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    Default Prince Harry gets his campaign medal

    They have had their ups and downs. But Sunday, judging by Chelsy Davy's proud smile, was definitely an up.

    Prince Harry's girlfriend joined the Royal Family to watch him receive his first Army campaign medal.
    In a fitted cream jacket and brown skirt, she took her place beside Prince William and Prince Charles - the first time she had joined the family in such a public way. Scroll down for more...
    Proud moment: seated alongside Prince Williams and Prince Charles, a beaming Chelsy Davy looks on admiringly as Prince Harry receives his medal


    Miss Davy, who is studying at Leeds University, broke up with Harry late last year after complaining about his partying and lack of commitment to their relationship.
    But he convinced her to give him another chance.
    Her appearance at the ceremony was a sign of just how far the couple have come.
    Miss Davy, 22, chatted to Prince William in the front row at the ceremony at Combermere Barracks in Windsor as 170 members of the Household Cavalry Regiment were decorated for their service in Afghanistan.
    While her face was wreathed in smiles, it was her very presence that spoke the most about the strength of the relationship between the young officer and his Zimbabwean girlfriend. Scroll down for more...
    My man in uniform: Chelsy keeps her eyes firmly on her man at the service in Windsor

    Harry, 23, was presented with his medal by his aunt, the Princess Royal, in her capacity as colonel of the Blues and Royals.
    He grinned and blushed as the princess pinned the Afghanistan medal on his chest.
    He and his comrades were being awarded for serving in Helmand Province. Scroll down for more...
    Family affair: known for his banter while on the front line, Prince Harry shares a joke with his aunt, Princess Anne, as she presents him with his campaign medal

    A hangar, normally used as a tank garage, was the setting for the ceremony.
    Prince Charles sat next to his eldest son, while to the right of Chelsy was Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin, the commanding officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
    The prince's planned four-month tour of duty was cut short after ten weeks in February when a news blackout agreement broke down.
    Despite being cut short, the brief chance to serve his country with his fellow soldiers away from the glare of the public eye made an impression on the prince.
    After the ceremony, Harry, in fatigues and blue beret, marched through Windsor to the garrison church for a thanksgiving service. Scroll down for more...
    Me and my man: Chelsy with Harry after the service to commemorate the lives of those who have died in Afghanistan

    Double-take: in uniform Harry is strikingly a chip off the old block when seen alongside his father Charles, pictured in 2004

    The streets were lined with wellwishers who cheered the soldiers as they marched past.
    And they were there for the entire regiment - not just a royal prince.
    They clapped, cheered and waved flags as the troops filed past.
    Others hung out of the windows of their homes to watch the soldiers.
    As they prepared to enter the church, several soldiers were visibly moved by the warmth of the reception.
    Corporal Andrew Marsh, 37, said: "It brings a tear to your eye, it's absolutely brilliant. This is the first time I've been on a parade like this and it's superb. It makes you proud." Scroll down for more...
    Respect: crowds turned out in Windsor to salute Harry and his fellow soldiers. There was also the odd lone protester, left

    Staff Corporal Alan Hughes, 39, was met by his wife Kim and their two children at the steps of the church.
    Honour: the Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan is round and silver showing Harry's grandmother the Queen on one side and the Union Flag and compass on the reverse

    He said: "It's a great response, it shows that folks are really behind us."
    As for Harry, he said: "He was a troop leader and he did a fantastic job, we were very fortunate to have him and it was a great shame when he had to go back - for him and for us because there had been some bonding with all of us."
    Among those wanting to show their support were Jean and Jeff Scarf, and their three-year-old grandson Connor Wignall.
    "We want them to know they've done a good job. We love the bands and wanted to see the parade but it's more than that, it's a mark of respect to come here," said Mr Scarf.
    The only dissenting voice came from lone anti-war protester.
    Marcus Scott, 40, from Staines who served in the Parachute Regiment for 10 years had a small banner which read "Afghanistan - Little Britain's Nam". Scroll down for more...
    Devoted: Chelsy outside the ceremony ready to be a support to her boyfriend Prince Harry

    He said: "What are we doing there? The minute we leave Afghanistan all the people who collaborated and sympathised with the allied troops will wish we were never there as they will face reprisals." Scroll down for more...
    Support squad: Chelsy smiled and chatted with the Royal Family as the 170 members of the Household Cavalry Regiment were honoured today

    The religious event was a far cry from the dusty plains of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan where 170 servicemen from the Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR) were deployed in September last year. Scroll down for more...
    By his side: Chelsy's presence at the ceremony is a sign of how much she is accepted by the Royal Family

    Chelsy greeted Harry on his return from Afghanistan and their relationship appears to have once again found secure footing.
    It is said to be her choice to have adopted a low public profile previously, not liking to garner attention.
    At his Sandhurst passing out ceremony she opted not to attend, not wanting to make a fuss.
    Instead she accompanied him to the evening ball. With all eyes on Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton, it seems that it is his younger brother's relationship that has been flourishing.

    Proud Chelsy, William and Charles look on as Prince Harry gets campaign medal from Aunty Anne | the Daily Mail

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    good for him

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    I'll be lowbrow enough to comment on how unattractive I find his girlfriend. Something about her seems skeevy.
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    Thank you Laurent.

    I was about to say that she looks like MISS PIGGY in most of the pics. And that was being kind.

    But then I thought I should probably take the high road, since he is a decorated man and all.....

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    I think he is loads more handsome than William. His gf is very trashy looking.
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    They're all ugly, especially Harry.

    William, plainly just lost his looks after he hit 25, dang!
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    Watching the sun set over Lake Superior.


    In a fitted cream jacket and brown skirt ...

    That is the whitest "cream" jacket I've ever seen.

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    aw man William looks like he's got pubes on the top of his head.. and side by side he's got his old mans nose.

    To me Harry ended up being the best looking of the group... but um thats not saying much.. geez

    pip pip cheerio and all that good stuff on receiving the award!

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