London, Jan 26 (ANI): Much before parting ways with Prince Harry, his girlfriend of five years Chelsy Davy was partying with a real-life crocodile hunter while her Royal beau was away at war, it has emerged.
The 23-year-old Zimbabwean beauty, who has dumped Harry, partied with hunky Jabu Kirkland as Harry fought the Taliban. The revelation come in line with the news that the Prince's five-year romance had "run its course", and Chelsy toasted being single with a girlie night out.
Jabu, a fellow South African, holidayed with Chelsy the very week Harry, 24, set off for Afghanistan.And while the Prince embarked on his ten-week stint in December 2007, Jabu was with friends at a seaside pad owned by Chelsy's parents at Umhlanga Rocks near Durban.
"She and Jabu maintain they are just good friends, but there is clearly a chemistry there," the Sun quoted sources close to Chelsy as saying.
The insider added: "Jabu is exactly the kind of guy we would have expected Chelsy to fall for, were it not for the fact she was dating a prince."
Jabu, real name Bradley is a 22-year-old student who dreams of being a professional hunter. n July last year, while Harry was on Army duties in Aids-ridden Lesotho, Jabu was in Durban with Chelsy along with some friends enjoying a day at the races.
A pal said that they could get the hints when Chelsy returned to her studies in Leeds on January 10, and messaged pals: "Chelsy doesn't wanna go!" The friend added: "Harry has only visited Chelsy in Leeds twice in the 18 months she has studied there. She has always had to travel to see Harry, and has found that hard."
On Jan 22, Chelsy was spotted quaffing champagne at posh London club Raffles with girl pals.
"Chelsy and her mates were having a great time. They kept themselves to themselves, but could be heard laughing and joking. If Chelsy was distraught at the split, she's got a funny way of showing it," said an onlooker. (ANI)