Prince William Reportedly Said Prince Harry’s Ex-Girlfriend Was ‘More Fun’ Than Kate Middleton
Prince William and Prince Harry both had serious girlfriends when they were young. In William’s case, he had a long-term relationship with his current wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. However, royal correspondents alleged that, when William and Kate went through a rough patch, William negatively compared Kate to Prince Harry’s then-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy.
Prince Harry dated ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy for several years
Harry and Davy began dating in the early 2000s. At the time, Davy—who was from Zimbabwe—was studying in England.
The two of them had an on-and-off relationship for several years. Throughout this time, Davy studied at the University of Cape Town and the University of Leeds, while Harry enlisted in the army.
Harry and Davy ended things for good in 2010. However, they remained on good terms, and Davy even attended Harry’s wedding to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Prince William reportedly said Chelsy Davy was ‘more fun’ than Kate Middleton
William and Kate began dating in the early 2000s as well. They both attended the University of St. Andrews and remained together after their graduation in 2005. However, like Harry and Davy, William and Kate also took breaks throughout their long relationship.
In 2007, they had a high-profile breakup. According to an article published in The Mail On Sunday around that time, royal correspondents Laura Collins, Katie Nicholl, and Ian Gallagher alleged that William felt he was too young to be “nailed down” to a serious relationship.
William reportedly even compared Kate to Davy.
The royal experts wrote, “William is also said to have told friends that he thought his brother Harry’s girlfriend Chelsy Davy was ‘more fun’ than Kate, adding: ‘She is also very bright.’”
Before the breakup, the media reported that William often went clubbing with friends and surrounded himself with women. Kate allegedly told those close to her that this behavior “was making her look bad.” She issued an ultimatum to William, which led to their separation.
Prince William and Kate Middleton later talked about this breakup
Years later, William and Kate were able to look back on their 2007 breakup objectively. During their engagement interview, they explained what was going on from their perspectives.
“At the time I wasn’t very happy about it, but it actually made me a stronger person,” Kate shared. “You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realized. I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger, and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time.”
Meanwhile, William said, “It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up so it was just a bit of space, and it worked out for the better.”
William and Kate only remained apart for a few months. They later reconciled and eventually married in 2011.