His girlfriend stays in Leeds, while observers wonder whether the split's for good

By Simon Perry
Updated November 12, 2007 06:40 PM
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Despite claims that Chelsy Davy was about to leave Leeds University for South Africa in the wake of her reported split from Prince Harry, she was still in the northern England city on Monday.

Davy was seen walking to college with a gaggle of college friends, while speculation raged as to why she and Harry, 23, had parted after more than three years together.

Some insiders believe the couple – who have always lived far apart (she in Africa and he in the U.K.) – are in a cooling-off period or a trial separation. Others think his partying has gone too far. One thing is certain: Davy has found it hard settling in Leeds, and students and locals report that they have not seen her out and about as much as in the early days of this term, two months ago.

On the day that news broke in London, Harry was at a memorial service for the U.K.’s war dead, and he showed little sign at being heartbroken. He was seen beaming a smile as he chatted to fellow members of the army and the congregation at a church in Windsor.