Hit or miss: how was Prince Harry's split with Chelsy handled?

Royal rift Another week, another Prince Harry story on the front pages.

This time it looks like his five-year relationship with girlfriend Chelsy Davey has ended. Reports suggested the two were splitting to concentrate on their careers – he on the Army, she on law. Davey changed her Facebook status to ‘Relationship: Not in one’, which turned into a media talking point. Clarence House declined to comment on ‘private matters’.

How I see it

Nick Ede
Director, Eden Cancan

The Harry and Chelsy story made all of the Sundays on the day the story broke, but in terms of traction, it has had no real legs. Positive PR for Harry is important right now, so maybe this split will lead to some positive coverage and speculation about new girlfriends, or maybe he will ‘settle down’ to his career. But I think Harry’s PR team missed an opportunity. It could have really gone to town and portrayed Harry as unlucky in love, and demonstrated how pressured his lifestyle can be. What I find amusing is that most newspapers are far more interested in the delicate hue of Chelsy’s post break-up skin than the feelings of the third in line to the throne. How ironic that we comment on Harry’s racist behaviour when the national press are now concentrating on the colour of Chelsy’s skin.

MISS

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