Monday, May 05, 2008

Hero Harry Gets A Heavy Medal

Prince Harry, along with 170 other servicepeople, was honored by the British government for his military service in Afghanistan this past Winter and his family (including his big brother Prince William) and friends were on hand to bear witness at his award ceremony ... as well as his on-again/off-again/apparently on-again girlfriend Chelsy Davy, who was also in the hiz to watch Harry get his campaign medal. Here are a few photos from Harry's award ceremony:

If there were any doubts about the status of Prince Harry's on-again, off-again relationship with Cheslsy Davy, this should clear things up. The 22-year-old student – who split with her royal beau briefly last November – was a special guest as Harry received an army honor Monday. As Davy looked on proudly, Harry, 23, was handed a campaign medal for his service in Helmand province, Afghanistan – a tour that ended prematurely in February, when his top-secret presence there was revealed by some members of the media. (He served 10 weeks of a planned four-month tour of duty.) The blonde Zimbabwean sat with Prince William, 25, a fellow lieutenant in the Blues and Royals, to watch the ceremony led by Harry's aunt, Princess Anne, in the less-than-glamorous surroundings of his Combermere Barracks in Windsor, Berkshire. (Prince Charles was also in the crowd, along with the families of around 170 servicepeople all being honored.) Harry – who has been dubbed "Hero Harry" in the British press – blushed slightly as he chatted with Anne while she pinned the medal on his left lapel. The prince and the other members of the unit then followed the band of the Blues and Royals for a march through the streets of Windsor, where they attended a church service to remember their colleagues who had fallen during the six-month campaign. Harry, who was promoted to lieutenant (from his rank of second lieutenant) when he came home, was seen in a navy blue beret, eyes straight ahead as he marched past a several-hundred-strong crowd all clapping in appreciation. After the hour-long service, Harry left the Holy Trinity Church with Davy at his side. Davy – in a cream-colored jacket and brown skirt – looked demure and serious as she and Harry stepped into a waiting gray Jaguar limo and headed back to the barracks for a reception with the servicepeople and their families.

Yeah, yeah ... it's never hard to win the girlfriend back when you've become a very public military hero. You'd think that being a Prince in the English monarchy would be enough but, it would seem that Miss Davy requires a little more from the dudes she likes to date. Whatevs, these two have been together (for the most part) for a very long time ... I suspect they will remain together for some time. Just like Kate Middleton seems destined to marry Prince Wills, Chelsy seems also destined to be wed to Hero Harry ... as long as he keeps managed to impress her, that is. [Source]