Prince Harry banned by security from girlfriend's World Cup flat
Published 23:30 13/06/10 By From Jeremy Armstrong and Martin Fricker in Rustenburg
Prince Harry has been banned from staying at girlfriend Chelsy Davy’s flat during the World Cup.
He had been hoping to spend the night with Chelsy when he visits Cape Town to watch England play Algeria on Friday.
But Royal protection officers vetoed his plans - leaving South African native Chelsy fuming.
A source said: “It’s an official Royal trip and security procedures are in place for a reason.
“Harry wanted to stay with Chelsy on Friday night but he was told that this was not possible.
“Everyone in Cape Town knows where Chelsy lives and everyone knows Harry will be in the city on Friday night.
“Therefore it poses a huge security risk because it would be obvious where Harry is staying.”
Harry and brother William will instead stay at an undisclosed location in Cape Town for their 24-hour visit.
The pair arrive in the city on Friday morning, hours before England’s game against Algeria.
They are combining the game with an official six-day long trip to Botswana and Lesotho, which starts today.
It will be the first time William and Harry - both keen football fans - have gone on a joint overseas Royal tour.
They will fly on separate planes for security reasons and meet with FIFA executives during the visit.
The pair will be guests of honour for the crunch second group game at the stunning Green Point stadium.
William, who is president of the FA, agreed to the visit to help support the 2018 World Cup bid.
They will be allowed into the team’s dressing room to meet the players - but only if Fabio Capello’s men win the match.
The Princes fly to Johannesburg on Saturday where they will host a Royal reception for FIFA executive committee members.