Prince Harry gets apology on BBC for ‘ruthless’ treatment of ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy


A PRIVATE investigator has said he is sorry for targeting the Duke of Sussex’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy when she was dating the prince.

Private investigator Gavin Burrows said that the press were “ruthless” in their hunt for headlines concerning Prince Harry. He said: “They’ve got no morals, they absolutely have got no morals.” Mr Burrows was interviewed by the BBC and claimed that the press had focused on  in the 2000s as “the new Diana”.

The private investigator said he was sorry that he targeted Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend.

He added: “As explained to me by a couple of editors, Harry had basically become the new Diana.

The private investigator went on to say how news editors had told him that putting Prince Harry on the front page of a newspaper sold more copies than Prince William.

Mr Burrows said that when Prince Harry began dating Ms Davy in 2004, it was seen as a new avenue of business, and her communications were targeted.

A private investigator has said how he is sorry for targetting Prince Harry's former girlfriend

A private investigator has said how he is sorry for targeting Prince Harry’s former girlfriend (Image: GETTY)

He said: “There was a lot of voicemail hacking going on.

“There was a lot of surveillance work on her phones.

“There was surveillance work on her comms.

“Chelsy would brag to her friends when she was going to see him.”

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William (Image: GETTY)

Mr Burrows added that investigators were interested in Chelsy’s medical records.

They were also interested in her ex-boyfriends and details of her education.

The News of the World’s former royal editor was involved in a criminal trial in 2014.

At the trial, it was stated that Clive Goodman hacked the messages of Kate Middleton 155 times when she was dating Prince William.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry (Image: GETTY)

The court heard that the editor also hacked the phones of both princes.

Speaking about these events former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt said the princes felt “really violated”.

He added that they both were initially “determined” to resolve their issues with the publisher,

Although he added that now just one of the princes is still pursuing this maltreatment, “which is Harry”.


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