Becoming a member of the British Royal Family is an intimidating feat and not something that appeals to everyone. The pomp and ceremony of royal life was on full display at Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s spectacular wedding in 2011 - and it was the death knell for one of Prince Harry’s relationships’, a royal biographer has claimed.
Prince Harry met Chelsy Davy at school in 2004 and the pair had an on-off romance for several years.
In 2011, Prince Harry invited Cheesy to Wills and Kate’s big day amid rumours he hoped to revive their relationship.
However, the huge spectacle around the royal wedding which was broadcast to millions around the world, only worked to put Chelsy off good, according to one royal biographer.
In journalist Angela Levin’s biography of Prince Harry, Harry: Conversations with the Prince, she writes: “A friend [of the royal family] revealed that seeing the enormity and pomp of the day convinced Chelsy that she and Harry had been right to separate.”
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“Although they had a lot in common, she clearly saw that because they came from such different worlds it could never have worked, especially as she valued her privacy and guarded it so carefully.”
Nevertheless, it was Ms Davy who Prince Harry turned to as he prepared for his best man speech ahead of the big day, despite her being thousands of miles away in South Africa.
Ms Levin added: “Harry had read it out at first over the phone to Chelsy in South Africa, who despite no longer being his steady girlfriend, has also been invited to the wedding.
“She suggested he remove some of the racier anecdotes, including a reference to Kate’s ‘killer legs’, as she didn’t think the Queen would take kindly to laddish humour.”
Princess Beatrice will be the next royal to tie the knot when she marries Italian property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi next year.
Unlike previous royal weddings Princess Beatrice’s will be privately funded with the costs being covered by her and Edo’s families.
Taxpayer funding traditionally goes towards royal weddings to help pay for security costs.
Princess Eugenie’s big day cost the British taxpayer around £2 million according to anti-royalist group Republic.
However, neither Princess Beatrice nor Eugenie are working royals despite their relatives and a petition to scrap public funding for Eugenie's wedding was signed by 14,000 ahead of her big day.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s was estimated to have cost an eye-watering £32 million - £30 million of which was spent own security and covered by taxpayers money.
The policing for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 cost £6.35m, according to figures obtained by the Press Association.
This included £2.8m in police overtime and covered approximately 5,000 extra police on duty on the day.
While a wedding venue and date are yet to be confirmed for Princess Beatrice’s big day many expect she will follow in recent royal footsteps and marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Rumours she and Edo might get hitched in his native Italy were out to bed by Bea’s mother Sarah Ferguson.
On hearing the rumours about a wedding abroad the Duchess of York said: “It can only be Britain.”
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo are thought likely to favour a spring wedding when the weather promises to be better.