Royal girlfriend Kate Middleton took a tour round Africa this week - while Chelsy Davy flew out of it.
Prince William's partner was at the premiere of Afrika! Afrika! at the O2 Arena in London, chaperoned by his two closest friends, Guy Pelly and Thomas van Straubenzee.
Meanwhile Miss Davy, Prince Harry's on-off love interest, was en route to England from Cape Town where she has been enjoying an extended Christmas break.
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Animal instinct: a stylish Kate turned heads at London's 02 Arena last night
The Zimbabwean, 22, has been persuaded by her prince to return to Leeds University to complete her
post-graduate law degree. When the couple ended their three-year relationship before Christmas, Miss Davy threatened to quit the course. She apparently hates the weather in Yorkshire.
The millionaire's daughter, who has swapped her luxury South African penthouse for grimy student digs close to the most burgled street in Britain, also accused Harry of failing to support her move to his home country. Scroll down for more...
Night out: Kate Middleton at last night's performance of Afrika! Afrika! with a group of friends including Guy Pelly (second from left)
After much grovelling, the 23-yearold prince has convinced her to give it another go.
Although the couple are still on what friends describe as an "extended separation", it is also "very possible" they will get back together again later in the year.
Indeed, as she walked through Heathrow yesterday morning - displaying her deep tan in a white top - Miss Davy was wearing a Help For Heroes wristband, a cause close to the Army officer prince's heart. Scroll down for more...
Touch down: Chelsy Davy arrived at Heathrow airport today after a trip to South Africa
Money from the sale of the bracelets helps support, treat and rehabilitate servicemen and women injured in action. Both princes have been seen sporting one.
A source close to Miss Davy said: "She still loves Harry very, very much so nothing is settled.
"I wouldn't be surprised if you see them back together come the spring."
For Miss Middleton, 26, life with her prince is better than ever following their brief break-up last year.
And although William, 25, is up in Lincolnshire learning to fly with the RAF, he asked his two closest friends to escort her out on Thursday.
The group had seats at the premiere of one of the most eagerly anticipated new live shows.
Miss Middleton appeared to have dressed to the theme in a leopardprint dress, and applauded enthusiastically during several of the acts. She seemed particularly taken by an astonishing female contortionist known as Snake Girl and a man who managed to push his entire body through the head of a tennis racquet.
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