Prince Harry admits he made a “stupid decision” when he flirted with a brunette at a party while he was dating Chelsy Davy

PRINCE Harry has admitted he was “immature” and made a “stupid decision” by flirting with a brunette while he was dating Chelsy Davy.

The duke had an on-and-off relationship with his former girlfriend for seven years. Harry today claimed the relationship feels “doomed to fail”.

Prince Harry dated Chelsy Davy from 2004 to 2011


Prince Harry dated Chelsy Davy from 2004 to 2011Photo credit: Reuters
Chelsy is pictured at Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan in 2018


Chelsy is pictured at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan in 2018Credit: PA:Press Association

And he shed light on the relationship today when he testified in the Mirror Group papers’ phone hacking trial.

He admitted he was “immature” during his relationship with Chelsy, specifically citing a 2005 article that detailed claims about his partying lifestyle.

According to the report at the time, Chelsy was said to have been “angry” and “tongued Prince Harry over the phone.”

And in his 55-page statement today, Prince Harry admitted he was “immature” and made a “stupid decision”.

He said: “I was immature, I hadn’t really thought about my actions and I had made a stupid decision.”

He added, “It’s been a challenging time for me.”

The woman’s identity was not discussed in court.

And more details of Harry and Chelsy’s tumultuous relationship were revealed at the Supreme Court today.

Harry also discussed another article, titled “Chelsy Is Not Happy,” which claimed Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend was incensed over a visit to a lap dance club in 2006.

Chelsy “let off a series of phone calls” and a “senior source” claimed she had “gone insane,” the article said.

In his statement, Prince Harry said: “It said she hung up the phone because she was too angry and then called back to yell at me for half an hour.”

But he insisted his longtime girlfriend hadn’t been upset by the reports that he’d gotten a lap dance.

In his statement, he said: “As far as I can remember, I don’t think Chelsy went mad because I went there.”

“We talked about it on the phone, but I promised her I didn’t do lap dancing and stayed with the three other cadets who had girlfriends.”


The Duke of Sussex became the first king to testify in court in more than 130 years.

The last senior king to be cross-examined in court was King Edward VII in 1891 in what became known as the Royal Baccarat scandal.

And in cross-examination, which has been going on all morning so far, the sixth in line to the throne made a series of allegations about his life as a teenager and in his twenties.

These include that he struggled at school, feared being kicked out of Eton and that his relationship with ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy was “doomed to fail”.

In his statement, Prince Harry said quietly that he had been called “the ‘Thicko’, the ‘cheater’, the ‘underage drinker’, the ‘irresponsible drug user'” at school.

And he added, “I figured I might as well ‘commit the crime,’ so to speak.”

He went on to say that he feared being expelled from Eton for allegedly using drugs, which he denies.

He added: “Eton had a zero drugs policy and I was very afraid of being deported.”

Prince Harry is the first senior royal to be involved in a court case since the royal princess pleaded guilty to charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act in 2002 after their pet bit two children in Windsor Great Park.

Cross-examination is expected to last up to two days after the judge gave lawyers more time to question him under oath.

That means Harry will be staying in the UK longer than the coronation.

Last month he spent 28 hours here before flying back to California for his son Archie’s fourth birthday.

Harry alleges that around 140 articles published between 1996 and 2010 contained information collected using unlawful methods, and 33 of these were selected for consideration in the process.

However, Andrew Green KC told MGN that Harry’s claim “turned out pretty fantastic”.

The publisher has unreservedly apologized to Prince Harry for unlawfully gathering information about him, but denies any phone hacking.

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MGN also argues that some of the plaintiffs filed their lawsuits too late.

Harry’s claim is being heard along with three other “representative” claims during a trial that began last month and is expected to last six to seven weeks.

Prince Harry ‘did not own a phone’ as he claimed he was hacked

PRINCE Harry’s claims have been questioned as it emerged that he did not own a phone at the time of the hack.

Andrew Green KC said his phone could not have been hacked at the time one of the articles was published when Prince Harry was 12.

He said Prince Harry was first given a mobile phone when he went to Eton in 1998, but the article, entitled Diana is so sad on Harry’s big day, reveals details of a visit Diana made on Harry’s 12th birthday in the year made at his school in 1996.

Prince Harry said he couldn’t exactly remember if he owned a mobile phone at the time as it was “years ago”.

Mr Green said Prince Harry did not have a mobile phone at the time so it could not have been hacked.

But Prince Harry said his mother Princess Diana called him on a landline phone.

Harry said he and his brother Prince William used a landline phone in one room Ludgrove School his mother called Princess Diana “in tears” on Sunday night after dropping the two boys off at boarding school.

In a brief moment of lightheartedness, Harry joked, “It’s like we’re training,” as Andrew Green KC asked him to move among the heavy court bundles of documents from his case.

The Diana So Sad article also revealed that Harry took the royal divorce “poorly” — a fact pointed out by Andrew Green KC, Princess Diana herself had told the Press Association months earlier.

The Duke of Sussex took the witness stand today


The Duke of Sussex took the witness stand today
The Duke of Sussex outside the Rolls Building of the High Court in London today


The Duke of Sussex outside the Rolls Building of the High Court in London todayPhoto credit: Reuters


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