him as Foreign Secretary.