It can seem a little hard to remember sometimes, but years before Prince Harry met Meghan Markle, he was pretty close to marrying someone else.
But now, a new book has shared exactly why the couple decided to end things in 2011.
According to the book’s author, journalist Angela Levin, it was Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 royal wedding which truly ended things for good.
Although the pair were no longer officially dating at the time of the royal wedding, Chelsy was still invited and she reportedly even helped her former boyfriend perfect his best man’s speech.
But when Chelsy saw the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day, she knew she could never see herself as a royal bride, as she felt she couldn’t cope with the pressures of royal life.
In Harry: Conversations with the Prince, Levin writes, “A friend revealed that seeing the enormity and pomp of the day convinced Chelsy that she and Harry had been right to separate”.