Prince Harry, 36, dated Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy before marrying Meghan Markle, 39. But the Duke of Sussex showed signs he wanted his love life to be private from the media in an interview on his 21st birthday. In the 2005 interview, he said: “Girlfriend-wise, it’s my private life so it’s a different story but I’m very protective. Obviously, it is part of my life, it’s part of the baggage that comes with me.”
Speaking to Channel 5 documentary Harry and Meghan: 3 Troubled Years, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke Julie Montagu said: “When you marry into the Royal Family, you have to give up so much individually as a person or at least that is what is expected of you.”
She added: “I wouldn’t say Harry was unlucky in love.
“He just hadn’t found the right one until Meghan came along.”
In 2016, Ms Davy told the Times how she was chased by the paparazzi during her seven-year relationship with Harry.
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She said: “Yes it was tough. It was so full-on: crazy scary and uncomfortable.
“I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope. I was young, I was trying to be a normal kid and it was horrible.”
Harry later outline in the interview how it affects her.
He said: “I can see how upset she gets. My girlfriend is somebody who’s very special to me, and yes, she’s gone through some very hard times.”
“He went about it in an aggressively confrontational kind of way.”
The Duke and Duchess Sussex stepped down from the Royal Family just four years after following negative press.
The royal couple have since announced a wide range of projects including a children’s book, a docuseries with Oprah Winfry and deals with Spotify and Netflix since stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family.
But royal expert Katie Nicholl told the documentary that the couple’s latest project will “not end well for them” if they continue to “trash the establishment”.