<p><span></span><strong>Prince William</strong> and <strong>Kate</strong>'s honeymoon is officially underway but back home, there's already talks of another royal wedding! While <strong>Prince Harry</strong> and girlfriend <strong>Chelsy Davy</strong>'s relationship has had its ups and downs in the past, sources now tell Life & Style that Prince Harry is ready to follow in his brother's footsteps. "Harry told Chelsy he's ready to settle down for good with her and make things official," an insider reveals to <em>Life & Style</em>.<br />
The couple, who met in 2004 when Harry visited South Africa, split in September 2010 before reuniting again in February, but now Harry says he's ready to take the next step. ""Harry has been accused of cheating on her in the past [which he's denied], and her friends at the time told her to ditch him because he was bad news. But now it's the opposite," a pal tells Life & Style. "Harry wants to take things up a notch with her, and he's even asked her close friends to convince Chelsy that it's worth taking a chance, that things could work out for them long-term." Surprisingly, her friends agree with Harry -- they believe the 26-year-old prince has grown up a lot recently.
"Over the last 12 months, we've seen a massive shift in Harry's character," Katie Nicholl, author of The Making of a Royal Romance, tells Life & Style. "He's settled down a lot more -- he's not falling out of nightclubs. He takes his military career incredibly seriously and has changed his lifestyle. I think we're seeing the more grown-up Prince Harry, and that's a result of his brother settling down too."
Unlike his brother, Harry--or as the British press calls him "the spare"--is not the direct heir to the British throne so when he and Chelsy wed, there will be fewer rules for them to follow. "As the spare heir, Harry wouldn't be under the same pressure as his brother to have a big public wedding," Nicholl tells Life & Style. "I suspect they'd want to get married in a more low-key ceremony, so the queen's country castle at Windsor, where his cousin Peter Phillips [Princess Anne's son] married, would be an option."
For more on Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
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